Service Question

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by JamesJ, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    I've googled the following and haven't gotten a satisfactory answer.
    What is Ag Core Service? It's in a folder C:\Program Files\AGI.
    Is it, I hope, a Windows Vista sp2 service.

    Thanks,
    James
     
    JamesJ, Jun 18, 2009
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  3. JamesJ

    DL Guest

    I would'nt have thought any Vista service, if service is what you realy
    mean, would install to program files.
    If you examine properties of the files does that not reveal anything?
     
    DL, Jun 18, 2009
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  4. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    There are the folowing subfolders:
    C:\Program Files\AGI\core\3.0\CMS.zip
    C:\Program Files\AGI\core\3.0\common.zip
    C:\Program Files\AGI\core\3.0\windows.zip

    Properties of files and folders tell me nothing ecepth that the folder was
    created on June 9, 2009
    There are no readme files.
     
    JamesJ, Jun 18, 2009
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  5. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    It shows in Services as AGCoreService.

    Properties of files and folders tell me nothing except that the folder was
    created on June 9, 2009.
     
    JamesJ, Jun 18, 2009
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  6. It's related to he python programming language. Something is using it since
    I got updates to it installed at 7am this morning. There seem to be
    references to Visual C++. Baffles me too what program is using it.
     
    Reinder de Boer, Jun 19, 2009
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  7. JamesJ

    JamesJ Guest

    I went into services and disabled it. I'll see if any of my programs
    complain.

    James
     
    JamesJ, Jun 19, 2009
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    cwenger

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    James

    AG Core Services was installed and activated on my computer by Webshots. I use Webshots for my desktop and screen saver. I found that when I disabled AG Core Services my computer crashed (Blue Screen Of Death) repeatedly, with different messages each time, but only when Webshots was running.

    I had to uninstall Webshots, reboot, then reinstall the latest version from Webshots website. So far, so good...

    By the way, I am running Windows XP Pro w/SP 3, so Vista may behave differently if you disable AG Core Services.

    Cliff
     
    cwenger, Jul 4, 2009
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  9. JamesJ

    Coyotepal Guest

    I just accessed my account today at EGreetings.com which I hadn't used for
    some time and found that I had to download their desktop search toolbar in
    order to send ecards...which was a new request. I do not like unnecessary
    tool bars so I decided to uninstall the program with Revo Uninstaller and
    found the that the AGI Core 3.0 had been downloaded to my computer as
    "C:\Program File\AGI\core\3.0\AGApplicationInstaller.exe." It was downloaded
    on this date when I was using E Greetings. I believe it is an application
    used by Egreetings for their visuals and apps. I am leaving it for now but
    can always disable it at "services" as James did and see what happens.
    Coyotepal
     
    Coyotepal, Jul 4, 2009
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  10. JamesJ

    Coyotepal Guest

    I am new at this so please check my post on July 4th for my experience with
    AG Core. AG Core was added when I downloaded an EGreetings toolbar. So you
    might want to check recent downloads for "interactive" type software. I run
    Windows XP Pro but it probably is the same with Vista.
    Coyotepal
     
    Coyotepal, Jul 5, 2009
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    James, i'm running XP but I'm running a pretty good "uninstall" program and when i attempted to uninstall WEBSHOTS Desktop my uninstaller offered Ag Core and its directories to remove when pulling WEBSHOTS.....just an FYI...

    I'd been wondering what it was for a few days myself and it WAS about the time i installed webshots that Ag showed up in my task manager...
    Bob
     
    thatjerseyguy, Jul 6, 2009
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  12. I ran into it a week ago when it crashed the pc twice- looke
    in task manager, and there it was, chewing up 50-80% of my cpu
    Properties was no help, so I googled it & found y'all

    With the Egreetings clue, I found that it 1st appeared when I update
    WebShots. They are owned by American Greetings

    © 2008 AGC, Inc. All trademarks are property of AG.com Inc. unles
    otherwise noted. All Rights Reserved
    Inserted from <http://www.aginteractive.com/about_history.html

    (About 8 other boards much techier than I can ever be are talking abou
    malware, reformatting, dangers of disabling a Vista service... you ar
    the only one that had a clue!
    I've had Webshots since they started, 12-15 years? and would miss it
    but unless I can run it without AGInterference, I'm out of there. It'
    not just the trouble it causes, but the sneaky way it flie
    un-identifiably under the radar
     
    bibliofeelyak, Jul 28, 2009
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    Coyotepal Guest

     
    Coyotepal, Jul 28, 2009
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  14. JamesJ

    tangentjohn Guest

    It is also part of Webshots if you are runnng that
     
    tangentjohn, May 8, 2010
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