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McAfee detects "one time system change" daily--am I hijacked?

I've got an emachines home computer running McAfee firewall/virus protection, connected to internet through comcast broadband. Noticed computer going slow in recent months--especially when McAfee downloads virus updates. So I went to event logs in McAfee and see that there are daily notices that "system guard allows a one time change to computer" Reviewing details these are all for Sunkist process, program Digital Media Reader/readericon45G.exe and occur right after virus protection system is enabled.

Is this something I should be concerned about?

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  • jws2004 Dec 26, 2008

    Not so sure that's the case. After checking a few other sites, I found a thread that suggested malware can mimick the Sunkist digital reader program. I then checked my program files and found it had not been used/modified since 2006. So I decided to uninstall the program. After I did that, the McAfee still allowed a one time change for readericon45G.exe. Looks strange to me

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Readericon45g.exe is a process installed alongside Sunkist media card readers and provides additional configuration options for these devices. This program is a non-essential process to the running of the system, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.

noting to worry about.

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It is trhe procedure so not to worry will get to proper speed automatically.

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Readericon45G.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows XP is 139264 bytes.
The file is not a Windows core file. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 32% dangerous.

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