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    Anyone know anything about it?
    The WIBU-KEY is a small device that fits into one of the USB ports of a computer. If all of your
    USB ports are in use, you can purchase a USB hub to create 4 or more USB ports out of one
    USB port. The WIBU-KEY is used to manage licenses. The amount of licenses a firm owns is
    programmed into the WIBU-KEY. A WIBU-KEY is then plugged into any computer on a network.
    When a user runs GeoGraphics, GeoGraphics checks the WIBU-KEY to see if a license is
    available. If there is one, the program runs normally. If not, the user is prompted with a message
    stating that all license are in use. You may install GeoGraphics on as many computers as you
    like and let WIBU-KEY monitor its use.
    From what I gather from that, it's only needed in large network enviroments. For the life of me, I can't remember installing this.

    Anyone know if it's safe to remove?

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    are you running any software that requires it?

    seems that it's GeoGraphics related.....
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    humm. never heard of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fkdup74
    are you running any software that requires it?

    seems that it's GeoGraphics related.....
    Nothing that I'm aware of. Just noticed it though, not sure how long it's been here.

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    Just remove it. Whats the worst that could happen. It seems to be for like corporations and that doesn't include you.

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    well I just had a chance to google "wibu key"
    it's not limited to GeoGraphics (I was just going by your quote when I said that)

    http://wibu.com/start.php?lang=en

    that's their home page^ if you want to take a look at it
    seems they are independant licensing/access protection/etc etc

    before you remove it, I would say verify that you don't need it
    if you do have some application that requires the loading of the license,
    then you could render the application unusable

    we use USB & network keys at work, but nothing from WIBU that I'm aware of
    with some of our applications, if a user screws off his license,
    I have to provide them with a new one or else they cannot use the related application, period
    most times it's copying a configuration file to their workstation,
    which is a simple fix, but we know where to find said files
    (and we also know that we installed the license)
    at this point it seems that you don't, so it wouldn't hurt to investigate it
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