Powerreg Scheduler V3

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by Mele20, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    BitDefender says Powerreg Scheduler V3 is spyware and should be deleted. Pest Patrol agrees. AdAware doesn't flag it though. I have two copies of it in C:\WINDOWS\pss placed there I suppose by two different applications I have. It is not running at startup though like I see in many folks HijackThis.

    What's the opinion here? Is it spyware?
     
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    Technically....Computer Associates\Pest Patrol classifies Powerreg Scheduler as Adware.

    It's the unknown information that I would have concerns about....but since those that maintain the Startup list archive judge PowerReg SchedulerV3 to be "N" - Not required....I personally would not be concerned about that process.
     
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  4. Mele20

    Mele20 Former Poster

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    I don't have a 3COM modem so it must be some other software that installed it. It doesn't run in Startup probably because I stop everything that trys to do that after I download and install it.

    So, even though it is not running, I think I'll get rid of the files.
     
  5. Pieter_Arntz

    Pieter_Arntz Spyware Veteran

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    Hi Mele20,

    It is used by other soft- and hardware manufacturers as well. All for the same purpose: registration reminders (which could in a way be seen as adware)
    Once you have made sure it no longer starts at boot, I'd call it a day. Removing the files doesn't add any extra security and it's a hassle should you ever need them (because you decide to register). :)

    Regards,

    Pieter
     
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