nunix wrote:My AV/firewall software popped up a message that editor.exe was connecting to the internet, and I'm curious as to why. Is this some kind of verification, or what? What information is being transmitted, and why?
nunix wrote:There's a "Check for updates" in the menu, and no place to set TorchED options (i.e. a checkbox as to whether or not I want it to check for updates); additionally, "Check for updates" simply opens a browser window to torchlightgame.com, it's not even pinging to check a version number against a file somewhere. And considering that it's an editor, it's pretty odd it'd be calling home for serial key verification or the like. It might just be transmitting system information, I don't know.
It's pretty unlikely it's some kind of nefarious reason! Mostly I'm just curious as to what it's doing, since it didn't tell me. Which is why I asked. Because.. that's how you get answers to things. Or how adults do, anyway. Knowing what information is being sent to or from your computer is a pretty basic safety thing nowadays, as well.
EDIT: it's really not a big deal, I just thought it was odd since the check-for-updates just sends you to the webpage, so.. got curious as to what was happening. =P
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