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I run my laptop at work and the big LAN guys monitor various things that could be suspect. Today I was told that nginx is running on my laptop's IP, occasionally spiking, and making them nervous. I run Windows Vista Home addition and I don't need a server on it. I have been reading that nginx is a web servrer, like apache. Which is all fine and good but I don't know how it got on my laptop, and I don't know how to get it off. Perhaps it installed with some other application? My work thinks it may be spam, adware, malware, or otherwise malicious. If anyone knows how I can remove this please let me know. I've spent the last couple hours on google and all I can find about nginx is that it's a web and mail server, I can't find what apps might use it, and how I can remove it.

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