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Mcci Browser - what is it?

by Ernestine / December 25, 2008 12:38 AM PST

Zone alarm keeps asking if I want to allow Mcci Browser to access destination 64.186.176.101:HTTPS.

Didn't locate info on these forums and Google search gave a few hits, nothing definitive. One said it was the persons DSL checking into the internet another said malware so am asking if anyone here knows what it is.

Thank you for you help.

Ernestine

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MCCI
by Phil Crase / December 25, 2008 12:51 AM PST

Might be for net phone use, there is a download for that purpose but I would pass on it, odd that Zone Alarm pop that up.

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Do You Have Verizon or Cox As Your ISP?
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / December 25, 2008 4:28 AM PST

If so, it looks to be the Motive SmartBridge software from their software installation. See the link below..

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071121215914AAsJC3E

http://www.prevx.com/filenames/1507739971206669726-X1/MCCIBROWSER2EEXE.html

The Motive software is one of those "phone home" types of software that Verizon installs on your computer. It has an autoupdate prompt which runs at startup.. It's a spyware of sorts so you might be able to uninstall it from the Add/Remove programs section or uncheck in "msconfig".

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I have Att Yahoo formerly SBC Global Yahoo.............
by Ernestine / December 25, 2008 6:27 AM PST

DSL connection.

Maybe something from them.

Haven't checked for the browser add-ons in IE, yet. It may show up there but it isn't in Add/Remove.

Will keep looking, maybe I can find whose file it is tied in with.

Thank you very much.

Ernestine
southern California

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As you not it is likely something to do with ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 26, 2008 3:53 AM PST

your connection provider but if really curious you might go to http://www.motive.com and contact them as they would have the answer after you provide them information about your connection they may need (no passwords please!)

C:\>tracert 64.186.176.101

Tracing route to patttbc.att.motive.com [64.186.176.101]

With this a quick visit to Network Solutions Whois provides:
http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/motive.com

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Grif and Edward.............
by Ernestine / December 27, 2008 1:05 AM PST

Since it seems I may need it to keep my DSL connection going more smoothly and it is legitimate(not virus) I will leave it and allow it access.

This could have been in the AT&T Self Support Tool d/l that I did when I was having a problem setting up the laptop to work with the 2WIRE modem wirelessly. It didn't show up when I had it hardwired.

Thank you both for your input, much appreciated.

Ernestine

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