Internet connection attempt: "MICROS~1.EXE"

JohnWickJohnWick Posts: 20 New Member

Hi.

 

Recently I have started to get a lot of these. Running F-Secure Client Security Premium 13.11. Any ideas?

 

An application wants to conenct to the internet or the local network. The applicaiton is

MICROS~1.EXE

Location: c:\PROGRA~1\WI7DB9~1\MI4CA5~1.0_X\

IP Address: 13.107.5.88

Protocol: TCP (443 HTTPS)

Direction: outbound

 

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  • etomcatetomcat Posts: 1,319 Superuser

    Hello,

     

    The IP address shown in the screenshot (13.107.5.88) belongs to Microsoft's "Azure" technology cloud and is considered a trusted location according to many WHOIS registers.

     

    I think it should be harmless, maybe related to something like an attempt to automatically upgrade the Microsoft Onedrive client or similar.

     

    Best regards: Tamas Feher, Hungary.

  • JohnWickJohnWick Posts: 20 New Member

    Question here is what is really a “legit Microsoft IP address”? In my eyes: just because whois says “Organization: Microsoft Corporation” does not mean that it can’t be malicious. Say for example that I spin up a server in Azure and load it with malware links. Wouldn’t that give me a “legit Microsoft IP address” also?

  • The reason it's asking to allow, is because  the message is coming from Application Control module which allows you to control new connection attempts, hence the user can decide to allow it or deny even though it is a signed binary, for more information consult our help page:  

    https://help.f-secure.com/product.html#business/policy-manager/13.10/en/concept_6DA4145906204C549B930F97F721E6BE-13.10-en 

  • JohnWickJohnWick Posts: 20 New Member

    How do I know it is a signed binary? That would really hep alot with the decision making when this pops up

     

    Thanks,

     

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