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When I start-up my PC, Comodo Firewall 5.4.189822.1355 shows an alert that this is trying to access the Internet:


Remote: - TCP


Shortly, afterwards, I receive a further Internet access alert:


Remote: - TCP


I believe these are relating to the NVIDIA graphics card drivers.

However, why are these applications trying to access the Internet? I have disabled auto updates in NIVIDIA settings, so I can't see any reason why NVIDIA would need to access the Internet.

As a precaution, I have tried a virus/spyware scan and all is reported fine.

I am using Windows XP Home SP 3. Graphics - NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405 with version 275.33 of drivers.

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2 is not the internet, don't disable – Moab Jun 12 '11 at 13:36
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Follow the instructions in this article and it should solve your problem. Note: while this article suggests changing the service type to Disabled, I suggest going with Manual.

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Nice article - thanks. I set the NVIDIA update service to Manual in services, and in startup disabled NVIDIA control panel. Now I don't get any Comodo alerts (even though the alerts were for localhost - as @Moab mentions). – Goto10 Jun 18 '11 at 11:46

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