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Netware Client for Windows - where does it come from?

By davidjbell ·
I support many Win XP PCs for a charity and have now come across two PCs on different sites on separate occasions that have had Netware Client installed 'somehow'. This blocks the friendly Welcome screen. Googling the web provides many pointers for it's removal but I can't find anything that says how it got there in the first place. Is it a sort of downloaded trojan that allows entry via a Client software vulnerability? Does anyone know likely sites that may have downloaded it. I'd like to avoid it happening again but cerainly AVG Internet Security doesn't spot it being installed.

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Oh how the mighty have fallen.....

by robo_dev In reply to Netware Client for Window ...

The Novell Netware Client is not a virus.

Someone, at some point, downloaded and installed the software to allow the PCs to connect to a Novell Netware server. It may be possible to uninstall the client, but re-imaging the PC would probably be a better solution.

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by A. Silva Ledesma In reply to Oh how the mighty have fa ...

as a user might install something without control?

+1 "...re-imaging the PC would probably be a better solution."

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This Novel Document may help you understand the Netware Client

by OH Smeg In reply to Netware Client for Window ...

http://www.novell.com/documentation/vista_client/readme/ncwv_readme.html

This question kind of reminds me of a comment I heard ages ago when some young kid asked me

Did I know that Paul McCarthy was in a Band before Wings? Makes me feel really old.

Col

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by seanferd In reply to This Novel Document may h ...

I overheard that same conversation, in a <i>record store</i>, between two young women. I was surprised they knew of Wings!

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by Jaqui In reply to This Novel Document may h ...

lol, or the one I heard a while back:
have you heard of this fantastic new band? their album is CCR's Greatest Hits.

~ROTFLMAO~
I had to ask them how it could be their "Greatest Hits" if it's a new band? You ran across a compilation disc of their best songs, but they been around a long time.

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by OH Smeg In reply to This Novel Document may h ...

Jaqui How about

One night on a Music Show being hosted by some young make believe singer coming out with a New Band he had just Discovered. It was Slade and then the newest album so at least it wasn't a Complation Album.

When I first heard the comments I thought a new band calling itself Slade but no it was the same old guys doing the same old thing. Just proves if you hang around long enough youngsters will find you and think you are new.

Col

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by seanferd In reply to This Novel Document may h ...

Good gravy, what a hoot!

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LOL, a trojan!

by seanferd In reply to Netware Client for Window ...

Google harder. You can't have missed Netware if you tried. It's from Novell, which was mostly bought by Attachmate recently, but their site still exists, with support and everything.

Your computers very likely came from a corporate environment. (Heck, the one I'm using right now came with a Netware client installed.)

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Novell Netware Client

by tintoman In reply to Netware Client for Window ...

Is used to enable the connection of a Windows PC to a Novell network, in other words a network which is controlled by a Netware server.
The Netware Clent was included as part of Windows XP and could be added as a service in the network adapter settings, this was necessary because Novell does not support TCP/IP protocol it uses IPX/SPX instead.
Novell is still used to some extent in schools and colleges, certainly in the area I live in anyway.

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by jimmie.bowen In reply to Novell Netware Client

Need to check again. I believe the Novell Client was used to connent Windows 95 through Windows 7 to Novell servers. It was not part of Win XP-rather a separate module you obtained from Novell. Netware supported TCP/IP from version 5.0 of the NOS and IPX/SPX, depending on what your choice was. Curent Version is 6.6 SP8 on last check. And yes it is used in schools and colleges, and businesses wordwide. In quite a few cases it has been upgraded to OES or Novells Linux product SUSE.

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