When you install InstallShield on your machine, a FlexConnect update manager is also installed. This piece of software checks for software updates at user-specified intervals. While this sounds great, some people do not want it installed on their system.
This information is for the haters out there. If you want to uninstall the software manager, check out this InstallShield support article:
Just realize that when you uninstall the software manager, you will not be notified of updates to InstallShield. To check, you will have to do it manually by going to the Tools menu and selecting Check for Updates.