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Am I Being Spied On At Work?

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#1 Spiedonatwork


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Posted 05 April 2016 - 11:29 AM

In my Start menu at work on a Dell PC with Windows 7, are two eyeballs with a green square around them and it says Ultravnc...one line says Start WinVNC Service and the next line says UltraVNC Server ..when I click on one of them it says that winvnc an instance is already running in the background...I've never seen this in my Start menu before ....WHAT IS GOING ON?


Contacted the TSS at work and he contacted Tech Security who sent a technician.


No "history" of VNC being operated, but now they are doing a system check.


My question is...


Does a bad email or virus put UltraVNC twice in your Start menu?


Aren't things in the Start menu only programs that were recently run?



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 12:18 PM

Ultravnc is an open source remote desktop support software used by administrators and IT support to access client machines on a network. It is a legitimate application typically installed by network administrators in a work environment and not something installed by malware, email or virus.

I have seen cases where software has been installed and creates a shortcut in the Start Menu...then a new version (update) installed over an existing version whereby another shortcut is created.

Best to let your IT folks look into it.
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