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Does Anyone Know What "mptelemetrysubmit" Is?


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#1 ijostl

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 01:30 AM

Hi, does anyone know what this reappearing folder in the /*username*/temp/ directory titled "MPTelemetrySubmit" is and why it keeps reappearing in the temp dir?

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:08 AM

I don't know exactly what it is but the name telemetry and submit, suggests sending data to someone. Does it have files in the folder? watson manifest and client manifest?

A quick Google for MPtelemetry Submit popped some stuff up, none of which highlighted any thing to worry about. A link in the watson manifest MpSigDwn.dll suggests a connection with Symantec, but I never believe anything I read on the internet.

CCleaner should get rid of it and I woudl suggest updating all your anti-malware and scanning your machine in safe mode just to be sure.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:45 AM

Nothing definitive that I see...but every reference I looked at suggested a malware connection.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 10:25 AM

The owner decided to stop taking donations a while back (he even refused me! :thumbsup: I guess that the site is successful enough that it supports itself.

I found MPTelemetry stuff in my XP system - mostly associated with the Deckard tool, but it also may be associated with update process of Windows Defender.

This post seems to confirm it's use with Windows Defender: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...p;sloc=&p=1
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Posted 26 September 2008 - 08:45 PM

The owner decided to stop taking donations a while back (he even refused me! :thumbsup: I guess that the site is successful enough that it supports itself.

I found MPTelemetry stuff in my XP system - mostly associated with the Deckard tool, but it also may be associated with update process of Windows Defender.

This post seems to confirm it's use with Windows Defender: http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsg...p;sloc=&p=1



Thank you very much for your comments. Thus far it appears most likely related to Windows Defender. Hopefully this thread will remain and people will continue to chime in. I am in fact running Windows Defender.

Regarding the suggestion of a donation button; I was reading through a few threads and the level of help on some of these well deserves compensation. In the spirit of giving back people do offer generous assistance, this is very good news.

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Edited by ijostl, 26 September 2008 - 08:47 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2008 - 06:34 AM

I can't speak for everyone, but in my case I do this because I like working with computers and I like helping others. I'm not in it for the money (which upsets my boss to no end! :thumbsup:

FWIW - there are many pieces of freeware that we recommend in the course of helping people here - and most of them offer an option for donations, or for the purchase of a more fully featured program. Consider donating/purchasing from them.

It wasn't all that long ago that I couldn't afford to purchase software. Freeware enabled me to keep doing computer work without emptying my wallet every time that I looked at a system. Once I became more financially stable I made it a point to donate every time I use a product that has a donation button.

This is sort of similar to the spirit of the online communities - where users help other users, and we all benefit from it.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 08:38 AM

Well stated, John :thumbsup:.

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 02:25 AM

Well said.




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