I got the following alert from my firewall:
DVD Region-Free Application is trying to monitor your system to observe what events are occurring. ZoneAlarm Pro is asking you whether to allow this behavior. Your computer is safe.
What should I do?
If DVD Region-Free Application needs to monitor your system to observe what events are occurring and you trust this program, then give it permission. If you do not trust this program or the program does not need to monitor your system then deny it. If you are unsure, you can always deny access and run the program again, if it is required.
DVD Region-Free Application is potentially malicious. It may be attempting to monitor your system to observe what events are occurring to retrieve information about you or your system.UNQUOTE
I did not give permission to DVD Region-Free and I got a windows alert stating that Windows could not access the program. Nevertheless, DVD Region-Free worked and allowed me to copy two DVDs. When I tried to watch them, both of them froze shortly before the end. I mean that I was able to watch up to 85% of each DVD before they froze.
I have posted a concern regarding DVDFab and the Internet previously and it turned out that DVDFab generated a log and sent it somewhere via Internet, without oneâ€™s knowledge. Some postings stated that it was not malicious and suggested to cut DVDFab out from any Internet connection. They even showed the website where these logs ended and the stats it collected. They said that FAV software benignly did it only to improve itself. Needless to say that they did not explain why FAV software did not alert its customers about this procedure.
Now, it appears that FAV software needs to monitor oneâ€™s system to observe what events are occurring, as per ZoneAlarm Pro detection. I honestly do not recall to have received such an alert from any of my installed programs, and I can assure you that I have many of them in my computer. What ZoneAlarm usually alerts is that a given program is trying to access the Internet or that it is trying to access certain other programs, but this is the first time that I see a program trying to monitor my system.
If there is any coherent explanation about FAV software behavior, I would appreciate and welcome your input. Otherwise, please be aware and careful. Thanks.