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  • Started 6 years ago by hurtingbad
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hurtingbad
Posts: 257

What is flexnet connect from Macrovision? Do I need It?I have it all over in my program files.If I don't need it I would like to delete it.It seems to be taking up a lot of space.I have windows vista home premium in a desk top.

Posted 6 years ago
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Aleeve
Aleeve
Posts: 2818

Flexnet electronically delivers updates, patches and the like to your installed software. Do you actually need it or can you download necessary updates manually yourself?
Use this website if you need any more help: http://www.acresso.com/product.....onnect.htm

Posted 6 years ago
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ScottW
ScottW
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Ugh! I hate those stupid software updaters that get installed with other applications. It's bad enough to have Windows Update running all the time and AV software updates. Now, Adobe has an updater, Apple has an updater for iTunes & QuickTime, and now we have Macrovision. At least Macrovision is trying to consolidate applications, but it's not enough. There are just too many updaters -- I have uninstalled all the app updaters above and instead use Secunia's PSI to check for application updates on my schedule.
https://psi.secunia.com/

Posted 6 years ago
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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
Posts: 13598

Apart from antimalware progs. No auto updates.

Posted 6 years ago
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hurtingbad
Posts: 257

thank you.I am pretty new at computers.I saw all flexnet and wondered if I needed it.Now that I know I don't I will delete it

Posted 6 years ago
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barngal
Posts: 3

Did you delete it successfully? I have this program and it is corrupted (I read that it has some ?Active X vulnerability?) Anyways, it will not let me uninstall any programs, it has taken over my Windows uninstall program. I can't delete any applications and my windows installer box flashes all the time, saying
"unsuccessful install" or something like that.
I have not been able to remove this application -- please help!
I can't update my Adobe reader, because I can't uninstall Adobe 6 as instructed... this is the worst problem I've had.
Is there a way to quarantine this program? MacAffee doesn't recognize it as a problem...

Posted 5 years ago
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whs
whs
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In case you did not see that in the other thread (that you hijacked): The REVO uninstaller may do the trick http://www.revouninstaller.com/

Posted 5 years ago
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