I have recently replaced Zonealarm with a copy of Sygate Personal Firewall. Today it stopped wab.exe, the XP addressbook applet, from attempting an outgoing connection to aus.mozilla.org via Firefox (my default browser). I usually use the Thunderbird addressbook but had opened wab to check an old address.
Is this normal behaviour for wab? Sygate labelled it as "application hijacking" and I wonder is some email virus or Trojan is at work. Avast antivirus reports nothing but a scan with antivir did find a "trace" of a virus in one of my Java files. I let antivir delete the file and all seems to be running fine.