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Old 01-30-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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Is it dangerous?

I am running windows xp with webroot internet security essentials, and my firewall detected that googleupdatetaskmachinecore.job was trying to...do something. Not very good with computers. Excuse my ignorance.

I ran a virus scan with webroot, and nothing was detected.

what is googleupdatetaskmachinecore.job?

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Old 01-30-2010, 10:42 AM   #2
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If this is something simple, please don't worry about embarrassing me!

I'm hoping this is something that's no big deal.

Please help!

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Hi -

Do you use Google Chrome browser, Google Earth, Google Updater, Picasa or other Google applications? I believe this is a scheduled task to keep Google applications such as above updated. I just installed Google Earth on a machine, and I have that .job file now.

======Scheduled tasks folder======

C:\WINDOWS\tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore.job
C:\WINDOWS\tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA.job

Should be no big deal.
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I have a google toolbar in my internet explorer, but - I don't believe I've ever run google earth, etc.

I don't think I've ever heard of it become stopped by my firewall app.

hasn't popped up since, though.

Thanks so much for the reply. Don't know how to really check into things like where the "scheduled tasks" folder is, etc.

Thanks again. I just really am not good with computers.
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Let's have a look.
  • Download RSIT by random/random and save it to your desktop.
  • Double click RSIT.exe to start the tool and click Continue at the disclaimer.
  • When the scan completes it will open a log named log.txt maximized, and a log named info.txt minimized.
  • Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of log.txt here.
  • Please attach info.txt to your post.
To attach a file to a new post, simply
  1. Click the[Manage Attachments] button under Additional Options > Attach Files on the post composition page, and
  2. copy and paste the following into the "Upload File from your Computer" box:
    C:\rsit\info.txt
  3. Click Upload.



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Can I remove whatever this tool is after this is finished?
What will this download do? I'm not trying to be difficult!

I know you're probably only trying to help, but now I'm paranoid about installing something from this forum! (I'm a new member)

I did have a look in my Control Panel/Performance and Maintenance/Scheduled Tasks/... and found googleupdatetaskmachinecore

C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore

I have the C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA as well in there.
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It's a simple tool which allows us analysts a look at various sections of the machine. It's how we do things here.

It seems you're not interested. You should be fine. Those tasks are not a threat.
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