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#1 MGBY

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 05:03 AM

Can anybody tell me what is "TightVNC"? Is it an exploit? an spyware/malware? what is it? Should I be of concern of its behavior? How do you deal with it, if the antispyware failed in quarantine/removing it? How do you you remove it???? Thank you . YOYO. :thumbsup: :flowers:

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 09:26 AM

TightVNC is a free remote control utility derived from VNC software. Depends on how it is used as to whether its good or bad.

Any commercial product that is normally used for remote administration, but which might be exploited to do this without user consent or awareness.

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:20 PM

It was Window Defender. Can you please explain " DEPEND ON HOW IT IS USED AS TO WHETHER IT IS GOOD OR BAD ". I remember reading about it, it was not clear- my impression was : it can be benign, yet it can be negative as well. You have confirmed my impression. It was very confusing, hence the action to quarantine it- the action failed. What should I do now?? Thank you. YOYO. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:45 PM

Click on the link that Quietman7 provided. At the bottom of the page are lists of files that would be on your computer if Tight VNC is on your computer. Do a search for some of these files. Windows Defender's alert may be false. You can also look in Add/remove to see if the program is there.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 06:37 AM

Quietman7 & Buddy 215: I did a thorough search from the (suggested link) facilitated list, it appears Window Defender's finding is a false positive. Thank you guys for all the great support. you are the best. Cheers. YOYO. :thumbsup: :flowers:




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