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I found out someone was using it on my system. I'm not using any software to access databases, or anything. While I was having a party this past weekend, one of my Linux buddies decided to show off while he was pissed at me, and put in on there. I want to know if anybody knows what it does, and if I should worry. Thanks.
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Probably not, it is a SSH client application, we use it here at school to access the network from the dorms and do our programming on.

http://www.putty.nl/download.html if you wish to read more.
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I found out someone was using it on my system. I'm not using any software to access databases, or anything. While I was having a party this past weekend, one of my Linux buddies decided to show off while he was pissed at me, and put in on there. I want to know if anybody knows what it does, and if I should worry. Thanks.
Showing off Linux at a party eh? That's gotta have the ladies eating out of the palm of his hand!
    
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Showing off Linux at a party eh? That's gotta have the ladies eating out of the palm of his hand!
Especially the "will code for food" types. :turd:
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Especially the "will code for food" types. :turd:
Haha
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I use PuTTy all the time, just a command prompt-based SSH client (or SSH key generator 'PuTTygen.exe' ) -- harmless... its what he MAY have downloaded/uploaded to/from the particular SSH server he connected to.
    
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its what he MAY have downloaded/uploaded to/from the particular SSH server he connected to.
Yes thats the only risk really.Other than that your ok.
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