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Need help figuring out what a program in my computer is.


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#1 lawn gnome general

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 01:03 AM

Hey everybody, I bought a computer and I've had it for about two or so months with Norton A/V installed. I recently found a program that looked strange, so I had Norton scan it, and it came up clean. However, it's name is very strange to me, and makes me question what it is. I can't seem to find any information on it, and it does have a "License" although I didn't download it, and it is about one page long.

I found it here:
C:\programfiles(x86)\IOI
and contains this:
Button monitor (application),
Button monitor (icon),
LICENSE,
MetaDataExtractor.DLL
Product, (Text file with four lines of source code?)
SaveFlash (Application)

Anyone know what this is? I don't remember downloading anything named IOI.
Norton says it's fine, so I see no sense in panicking, but I would like to know what this is.
(Also, I don't think spyware would be kind enough to be in a non-hidden file.)

Thanks in advance!
-Lawn Gnome General
[If i put this in the wrong forum, I apologize in advance, I'm not sure where this should have gone, and I'm on vista so I figured this would be a good place.]

Edited by lawn gnome general, 20 October 2008 - 01:05 AM.


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#2 m0le

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Posted 20 October 2008 - 04:32 AM

Hi Lawn Gnome General,

The program is Saveflash. It lets you save a video from the web (like a YouTube vid for instance) to your computer.

If you don't want it just go to add/remove programs (cut and paste this term into the Vista search) and click to uninstall it.

It seems to be clean from spyware, according to a number of different sites, but it isn't necessary so. As you aren't using it you can lose it.

Btw, spyware files and folders are not always hidden, in fact the majority show up on a HijackThis scan.

If you having problems uninstalling it then please post again.

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