What actual problem is it causing you?
The problem is that a program I've installed is sending who-knows-what data to who-knows-where over the internet (and who-knows-why). I've also seen (and blocked) the behavior regnim describes.
But those specific connection attempts are probably off-topic for this thread because I assume they're some kind of DRM rather than the update check. I mean, I think that's what they are. Who knows; AFAIK they're not documented anywhere.
If you have that little trust in the software it seems odd that you would have (as you claim) paid for it at all. There are so many worse things malicious software could do besides access the internet occasionally.[/quote]
It's not odd. I bought Opus 8, 9, and 10, and I don't like it either. It makes me nervous that one day an internet connection may be mandated. And "better than malware" is not much of a standard.
I did a check in a VM and can confirm that seems to be happening. I think it's a bug but I need to take a look at the code to find out if there's some reason for it.[/quote]