Flashget 1.92 constantly sending unknown packet to various servers

So recently i just upgraded the old Flashget 1.80 which is installed on my computer since few months ago (if i remembered it correctly) to the new Flashget 1.92. While i must agree the new Flashget 1.92 is giving a cleaner user interface compared to it’s previous version. But yesterday when i just finished downloading several files from various website using Flashget, i found out that the PPP Led Indicator on my adsl router keep blinking (which indicates there’s internet activity done from my computer) even though i’m not using my internet connection

Because i find it’s strange for me to see the PPP Indicator on the adsl router keep blinking, i tried to lookup by running netstat from the command prompt and found these address:port which is obviously not there previously …

59.151.31.139:53 (China)
219.239.90.172:28221 (China)
72.51.37.237:8899 (United States)
66.199.250.170:8911 (United States)

Note : I’ve disabled automatic update, Emule, and shareurl service, and also not downloading / seeding torrent

So … i tried searching around the web for more information to the above address and found some useful information from Softpedia and Wikipedia

Quoted from Wikipedia :

Although Softpedia had marked Flashget as having a “5-star Editor Review” award (for version 1.8), since 1.9 Softpedia has revoked their “100% Clean Award”, because as soon as it is started, the program tries to call various servers around the world every 3 seconds. This is also why they no longer host the latest version.

Quoted from Softpedia :

Softpedia no longer hosts the latest version of Flashget, because FlashGet 1.9.0, as soon as it is started, tries to call various servers around the world every 3 seconds. This is also the reason why FlashGet no longer has the Softpedia “100% Clean” award.

in the end … because i no longer trust Flashget (and not planning on reverting to the old flashget version), i’ve decided to go back to one of my favorite downloader (W32 Built)

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