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"Secure Client" ??

by dromel / March 30, 2004 3:47 PM PST

A friend had a program/service(?) called "Secure Client" installed on his PC. Can anyone explain what this is.
Thanks.

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by Donna Buenaventura / March 30, 2004 4:05 PM PST
In reply to: "Secure Client" ??

Hi,

Kindly ask your friend to find the location of the Secure Client and check its properties. You can also locate a file by looking at MSCONFIG>Services tab. The manufacturer name should be there, that is if 'Secure Client' is running as a service.

If 'Secure Client' is starting during Windows startup, it should be in MSCONFIG>Startup tab, with folder or registry location.

Let us know of the manufacturer or whatever s/he found in MSCONFIG that points to Secure Client.

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by Donna Buenaventura / March 30, 2004 4:16 PM PST
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How about asking your friend to install WinPatrol from www.winpatrol.com

It will show 'information' on each item that is running as a service, startup, active task, scheduled task and others. WinPatrol is a free program.

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NOT a trojan or virus.
by dromel / March 30, 2004 11:29 PM PST
In reply to: "Secure Client" ??

"Secure Client" is NOT a trojan or virus; it is a security program/service(?)that was installed on his PC by a local consultant for him. He is an unsopisticated user and has trouble finding the "on" button.
I have the impression that it is a combination firewall and anonymousizer, but I have never heard of it. Was curious if I was missing something useful. Anyone have any experience or knowledge of this?

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Re:NOT a trojan or virus.
by Donna Buenaventura / March 30, 2004 11:46 PM PST
In reply to: NOT a trojan or virus.

Hi,

I didn't say it is a troja or virus. Happy
Was asking earlier if you could ask your friend to review the properties of 'Secure Client' by going to MSCONFIG>Services tab to find out the name of the manufacturer or author of Secure Client.. then others who are maybe using that program can say something about it.

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