Well, this strange thing happened again and this time I wrote down the
details......which are not much different than the last time. But I will
give them and see what you say.
I use IE/OE 6, Windows ME, etc. After defragging, I rebooted and when I
opened Internet Explorer, Zone Alarm flew up with the following two requests
to access the 'net.....
1. Distributed COM Services, 4.71.3328
2. Windows Explorer wants to "act as a server"......Details are
EXPLORER.EXE version 5.50.4134.100.
I said Yes to the first one.......then NO to the Windows Explorer one. The
date on the DCOM one is the 6/8/2000 one when the O/S was loaded on this
I had asked PA Bear about this in with my OE corruption problem, but I think
he was a bit baffled too. EXPLORER.EXE is in my C:\Windows folder and the
date on that one is also 6/8/2000. It bears the version number of my
previous OE 5.5, but yet the date from 3 years ago when I bought this
What in heck is this?? Is it another one of my typical 'weirdo' computer
problems? I haven't a clue what Distributed COM is. Can't find it with
It has only happened 2 or 3 times that I remember......but totally baffled
here. Should I also deny Distributed COM access the next time? Nothing
seems to get downloaded or changed.
My new identity is working fine and will delete the old one, btw. But as PA
Bear thought perhaps IE6 had not loaded properly (from a CD), wonder if I
should try Repair.......but on the other hand....there is nothing wrong with
OE/IE6 that I can see. Been on here for 15 months.
Thanks......I get these oddball ones just to keep you on your toes, grin!!
Asking in the WinME groups as well......but it may just be one of life's