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"apple push" process on start-up?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by mattwo, Oct 20, 2011.

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  1. mattwo

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    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?
     
  2. lunarlander

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    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.
     
  3. mattwo

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    It is there. Filename: APSDaemon.exe
     
  4. lunarlander

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    You can un-check that item so that it doesn't start at login.
     
  5. mattwo

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    Already did. Just letting you know so you can look it up.
     
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