Should i pass up the speed?


Have MSN 9. Recently installed their upgrade for Dial-up Accelerator. When I go on line I get a window that "ClientSideProxy.exe" is trying to access the internet. My firewall software, Norton Internet Security, recommends that it be blocked and list it as a medium risk and that warning won't go away even when I click "OK" it pops right back up.

My question first is no one can tell me what "ClientSideProxy.exe" is all about. Is this spyware or something else I really don't want on my computer? I searched Google but all the responses were too involved for my expertise to figure out.

Dial-up accelerator sounds like something I'd like to have available as I don't have high speed internet, obviously. But if this program has some secret meaning I'll pass. I just need a simple answer.

Thanks, Ron Blair


This question was answered on July 14, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Norton Internet Security only sees that something is trying to access the Internet from your computer It makes a minor attempt to determine what it is and whether or not you should allow it, but if it doesn't know for sure it's always going to suggest you block it As the human in the equation, you have to deduce that you started receiving this message shortly after installing this new MSN component and therefore, there's a very good likelyhood clientsideproxy.exe is related In fact, typing "clientsideproxy.exe" in Google quickly confirmed this.

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Posted by Michael of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 14, 2004