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GlennSprigg:
I used to only use 'AVAST' anti-virus, but they got too sneaky, and with underlying tricks.
NOW i use 'Comodo', which is not for the feint-hearted, but very powerful, intricate & accurate.  :-+

Anyway, I recently temporarily perused 'Dr. Web', and quickly decided to delete it completely. (Or so I thought).
After re-booting, COMODO warned me that an executable called 'dwservice.exe' was trying to access an online server.
I blocked it permanently, but after research, found out it was to do with 'Dr. Web'.  The report says...
"DWService enables remote access to systems via just a standard web browser."  Hmmm...   >:(

We've all of course heard of the likes of 'TeamViewer' etc etc, but this was a new one on me!!
I'll never trust those pricks again, as far as I can kick them !!   :box:

wraper:

--- Quote ---"DWService enables remote access to systems via just a standard web browser."
--- End quote ---
DWService you googled has nothing to do with any files from Drweb which may be named similarly. Doesn't it hit you that quote comes from a completely unrelated website? https://www.dwservice.net/en/overview.html

--- Quote ---I'll never trust those pricks again, as far as I can kick them !!   :box:
--- End quote ---
Rather don't trust your judgment skills.

GlennSprigg:

--- Quote from: wraper on July 18, 2021, 11:36:41 am ---
--- Quote ---"DWService enables remote access to systems via just a standard web browser."
--- End quote ---
DWService you googled has nothing to do with any files from Drweb which may be named similarly. Doesn't it hit you that quote comes from a completely unrelated website? https://www.dwservice.net/en/overview.html

--- Quote ---I'll never trust those pricks again, as far as I can kick them !!   :box:
--- End quote ---
Rather don't trust your judgment skills.

--- End quote ---

'wraper'...  we all have varying degrees of 'knowledge', and am sorry if you do not trust me...  No loss or gain!  :)
Anyway, prior to my obviously ill-informed rant, I did numerous look-ups regarding that executable. 
Here is yet 'another' one unrelated to my past queries...

It's strange that I had just installed/deleted/rebooted 'Dr. Web' just prior to 'Comodo's finding. Yes, there is a Site
attributed to that executable also, but maybe Dr. Web UTILIZE their services??  Not to mention the .exe starting with 'DW'.
Please don't just feel I'm some trouble making retard, in your sights from such Ivory towers....   |O

evb149:
If you actually want control of, visibility into, and relative security of what's running on your computer,
just run unix / linux.  With windows / mac / chrome / android / whatever similar there will guaranteed be a never ending stream
of unexplained, undocumented, and frankly unnecessary things installed on your machine which are either themselves unwanted / malware
or very commonly open the doors for such to come in by their bad design.

I mean really for all the "forced updates" they give do you ever even get a meaningful change log as to what has changed, and why?  No? Yeah.

Mr. Scram:

--- Quote from: evb149 on July 18, 2021, 06:11:44 pm ---If you actually want control of, visibility into, and relative security of what's running on your computer,
just run unix / linux.  With windows / mac / chrome / android / whatever similar there will guaranteed be a never ending stream
of unexplained, undocumented, and frankly unnecessary things installed on your machine which are either themselves unwanted / malware
or very commonly open the doors for such to come in by their bad design.

I mean really for all the "forced updates" they give do you ever even get a meaningful change log as to what has changed, and why?  No? Yeah.

--- End quote ---
Valid advice yet wholly useless to most. Suggesting Linux in response to any and all Windows issues isn't helpful. I wish the evangelical sort would realise this as they're doing more harm to the Linux community than good.

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