Subject RE: [firebird-support] self-uninstalling firebird???
Author Alan McDonald
> Sounds like I'm crazy, but:
> Has anyone ever experienced a firebird installation vanishing
> from one
> day to another from a computer?
> Within three weeks it's now the second time that a user's calling me,
> telling that my program isn't running any longer.
> This program's installed usually on a server together with FB
> (1.5.5, SS
> Win) and executed as a scheduled task via a batch script every day or
> every week or so.
> As usual the customers claimed they didn't uninstall firebird, but if
> you have a look at the machine there's no more service left
> and in the
> firebird program directory just the modified files (like
> security.fdb,
> aliases.conf) and some batch-scripts in the bin-directory
> (which I use
> for backup and adding Admin user) are left, everything else is gone.
> Just as a regular de-installation does.
> When that happened the first time I was sure the customer did
> that, but
> now that it happened again at another site I start wondering
> if there's
> some tool (antivirus or whatever) out there which might be
> running the
> uninstallation routine.
> In both cases the server is set up and usually not used by
> anyone else
> (login) and just left alone.
> Luc.

I don't think you're crazy - I think they're crazy. Someone is doing it.