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#1 Johnz414


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:20 PM


My PC is taking 80 seconds to a couple of minutes to start and I keep finding this program "activex application updater"
as the main culprit in slowing me down. This program takes up to 21 to 40 seconds to start.

I can't stop it from starting when windows starts by shutting it off in System Configuration.
It still starts with windows.

When I do a search on it there are a number of post calling it a Trojan? Is this right?

I've had this program on my PC for the longest time without it raising any flags from my virus
program. I always assumed it was a required program. Is it?

If it isn't and I don't need it and/or it really is a Trojan than I would definitely want to get rid of it.

Can anyone help me out here, do you know what this program is, is it necessary or not, and
can I delete it without losing functionality? is it a Trojan?

Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.


PS If this program goes under a different heading feel free to put it there.

Edited by hamluis, 15 February 2013 - 03:25 PM.
Moved to Am I Infected from All Other Apps - Hamluis.


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#2 frankp316


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

This Wikipedia page will explain ActiveX. It's a Microsoft product.


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:24 PM

ActiveX is a valid application...activex application updater appears to be malware of some sort.


I am moving topic to Am I Infected.



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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:51 PM

Hello,this appears to be a malware file. Possibly MSIL/Injector.AUS trojan (variant)


Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:

  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.


Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.




Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
•Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
•Click on Search.
•A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.
•Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
•You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt as well.


Now I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan

  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png  button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png
       icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.


NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

Edited by boopme, 15 February 2013 - 07:54 PM.

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