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
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,