When I downloaded ANYDVD for trial, Norton firewall came up asking me if I wanted to allow ANY DVD to connect to my server. What is the purpose of that?
AnyDVD is trying to look for an update. You can disable it in options.
Both AnyDVD and CloneDVD look at the server for new updates each they are launched...like Monty says, you can disable them under the options/preferences menus.