AnyDVD trying to connect to internet

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by Slim, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. Slim

    Slim Member

    AnyDVD 6.1.7.4 is trying to connect to the internet even though I have the option to automatically check for new versions unchecked.

    I have a registered copy downloaded directly from slysoft.com and I've also checked my files with a virus scan with negative results.

    I'm sure there's nothing sinister happening, but I don't feel comfortable when my firewall starts catching programs trying to access the internet without my consent.

    Any ideas or answers?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    anydvd IS a trustworthy program.all slysoft products are.
    if you are fine about installing the software then you should have absolutely no worries if it tries to connect with the internet.if you are not happy about it then uninstall the software.
    personally i allow it to connect to the internet whenever it needs/has to.
    the program probably isnt looking for updates if you unchecked the box.so it may have something to do with the 'key' being validated to make sure it is kosher and not a shared key (in which case slysoft will blacklist it).if this is the case then slysoft has every right to protect it's software keys.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2007
  3. Slim

    Slim Member

    Um, I think I'd like to hear from somebody that knows what they're talking about and can also reply to me in a civil manner.

    Thanks anyway.
     
  4. Slim

    Slim Member

    Just to avoid any other unpleasant suggestions for me to uninstall the program I've paid good money for, I've used this program for months and it has never before tried to access the internet without my approval. I don't give a crap what you might think but I control the activity of my computer, and since this is an anomaly with AnyDVD, I damn well have a right to find out what is happening.
     
  5. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    AnyDVD does not connect to see if a key is valid or not.
     
  6. mike20021969

    mike20021969 Well-Known Member

    i wasnt 100% certain.so i used the words may and if.

    @slim:
    you didnt mention in your original post that you'd had been using the program for some months now.
    apologies if you thought my reply was not in a civil manner.

    i think the tone of your third post is appauling.
    i do hope someone can give you the answer you are looking for though.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2007
  7. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    Do you know *where* it tries to connect to?

    EDIT: It is possible, that it tries to verify its signature with windowsupdate.microsoft.com
     
  8. Coaster

    Coaster Well-Known Member

    @ Slim,

    If you uncheck the “Automatically Check For AnyDVD Version” box the SlySoft AnyDVD v6.1.7.4 (or any other version) software program Does Not connect to the InterNet.

    Suggest to Thoroughly check that you don’t have any SpyWare/Virus/Trojans. Suggest using a couple of different SpyWare/Virus/Trojan scanners to Ensure that you don’t have any nastiest on your computer.

    Regards,
    Coaster
     
  9. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    It may. (Actually it isn't AnyDVD itself, but Windows OS to verify AnyDVD's certificate).

    Further, there are some trojans which love to attach itself to the AnyDVD process.
     
  10. Slim

    Slim Member

    I think you might be right. AVG Antivirus showed nothing, AVG Anti-spyware showed nothing, and neither did AdAware or Spybot.

    However, AnyDVD tried to access several different IP addresses in several different countries so something major is up.

    I'm extremely careful and have never had a virus before, so I don't know what is up. Luckily, my firewall worked as planned.

    I did accidently insert a recent DVD release into my computer without first starting AnyDVD. Could Sony be up to their old tricks with rootkits?

    I'm sorry about lashing out to anybody, but this has got me pretty upset.

    Description AnyDVD Application was temporarily blocked from connecting to the Internet (213.251.133.91:HTTP).
    Rating High
    Date / Time 2007/09/16 16:55:22-5:00 GMT
    Type Program Access
    Program AnyDVD.exe
    Source IP
    Destination IP 213.251.133.91:80
    Direction Outgoing (connect)
    Action Taken Blocked
    Count 1
    Source DNS
    Destination DNS ovh1.slysoft.com

    Description AnyDVD Application was temporarily blocked from connecting to the Internet (209.172.55.182:HTTP).
    Rating High
    Date / Time 2007/09/16 16:55:22-5:00 GMT
    Type Program Access
    Program AnyDVD.exe
    Source IP
    Destination IP 209.172.55.182:80
    Direction Outgoing (connect)
    Action Taken Blocked
    Count 1
    Source DNS
    Destination DNS www.slysoft.com

    Description AnyDVD Application was temporarily blocked from connecting to the Internet (91.121.16.109:HTTP).
    Rating High
    Date / Time 2007/09/16 16:55:22-5:00 GMT
    Type Program Access
    Program AnyDVD.exe
    Source IP
    Destination IP 91.121.16.109:80
    Direction Outgoing (connect)
    Action Taken Blocked
    Count 1
    Source DNS
    Destination DNS www.slysoft.com

    Description AnyDVD Application was temporarily blocked from connecting to the Internet (85.10.195.108:HTTP).
    Rating High
    Date / Time 2007/09/16 16:55:22-5:00 GMT
    Type Program Access
    Program AnyDVD.exe
    Source IP
    Destination IP 85.10.195.108:80
    Direction Outgoing (connect)
    Action Taken Blocked
    Count 1
    Source DNS
    Destination DNS www.slysoft.com

    Description AnyDVD Application was temporarily blocked from connecting to the Internet (67.15.8.99:HTTP).
    Rating High
    Date / Time 2007/09/16 16:55:22-5:00 GMT
    Type Program Access
    Program AnyDVD.exe
    Source IP
    Destination IP 67.15.8.99:80
    Direction Outgoing (connect)
    Action Taken Blocked
    Count 1
    Source DNS
    Destination DNS www.slysoft.com

    There are others, too.

    Thanks for the help, everybody! Sorry for lashing out, mike20021969. Cheers, mate!
     
  11. Carolina Mike

    Carolina Mike Well-Known Member

    Slim,
    If you check the IP's the computer was trying to connect to they are notorious Spam sites. You might need to have the people over at HighJackthis look at your problem as you have gotten malware on your computer
     
  12. DrinkLyeAndDie

    DrinkLyeAndDie Retired Moderator

    While I cannot say why it is connecting to these addresses if Slim has the update checking disabled what I can say is all these IPs do nothing more than direct you to one single address: http://www.slysoft.com or what I assume is a mirror holding the same page but it is under the Slysoft domain. Take the IP numbers and type them into your browser and check for yourself. Even ns23842.ovh.net directs you to the Slysoft site.

    Host name: ovh1.slysoft.com
    IP address: 213.251.133.91

    Host name: iw2.slysoft.com
    IP address: 209.172.55.182

    Host name: ns23842.ovh.net
    IP address: 91.121.16.109

    Host name: h3.slysoft.com
    IP address: 85.10.195.108

    Host name: ev1.slysoft.com
    IP address: 67.15.8.99
     
  13. Carolina Mike

    Carolina Mike Well-Known Member

    DrinkLyeAndDie
    I saw originally what you mentioned but why use Houston, Amsterdam, And Montreal for your IP re-direct . Slysoft has a server and thusly should not need a re-direct unless these are mirror sites but they could have used another network besides "Ripe"
     
  14. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    my personal opinion is that its probably checking keys. but then again thats just my personal opinion.

    i dont care too much, i permanently block any outgoing (or incoming) program i dont give specific access to.
     
  15. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    AnyDVD does not check keys.
     
  16. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I second that it doesn't check keys but rather it is checking for updates.
     
  17. DetroitBaseball

    DetroitBaseball Well-Known Member

    Then there is a bug, because the person said they had that option unchecked.
     
  18. Slim

    Slim Member

    This is true. I do have it unchecked. I even checked it, applied it, and unchecked it again with the same results.

    The oddest thing is that I've used AnyDVD 6.1.7.4 for several days, but yesterday was the first time it tried to access all of those different IP numbers.

    I ran a complete virus scan using the very latest definitions with both AVG and Avast! antivirus programs and they both came up clean.

    Thanks for the comments everybody!
     
  19. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

    i still say it checks keys. having read posts on *some sites* that they install a key and then reboot and it works, but later on it suddenly doesnt work anymore.

    this can only mean that anydvd checks keys. people that block anydvd with a firewall or have it on a standalone computer (not connected to the internet) never have a problem with their illegitimate key being blocked.

    again, this is just my private opinion, but i think it makes sense, given the evidence.
     
  20. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I think you may be right as if a crack or blacklisted key is used the program does tell you this to some extent. :policeman: