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I am using comodo firewall pro version 18.104.22.168. I keep getting this message very often, "C:\windows\explorer.exe has tried to use iexplore.exe through OLE automation, which can be used to hijack other applications, explorer.exe might be using iexplore.exe to connect to the internet." I invariably allow the process to connect to internet without understanding its implication. Why would explorer try to connect to internet using iexplorer? If I deny this, then internet explorer gets blocked. Is it safe to allow internet explorer to allow explorer.exe to connect to internet?