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Windows 7: What is InitJsonInSvc.dat?

13 May 2017   #1
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 
What is InitJsonInSvc.dat?

While doing ‘maintenance’ on my wife’s computer, I noticed a ‘Temp’ folder under C:\.

It contains two files:
InitJsonInSvc.dat
InitJsonOutSvc.dat

Both are 1KB in size and dated yesterday, 5.12.17.

I Googled “what is InitJsonInSvc.dat” and some are reporting this as bad malware/virus. Not sure how a 1KB .dat file could be a virus, but I ran an AV scan anyway, as well as a MalwareBytes and Malicious Removal Tool scans as well. All came up clean.

There are also no programs installed that start with ‘Init…’ so nothing to uninstall there. Also there are no 'Init...' processes or services running either.

So I’m on my computer now and have the same files.

Both systems are running just fine.

Any ideas on where these files came from? Are they OK?

File contents:

InitJsonInSvc.dat
{
"instancedata" : {
"isDebug" : true,
"productVersion" : "17.4.3482.0"
}
}


InitJsonOutSvc.dat
{
"Results" : {
"Init" : 0
},
"SessionData" : {
"SessionId" : 1
}
}

.


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13 May 2017   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Json is related to JavaScript, used extensively by many webpages. Im sure everything is fine on your system.

Background info:
JSON
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13 May 2017   #3
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TDKMate View Post

File contents:

InitJsonInSvc.dat
{
"instancedata" : {
"isDebug" : true,
"productVersion" : "17.4.3482.0"
}
}

.
Possibly appears to be something added by Avast if indeed Avast is installed.

Avast 17.4.2294 (Build 17.4.3482.0)
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13 May 2017   #4
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Json is related to JavaScript, used extensively by many webpages. Im sure everything is fine on your system.

Background info:
JSON
Hi Golden. Thanks for the info. I actually read your link. Pretty interesting, but it seems like a steep learning curve. Yes, everything is running fine
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13 May 2017   #5
TDKMate

Win 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Possibly appears to be something added by Avast if indeed Avast is installed.

Avast 17.4.2294 (Build 17.4.3482.0)
You hit the proverbial nail on the head, Callender! Yes, Avast is installed on both machines, and yes again, once I found the version number, it does say: Avast 17.4.2294 (Build 17.4.3482.0)

The funny thing here is that one of the things I Googled was "product version 17.4.3482.0" but no results given.

Mystery solved; thanks Callender!
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