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#1 gold34

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Posted 16 June 2011 - 08:39 PM

Over the last few weeks, my system has become bogged down for no obvious reason.

After using Advanced SystemCare to evaluate my PC (Win XP Pro v5.1.2600, IE 8.0.6001.18702), it finds PSWOnlineGames. Advanced SystemCare supposedly deletes it, but it comes back after subsequent searches. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware doesn't seems to find anything.

A little searching reveals that this is a key logger. Since I'm leary of Rogueware that may be popping up in a Google search, I'm hesitant to download anything else.

Does anyone know of a reliable, permanent solution?

Edited by Andrew, 16 June 2011 - 08:57 PM.
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 09:23 PM

In regards to IOBit (EvonSoft.com) products, please read:Although, the Malwarebytes team no longer has an issue with IObit, the vendor's dubious methods would not warrant a recommendation from me to use or trust their software. Further, IOBIT has even been placed into the Installers Hall of Shame.

IObit Advanced SystemCare is a registry cleaner and optimizer.

Advanced SystemCare Free...Why waste money on expensive "registry cleaners" to fix your PC when Advanced SystemCare Free will repair, tune, and maintain it for you Ė for free

Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons:

:step1: Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.

The Windows registry is a central repository (database) for storing configuration data, user settings and machine-dependent settings, and options for the operating system. It contains information and settings for all hardware, software, users, and preferences. Whenever a user makes changes to settings, file associations, system policies, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in this repository. The registry is a crucial component because it is where Windows "remembers" all this information, how it works together, how Windows boots the system and what files it uses when it does. The registry is also a vulnerable subsystem, in that relatively small changes done incorrectly can render the system inoperable. For a more detailed explanation, read Understanding The Registry.

:step2: Not all registry cleaners are created equal. There are a number of them available but they do not all work entirely the same way. Each vendor uses different criteria as to what constitutes a "bad entry". One cleaner may find entries on your system that will not cause problems when removed, another may not find the same entries, and still another may want to remove entries required for a program to work.

:step3: Not all registry cleaners create a backup of the registry before making changes. If the changes prevent the system from booting up, then there is no backup available to restore it in order to regain functionality. A backup of the registry is essential BEFORE making any changes to the registry.

:step4: Improperly removing registry entries can hamper malware disinfection and make the removal process more difficult if your computer becomes infected. For example, removing malware related registry entries before the infection is properly identified can contribute to system instability and even make the malware undetectable to removal tools.

:step5: The usefulness of cleaning the registry is highly overrated and can be dangerous. In most cases, using a cleaner to remove obsolete, invalid, and erroneous entries does not affect system performance but it can result in "unpredictable results".

Unless you have a particular problem that requires a registry edit to correct it, I would suggest you leave the registry alone. Using registry cleaning tools unnecessarily or incorrectly could lead to disastrous effects on your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. For routine use, the benefits to your computer are negligible while the potential risks are great.


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Posted 16 June 2011 - 10:28 PM

Thanks for the advice regarding the IOBit suite, but that still doesn't directly address my problem of eliminating PSWOnlinegames. Any suggestions?

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Posted 17 June 2011 - 06:09 AM

I provided that information because I don't trust the IOBit detections results. However, it would be helpful if you can advise the specific file(s) name associated with the malware threat(s) detection and if so, where it is (was) located (full file path) at on your system.

With that information we can try to confirm if you actually have an infection.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:53 PM

The file identified as part of PSWOnlinegames is "LTCLR13n.dll."

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 06:10 AM

Go to one of the following online services that analyzes suspicious files:In the "File to upload & scan" box, browse to the location of LTCLR13n.dll and submit (upload) it for scanning/analysis. If you get a message saying "File has already been analyzed", click Reanalyze file now.
-- Post back with the results of the file analysis.
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