mediaportal.exe trying to access internet

??? I just downloaded and installed Media Portal. I do not have it set up to look for thumbs, or anything like that. I am just on video, and before I select which to play, I see the .exe file is trying to connect to the internet. I do not know if it is legitimately trying to connect, or not. I am not sure what to do. It tries to connect to the internet, before clicking on pictures, video etc…at the main screen too. This is probably fine, but I am leery of it. I see no reason for it to be trying to connect.

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In case of doubt simply block it. When needed you can later always unblock.

I believe I will follow your advise, THANK YOU!