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Windows 7: Why is codemeter from WIBU systems on my system and running?

30 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Why is codemeter from WIBU systems on my system and running?

I was looking at what programs Norton is allowing through the firewall and saw an entry for codemeter (WIBU Systems AG). I checked and it is in my registry as well as being a service that gets automatically started. I can find no instance of any of the WIBU license certification software being installed on my machine nor does any of it ring a bell. I suspect that it might be being installed by some other software on my system but I really can't find any evidence of that either. It produces log files with lots of entries about "private keys" etc but I don't see any evidence that it ever communicates or is communicated with across the firewall.

Does anyone know anything about codemeter and how it might have gotten installed?

Thanks in advance,


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30 Jan 2013   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I don't really know but I have a idea you might want to check. I can't find any trial version but you can check the Norton installation and see if its a little on. I don't know why that would be. Also check if it came with any CAD programs that you might have. Something in the area of engineering, chemistry, architecture, ect.

CodeMeter from Wibu-Systems: Secure protection & license management of software and digital content - Wibu-Systems
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31 Jan 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thanks. I don't have any of the programs that [might] use a dongle.

I removed it from the firewall, deleted the directory and all of its files, disabled the service and deleted the registry entry before rebooting.

So far nothing has complained. I guess it'll just remain a mystery as to what originally installed it.
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21 Aug 2014   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

Sorry to bring such an old post up but all of a sudden I'm seeing CodeMeter in my system tray and it was bugging the heck outta me why or what installed it. I finally figured out it was the music software REASON that installs it...i guess for their "ignition key" feature that allows a USB stick with the license to be used over a network.

So if there's software that allows some type of USB stick to run a license over a network..that's what probably installed it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Aug 2014   #5

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Thanks for the information. You never know that information might help many others.
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