I have a programmable Logitech mouse (G600), which requires the complete installation of Logitech software. With Process Explorer, I recently noticed that some "LCore.exe" files contain a lot of network submissions. For example, after letting the process explorer run for a few minutes, I see this (542 network submissions):
All I use with the software, is to program the extra buttons on the mouse, so that it is totally useless to have access to the network. I have therefore created inbound and outbound rules in Windows Firewall (which is enabled), supposed to block LCore.exe on all types of networks (public and private) from sending or receiving information on the Internet.
More precisely, for this file:
C:Program FilesLogitech Gaming SoftwareLCore.exe
The action is to "block the connection" on domain profiles, public and private for incoming and outgoing transfers. However, after creating the firewall rule and restarting the computer, I checked the process explorer to find:
So, it is clear that he is still accessing the network despite my firewall rules. Can someone explain why? I do not understand how the Windows Firewall works, is Process Explorer wrong, or does Logitech find a way around this problem? What should I do to completely prevent this program from accessing the Internet?