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   Re: XML Spy and ICComNet

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  • From: Bob Kline <bkline@rksystems.com>
  • To: "David E. Cleary" <davec@progress.com>
  • Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 17:53:18 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 11 May 2000, David E. Cleary wrote:

> I've just installed the beta version of XML Spy. Shortly thereafter, I
> discovered a process called ICComNet.exe was running on my machine. Upon
> further investigation, I found:
> 1. this file was installed by XML Spy in my \WinNT directory
> 2. that it was created by a German company
> 3. that it is an out of process COM server
> 4. That the type library includes methods FindServer, SendDatagram etc.
> I'm curious if anyone knows anything about this file. It smells like a
> trojan horse to me. I could not find ANYTHING about this file while
> searching the web or discussion groups.

I noticed the same things (my firewall immediately popped up lots of
questions about whether I wanted the application to be permitted to
access the local network, the internet, and even act as a server!).  I
said "no" to all these questions of course.  I came to the same
tentative conclusion you did.

Bob Kline

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