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Windows 7: OOTAG, is it spyware?

18 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
OOTAG, is it spyware?

I,ve recently purchased a Acer laptop with Windows 7 home premium pre installed, there is a exe file "OOTAG.EXE" which appears to originate with Microsoft but if googled various websites say its spyware or malware but others say its a genuine MS file does anybody know which? ps it doesn't appear to have done any harm sofar.
Tony.

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18 Jan 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Open the files properties and see if it is a Microsoft file...
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18 Jan 2011   #3

 
 

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18 Jan 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

It looks to be something that is bundled with Acer
C:\Program Files (x86)\Acer\OOBEOffer\OOTag.exe


OOBE is an acronym for Out Of Box Experience ... some kind of marketing.
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18 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks Jaycee, Sounds sensible, I've stopped it loading in msconfig, m/c boots up quicker now.
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18 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

See if it's in 'services' too. Set it to stop and disable it.
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18 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

O.K. Thanks.
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