When using Internet Explorer, unwanted requests may be recorded. Indeed, the Internet Explorer proxy settings are shared by numerous other programs that connect to the Internet using the HTTP protocol. Thus, the recorded test scenario may contain requests emanating from Windows Update, MSN Messenger login, spyware, and so on.
The recorder exclusion filter already blocks a certain number of access requests by default. If other unwanted requests remain, these must be either deleted after recording or added to the filter. For more information, see HTTP recorder.