I have read elsewhere that -AUMagic is Windows ME Auto Update but I don't believe it! Yes, I know I shouldn't still be using ME but its my home pc and it does all I need.
A couple of years ago -AUMagic first asked for permission through ZoneAlarm - there was no info at ZoneAlarm and I hadn't done any updates
so denied it as policy. It then regularly asked for permission but since I hadn't noticed any detriment I continued to deny it. It was so persistent that I searched for it on Google and found not many but several references that its was ME Auto Update - but also one that said the IP address resolved to a spam site not Microsoft!
I checked that my ME was up-to-date with a manual visit to MS update - it was up-to-date even though -AUMagic was denied. I checked the IP address that -AUMagic resolved to at arin.net - it wasn't Microsoft. I think I searched for and deleted -AUMagic but that was sometime ago and I can't remember the details.
Anyway, it's back. This time I denied it but it started to run anyway (I may have inadvertently allowed it) - lots of processor activity - checked the ZoneAlarm control panel and sure enough it was -AUMagic that was running. Stopped it. Searched for it on my hard drive and can't find it. It's properties in ZoneAlarm programs show no details apart from a file size of '0'. The IP address associated with it resolves to my ISPs DNS server!
I have searched the ZoneAlarm alarm site and found no current references (although Google has some cached references from this forum which are inconclusive) - what is going on with -AUMagic?
Operating System:Windows ME
Product Name:ZoneAlarm Pro