McAfee is seeing Windows Explorer (
explorer.exe) establishing connections to external IPs:
Also verified with cmd:
C:\Windows\system32>tasklist|find "explorer.exe" explorer.exe 4052 Console 1 305,072 K C:\Windows\system32>netstat -anob|find "4052" TCP 192.168.1.19:19049 126.96.36.199:443 ESTABLISHED 4052 C:\Windows\system32>
Why is Windows Explorer connecting to external IPs?
Is it OK to block Windows Explorer from all ports (e.g. with a firewall like McAfee / Kaspersky) or would that lead to system instability?
• Tested on Win 8.1 basic.