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Program Named "Default" In Add/Remove Programs

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Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 24, 2005 2:05:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

I am a part of the security group in the organization I work for, and during
a recent audit I have encoutered this program in the add/remove programs
dialog. My primary concern is the security risk an unknown program may pose.
This program only shows up as "Default" in the dialog. The link that reads
Support Information only gives the following information:

DEFAULT
Publisher: Your company name
Version: 1.00.0000
Support information: www.yourcompany.com
(555) 555-1234
Product updates www.yourcompany.com
Product ID: NONE

I do not want to remove it without more information. Has anyone else
encountered this program? Does anyone have any information regarding this
program? I will appreciate any assistance.
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
January 24, 2005 6:05:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.security (More info?)

That is a strange name but you never know. I would look in the program files
folders to see if you can find anything that it might represent by the
process of elimination compared to other installed applications and look in
start/programs menu for a possible correlation. If something is found try to
execute the program while it is not connected to the network to see what
happens. Use msinfo32/software environment/running tasks to see it is
related to a running process if you figure out the folder it is installed to
and then kill the process to see what happens. You may also want to look in
services to see if it is a startup service of some sort. Another thing to
try is to do a complete backup of the computer such as a Ghost image and
then uninstall the application. Often the uninstall process will give more
info or at least you can compare the computer with before and after for
folder deletions, typically in program files. --- Steve


"Shadowraith1" <Shadowraith1@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9897C521-F5A7-4972-80B1-31F70055FE55@microsoft.com...
>I am a part of the security group in the organization I work for, and
>during
> a recent audit I have encoutered this program in the add/remove programs
> dialog. My primary concern is the security risk an unknown program may
> pose.
> This program only shows up as "Default" in the dialog. The link that reads
> Support Information only gives the following information:
>
> DEFAULT
> Publisher: Your company name
> Version: 1.00.0000
> Support information: www.yourcompany.com
> (555) 555-1234
> Product updates www.yourcompany.com
> Product ID: NONE
>
> I do not want to remove it without more information. Has anyone else
> encountered this program? Does anyone have any information regarding this
> program? I will appreciate any assistance.
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