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#1 scorpia13

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 02:37 AM

Today, I found that I have a new program on my Vista called Microsoft powershell. I've seen it before, and I know what it's all about, but why was it on my computer, when I never installed it? Could it be some kind of new update? I scanned it with my antivirus, and there were no threats found. =/ I'm a bit scared, that it could be something that it's not.
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Posted 25 February 2011 - 07:56 AM

It is fine it was a windows update that installed it I'm sure. So no need to worry to much about it, really no need to mess with it either. :)

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 01:03 PM

I noticed the same thing yesterday on my XP install...but, as stated, I don't feel it's anything to worry about.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 04:16 PM

It is fine. It's a microsoft program which allows you to control your machine with a command line interface, much like the simpler and earlier cmd.exe program. It is designed particularly for system administrators and has far more power than most people will ever need to use. Most tutorials that require a command line for anything work with cmd.exe and batch scripts. So as said you can probably just ignore it.
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