I just installed xampp last night (using the ZIP method) and thought all was well. Then i started my computer this morning and get an alert from Charter Security Suite "mysqld.exe is trying to connect as a server, allow/deny?" That is BAD! I only plan on using xampp as a development tool so having mysql running all the time is...far from ideal. What do I do? I checked msconfig and mysql, mysqld, xampp, etc are not listed in the start up tasks yet every time I boot windows mysqld.exe launches itself. This is especially bad since mysqld is constantly listening to 3306 which I have no idea how to close.
I need help asap. Thanks for your time.
ps. How the heck do I block a TCP port? (read: I'd like to close 3306 but google refuses to answer me)