BACKWEB-8876480.EXE - What the hell is that ?
Can someone tell me why this file (BACKWEB-8876480.EXE-
google for it - BACKWEB-8876480.
Do you have F-Secure anti-virus installed?
On this general topic, that page says:
I have backWeb-7288971.exe and that came with my Kodak digital camera and is in a folder named "Software Update"
It's not so much adware as optional update checking ware, similar to that built into XP. It's quite easily turned off.
Whehe! Great !!
I just ran RegScrubZP on my system and it found a registry key for BackWeb-8876480.exe but says the run file does not exist. I told it to fix the problem. In running RegScrubXP a second time the file was no longer there. After a reboot I ran RegScanXP again and the file is back in the registry in the Run section. As suggested previously I went to the Logitech Desktop Manager to tell it not to run this software and both boxes are already unchecked. How do I get tid of this?
you can "run" msconfig in your run window and
Process File: backweb-8876480 or backweb-8876480.exe
Steve in Ohio
I just got the mx510 and it had this backweb installed. Norton caught it a couple time when I booted my system up and I thought that I had it removed. Come to find out it is still running and I chat on a chat program known as paltalk and here someone highjacked my handle and now I can't get it back. Running tools to remove it completely from my system now. I say get rid of it, it will only cause you headaches if you keep it.
I Installed a wire-less Logitech keyboard and also found this creature on my 'puter. Have gone to msconfig, start and found the following entry and check box: Checkbox "LDM" " \Program\Backweb-8876480.exe" I un-checked the box and it shows up checked after the next re-start. There seems to be no way to un-check this and not have it load on start-up, and re-check itself everytime. Any sugestions on howto dis-able this animal.
Back web is nothing more than away of updating your software for your Logitech components. Many applications include something similar to this as a convenience to the customer. For example: there are windows automatic updates and norton anti-virus automatic updates as well. Unfortunately sometimes software will conflict with other software. The best way to fix backweb is to never install it. In the initial install do a custom install instead of the standard install. When you install the software do not install anything related to system updates or the Logitech manager. If you do this your Logitech components will work just fine as well as your computer. Once backweb is installed you can try unchecking it, restore your computer to a previous point, try msconfig or in my case I did a complete system restore to factory settings. I have since re-installed all of my Logitech components for ex: wireless keyboard and mouse, webcam, momo, and joystick and have had no problems when I did the custom install. The best way to fix it is not to install the updates ever. Other than the backweb my Logitech components are pretty cool to use and I will keep buying more.
I have not installed any new hardware in over a year including my Logitech mouse. This BACKWEB-8876480.EXE did not appear until a few weeks ago. Explain that my hombres.
I just found out that backWeb-7288971.exe is a VIRUS, but its spelled exactly like that. I have no logitech products, luckily, I have a firewall installed...but that is not solving the problem.
backWeb-7288971.exe came from the installation of a new Kodak camera dock. It detects an internet connection and searches for upgrades. No telling what it sends back to the hive.
Uninstalling the Kodak software using Control Panel->Add/Remove Programs doesn't get rid of the updater (backWeb-7288971.exe) either. It's still in Start->Programs->Startup, and there is a Start-> Programs->Kodak folder in the menu (without an Uninstall option either). Not very user-friendly from a reputable company like Kodak.
When i installed my Logitech mouse driver, it came up with an option to install the update messenger... so the fact that it sends details to Logitech without the user knowing it is false...
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