What is it—infatica-service-app.exe?


Sammy888

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This was sitting in my scheduled task. It did not show up as being malicious when I went to scan it via VirusTotal. It was easily uninstalled. However, I'd like to know where it might have originated from, considering I have a new W11 installation. The full path is: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Infatica P2B\infatica-service-app.exe"
 

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Infatica is a proxy service. It is possible it got on your system as a "additional" app when you downloaded and installed something else. It's always VERY important to pay close attention when installing any piece of software that you check or uncheck the boxes that installs other pieces of software that you do not want. It's quite common for people to hit next-next-next when installing software without reading through each step of the installation process.
 

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Infatica is a proxy service. It is possible it got on your system as a "additional" app when you downloaded and installed something else. It's always VERY important to pay close attention when installing any piece of software that you check or uncheck the boxes that installs other pieces of software that you do not want. It's quite common for people to hit next-next-next when installing software without reading through each step of the installation process.
I do and this is why it's even more troubling where this came from.


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No. I have not heard of this extension.
 

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It is not any particular extension, but rather any extension that couples with them. I suspect if you delete the file you may either have no issues, or one of your extensions may break

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Hmm. This is puzzling. I confirmed with my other PCs which are synched with my Chrome browser and none of them have this file.

My only guess is not long ago Edge (which is not synched) pulled my Chrome extensions automatically without my permission. I then removed all the extensions Edge had installed. All my extensions run fine on Chrome.

I did perform a malware scan with Windows Defender and nothing was found. I think I'll install SUPERAntispyware and run it.
 

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Sammy888

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Hmm. This is puzzling. I confirmed with my other PCs which are synched with my Chrome browser and none of them have this file.

My only guess is not long ago Edge (which is not synched) pulled my Chrome extensions automatically without my permission. I then removed all the extensions Edge had installed. All my extensions run fine on Chrome.

I did perform a malware scan with Windows Defender and nothing was found. I think I'll install SUPERAntispyware and run it.
I just did some reviewing myself since I performed a Windows "Reset" earlier today and I used CCLeaner to reveal it was hiding as a scheduled task. I'm baffled myself where this came from. It appears nobody knows.
 

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