When I installed TurboTax 2009 I set it as a blocked application. I then noticed a firewall log entry for every time I clicked on anything in TurboTax. (Automatic updates is turned off and the Intuit Update Service is disabled.) I didn’t find anything on this behavior when I Googled it. Am I the only one who is bothered by Intuit/TurboTax wanting to be contacted for every movement I make on personal taxes?
If you like to stop it, do this
- on the bottom right screen, click on the “comodo icon”
- Now click on the “firewall icon”
- click on “Define a New Blocked Application”
- click on “select”
- click on “browse”
- I’m guessing it’s located c:\program files\ ************ <-----find the .exe file you want to block from going online
jay2007tech, thanks for your reply. But as I said, “When I installed TurboTax 2009 I set it as a blocked application” so I already had it blocked. I was hopeful, though doubtful, that someone might know of some Ttax setting to stop the requests in the first place. I was mostly wondering if anyone else was concerned about the security issues, and a little surprised that no one seemed to be, especially considering the big deal that was made over the earlier year release with C-DILLA/SafeCast. I guess everyone has given up on privacy & security when it comes to Intuit. Oh well, thanks anyway.
You can make a custom block rule for that program. Here are the details:
Action: Block (don’t tick the log option:
Description: Block without log
Source Address: Any
Destination Address: Any
IP details: Any
EricJH, I was going to take a look over the holiday of at least stopping the logging. Saved me the trouble, thanks.