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East Tec erasor 2003

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#1 alperez


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Posted 22 June 2005 - 12:20 PM

I just installed the new Microsoft AntiSpyware Beta software and it alerted me that East Tec was trying to run silent.exe. When i originally bought the program i recall some discussion about accusations east tec has spyware in its system but i can't find anything in my searches.

Any idea what this silence.exe does when launched by east tec? I'm I getting paranoid?



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Posted 26 June 2005 - 04:56 AM

SILENT.EXE is a required file for East-Tec Eraser to run, without it the program won't work. However, I can't confirm whether or not it's spyware. My advice is to remove the whole Eraser program and use instead this free one which is also called Eraser only it's more powerful and has been voted the No. 1 erasing tool.
It definitely contains no spyware and it's free. http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/default.php

#3 tg1911


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Posted 26 June 2005 - 03:40 PM

According to our Startup Database:

silent.exe&matcli.exe - "matcli.exe is a motive Assistant Command line interface that gathers information about your system's identity like your name email address, city, state, etc and gets written to a log file while silent.exe executes matcli.exe quietly in the background. Compaq Knowledge Center is required to run with the Help and Support program. If you uncheck Compaq Knowledge Center and and then run help and Support it will add another Compaq Knowledge Center in the startup menu. If you remove the Compaq Knowledge Center in the add/remove program some help menus in help and support will not be available like Fix my Presario, Preference, and Contact Technical Support". You decide

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I agree with pip22, about Eraser.
Good program.
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