Photoshop CS2 tryout version available now

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Marc Pawliger, Apr 28, 2005.

  1. Marc Pawliger, Apr 28, 2005
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    John Guest

    Marc, any comments on Adobelm_Cleanup.0001? It's a
    renamed executable, has a Macrovision Europe copyright
    notice, and apparently monitors networks for multiple
    instances of PS running on the same subnet.

    Shouldn't this be documented somewhere? You won't be
    scoring any points with network admins, most of whom
    will (or at least should) flag it as malware.
     
    John, Apr 28, 2005
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    Eric Gill Guest

    ....and for blocking, if it cannot be deleted without munging Photoshop.
     
    Eric Gill, Apr 28, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    You should be able to block it using a firewall. Whether PS will still
    run is a moot point though.

    --

    Hecate - The Real One

    Fashion: Buying things you don't need, with money
    you don't have, to impress people you don't like...
     
    Hecate, Apr 28, 2005
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  5. "John",

    This service cleans up any temporary files left by Photoshop. It runs
    as s separate process while Photoshop CS2 runs, and quits after
    Photoshop CS2 quits.

    You say "apparently monitors" - it does no such thing. What is your
    reason for saying it does?
    Photoshop CS2 can be configured by users to access Version Cue servers
    (the asset management servers that are part of CS and CS2) and that may
    cause some network activity at Photoshop CS2 launch. However this is
    only done when the user configures Photoshop CS2 to access these
    servers - it does not do so by default.

    --marc
     
    Marc Pawliger, Apr 29, 2005
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    John Guest

    Why would such a utility, if that's all it does, be written by
    Macrovision? You're claiming it doesn't do any kind of
    network monitoring related to licensing and/or activation?
    From publicly available information on Cleanup.exe, and from
    the utility's copyright notice. Again, why would a simple file
    cleanup util need to come from Macrovision?

    If you search Google you'll find cases of Macrovision's
    Cleanup.exe causing system slowdowns and crashes, and
    inquiries from concerned network admins about what this
    utility does.
    Thanks for the info.

    John
     
    John, Apr 29, 2005
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    Marc Pawliger, Apr 30, 2005
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    John Guest

     
    John, Apr 30, 2005
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    jjs Guest

    Almost certainly not. Adobe PS' creates the licensing executable when it
    starts up.
    You know that PS9 uses scratch files.
    Is this Computer Programming 101? Images are often active - polling for
    events, for example.
    It's called progress.
     
    jjs, Apr 30, 2005
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