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Created 13 Jun 2002
Modified 07 Feb 2016

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SmartFTP connects to Microsoft


SmartFTP wants to connect to [], port 80.


It is a feature 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).