Just responding here in case other users come across this thread.
TheBrain 9 is designed to only access the internet for a few reasons.
- To check our servers for updates.
- To sync your Brain to/from TheBrain Cloud, only if you have synced at least one Brain to the cloud.
- To access a website that the user attached to a Thought, and only when that specific Thought is activated.
If you use TheBrain Cloud, the address that your Brains sync to is https://preview.webbrain.com . TheBrain 9 should not be attempting to access any other pages unless you attached them to a Thought. Our recommendation is to run a virus scan to see if something is running in the background and appearing to be TheBrain.