Is Viewpoint something to worry about?

Question

I was browsing through my Control Panel and discovered something called "Viewpoint" installed which I don't recall being there earlier. What is it? What does it do? Do I need it to run something else?

Answer

This question was answered on April 16, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Viewpoint is a program that is installed along with AOL or AIM It's not a spyware program, but it was installed without your knowledge and that's always something to be leery of The program is simply a viewer that's used for a program you've installed The software is something that claims to be a required part of the program you are using so removing it might cause a conflict with AOL or AIM You're doing a great job keeping on top of the programs on your computer

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Posted by Aaron of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 16, 2006