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    Default What is SBITS by DDNI on my new x61s?

    I'm poking all around my brand new x61s, delivered today. First question that I can't seem to answer myself:

    What is SBITS (publisher DDNI) program listed in the Programs and Features utility?

    A windows search of the computer for 'sbits' turns up nothing.
    A google search for 'sbits', 'ddni', or both also yeilds little info.

    Anyone with a new Thinkpad know what this program is?

    Mainly I'm just curious; as soon as the university re-opens I'll be picking up my $20 copy of Vista Premium to do a clean install and replace the Vista Basic the machine shipped with.

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    Default Re: What is SBITS by DDNI on my new x61s?

    Bump:

    Anyone know what this is? Do you even have it listed on your computer?

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    Default Re: What is SBITS by DDNI on my new x61s?

    I have the regular x61, and no I do not have this service.
    x61 w/ Core 2 Duo T7500 *Business 64-bit*
    4GB Ram/1GB ITM/4GB Ready Boost

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    Default Re: What is SBITS by DDNI on my new x61s?

    Did you buy the system through your university? Did it come with a custom preload for them?
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    Default Re: What is SBITS by DDNI on my new x61s?

    No, the computer was purchased from the Lenovo website

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    Default Re: What is SBITS by DDNI on my new x61s?

    A Vista search leads to VistaOOBEFirstRun in the C:\SWTOOLS folder. Looks like the offers displayed during the initial startup.

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    Default Re: What is SBITS by DDNI on my new x61s?

    I just got my T61 and after installing all the necessary plugins & what-not I ran hijackthis to turn off all the startup programs that I don't need. I came across the same program...

    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DDNIUser] C:\Program Files\DDNI\SBITS\DDNIUSER.EXE

    I checked the folder and the programs are signed by Digital Delivery Networks, Inc. There are a couple executables in there and nothing happened when I tried to run them. The 'install' executable opened up a window with pictures of lenovo branded nascar, 'official nba sponser' and 'lenovo designs olympic torch'.
    There were publisher and description boxes but they were both blank, 3 buttons said install/later/don't install.
    I googled the company and found their website.

    It almost looks like Lenovo is shipping their laptops with spyware...
    Last edited by dinnerbell; 22nd February 2008 at 02:21 AM.

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    Default Re: What is SBITS by DDNI on my new x61s?

    DDNI is a company that makes gadget software for Lenovo. I read about them recently in some PC mag. SBITS is a Microsoft Service that phones home so updates can be sent out.

 

 

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