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#1 One Dot Com

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 10:51 PM

In my almost new PC, "Sony VAIO Windows XP Media Center Edition" there is the following item in: Run>MSCONFIG>Startup Item "ALCMTR">Command ALCMTR.EXE
>Location HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft Windows\Current Ver."
I looked it up in a "Startup Application List" where it says: "Realtek AC 97 Audio-
Event Monitor. "Spyware" file used surreptitiously monitor one's action. It is not a
sinister one like remote control programs, but is being used by Realtek to gather data about customers."
The key for this is marked "X", definitely not required-typically viruses, spyware,
adware and "resource hog".
I'm not sure whether this came installed, or picked up over the internet. I'm
using Norton Internet Security, AdAware, Spybot S&D, Spyware Blaster, Spyware
Guard, a squared and WinPatrol. Shouldn't these programs get rid of this Item???
I would greatly appreciate any you comments on this subject. Thank you.

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Posted 24 September 2005 - 11:17 PM

At the present time, each company defines what it considers to be spyware and adware. Generally, if something is part of an application, and it is mentioned in the EULA, or it does not collect specific user information, etc.,it may not be included in the any of the various anit-spyware definitions.
I would simply kill the application so it does not run at boot.
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Posted 25 September 2005 - 05:26 PM

jgweed, thanks for your reply. It works OK.




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