why does Spooler SubSystem App need internet access?
Posted on 2003-03-03
I've been using Zone Alarm for a couple of years. On Saturday I got an upgrade notice so I upgraded ZA to 3.7.098. Ever since then, every time I boot, ZA gives me a program permission screen asking if I want to allow Spooler SubSystem App to access the internet. I've been saying NO because I don't know why a printer spooler needs internet access, especially after every boot. The filename and path involved is: Windows\system32\spoolsv.exe
If it isn't a coincidence with the upgrade of ZA, then why didn't ZA ask for permission for this program before I upgraded? I've been using XP for a few months.
Is it usual for this program to access the internet? What is it looking for? Should I allow access?
(The Microsoft support site seems to be down now)