yes it is definetly a2service.exe and it is trying to connect to 18.104.22.168 which i presume is update servers.
i have used this program from when it was the old version and it never used to ask for an outgoing connection unless i was updating (even with verify modules at startup ticked). i doubled checked my settings and unticked everythin.
now this will sound wierd but now it is not doing it everytime i boot and seems somewot erratic so i am kind of perplexed. i have also checked msconfig to ensure it isnt starting as w7 boots and it isnt listed