I've got a Gigabyte G32M-ES2L motherboard with an Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz CPU running Windows XP SP3 (fully up to date).
Today when I booted the machine my firewall (Sygate Personal Firewall) warned me that BCUService.exe wanted to make a call out to the internet.
Wondering what they were I did a Google search and while I found out that these programs weren't malware, I didn't find out what they actually do. The information seemed to boil down to:
Part of Browser Configuration Utility Auto-recovery Service from DeviceVM, Inc. This program is not important for your system process, but should not be terminated unless suspected to be causing problems.
The files are located in:
C:\Program Files\DeviceVM\Browser Configuration Utility
along with an
sqlite3.dll indicating that there is a database in there somewhere.
Just to be clear this was the first time (possibly ever) that these programs had tried to "phone home".
So before I remove them from my system does anyone know what they actually do and its it worth them taking over 4Mb of memory? I've found a "readme.htm" file which states:
The Browser Configuration Utility is an easy-to-install, easy-to-use, powerful search engine.
but not much else about what it really does and how it does it.