Strange entry in Services - what is this?

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Win XP Pro, SP2 with critical updates
Office 2003
AV - NOD32 v3
SuperAntiSpyware
Online Armor

While adjusting a setting in Administrative Tools/Services,
I noticed this as the first entry.  It is running and
startup is automatic

Name:
##ld_String1.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##

Description:
##ld_String2.6844F930_1628_4223_B5CC_5BB94B879762##

Logon as:      Local System

I ran Process Explorer and it showed no process with
anything like this.  I googled and got nothing either.

Any ideas as to what this might be?  Is it dangerous?  What
in the world is it doing?

TIA

Louise

Re: Strange entry in Services - what is this?


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It's for the mDNSResponder - part of the Bonjour software that gets
installed with Adobe Photoshop.  Supposedly it helps users configure some
kind of network sharing in a work environment.
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Re: Strange entry in Services - what is this?

Michael Cecil wrote:
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GREAT - that's harmless enough - thanks a lot.

BTW, since I'm not working in a network sharing environment,
can I disable it, thereby conserving resources?

Thanks.

Louise

Re: Strange entry in Services - what is this?


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I don't know.  If you disable it and Photoshop doesn't work, you can
always reinstall it.  

I'm sticking with an old version of Paintshop Pro.  :)
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Michael Cecil
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