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sn-fred
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:26 pm    Post subject: could some one tell me what this is? Reply with quote

what is "backweb" it comes up when i do scans with my spybot s&d i dont know what it is so i leave it alone. can anybody tell me?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:18 pm    Post subject: blackweb lite Reply with quote

http://castlecops.com/print-1-118563.html

is adware let spybot do it's job
however you are absolutely correct to check out unknown hits due to the false positive characteristics of ALL scanners

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other hits on google startiing on second page when you get past the ethnic hits
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Backweb gets installed by F-Secure Security Suite (alot of other programs use it too) and is used by part of their program to perform software updates among other things. I know if you remove Backweb F-Secure won't update any longer by automatic means. Which is why I switched back to Kaspersky. Backweb is too iffy to leave alone, and if it's identified as a spyware app by more than one scanner it leaves my machine.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh ok...i dont hav F-secure but it showed up on a different scanner i used. so i deleted it from the computer. its actually running faster and my games are alot less laggy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have a Logitech keyboard or mouse? Their miltimedia keyboard comes with software, and backweb is part of it. It's not needed for it to work. Several other programs use it for updating.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have a logitech webcam, but i've never updated it. so basically those were just extra files
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Backweb" showed up after I downloaded Logitech software for my keyboard and mouse. There are two elements to their download, one of them being their autoupdate feature...which apparently is where this one shows up.

So I uninstalled the autoupdate...it's not required.

Can update manually by checking in with their "support" page now and again, and downloading new program from there.

Besides, who needs another needless start up process, eh?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 6:19 am    Post subject: Wow, Reply with quote

I wonder how many other companies are doing this. Selling a product, then forcing adware onto them. I wonder if they are putting a legal coverage on their product packages. I good lawyer could eat them alive if they didn't.

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