Sonic Updater does not work on my Dell

I was watching my firewall logs one morning and I kept seeing this message:
65.115.67.11:80/servlet/StorageGuard/update/updateclientversion=
2.1&version=99.99&language=enu&oem=vsg&bannerDate=05/01/2010]
Error while sending/rec

After some research I found that "StorageGuard" was part of sgtray.exe that Sonic was using to check for updates with it's Update Manager that was installed in the run area of the registry on all the new Dell 2400 PCs I purchased in 2004.

I removed that run key from the registry.
I don't know why sonic would issue an update program that used an IP address instead of a host name. Very stupid. Now that the IP address is a dead end, all those copies of Sonic cannot update themselves.

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