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The elusive function of mrvlUsgTracking - Does ANYBODY know?
I too see the program mrvlUsgTracking in my "Add/Remove Programs." I know I did not download/install it. I'm not experiencing any problems or performance issues. Just curious. My curiosity was piqued by the use of Usg Tracking in the name. I first did a Yahoo search. Then I did a Google search. Then I did a Wikipedia search. Results were strangely ...elusive or smokey. Not a very technical description, but then neither was the content of any search returns very technical. The extremely sparse results from all of my searches pointed to either Marvel, or Software Informer. If my search results weren't very illuminating, Marvel's and Software Informer's information was positively chilling. Not one word about what this product does. Just that it is used by customers. Who? For What?
Good enough reason for me to uninstall it. Which I did. If it is a virus or trojan or malware, I don't know what it did or continues to do.
One last word...I did a CNET search, because I rely on CNET for a good bit of my technology information. The results were exactly like everything else I saw. Nada.
I Find This From CNET
Thanks Grif. Two examples of what I am talking about
Thanks Grif for offering those two sites.
The CNET site only says that it's developed by Marvell and used by alot of software and hardware vendors. It then offers an answer to the wrong question. It suggests some speculative registry hacks or a remove and watch what happens approach. The question is not HOW do I remove this. The question is SHOULD I remove this. What is it?
The Google site offers a non-review review from Software Informer, telling us that it is used by over 31,000 users and it will be reviewed by an "informer" soon. Software Informer's "review" doesn't mention what the product is or what it does.
By the way, Marvell doesn't have a web site. So I guess that adds a secondary question, at least for me: How and who installed a piece of software on my PC which is developed by a software developer who doesn't have a web page and won't disclose what their product is or what it does. But they do offer it for download.
This is my first post to this site. Thanks for all the good posts and next time, I'll keep it shorter.
Whether To Remove Or Not Is Your Choice
And Marvell DOES have a website where it explains its various products. Unfortunately, it doesn't list all the subprograms/drivers that are installed with their software. Here's the link:
Have you checked your computer in C:\Program Files to learn the where it came from, etc.? (Check "readme" files and such.)
But nothing is more suspicious than a website that says so little about it's own software.. Personally, I'd remove it simply because the title refers to tracking.
As best I can find, the program monitors usage and a common installer of such is Hewlett Packard printer software plus Marvell networking products.... None of the sites I found indicate any problems when the program was uninstalled. And as stated in the header, it's your choice to remove or not..
Sorry, but it appears a number of programs install the tracker and only you can determine exactly where it came from.
Hope this helps.
Removal of Mrvlusgtracking....
I removed this program successfully from my computer. I'm having 'NO' problems.
mrvlUlusgtracking is a gift from your HP Printer
I don't usually take the time to give my two cents, but I couldn't find the answer to your question anywhere on the Internet and I hope the next guy finds this. I keep my laptop ultra stark when it comes to Programs. So after I installed an HP printer we bought for travel, I immediately went to Control Panel to expunge Bloatware. Sure enough, there it was. And, perhaps more importantly, after uninstalling mrvlUlusgtracking, the printer still works fine. So there you go.
It is published by Marvel and ...
used by multiple hardware and some software manufacturer's. For instance the D-Link network Installation Package and Marvel Wireless cards use it.
You might want to look around your computer and peripherals to see what might have used the marvel software. Try a search of your computer for mrvl*.* and see what you find and where you find it to get a better idea. You could also look in your registry at the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall key then look at the mrvlusgtracking sub key to see if you can find the application path and other information pertaining to it.
Alternatively, uninstall it and use the computer until you find what doesn't work that used to then re-install it if necessary - this empirical solution would be my last and least favored recommendation and only for the adventurous.
It just sits there and creates a log file, so leaving it in should not hurt anything.