04-28-2011 06:10 AM
When launching KeePassX for the first time on windows XP, Norton NIS gave me the message
"KeePassX is preparing to access the Internet"
While I'm not normal concerned about "...preparing to access the Internet" messages, in the case it is rather worrying since
1) there is no reason for it to be doing so and
2) it is a repository for all usernames and passwords.
Does anyone know why such a message would appear?
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04-28-2011 08:35 AM
If you click on the entry and then more details is there any other information about what it is accessing? It could be that there is a built in update checker, or some tracking for the developer to know how many installations are out in the world. It may just be accessing other parts of the operating system and requires access through the firewall but not actually to the internet.
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04-28-2011 09:13 AM
More details shows:
Recommended Action: No Action Required.
Actions : No actions available
Even more confusing, I had set a firewall rule blocking it _before_ I ever ran it.
An update checker is unlikely since there isn't even a standard installer. Likewise phoning home to count installs is unlikely since it's non-profit open source. But I dunno. Even if it were one of those reasons, since it has access to such troves of extremely sensitive information, any unidentified connection it makes are very disturbing.
Is there a way to tell if it is merely accessing other system resources (which is quite possible)?
04-28-2011 12:12 PM
Sure, And I should add that my virus definitions are completely up to date.
But if we could get back to the original question: what is causing this message? Is it something to worry about given the sensitivity of the information the program has direct access to?
04-28-2011 12:14 PM
Hi to know more about what keepassX was acessing I recommend you pay a visit to the
They may be able to give you an answer regarding the connection attempt
04-28-2011 02:05 PM
As the message implies, the application is doing some things that are usually performed prior to accessing the Internet. The most common reason for messages like this from programs that don't access the Internet is because they are using some WinSock domain name or IP address manipulation, even though they don't actually access the network. Note that this particular event occurs before any real network traffic has been requested by the application.