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MSAgent: possible spyware?


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#1 jimjimjimjoe

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:23 PM

hi all,
i have come across this MSAgent in vista a few times and was wondering what it is or its use.
it has a wee icon of what looks actually like a classic "agent" or detective (complete with hat sunglasses and shifty look) on the agentsvr application.
it is in my windows files and says was last modified 2006, ( pc only few months old) so im guessing it was installed as part of vista?
could it just be some sort of patriot act type addition by "the man" or maybe a virus hiding itself in there to avoid detection?
any advice would be great, if i should post this in a security forum also please let me know.
thanks very much.
jim

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#2 figgis41

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 01:43 PM

hi,,, have a look at the link i have posted,,,,,,,,
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Agent
Figgis,,,, LUFC

#3 jimjimjimjoe

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Posted 06 April 2009 - 04:22 PM

ok cheers figgis, should of just googled that and usually do but official explanations sometimes leave me none the wiser or more confused,
thanks anyway




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