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Old 5th September 2010   #1
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What is watson.microsoft.com and should it be allowed?


Hi

My 'Eset smart security' is prompting me if i should allow the following:

'An application running on this computer is attempting to communicate with a remote computer. Do you wish to allow this communication?'

Application : windows host process (Rundll32)
Publisher : Microsoft Windows
Remote computer : watson.microsoft.com (65.55.53.190)
Remote port : 89 (http)


can anybody please guide why I should allow or disallow it?

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Perfectly safe to allow - it is a function of Windows 7 error detection and solution, effectively replacing the Dr Watson debugger of XP and earlier.

You can always check out the detail of a remote computer IP using .....

https://www.arin.net/index.html

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it would be an honor to give u and others back in kind (if only i get to be so knowledgable ). Hope that didnt make u uncomfortable ..

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