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What does MAAgent.exe do?  Is this spyware?

Posted on 2006-11-29
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I just noticed this entry in my startup, "C:\program files\MarkAny\ContentSafer\

The reference is for this is:  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
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Is MAAgent.exe a trojan horse or spyware?  I have run Ewido, Spybot, Adaware and Avast, and it shows my computer as being clean.
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sirbounty earned 2000 total points
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Found this:

MarkAny have provided for the past seven years solutions for copyright protection of digital content in the age of digital media. MarkAny has been a leader in DRM technology and products by providing excellent solutions to various content providers, from one-line content service, off-line content service, to mobile content service.

ref: http://www.markany.com/eng/pro02.htm

Doesn't 'look' like spyware what I've seen...
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by:arnold
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Did you install some proprietary music/video/images DRM reliant application? www.markany.com seems to be a DRM solution.
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by:haim96
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Attacking piracy at the source: CDs
http://news.com.com/2100-1023-243806.html

acording to this article this is DRM software, could be used by SONY music cd...
http://www.managingrights.com/2005/11/sonybmg_drm_hid.html

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by:sunilswain
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Hi,

 Its a Mallware or Trojan....better have it removed by HijackThis or Spybot!
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by:sirbounty
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sunilswain - do you have any reference that shows this?  
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by:jimmymcp02
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agree with everyone above not spyware
DMR solution
http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_zd4167/is_200304/ai_n9517051
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by:ThinasDad
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Yes, I just purchased a Samsung MP3 player, and installed their software.  

I could not identify it, even with a google search, so thank you all for your responses.  I appreciate it.
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by:sunilswain
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Hi,
       Though its for Digital Rights software from MarkAny....many forums treat as Mallware eg:
http://forums.spywareinfo.com/lofiversion/index.php/t73803.html
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