Looks like what RKR found is normal--Windows does hide stuff too:http://forum.sysinternals.com/forum_posts....D=8881&PN=1
I am posting because I am experiencing some of the same symptoms you are describing and have yet to figure it out--mostly because I don't use SAS and MBAM very often. But my symptoms are as follows (BTW, I don't have UPHClean installed--it had been a long time ago but didn't help with the problem it was designed for):
1. SAS is very slow to open.
2. When I try to open MBAM I get Error 707 (2). I just discovered this because rarely is a better description of how often I run MBAM.
3. Occasionally (now) when I log into my account, I get the Default Account settings for my Desktop. It's not permanent tho because if I immediately reboot, my account returns to the way it was. This was happening fairly often along with another problem. I have GFI Backup (formerly Titan Backup) installed and for every job I had it set to repeat the backup/sync task if it was missed. So every time I rebooted or logged into my account when it came up as the Default (and sometimes with my normal desktop) backup jobs would run when they weren't scheduled to. I fixed that by disabling the setting to repeat the job/Task if missed, which also has reduced the instances of the Default Desktop coming up. But the latter hasn't gone away completely.
There is still some sort of conflict somewhere for me as well. I haven't looked into it further as I have some other more important projects going. But it may be helpful to both of us to compare which programs we both have installed to see where there is commonality. If you still have a copy of HijackThis, open it to the Misc Tools section, click Open Uninstall Manager, then Open Add/Remvoe software list. Paste the contents of the file that opens into your next reply. Don't worry, there is no danger in doing this as it is just a list of what is installed.
I have also scanned my PC with Windows Malicious Removal Tool (full scan), Windows Security Essentials Beta, CWShredder and none of them have ever found anything other than the occasional tracking cookie.
You can save yourself some time--CWShredder
has been useless for about four years now--the specific infections it treated no longer exist and before that it wasn't effective with the more advanced CWS infections anyway. Just thought you would like to know there is no point in running it as a routine scanner.