Word 2003, XP Home, Zone Alarm...
When I launch Word, it attempts to access the internet. When I deny
access, there is a long delay 5+ seconds before the application starts.
I am not opening a document, I'm only launching the app. I've
disabled all the web access options I can find (help, customer
feedback, online content, shared workspace, update automatic links).
If I allow Word to access the internet, then for the rest of the day
there is no delay launching the app. The next day, however, it starts
If I unplug my cable connection, there is no delay. If I plug it back
in, the delay comes back.
Can someone tell me why Word is "phoning home" and what I can do to
stop this behavior?