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20-Oct-2011, 08:37 PM #1
"apple push" process on start-up?
I've been suspecting I may have a virus or hacker for a while now, and then suddenly I start my computer and a process called "Apple Push" is open.

From what I glanced over on it, Apple Push shouldn't even be able to run on windows. And a hacker may be able to abuse it if it was a hacker who got it to run on windows.

What gives?
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20-Oct-2011, 08:53 PM #2
open a command prompt and type in 'msconfig'. In that program is a tab called 'Startup'. See if you see 'Apple Push' there.

To check out your suspicions on a virus. Go run some online virus scans. Google for 'online scan' and you should see them : Trendmicro Housecall, ESET, Kapersky, BitDefender, Panda . It is important that you run several of them because in order for a vendor to spot a virus, they first have to capture it, analyse it and derive a signature. And there are simply too many new viruses appearing every day.
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20-Oct-2011, 09:40 PM #3
It is there. Filename: APSDaemon.exe
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21-Oct-2011, 04:53 PM #4
You can un-check that item so that it doesn't start at login.
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21-Oct-2011, 09:27 PM #5
Already did. Just letting you know so you can look it up.
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