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Windows 7: Mozilla Prism startup program


29 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 
Mozilla Prism startup program

What is this and why is it in my start up tabs?
I read this:
https://mozillalabs.com/en-US/prism/

But I still don't understand fully. Can I uncheck this? It says the project is inactive anyway.



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29 Jan 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Delete same, as project died a few years ago. As to how you obtained it, that I don't know.
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29 Jan 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

WTF, I went to where the "Command" address points to, and it is OpenVPN. Is OpenVPN operated by Mozilla? I don't get it.
And why is it called prism.. that's just creepy.
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29 Jan 2014   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrorist96 View Post
WTF, I went to where the "Command" address points to, and it is OpenVPN. Is OpenVPN operated by Mozilla? I don't get it.
And why is it called prism.. that's just creepy.
1. Google is your friend, so just use it, or another search engine to look up "OpenVPN." As previously instructed, simply delete Prism and move on.

2. There is nothing whatsoever creepy about the name "Prism," which is just a name like any other name for software.
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29 Jan 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Not Myself View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by terrorist96 View Post
WTF, I went to where the "Command" address points to, and it is OpenVPN. Is OpenVPN operated by Mozilla? I don't get it.
And why is it called prism.. that's just creepy.
1. Google is your friend, so just use it, or another search engine to look up "OpenVPN." As previously instructed, simply delete Prism and move on.

2. There is nothing whatsoever creepy about the name "Prism," which is just a name like any other name for software.
I have been Googling this whole time. I do acknowledge that I have OpenVPN, but I don't understand why it's labeled as "Prism" in my startup tab in msconfig and why the manufacturer is "Mozilla Foundation"
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02 Feb 2014   #6

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OpenVPN is a product of Mozilla Foundation and the product is called Prism

Malware scan of openvpn-client.exe (Prism) ec59ab7ca74fba696e393b2f2add4750a5ffb637 - herdProtect

Startup File (User Run)
openvpn-client.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'openvpn-client.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\OpenVPN Technologies\OpenVPN Client\prism\openvpn-client.exe.

OpenVPN Client - Should I Remove It?

openvpn-client.exe is known as Prism and it is developed by Mozilla Foundation

What is openvpn-client.exe ? openvpn-client.exe info

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