+ 1 Votes Oh how the mighty have fallen..... robo_dev 3 years ago 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. + 0 Votes Reponse To Answer seanferd 3 years ago Nope. It's Netware's client for Netware servers. + 1 Votes This Novel Document may help you understand the Netware Client OH Smeg 3 years ago 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 + 0 Votes LOL, a trojan! seanferd 3 years ago 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.) + 0 Votes Novell Netware Client tintoman 3 years ago 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. + 0 Votes An update to my question davidjbell 3 years ago Many thanks for the various replies. I should point out that the latest problem XP PC was one of four identical Dell Vostro PCs bought new by myself used on a site that doesn't even have a server let alone a Novell Netware one. So the question remains 'how did the software stack get installed?' or if pre-installed by Dell but left unticked 'how did it become ticked?' and why on only one of the four identical PCs sitting on the same peer-to-peer LAN? I'm still suspicious of some malware triggering this problem unless anyone knows otherwise. I'm well aware of what Novell and Netware is not how it appears where it shouldn't! BTW I got rid of it by uninstalling the stack in the LAN properties stack listing + 0 Votes I would suspect 'user error', not malware robo_dev 3 years ago I would suppose that somehow some user application installed it, but that's only a guess. I would tend to doubt that Dell would pre-install the netware client or even include it with their driver CD. Maybe years ago the user of the PC asked for advice on TR and somebody gave him or her some really wrong answer involving downloading and installing the Netware client???? + 0 Votes OK there where some Applications that Used Netware OH Smeg 3 years ago A while ago so I would say that you have to look at the Installed Software even some that may have been removed previously because it was no longer useful or had been upgraded. Some of the Specialized Software used by Business used the Netware Client as well as some games so that is where I would expect this to have come from. But none the less when whatever it was, was installed the User would have been prompted to install the Netware Client and probably did weather it was needed or not. Col + 0 Votes Thanks to all davidjbell 3 years ago Thanks again for the replies. It looks like someone may have tried to install a game or whatever and this was the result; the PCs have fairly open usage but not with Admin permissions. Interesting that at least some games might install the Client. + 0 Votes Netware Client for Windows JHarrsch 3 years ago Netware Client for Windows sounds like Microsofts's support for Netware. You will find Client for Netware listed under the adapters properties in control panel | Network Adapters. Novell's Client is best in a Netware environment.