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Dell Dock phoning home

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Al Smith, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    Does anyone know why my DellDock needs to contact the Internet?
    There's a thread over at the Dell Forums about this, but no
    resolution on the thread. Otherwise, almost complete silence -- I
    tried Googling and got nothing.

    Apparently this only happens on machines running x64 Windows,
    either Vista or Windows 7. The attempt to connect is coming from
    the "DellDock.exe" file. The guy over on the forum tried
    uninstalling his DellDock, and then downloading a new version, but
    when he used it on Vista x64 the same connection attempts
    occurred. He wanted to know, and I want to know, why a program
    that holds shortcut icons on the desktop needs to connect to the
    Internet.

    -Al-
     
  2. Dennis Pack

    Dennis Pack Flightless Bird

    "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    news:3w_7n.63215$PH1.10568@edtnps82...
    > Does anyone know why my DellDock needs to contact the Internet? There's a
    > thread over at the Dell Forums about this, but no resolution on the
    > thread. Otherwise, almost complete silence -- I tried Googling and got
    > nothing.
    >
    > Apparently this only happens on machines running x64 Windows, either Vista
    > or Windows 7. The attempt to connect is coming from the "DellDock.exe"
    > file. The guy over on the forum tried uninstalling his DellDock, and then
    > downloading a new version, but when he used it on Vista x64 the same
    > connection attempts occurred. He wanted to know, and I want to know, why a
    > program that holds shortcut icons on the desktop needs to connect to the
    > Internet.
    >
    > -Al-
    >
    > __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus
    > signature database 4810 (20100127) __________
    >
    > The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.
    >
    > http://www.eset.com
    >
    >
    >

    Al:
    It's probably just looking for a docking station. Refer to
    http://www.pcpitstop.com/libraries/process/i/DellDock.exe.html for some
    information. Have a great day.

    --
    Dennis Pack
    Win-7 Enterprise x64, Win-7 Professional x64.


    __________ Information from ESET NOD32 Antivirus, version of virus signature database 4810 (20100127) __________

    The message was checked by ESET NOD32 Antivirus.

    http://www.eset.com
     
  3. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    Dennis Pack wrote:
    > "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    > news:3w_7n.63215$PH1.10568@edtnps82...
    >> Does anyone know why my DellDock needs to contact the Internet?
    >> There's a thread over at the Dell Forums about this, but no resolution
    >> on the thread. Otherwise, almost complete silence -- I tried Googling
    >> and got nothing.
    >>
    >> Apparently this only happens on machines running x64 Windows, either
    >> Vista or Windows 7. The attempt to connect is coming from the
    >> "DellDock.exe" file. The guy over on the forum tried uninstalling his
    >> DellDock, and then downloading a new version, but when he used it on
    >> Vista x64 the same connection attempts occurred. He wanted to know,
    >> and I want to know, why a program that holds shortcut icons on the
    >> desktop needs to connect to the Internet.
    >>
    >> -Al-
    >>
    >>
    >>

    > Al:
    > It's probably just looking for a docking station. Refer to
    > http://www.pcpitstop.com/libraries/process/i/DellDock.exe.html for some
    > information. Have a great day.
    >


     

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