Why is TopStyle reaching out to a server in the Bahamas?

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Why is TopStyle reaching out to a server in the Bahamas?

Post by LeoNot » Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:21 am

Malwarebytes, a highly respected anti-malware tool, is blocking topstyle4.exe from connecting to 208.87.33.151 - that looks like a host in the Bahamas with over 4000 sites on it. (Some of which might well trigger malware alerts.)

Before I tell Malwarebytes it's OK, what's TopStyle doing in the Bahamas?

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Re: Why is TopStyle reaching out to a server in the Bahamas?

Post by TopStyle Support » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:37 pm

As far as I know of, TopStyle does NOT connect to 208.87.33.151. When are you seeing this? Where have you downloaded TopStyle 4 from?

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Re: Why is TopStyle reaching out to a server in the Bahamas?

Post by LeoNot » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:19 pm

Only from the official site (svanas.dynip.com).

It just dawned on me what MIGHT be happening - yep. False alarm.

I was editing some Javascript code that included as example content references to "yourdomain.com". THAT is hosted in the Bahamas. The preview window was executing the code and thus accessing the URL.

Sorry for the false alarm...

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Re: Why is TopStyle reaching out to a server in the Bahamas?

Post by DimitriAus » Thu May 23, 2013 12:15 am

Same here. Why TopStyle5 connects to 213.163.83.235 every time when it starts up? Check for updates is off.

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Re: Why is TopStyle reaching out to a server in the Bahamas?

Post by TopStyle Support » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:26 am

213.163.83.235 is not in the Bahamas. It is the TopStyle server running in a data centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. TopStyle connects to it when it needs to retrieve something (for example: CSS property help, or the W3C validation engines). This server then re-directs the request to the actual resource.

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