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Backweb program?

Is it safe to remove this program? I do not see it in my Add/Remove settings in My Control Panel. However, I am familiar enough to know where it is and also where it is in the registry. I use Registry Mechanic faithfully, (purchased it), and it works very well. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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if i'm sure Backweb is spyware. i am checking some resources to be sure of that, when i find it i will list the locaation. there are enough rumors out here(on the net) already.

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well from a number of places (including a google), it seems as though backweb is spyware/trackerware, according to the way it works...backweb is a generic, background downloading tool that vendors can incoporate in their product to download data such as updates... the tools operation depends on how the vendors instruct them. it is required for automatic updates to be performed, without it you'll recieve runtime errors due to spybot and other prog.'s that remove it.

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Thanks for your responses.
I use Spybot, and have programed it to bypass Backweb. and it works just fine. My computer does not have any hangups or glitches, so I will just leave it alone.
Thanks so much for your help.
HAve a great evening.

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I also have Spybot and HP and I let it .......

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remove backweb from (not just the 4 or 5 folders your search might show) but from all 54 folders it insinusted itself into. Computer works just fine without BW. Mind you if my mouse or touch pad need updating, I'll just have to go there manually, Let 'em re-install backweb and remove it again. I just don't like any program running in background and accessing the web to service its masters needs instead of/ or to the detriment of mine. Happy

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Like tobeach I let it remove all 57 backweb items. These may not be harmful but can be if used improperly. I consider them an unauthorized invasion of my system without permission. So I remove them with no adverse effect. Others can make their own decision, but that is mine!


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Thankyou, Glen ! Your # 57 is correct, my number from ...

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an ageing memory accessed at 3 AM ish! Happily corrected to our posters benefit! Happy

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