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What is MoneySide?

Suddenly appeard in IE

     

Marcia

12:58 am on Aug 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I uploaded a file and after looking at it, an icon for MoneySide appeared, added to the IE browser icons. At first I thought I'd picked up a BHO along the way somewhere and no way was I going to click on that to see what it was, so I searched and found this

[support.microsoft.com...]

Mention is made of Urlmap.exe in the Microsoft article, and signing in with Passport. For some reason this makes me very nervous, particularly the duality of what's on an individual's computer and a Passport sign-in. Can anyone tell what this is about, especially what any possible implications are?

iamlost

2:45 am on Aug 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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If you do not have MS Money (and if you do - why?) you may have a more serious problem. urlmap and similar names have been used by spyware and other nasties. Update your spy and virus ware and check.

urlmap.exe is installed with Microsoft Money (I know 2002 but perhaps also later versions) to interact with Money, IE, and the MoneySide applet to parse visited web pages for content matching personal financial information in Money. If found the MoneySide toolbar pops up allowing access to your Money data through IE.

Another MS "convenience". <censored>

To disable MoneySide (and urlmap.exe):

  1. click the MoneySide icon in IE
  2. select Help\Settings
  3. select Never under Open MoneySide

Note: MoneySide can still be opened manually if wanted. <censored>
 

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