Lebans mousewheel fix for Access is it safe?

I have been using Lebans mouse wheel fix from below to turn off the mousewheel in an Access 2003 database: http://www.lebans.com/mousewheelonoff.htm.

Recently a collegue pointed out that it is dangerous to use because it might be sending information accross the internet from our database. Is it dangerous?
mrandersAsked:
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NorushCommented:
Dont you think a company like Lebans would be realy stupid to just send personal information from users?

Unless it is in their terms of use (which is very unlikely) they cant do this without being suued.

So i would say it is safe.

But if you realy want to test it, you can minitor your outgoing internet-traffic while using the database.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
mranders,

Yes, ask this "collegue" where they got that info from.

Your *database* might be exposed to the Internet because of loose network security, but that has nothing to do with the Lebans Mouse tool.

JeffCoachman
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mrandersAuthor Commented:
Thanks you two. JeffCoachman, my collegue didn't get the informaiton from anywhere, he simply thinks that there is chance that the mousewheel fix is sending information accross the internet. He thinks that we can't rule out this possibility and that therefore we shouldn't use it.
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NorushCommented:
Paranoia i would say to be honest.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
mranders,

I understand, but using that logic:
<we can't rule out this possibility and that therefore we shouldn't use it.>
...This could apply to any computer program in the world!
:-O.

He need to provide some specifics...
Unless he's just messin' with ya!
:)

JeffCoachman
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
You can. Set up a sniffer to grap the network traffic on a workstation using the mouse add-in.
As you won't see anything but still cannot be sure, setup a firewall in front of the workstation (don't use the Windows Firewall as it is probably not safe ...) which logs all traffic.

And don't forget to warn your colleague against leaving his work as he cannot be sure to not fall down the stairs and break his neck.
He could, of course take the lift ... but you know that is a claustrofobian mine field sensitive to power loss.

/gustav
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RyanProject Engineer, ElectricalCommented:
Some executable from some random scripting site might contain a virus like this, but its doubtful from a reputable website.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
"Recently a collegue pointed out that it is dangerous to use because it might be sending information accross the internet from our database. Is it dangerous?"

How exactly would it do that?

"He thinks that we can't rule out this possibility and that therefore we shouldn't use it."
The Lebans MouseHook DLL would be the least of your problems regarding this subject. It's NOT a keyboard logger.

Why not contact Steven directly ... and ask him?

mx

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mrandersAuthor Commented:
Thanks, you helped me argue successfully for using Lebans dll.
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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
;)
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