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    Mysterious Program

    What is "Meadco License Manager" and why would it be installed on my Win XP Pro Start Menu as "Meadco Security Manager?" As near as I can figure out Meadco (http://www.meadroid.com/sm_intro.asp) has to do with confirming the licenses of downloads using "zeepe," "ScriptX," and "Neptune," whatever they are. Meadco's parent company, I believe, is eGain Communications Corp (http://www.egain.com/), but neither website gives me a clear picture as to what licenses Meadco is "managing" for me. Unless there is a reason by which Meadco Security Manager actually benefits me, I would rather delete or uninstall the thing, so I thought I would first try to find out whether or not it actually does me any good, as opposed to doing good for whatever entity put it on my machine.

    Thanks for any advice.

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    Re: Mysterious Program

    Hi fifty50

    Zeepe is a blog browser
    ScriptX is a multi-media programming language
    Neptune is a .... planet ????

    Considering you're not aware of any of the software you've mentioned, it's not likely that you need the "Meadco License Manager". I'd suggest uninstalling, not deleting, it. Check the folder its "exe" is in to see if it has its own "uninstaller". If it has, use it rather than the Wndows Uninstal.
    Alternatively, you could rename the exe (eg. change MeadcoLicenseManager.exe to MeadcoLicenseManager.ex_ so that it can't run when called and see what is attempting to run it.

    Although someone using your computer probably accepted the installation of the "Manager" as part of some other download, you might also find the post Anti Adware, Spyware, Hijack helpful.

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    Re: Mysterious Program

    You might run a search against the other publishers' sites to see if they have a FAQ or support page on whether and why you need the Mead software. Uninstalling could lead to issues. (Perhaps you recall the flap about TurboTax 2002 including Macrovision security software, and not running without it.)

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    Re: Mysterious Program

    Try these sites for information about Medco and their products and who uses them and for what. It looks like software used for business presentation applications over the internet.
    http://www.meadroid.com/secmgr
    http://www.meadroid.com/neptune/about.htm
    http://www.showcaster.com/
    http://www.designinteract.com/news_d/10807.html

    How they got on your system and why is probably to be determined by who uses the computer and for what purpose.
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    Re: Mysterious Program

    Doc, you gotta read between the lines sometimes... Looking at MeadCo's Press Releases, they give this information about their Zeepe program:
    <hr>CAMBRIDGE UK, February 16, 2003: Zeepe -- the latest product from Mead & Co -- is a powerful and easy-to-script framework which enables HTML/DHTML content to be presented outside the constraints imposed by the desktop browser. (Bolding is my own addition.) The Zeepe framework provides the means for developers to create custom windows which can be styled, shaped, sized and positioned anywhere on a user's Windows desktop and delivered locally or directly over the Internet or corporate intranet....

    ... Outside of corporate Windows application development, Zeepe also has significant implications for publishers of 'consumer' content for branding for both internal and external audiences.<hr>
    I interpret this as "specialized software for delivering pop-ups despite the best attempts of internet users to avoid them." And somewhere in this thread I saw eGain as somehow linked to Meadco; the first thing that eGain brings to mind is Gain = Gator.

    All things considered, this is neither software nor a company that I would trust to have anything on my computer.

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    Re: Mysterious Program

    David,

    I would never have picked that up !!! <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    I was just pointing to the information to get some feedback from fifty50 about who else might be using the computer (kids, friends, roommates) and what it's primary function is. I just took a quick look at the write-ups on those links and judged it to be some type of business application (pop-ups and SPAM are business models unfortunately !!!!).

    You are correct, I likely should have read more deeply into the material. But I don't believe I would have seen between the lines. Just too technical for my GUI interface outlook on computing. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> Glad you caught that. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15> Perhaps fifty50 should run AdAware & Spybot to see what's lurking in the background. <img src=/S/hiding.gif border=0 alt=hiding width=70 height=24>
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