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#1 flashh4

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 10:18 AM

i need to know which should one do when fixing logs... would you suggest to log poster to remove this 016 below or leave it alone !!

O16 - DPF: {3A7FE611-1994-4EF1-A09F-99456752289D} - http://install.wildtangent.com/ActiveLaunc...iveLauncher.cab

Wild Tangent a lot of people who play games will keep as it adds games to their computer. They sacrifice safety for their games

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 11:08 AM

When I come across those I remove them. They can always be loaded again if needed.

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 12:57 PM

id say remove it because it can be considered spyware plus if u deff. need it then download it again but if your not using it theres no point of puttin your computer at risk

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 10:14 PM

thanks guys thats what i thought !!

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 08:47 PM

It is spyware in the sense that it reports games you play to them but it is not dangerous or malicious.

AOL games as well as many other sources download the WildTangent program on your computer.

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Posted 15 August 2005 - 10:38 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 4700 bought in December. I'm no computer wiz, but I did some exploring and found this WildTangent in the following directory and wondered what it was:

c:\Program Files\Dell\MediaExperience\Plugins\WildTangent

I had a Dell Media Experience icon preinstalled, but deleted it ages ago since I don't use it. I left the software, because I didn't know if it is invoked behind the scene when I play Windows pre-installed games (there is a games folder in this directory) or if it is invoked with some other Windows features. Don't like to delete anything I'm not sure about!! My motto: If in doubt, don't do anything!!

I do not have the 016 entry in my HJT log, however, like you do.

Don't know if this information is of any use to you or not. But if you DO use Dell Media Experience, you might want to leave this item alone.

Edited by buttoni, 15 August 2005 - 10:40 AM.

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