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New entry in "running services"

This is the first time( courtesy of MS antispyware) I have seen this entry in my "running services" in fact there are two identical entries

Apache HTTP Server
File name: apache.exe

Description: Apache HTTP Server
Publisher: Apache Software Foundation
File path: C:\NVIDIA\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2\bin\apache.exe
File version: 2.0.49.0
Copyright: Copyright © 2000-2004 The Apache Software Foundation.

Technical Details:
Original file name: Apache.exe.exe
MD5: 47a65aa6a4b7c247a61350d1e79b9ff9

I do have a nvidia card, but this has never shown up before and no other details are available
Apache HTTP Server sounds a bit sinister, thoughts anybody?
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Registered: 05-04-2007

New entry in "running services"

You've not heard of apache? It's a webserver program thingy, PN use it for our webspace iirc.
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lol, the only apache I know of has a bow and arrow, goes by the name of "hump by moonlight" and drinks whitemans fire water.
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It's for administering the NV firewall. I don't have it installed but I'd guess it will be listening at http://localhost/

If it you don't use it I wouldn't see any harm in uninstalling it.
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@paulwade link to apache home page: http://www.apache.org/
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Thanks, though they must be in a bad way, as they are asking for folks to donate old cars :lol:
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Oh gawd, they are too :shock:

Apache is a webserver.

Have you installed any PHP or MySQL packages on your system?
Have you installed any web development packages?

Apache is apretty much legitimate, you just need to figure out why you have it.
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No to all of them
The last thing I installed, which was today, was adobe reader.
Although I find pdf files clunky and not very user friendly, I needed it for the dreaded Inland Revenue site.
OMG, is the taxman spying on me now.
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As said before apache is a free webserver app, and a damn fine one so ive been told, this is probably related to someother software you have installed that uses something along the lines of a web interface for help or the actual application

If this isnt the case, this is worst case scenario time, i would seriously consider checking to see if your pc has been compromised because somebody could be running a porn site from your machine (chance would be a fine thing lol) or something along those lines

type 127.0.0.1 into your web browser, as in theory, this will show you the contents of the apache site
moorhouses
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Registered: 30-07-2007

New entry in "running services"

not always the case mind. I run an apache webserver, and you can setup virtual hosts that only server the pages contained to machines that request the files via the correct domain name.
You need to find httpd.conf (which will be there as its part of apache).

Within that you can find
<VirtualHost 127.0.0.1>
ServerName BOB
Document Root C:\Windows\
</VirtualHost>
<VirtualHost www.lots of porn.com>
ServerName PORN SITE
Document Root C:\Documents and Settings\Moorhouses\PORN
</VirtualHost>

That way you can find out what is hosted on your machine, as your 127.0.0.1 approach will only show one part of the server.