Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vista calls home via searchfilterhost

I installed COMODO firewall and was amazed at searchfilterhost (a process that indexes your files so that you can quickly search them later on) trying to access Microsoft servers ( (click for whois lookup)). I found this service to be quite handy and left it turned on.

Quick search yielded this thread on MSDN forums. Microsoft doesn't learn its lesson... or maybe they are trying to support companies making firewalls? :D

Edit: After a few days, explorer started calling back home. I've disabled all the update services, still its doing the same. IPs -, Explorer is acting up a bit now. lets see what happens.

Edit (Dec 1 2009): mspaint tried contacting Put it in address bar and see where it leads :P

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