ArcMap is trying to open a connection to the Internet

Discussion created by cliveswan on Oct 16, 2011
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2011 by plattecounty
When ever I start-up ArcMap it opens a connexion to the Internet????

I am working in a Third world country where the bandwidth is measured in Kb (40Kbps is good).

I often get ArcMap (IS not responding), is this because ArcGIS 10 is surfing the Internet???

If I wanted to use a Cloud based solution, I would have gone for ArcMap Online or ArcExplorer.
My understanding is that ArcGIS 10 is a desktop NOT a Cloud based solution.

So why does ESRI get the software to surf the Internet???