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Windows Media SDK

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rude_Dog, May 10, 2007.

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  1. Rude_Dog

    Rude_Dog Thread Starter

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    (Compaq 2100 laptop, WinXPhome)

    What is Windows Media SDK, and why is it on my computer? I see it pop up on Spybot S&D scans. AFAIK, SDK stands for Software Development Kit. Since I'm not developing any Windows Media software, I figure I don't need it on my computer. Should I remove it? It doesn't show up in the Add/Remove programs list. How do I remove it?

    Thanks....
     
  2. Rude_Dog

    Rude_Dog Thread Starter

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    Bump!

    OK, so from another thread that I started and was closed, we have (looks like MS boilerplate):

    I've never installed any Windows SKD items, what's it doing on my computer?

    I checked add/remove programs, but Windows Media SDK isn't listed as something to remove. If it's not essential, I'd really rather disable it or remove it.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  3. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Just because it appears in a spybot scan doesn't mean you actually have it on your computer

    Is it appearing in the list of scanned objects or tasks that spybot does or is it in an actual spybot report

    You are not giving a lot of information to be able to help you
     
  4. Rude_Dog

    Rude_Dog Thread Starter

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    When Spybot scans, one of the things it reports is "usage tracks", which are usually information items stored in the registry about how I've used my computer. In a typical scan, 3 of these items appear under the heading Windows Media SDK.

    Perhaps my question should be what's making these registry entries that Spybot seems to indicate are from Windows Media SDK?

    I'll post again with the specific registry entries as soon as they show up in another scan.
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    they are just useage tracks and are nothing to do with Windows Media SDK as described earlier but are spybot's name for the media player useage tracks

    just ignore them or delete them as you feel suitable

    however it's pointless deleting them as they will come back every time you boot windows
     
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    Rude_Dog Thread Starter

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    OK, so the following items showed up in my Spybot scan under the title Windows Media SDK.

    Whereas Media Player usage tracks show up in the Spybot scan under the title MS Media Player as follows:
     
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