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Why do I have Bradford Persistent Agent on my computer?

I have looked it up, but it doesn't say anything about having it on a home computer. It's a laptop and not a school laptop. I have looked it up and found a lot about schools using it to keep an eye on their students and such.... Do some computers just come with this on them? Is it possibly dangerous or is it as harmless as I've read?

It was installed on 9/18/2012, it was installed? Apparently my computer didn't come with this on it.... It just worries me a little bit.

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Someone may have installed the software on your computer. It is a harmless software, though it has certain disadvantages. If you want to get rid of it, have it checked out by an IT technician. Read more from http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/is/connect/sns/bradford-persistent-agent.aspx.

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Not sure exactly where it came from, but it was just a setup folder. I recycled and removed it anyways.
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Did you buy it used?

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No, It was a new computer. Though I know my dad who bought it and sent it to me added his virus protection(sophos) to it. He could have added it, though I don't think that's so. I think I got it before the date this was downloaded.
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You might have installed something else and that was added on because you forgot to uncheck a checked box you didn't see at the bottom of the page.

Yes, you should be worried. Uninstall it.

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I'll uninstall it right away then. I don't know of anything that would have that as an added download that I installed....Is it dangerous??
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I just took it off. It seems it was just an installer, not the actual program. The file description said it was an installer.
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Also, it's verified publisher is bradford or w/e, and it is just a setup thing like I said. I believe I went to a site once that downloaded something, but I stopped it and exited the site, then did a virus scan. And I've done plenty of virus scans since then.
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Good. I probably didn't express my concerns very well. I wasn't too concerned about how it got there. Like I said, it was probably an add-on from something else. My concern was its function. It opens up your computer to others. It is easy enough to gain control of a computer as it is - no matter how many security features you have. There is no reason to uncessarily roll out the red carpet to do so.
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