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what is CodeMeter and why is it running on my CentOS box?

I just stumbled over /var/log/CodeMeter, which contains a number of large
log files.

I know I'm getting old and forgetful, but I can't remember intentionally
installing that package.

Yum just says "installed" instead of listing a repo.

Looking at codemeter.com, it seems to work with something called a
"cm stick". I don't have one, don't want one, and never heard of them.

Is there any reason I should be leery of just "yum remove"ing the
package?

thanks!

Fred

Comments

Re: what is CodeMeter and why is it running on my CentO

By John R Pierce at 08/12/2017 - 21:49

On 8/12/2017 6:25 PM, Fred Smith wrote:

sounds like its dongle based copy protection for some application
program. you running any small market big dollar applicaitons, like
CAD? they are the most frequent user of such services.

Re: what is CodeMeter and why is it running on my CentO

By fred smith at 08/12/2017 - 22:00

On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 06:49:01PM -0700, John R Pierce wrote:
Nope. not me. home desktop/mailserver/play/light-coding box.

could it be part of some exploit?