Using XP Home and Windows Media Player 11. I have done 3 things to keep media player from accessing the internet:
1. added following to Hosts file:
2. Unchecked all the privacy options in Media Player
3. Checked 'Work Offline' in the Media Player File menu.
After all that, Windows Defender/ Software Explorer/ Network Connected Programs still shows Windows Media Player has numerous TCP connections to various IP addresses.
Is there anything else I can do besides installing a firewall?