What are these programs?

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  1. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    msmac32.exe

    and

    1D.tmp.exe

    only two I don't recognize in task manager
     
  2. Muchacho_Gasolino

    Muchacho_Gasolino New Member

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    what i always do about that is watch the little icons in the bottom right of the screen, because i usually know what those are, and then if i close a program in task manager and one of those goes away, i know what it was, and then if one doesn't, i know that shouldnt have been there and i try to find it on my computer or in add remove programs and get rid of it
     
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    Midknightster New Member

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    Thar be Scumware! Run Ad-aware
     
  4. kosstamogen

    kosstamogen New Member

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    that does sound like spyware. you can go to your regedit
    hkey_local_machine | software | microsoft | windows | currentversion | run

    or runonce, or runonceex and search for where it loads those programs. If it's in windows\system32 then you can check the date. If it's recent then you didn't install anything, then it's probably spyware

    You should download spybot too
     
  5. Mike_the_Tank

    Mike_the_Tank OT Supporter

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    if there is something i dont' recognize i search the internet and I can usually find out if it is spyware or not
     
  6. but do create a backup of the registry in case u decide to fiddle around with it
     

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