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#1 Xiggie

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:47 PM

I noticed a program on my add/remove programs list that I am unfamiliar with. It is protectdisc driver version 11. What is this? It says it is from protect software GmbH. I have tried to research this but am not sure where it would come from. It doesn't seem to be linked to any other software on my computer and I surely didn't install it on my computer by itself. Can someone tell me what it is and what it does?

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 01:51 PM

See for yourself, http://www.protectdisc.com/index.html

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 02:01 PM

Yes, I have been there to look at that. It is the first site that comes up on yahoo search about it. But how did it end up on my computer? Does anyone know any software that it commonly comes with? Or is it essential to run anything on windows?

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:55 PM

Yes, I have been there to look at that. It is the first site that comes up on yahoo search about it. But how did it end up on my computer? Does anyone know any software that it commonly comes with? Or is it essential to run anything on windows?

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It's usually from a copy protected CD/DVD of some sort. I've been having to deal with it where I work, as my main body of clients are not administrators of the machines they're using. The one in particular is a disk from McGraw-Hill, called Anatomy & Physiology Revealed 2.0. To use the disk, users must either be administrators of the machines, or an admin has to log in, insert the disk, and click the Accept button on the license agreement.
So, all in all, it's safe to remove, but if you use something strait from a CD again such as what we're using here, you'll see it again.




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