Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Jun 2006 13:02 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft acknowledged Wednesday that it needs to better inform users that its tool for determining whether a computer is running a pirated copy of Windows also quietly checks in daily with the software maker. The company said the undisclosed daily check is a safety measure designed to allow the tool, called Windows Genuine Advantage, to quickly shut down in case of a malfunction.
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>>There's a thing called firewalls. Just set up your home router to block any outgoing socket connections. Problem solved.

nah, It most likely connects trough svchost, meaning that you canīt block it without kissing good-bye your network capabilities altoghether.
(excuse my poor english).

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