Hi there, I would have to say that in this case the MDAC is only for the data access components - you don't have to worry about it phoning out. If you want to be on the safe side, just disconnect while you are using the software and see if it tries to make a connection.
As for the program itself, hard to tell the website was in German, but a quick look on the net did not turn up anything bad about the program
Ray Spitz wrote:
This is just a question as opposed to an actual problem. I downloaded a free 32MB photo edit program ie: "Studio Line Photo Basic". The install-program requires me to download and install Microsoft MDAC v-2.8 (Microsoft Data Access Components ie; MDAC). Microsoft describes this as a type of "server pgm". None of my other photo programs require this file. I have not installed any of this stuff yet. At this point I don't plan to either. I don't want a server facility on my computer. I am, however, curious about the intent of the photo-pgm supplier. Is this "malware"? Am I being paranoid again ?
best regards to all, Ray Spitz
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