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#1 lailinda


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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:03 AM

I did a quick scan and the below came up but it's my game from gamehouse and n=another is a free audio recorder. Should I cleanup and are they really slowing my pc down?

MalAware - Version
Last update: 8/27/2010 1:03:35 AM

Scan settings:

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects: Memory, Traces
Cleaning: Off
Scan start: 8/27/2010 13:51:44 PM

J:\Program Files\PopCap Games\Insaniquarium Deluxe\bass.dll Detected: insaniquarium deluxe 1.0
J:\Program Files\PopCap Games\Insaniquarium Deluxe\Insaniquarium.scr Detected: insaniquarium deluxe 1.0
J:\Program Files\PopCap Games\Insaniquarium Deluxe\InsaniquariumDeluxe.exe Detected: insaniquarium deluxe 1.0
J:\Program Files\PopCap Games\Insaniquarium Deluxe\PopUninstall.exe Detected: insaniquarium deluxe 1.0
J:\Program Files\Audio Recorder For FREE\lame_enc.dll Detected: audio recorder for free
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Trymedia Systems Detected: trymedia
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\Trymedia Systems\ActiveMARK Software Detected: trymedia


Files: 456
Traces: 53650
Cookies: 0
Processes: 42


Files: 0
Traces: 3
Cookies: 0
Processes: 0

Scan end: 8/27/2010 13:53:01 PM
Scan time: 0:01:16
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#2 lailinda

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Posted 27 August 2010 - 01:04 AM

My scan was from Emsisoft btw

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Posted 01 September 2010 - 02:08 AM

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1
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MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
    For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
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Posted 01 September 2010 - 07:37 AM

Emsisoft (a-squared) products are prone to "false positives" and they even acknowledge this.

...Sometimes security software falsely identifies important crucial system components as a threat (hence the term False Positives - FP).

Removing/deleting critical system files, even temporarily, can make a system crash. Sometimes the system will recover after a reboot, and sometimes it will not. Therefore, you may not be able to start your system. Special system restore measures may be needed, or even a full system re-installation.

...If detections are FP's, you run the risk of rendering your system inoperable...

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...the a-squared Scanner looks for files, folders, registry entries and Tracking Cookies that are typically created by Spyware programs. Traces are exactly these trails that Spyware leaves behind.

This approach has both advantages and disadvantages for Malware recognition...The negative side is that it provides a relatively inexact, or insufficiently differentiated to be more precise, Malware recognition. Benign software can be falsely recognized, for example, if it uses the same file name or folder as a dangerous Spyware program.

Software discovered via Traces should therefore first be double-checked to see if it is actually Malware before it is finally deleted...

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If you're going to use Emsisoft (a-squared) products, get a second opinion on suspicious or questionable file detections by submitting them to Jotti's virusscan or VirusTotal. In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of the suspicious file(s) and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. If there are multiple file detections you're not sure about, then perform an Online Virus Scan like ESET or Kaspersky.

If you suspect the detection was a false positive, then report it to Emsisoft Support so they can investigate or submit samples to their research lab.
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#5 lailinda

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 08:58 AM

Hi guys, I removed Emsisoft because I really can't trust something that asks me to remove games that are safe
and used Spybot.
It showed like 4 items (different items from Emsisoft) and I just removed it cos I kinda trust Spybot (anyway, there's a restore point right)
My pc wasn't slow but after spybot, it was really fast! Clap.

Thanks ya.

Btw Budapest, should I now still follow your steps after Spybot, in case there are some more? Is that likely?

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Posted 05 September 2010 - 01:17 PM

Yes run MBAM ,it;s a great scanner and can't hurt.
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