My Windows Media Player is driving me nuts! Most of the time, exactly once every 60 seconds on the head, it tries to access 188.8.131.52 or 184.108.40.206, which are both from http://www.barefruit.co.uk/
which is a DNS service. I am currently using COMODO DNS servers so I am led to believe there is something wrong in relation to this. It is really bothering the hell out of me seeing over 1000 blocked events for the week and all of them are WMP, most attempts are exactly 1 minute apart, and all to the same location and those 2 IP addresses.
The WMP sharing service is disabled, WMP has been set to offline mode, all options which would induce WMP to want to access the internet have been unchecked, and WMP auto updates have been disabled via registry.
Why won't it stop trying to access the DNS server??? And, is this to do with COMODO DNS or improperly implemented firewall/defense rules? Or could it really be some weird-o infection which seems obsessed with only one specific company's DNS server?
I've attached a screenshot of the firewall events window.