Kee seems to keep asking to get access authorized

I have a strange problem since today. KeePass keeps asking to authorize a Kee instance: “A program claiming to be “Kee” is asking you to confirm you want to allow it to access your passwords.”

  • Clicking “Deny this Request” makes the POP-UP appear again
  • I have only one Kee instance which is installed in Chrome (under Win11) and this shows “Connected” and is working fine with KeePass (Password are inserted)
  • This happens even when Chrome is not started and even after a fresh reboot when I open KeePass before any other App

I’m afraid this could be a Trojan or some sort of hack. How can I see WHICH program is actually requesting the access?

It could be, although it would be the first time we’ve ever heard of this actually happening.

The only thing KeePassRPC (and hence KeePass) can know is what the connection claims to call itself. If you are familiar with network socket inspection tools and the like, you should be able to manually … the TCP ports being used to issue the connection request to an underlying process (which we would expect to be Firefox, another web browser or Thunderbird).

I would guess that the most likely explanation is that you share this machine with another logged-in user and they have Kee installed and running at the same time that you do - if so, you’ll need to configure one instance to use a different communication port.