You can trust gatherNetworkInfo.vbs

While tweaking my new laptop with a Windows 10 (latest build) installation, I found a little entry with SysInternals’ AutoRuns for a gatherNetworkInfo.vbs script.
My first idea was: Malware!

Then I started viewing the script and was very quickly convinced that it wasn’t malware.
The script was easy to read and understand, so I started to Google and figure out what this was.
Alex Verboon has made a blog post about this script, which apparently has been a part of Windows Client since Windows 7!…

After reading his post I was fully convinced that this script was safe and could do no harm.
I’m only wondering what its use would be… but for now I don’t have time to investigate.

Just wanted to let you know that it’s not malware and you can go about and do your business again 🙂


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