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    What Is VERITAS

    A few minutes after I boot my system I am getting the message below. Can anyone tell me what VERITAS is, and if it is installed on my system how it got there?
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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    Veritas is a company that makes software (biggest and most popular is Veritas Backup software... like arcserve... I know they make more software then just the backup but thats their biggest....
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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    Good Heavens! ARCserve is a Computer Associates product. VERITAS Software makes NetBackup and Backup Exec.

    Legare, I don't know what VERITAS software you have on your system, but the product line is big and, until recently, included some personal software, such as backup and CD burning applications. Does Add/Remove programs provide any insight?

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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    No, I don't see anything in the Add/Remove Programs list that notes anything like VERITAS. I also do not have any of the backup products you mentioned installed. The last thing that I installed on my system was QuickBooks 2003. Does anyone know if that would have installed anything from VERITAS?

    I hesitate to download the "update" without knowing what this is for.
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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    It appeared on my machine after I installed a program. What software have you just installed?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    Googling in Usenet reveals this in response to a query about an HP computer:

    "Veritas is the company that makes the RecordNow program (the cd-rom burning program that came with your computer)."

    <UL>From: Y2GradeA (Revenant71@comcast.net)
    Subject: Re: Another Annoying Pop-up
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    Date: 2003-03-15 01:10:07 PST[/list]Could you also have this program?

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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    No, I don't have RecordNow.
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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    The only things I have installed lately are QuickBooks 2003, a program fix for BackUpMyPC, and the MS updates.
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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    BackUpMyPC is a former VERITAS Software product now sold by Sonic Solutions.

    <UL>Sonic Solutions (NASDAQ: SNIC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Desktop and Mobile Division ("DMD") of VERITAS Software Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Sonic will acquire DMD's products including RecordNow for CD and DVD-ROM burning applications, Drive Letter Access (DLA), Simple Backup and Backup MyPC.[/list]http://www.sonic.com/pr/news/2002/november/veritas.htm

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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    I've gotten the same message about Veritas on two Compaq Presarios we recently purchased. I've not seen this on other manufacturers' boxes. It is apparently something which Compaq installs.

    I disabled it by going to start> run> msconfig. In the startup group there is an entry for the Veritas upgrade. Simply unclick it, and you won't see the message again.

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    Re: What Is VERITAS

    Legare-
    I think it's coming from Veritas Storage Guard--free software that somehow got onto your machine contexted here possibly pre-installed by your computer manufacturer--and a search with Veritas would find it and you could uninstall it.

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