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UAC - Consent.exe accessing the network

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Old 12-08-2007
Dale
 

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UAC - Consent.exe accessing the network
About a week ago, I installed Jetico Personal Firewall on my Vista Ultimate
X64 laptop. I have used the laptop pretty much in the same way every day
since and have resolved most of the messages from the firewall.

This evening, I got a new and odd request to access the network.
Consent.exe (basically UAC) was trying to access my network. I find that
rather strange in that it does not fit in the description from Microsoft for
what Consent.exe does and also that it hasn't requested network access in the
past week.

I wasn't doing anything particular at the time the notifications from the
firewall showed up. I certainly wasn't doing anything that should have
gotten me a UAC prompt.

The only thing I can think of that might be different is that I usually
allow SVCHOST or other application hiding tools for "once" only or I block
them "once" only - it kind of depends on my mood, I guess. Perhaps I either
blocked or allowed the SVCHOST parent of Consent.exe differently this evening
than I had in other instances when I have booted my laptop. This might
account for why I haven't seen the firewall prompt before today.

Does anyone have any idea why UAC would be trying to connect to my network?


Thanks in advance,

Dale
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