If you have recently been to your task manager and seen some weird tasks like Giraffic.exe or GirafficWatchdog.exe you might have been a little surprised. However, don’t panic those files are not some virus.
Giraffic is a video streaming company which accelerates the distribution of On-demand video to PCs. The company’s website at http://www.giraffic.com has this to say.
The Giraffic Video Accelerator is the Next Generation Fully Distributed Video-on-Demand Streaming Acceleration Technology, enabling online content providers to deliver High Definition VoD and other rich media, regardless of content popularity, or the geographical location of the end user, and at negligible bandwidth costs.
Rest assured the Giraffic.exe and GirafficWatchdog.exe are not viruses and are legitimate executable which are there to help you watch video without buffering.