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Windows 7: Software that catches phone home software

12 Apr 2011   #1

Win7 Pro 64
 
 
Software that catches phone home software

Am looking for a real good program that will catch any program trying to phone home. Are there any? Anything built into Windows 7 that will do this? Tnks


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12 Apr 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Zone Alarm and several other firewalls will do it.

The windows built in firewall will block all outgoing except for programs you specifically select if you set it up that way. So that'll stop all unknowns from calling out. But it's not as easy or verbose about telling you when a specific program that you have not white-listed is trying to call out. Zone alarm is a lot more chatty about what programs are doing on your machine...
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