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Old 10-25-08, 09:42
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Hello all,

This morning I noticed an unusall icon in my systray. When I clicked on it Zone Alarm popped up saying that Macrovision software manager wants to access the trusted zone. I have never heard of this before so I denied it.

Software manager popped up and said
New updates & messages
Please wait. The Software Manager is locating the program updates available for your system.
Warning: some messages may not have been delivered to you. Please contact your software vendor to obtain these updates.


9.1
Critical UpdatesDateSizeUpdate Manager Critical Update October 2008 - New *2008-10-20 2.14 MBThis update helps resolve various issues found in Update Manager. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
Don't show this again
* - Must be installed separately from other updates.
Important UpdatesDateSizeCritical MessagesDateSizeImportant MessagesDateSize

Has anyone ever heard of this before?
Is it safe?

This is at the bottom of the pop up:
Copyright© 2001-2006 Macrovision Europe Ltd., Macrovision Corporation

Thank you in advance,

Dan
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Hi Dan

Yes had this before and Macrovision owns Installshield and at times that updater pops up, called IIRC FLEXnet or with file name of ISUSPM.exe ( so what was the file name blocked by ZA? as in the .exe )

Personally if this one is in my run hive aka startups to Windows I delete it from the Startups, can use StartupCPL to disable or delete this as its just the updater app.


Macrovision are a safe and legit company, but blocking it with ZoneAlarm will cause no issues.
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Hi Halo,
Many thanks for the info. I did not notice what the .exe was when ZA popped up.
I do have ISUSPM.exe in task manager processes and will disable it.

Thanks again,
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