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Created 13 Jun 2002
Modified 07 Apr 2012

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SmartFTP connects to Microsoft

Problem

SmartFTP wants to connect to www.saupdate.microsoft.com [207.46.131.229], port 80.

Cause

It is afeature in Windows XP triggered when an SChannel (Microsoft SSL Library) client receives a digital certificate signed by a untrusted Certificate Authority (CA). This feature allows Microsoft (not you) to control which certificate authorities you trust by dynamically updating the list of trusted CA in your Windows XP. This can be disabled by removing "Update Root Certificates" from Add/Remove Windows Components in Control Panel (Q283717).

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