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ReSharper's Network Activity

ReSharper may use your network connection for several purposes.

Purpose Description and Configuration
Looking for updates ReSharper can detect available updates and suggest you to download new versions.
To disable this option, clear the Download the list of available updates check-box on the Environment | Updates options page.
Sending out feedback ReSharper can collect and send out some information that helps us find bottlenecks and improve the quality of the product. All information is sent anonymously.
To enable or disable this activity, use the Participate anonymously in the Feedback program check-box on the Environment | Product Feedback options page.
Downloading PDB files In order to navigate to source code that is located on a symbol server, ReSharper may need to download PDB files first.
To toggle this option, use the Allow downloading from remote locations check-box on the Tools | External Sources options page.
Searching and installing ReSharper extensions By default, ReSharper enables the external package source ( for browsing and installing extensions. If necessary, you can disable this source and/or add your own local sources on the Environment | Extension Manager options page.
Downloading NuGet packages ReSharper needs Internet connection to search metadata of NuGet packages when you are using NuGet Browser.
Verifying license information ReSharper may use your network to check for duplicate licenses or to obtain a license from the license server. For more information, see Specifying License Information.

Normally, no additional modifications in the firewall configuration are needed. In case of any difficulties, adjust firewall settings so that devenv.exe can access the network.

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Last modified: 21 September 2015