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From "William A. Rowe, Jr." <>
Subject Re: Apache took over my PC :)
Date Thu, 22 Mar 2007 17:35:58 GMT

which should let more users amend this list with their observations
and research.

William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> An OS-savy friend just tossed me an inquiry of 'why is Apache.exe running on
> this PC?'  Phrased just a bit more clearly than 'why did Apache take over my
> computer?' but I trusted him to know the difference, so we started digging.
> Apparently, NVIDIA's Forceware Network Access Manager installs it's own copy
> of Apache 2.0.52 running as user LocalSystem (no apparent "Apache" service)
> in Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NetworkAccessManager\Apache Group\Apache2
> and uninstalling Forceware does remove this Apache2 server.
> Of course, the question arises, how many other products are bundling Apache2
> and leading to the litany of 'Apache took over my PC!' reports?
> I'm suggesting a page of products known to bundle Apache HTTP Server, to help
> users identify what's caused Apache.exe to be running on their PC.  Looking
> for suggestions of where that page should land?  Maybe even on the Wiki?
> An equivalent of rpm --what-provides would be sooo handy here.  In 20/20
> hindsight, the rename of Apache.exe to httpd.exe was a great idea ;-)
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