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Firewall detects outgoing traffic from freecommander.exe - Why?

Posted: 07.06.2019, 17:15
by Free4all
Firewall is detecting occasional outgoing TCP traffic coming from freecommander.exe 64-bit v799 to 72.21.91.29 on ports 549xx.

I have the check for updates functionality disabled.

Any idea what is going on?

Re: Firewall detects outgoing traffic from freecommander.exe - Why?

Posted: 19.06.2019, 19:31
by Lovaduck
I am considering getting the "Donors" version and the answer to this question is very relevant.

Re: Firewall detects outgoing traffic from freecommander.exe - Why?

Posted: 20.06.2019, 05:19
by Florent
Hello,
This is a good question. I would like to know the answer too.

Re: Firewall detects outgoing traffic from freecommander.exe - Why?

Posted: 20.06.2019, 13:02
by Zorkoff
That IP Address does not seem to be malicious. A quick look up shows:

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NetRange: 72.21.80.0 - 72.21.95.255
CIDR: 72.21.80.0/20
NetName: EDGECAST-NETBLK-01
NetHandle: NET-72-21-80-0-1
Parent: NET72 (NET-72-0-0-0-0)
NetType: Direct Allocation
OriginAS: AS15133
Organization: MCI Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a Verizon Business (MCICS)
RegDate: 2007-04-23
Updated: 2017-12-01
Comment: For abuse concerns, please contact abuse@verizondigitalmedia.com
Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/ip/72.21.80.0



OrgName: MCI Communications Services, Inc. d/b/a Verizon Business
OrgId: MCICS
Address: 22001 Loudoun County Pkwy
City: Ashburn
StateProv: VA
PostalCode: 20147
Country: US
RegDate: 2006-05-30
Updated: 2018-10-11
Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/MCICS


OrgAbuseHandle: ABUSE5603-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Abuse
OrgAbusePhone: +1-800-900-0241
OrgAbuseEmail: abuse@verizon.net
OrgAbuseRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/ABUSE5603-ARIN

Re: Firewall detects outgoing traffic from freecommander.exe - Why?

Posted: 20.06.2019, 18:34
by Marek
The only for me known access to Internet is the check for the new version and the menu items: If you like freeCommander, Donor downlods, Forum, Online help, Online FAQ.

Re: Firewall detects outgoing traffic from freecommander.exe - Why?

Posted: 20.06.2019, 20:39
by Free4all
Thanks Marek.

I have "Check for updates" set to "Never", and I haven't used any of those other menu items.

Maybe FCXE is trying to check for updates even when that option is disabled? What IP address/port would it be using to do that?

Re: Firewall detects outgoing traffic from freecommander.exe - Why?

Posted: 25.06.2019, 14:32
by Lovaduck
Well, ET may be phoning home :lol:.
Seriously, regardless of how harmless may be the target destination it is always good to exercise caution. I would make sure to have rules blocking all IP traffic in the meantime.