Lexmark Connect

Discussion in 'Lexmark' started by species8350, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    Hi,

    How can I ensure that Lexmark Connect does not post my data back to
    Lexmark?

    Thanks

    ps. Does the registering facility work automatically?
     
    species8350, Dec 27, 2008
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  2. species8350

    measekite Guest

    On Sat, 27 Dec 2008 09:48:35 -0800, species8350 wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > How can I ensure that Lexmark Connect does not post my data back to
    > Lexmark?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > ps. Does the registering facility work automatically?


    You will never know.
     
    measekite, Dec 27, 2008
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  3. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    On Dec 27, 7:35 pm, "Ato_Zee" <> wrote:
    > On 27-Dec-2008, measekite <> wrote:
    >
    > > > Hi,

    >
    > > > How can I ensure that Lexmark Connect does not post my data back to
    > > > Lexmark?

    >
    > > > Thanks

    >
    > > > ps. Does the registering facility work automatically?

    >
    > From the Lexmark site
    > Q: How do I end participation?
    > A: Enrollees can easily end participation anytime.
    > 1. Click Start > Programs or All Programs > Lexmark 810 Series > Lexmark
    > Solution Center.
    > 2. Select the Advanced tab.
    > 3. Select Lexmark Connect to end your participation.
    >
    > No to the ps, you have to opt in, you can register and uncheck
    > the Connect box to opt out, or do it as above.
    >
    > Or do what I do, just block it at your firewall, or use a
    > GOOD install/uninstall monitor that lists ALL changes
    > and produces a readable text log of files installed, registry
    > changes, then identify the call home and delete or
    > block it at your firewall.


    Thanks for responding.

    My printer is a different model. I don't have the Solution Centre. The
    nearest I have is the Service Centre, which is not the equivalent.

    I have a 'customer experience' folder and the files 'Lexmark Connect'
    and 'Product Registration'.

    I was wondering if the following would be a good solution:

    Simply right click on say 'Lexmark Connect' and change the permissions
    from allowing 'read and execute', and 'Read ' to denying both. Then do
    the same for 'Product Registration'.

    If something doesn't work that should, I can always change them back

    As for the firewall idea, I would need IP addresses. Might be easy for
    'Product Registartion' because it occurs on the manufacturer's site.
    But 'Lexmark Connect' runs from my machine, i.e., the file
    lxdppswx.exe seems to run the connect programme.

    Let me know what you think.

    Best wishes
     
    species8350, Dec 27, 2008
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  4. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    On Dec 27, 9:15 pm, species8350 <>
    wrote:
    > On Dec 27, 7:35 pm, "Ato_Zee" <> wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On 27-Dec-2008, measekite <> wrote:

    >
    > > > > Hi,

    >
    > > > > How can I ensure that Lexmark Connect does not post my data back to
    > > > > Lexmark?

    >
    > > > > Thanks

    >
    > > > > ps. Does the registering facility work automatically?

    >
    > > From the Lexmark site
    > > Q: How do I end participation?
    > > A: Enrollees can easily end participation anytime.
    > > 1. Click Start > Programs or All Programs > Lexmark 810 Series > Lexmark
    > > Solution Center.
    > > 2. Select the Advanced tab.
    > > 3. Select Lexmark Connect to end your participation.

    >
    > > No to the ps, you have to opt in, you can register and uncheck
    > > the Connect box to opt out, or do it as above.

    >
    > > Or do what I do, just block it at your firewall, or use a
    > > GOOD install/uninstall monitor that lists ALL changes
    > > and produces a readable text log of files installed, registry
    > > changes, then identify the call home and delete or
    > > block it at your firewall.

    >
    > Thanks for responding.
    >
    > My printer is a different model. I don't have the Solution Centre. The
    > nearest I have is the Service Centre, which is not the equivalent.
    >
    > I have  a 'customer experience' folder and the files 'Lexmark Connect'
    > and 'Product Registration'.
    >
    > I was wondering if the following would be a good solution:
    >
    > Simply right click on say 'Lexmark Connect' and change the permissions
    > from allowing 'read and execute', and 'Read ' to denying both. Then do
    > the same for 'Product Registration'.
    >
    > If something doesn't work that should, I can always change them back
    >
    > As for the firewall idea, I would need IP addresses. Might be easy for
    > 'Product Registartion' because it occurs on the manufacturer's site.
    > But 'Lexmark Connect' runs from my machine, i.e., the file
    > lxdppswx.exe seems to run the connect programme.
    >
    > Let me know what you think.
    >
    > Best wishes- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Forgot to ask

    I did not find the 'How do I end participation' on the site. Can you
    post the URL.

    Thanks
     
    species8350, Dec 27, 2008
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  5. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    On Dec 27, 9:19 pm, species8350 <>
    wrote:
    > On Dec 27, 9:15 pm, species8350 <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Dec 27, 7:35 pm, "Ato_Zee" <> wrote:

    >
    > > > On 27-Dec-2008, measekite <> wrote:

    >
    > > > > > Hi,

    >
    > > > > > How can I ensure that Lexmark Connect does not post my data back to
    > > > > > Lexmark?

    >
    > > > > > Thanks

    >
    > > > > > ps. Does the registering facility work automatically?

    >
    > > > From the Lexmark site
    > > > Q: How do I end participation?
    > > > A: Enrollees can easily end participation anytime.
    > > > 1. Click Start > Programs or All Programs > Lexmark 810 Series > Lexmark
    > > > Solution Center.
    > > > 2. Select the Advanced tab.
    > > > 3. Select Lexmark Connect to end your participation.

    >
    > > > No to the ps, you have to opt in, you can register and uncheck
    > > > the Connect box to opt out, or do it as above.

    >
    > > > Or do what I do, just block it at your firewall, or use a
    > > > GOOD install/uninstall monitor that lists ALL changes
    > > > and produces a readable text log of files installed, registry
    > > > changes, then identify the call home and delete or
    > > > block it at your firewall.

    >
    > > Thanks for responding.

    >
    > > My printer is a different model. I don't have the Solution Centre. The
    > > nearest I have is the Service Centre, which is not the equivalent.

    >
    > > I have  a 'customer experience' folder and the files 'Lexmark Connect'
    > > and 'Product Registration'.

    >
    > > I was wondering if the following would be a good solution:

    >
    > > Simply right click on say 'Lexmark Connect' and change the permissions
    > > from allowing 'read and execute', and 'Read ' to denying both. Then do
    > > the same for 'Product Registration'.

    >
    > > If something doesn't work that should, I can always change them back

    >
    > > As for the firewall idea, I would need IP addresses. Might be easy for
    > > 'Product Registartion' because it occurs on the manufacturer's site.
    > > But 'Lexmark Connect' runs from my machine, i.e., the file
    > > lxdppswx.exe seems to run the connect programme.

    >
    > > Let me know what you think.

    >
    > > Best wishes- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > Forgot to ask
    >
    > I did not find the 'How do I end participation' on the site. Can you
    > post the URL.
    >
    > Thanks- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    UPDATE.

    I have had a look at my firewall settings and I have full access for:

    Printer communications system (lxdpcoms,exe)
    Printer device monitor (lxdpmon.exe)
    Printer status window interface (lxdppswx.exe)
    Lexmark connect time executable (lxdptime.exe)

    Any idea which of these should be blocked to prevent information
    leaking from my printer to manufacturer's site?

    Thanks
     
    species8350, Dec 27, 2008
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  6. species8350

    species8350 Guest

    On Dec 27, 11:14 pm, species8350 <>
    wrote:
    > On Dec 27, 9:19 pm, species8350 <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Dec 27, 9:15 pm, species8350 <>
    > > wrote:

    >
    > > > On Dec 27, 7:35 pm, "Ato_Zee" <> wrote:

    >
    > > > > On 27-Dec-2008, measekite <> wrote:

    >
    > > > > > > Hi,

    >
    > > > > > > How can I ensure that Lexmark Connect does not post my data back to
    > > > > > > Lexmark?

    >
    > > > > > > Thanks

    >
    > > > > > > ps. Does the registering facility work automatically?

    >
    > > > > From the Lexmark site
    > > > > Q: How do I end participation?
    > > > > A: Enrollees can easily end participation anytime.
    > > > > 1. Click Start > Programs or All Programs > Lexmark 810 Series > Lexmark
    > > > > Solution Center.
    > > > > 2. Select the Advanced tab.
    > > > > 3. Select Lexmark Connect to end your participation.

    >
    > > > > No to the ps, you have to opt in, you can register and uncheck
    > > > > the Connect box to opt out, or do it as above.

    >
    > > > > Or do what I do, just block it at your firewall, or use a
    > > > > GOOD install/uninstall monitor that lists ALL changes
    > > > > and produces a readable text log of files installed, registry
    > > > > changes, then identify the call home and delete or
    > > > > block it at your firewall.

    >
    > > > Thanks for responding.

    >
    > > > My printer is a different model. I don't have the Solution Centre. The
    > > > nearest I have is the Service Centre, which is not the equivalent.

    >
    > > > I have  a 'customer experience' folder and the files 'Lexmark Connect'
    > > > and 'Product Registration'.

    >
    > > > I was wondering if the following would be a good solution:

    >
    > > > Simply right click on say 'Lexmark Connect' and change the permissions
    > > > from allowing 'read and execute', and 'Read ' to denying both. Then do
    > > > the same for 'Product Registration'.

    >
    > > > If something doesn't work that should, I can always change them back

    >
    > > > As for the firewall idea, I would need IP addresses. Might be easy for
    > > > 'Product Registartion' because it occurs on the manufacturer's site.
    > > > But 'Lexmark Connect' runs from my machine, i.e., the file
    > > > lxdppswx.exe seems to run the connect programme.

    >
    > > > Let me know what you think.

    >
    > > > Best wishes- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > > Forgot to ask

    >
    > > I did not find the 'How do I end participation' on the site. Can you
    > > post the URL.

    >
    > > Thanks- Hide quoted text -

    >
    > > - Show quoted text -

    >
    > UPDATE.
    >
    > I have had a look at my firewall settings and I have full access for:
    >
    > Printer communications system (lxdpcoms,exe)
    > Printer device monitor (lxdpmon.exe)
    > Printer status window interface (lxdppswx.exe)
    > Lexmark connect time executable (lxdptime.exe)
    >
    > Any idea which of these should be blocked to prevent information
    > leaking from my printer to manufacturer's site?
    >
    > Thanks- Hide quoted text -
    >
    > - Show quoted text -


    Ps. the manufacturer's site could be blocked as well (though its IP
    address)
     
    species8350, Dec 27, 2008
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