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Kudos0

MySpace IM

My wife downloaded MYSpace IM with Skype today on her standard account. UAC did not pop up for her to enter password, and it only downloaded it to her account. It shows up on her install/uninstall screen. On my standard account and on the Administrative account, which we don't use, it doesn't show up. also, it doesn't show up in NIS 2009 under internet settings, instant messenger scan, configure. when I click on check for new IM programs it comes up as no new IM programs found. So my 3 questions are

1.Why didn't UAC pop up and ask for a password?

2.Is my computer being protected while myspace IM is on my computer even though it doesn't show up in NIS 2009 instant messenger scan programs screen?

3. Should I uninstall it from her account and install it under the administrative account and see if it installs to each account and shows up on NIS 2009?

Message Edited by TooStrong on 04-19-2009 09:10 PMMessage Edited by TooStrong on 04-19-2009 09:11 PM

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Kudos0

Re: MySpace IM

My wife downloaded MYSpace IM with Skype today on her standard account. UAC did not pop up for her to enter password, and it only downloaded it to her account. It shows up on her install/uninstall screen. On my standard account and on the Administrative account, which we don't use, it doesn't show up. also, it doesn't show up in NIS 2009 under internet settings, instant messenger scan, configure. when I click on check for new IM programs it comes up as no new IM programs found. So my 3 questions are

1.Why didn't UAC pop up and ask for a password?

2.Is my computer being protected while myspace IM is on my computer even though it doesn't show up in NIS 2009 instant messenger scan programs screen?

3. Should I uninstall it from her account and install it under the administrative account and see if it installs to each account and shows up on NIS 2009?

Message Edited by TooStrong on 04-19-2009 09:10 PMMessage Edited by TooStrong on 04-19-2009 09:11 PM
Kudos0

Re: MySpace IM

1.Why didn't UAC pop up and ask for a password?

 When you run a setup program, UAC should automatically prompt you to run it as an administrator using the UAC prompt (which Microsoft calls the “consent” prompt). It should have prompted you, but for some reason, Vista didn’t realize it needed Administrator rights. That's why there is no prompt for Administrator Password. It won’t hurt to check the software developer’s(MySpace.com) website for a version of the program made for Vista; that may fix the problem.

2.Is my computer being protected while myspace IM is on my computer even though it doesn't show up in NIS 2009 instant messenger scan programs screen?

Only the following IM clients are supported by Instant Messenger Scan in Norton 2009 program(this is as per design):

  • Yahoo Messenger 5.0 through 6.1, and 9.0 or later

  • MSN Messenger 6.0 or later

  • AOL Instant Messenger 4.7 through 5.9

  • Trillian Instant Messenger Client 3.1 or later

There won't be any security to block the threats when you transfer the files through MySpace IM when you use Norton 2009. But still, the AutoProtect(Real time protection) will scan those files once it gets transfered to your computer and remove/quarantine it if any threat is found. So there is enough security over your computer, which you need not worry about. Auto-Protect scans files for viruses, Trojan horses, and worms any time that the files are accessed, such as when they are copied, moved, run, or opened. Auto-Protect intercepts any run, open, or create activity and scans the file before allowing the action to continue. These scans are transparent to the user and have little, if any, noticeable effect on system performance.

3. Should I uninstall it from her account and install it under the administrative account and see if it installs to each account and shows up on NIS 2009?

Yes, you can try to install it from Administrator Account so that it will show up on all user accounts. But, it won't show up in NIS settings.

Kudos0

Re: MySpace IM

I also noticed that since Myspace IM was downloaded to our laptop, while the computer is on, but not on the internet, every 2 or 3 minutes a message appears in my NIS 2009 history that reads

"an instance of C:\Windows\System32\SearchFilterHost.exe is preparing to access the internet"

while I am on the internet this message does not appear in my NIS 2009 history

I have seen this message before in my history just not this often, and a google search says searchfilterhost.exe is a legitimate program,

it only started today after MySpace IM was downloaded. So is the MySpace program making it run so often? and what does searchfilterhost.exe do? and should I care about it running so often?

Kudos0

Re: MySpace IM

Hi TooStrong,

Are you running Windows Vista? Searchfilterhost.exe is a service that helps indexing and searching and apparently introduced in Vista. 

Here are some of the links that can help you understand it better.

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowssearch/thread/bcde469f-3e9e-40a5-b102-9ac12ac6e718

http://www.techsupportforum.com/security-center/general-computer-security/245116-searchfilterhost-exe.html

Thanks,

TomV

Norton Forums Moderator

Symantec Corporation

<<Edit: Corrected a typo>>

Message Edited by TomV on 04-22-2009 11:15 PM
Kudos0

Re: MySpace IM

It has also been added to XP to some extent after an update, I noticed it running as part of the "searchindexer" 

Quads 

Kudos0

Re: MySpace IM

Good catch Quads!

I notice that too.

TomV

Kudos0

Re: MySpace IM

Yeah now my Windows search doesn't work an it's not in the add/remove programs. Gulp

 Quads

Message Edited by Quads on 04-23-2009 07:57 PM

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