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#1 rp-57

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:10 AM

 
 
 
 
Hello to all the good  people at bleeping, I have been running malwarebytes to scan my pc and lately I have been coming up with pup.optional and I ran the adwcleaner and need to ask you if you can look at this result and let me know if you see anything in the results that could be a threat.
I see avg listed but I don not have that as a protection anti virus. I have ran Ccleaner many times to clean out the leftovers.
 
Thankyou for reading
Have a great day,
From Gina
 
 
 
 
# AdwCleaner v3.023 - Report created 14/04/2014 at 05:55:35
# Updated 01/04/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : Regina - REGINA-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Regina\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Clean
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
Folder Deleted : C:\windows\SysWOW64\AI_RecycleBin
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\escort.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\escortApp.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\escortEng.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\esrv.EXE
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHost.Tool
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHost.Tool.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{0A18A436-2A7A-49F3-A488-30538A2F6323}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1AA60054-57D9-4F99-9A55-D0FBFBE7ECD3}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{212C2C4F-C845-4FBC-9561-C833A13D8DCE}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{3C5D1D57-16C8-473C-A552-37B8D88596FE}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4A115D8A-6A7B-4C72-92B1-2E2D01F36979}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{99DF8440-814E-497F-BDDD-FB93E9E9DF96}
[x] Not Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{6C97A91E-4524-4019-86AF-2AA2D567BF5C}
[x] Not Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{83CAD530-387D-40FD-82EA-B9E863D92A9B}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AVG Secure Search
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\IM
[x] Not Deleted : HKCU\Software\ImInstaller
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\{1146AC44-2F03-4431-B4FD-889BC837521F}
[x] Not Deleted : HKLM\Software\{3A7D3E19-1B79-4E4E-BD96-5467DA2C4EF0}
[x] Not Deleted : HKLM\Software\ImInstaller
[x] Not Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Toolbar Cleaner
[x] Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\IM
[x] Not Deleted : [x64] HKCU\Software\ImInstaller
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17041
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v34.0.1847.116
 
[ File : C:\Users\Regina\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
 
Deleted : homepage
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [2379 octets] - [14/04/2014 05:49:27]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [2325 octets] - [14/04/2014 05:55:35]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [2385 octets] ##########
 


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Posted 14 April 2014 - 06:59 AM

AdwCleaner is a free portable adware cleaner created by Xplode (a BC Security Colleague) that will search for and remove many potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), adware, toolbars, browser hijackers, extensions, add-ons, browser helper objects (BHOs) and other junkware to include many related registry entries (values, keys). It will also clean FF and Chrome extensions and Add-ons. When first run AdwCleaner includes options under the tabs to show what was found and to allow disabling detections you want to keep since not all detections are necessarily bad. The only things you can't uncheck is Chrome and Firefox preferences lines but you still can view them in the "Chrome" and "Firefox" tab. If a detection is made the preference line will be removed when running the tool. In some cases AdwCleaner may detect items related to legitimate programs...if in doubt about a particular detection, a Google search should be performed to gather additional information before removal.

The contents of the AdwCleaner log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you recognize and know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, return to AdwCleaner before cleaning...all detected items will be listed (and checked) in each tab. Click on and uncheck any items you want to keep.


AVG Security Toolbar and AVG Secure Search (created by the makers of AVG Anti-virus) are optional add-ons when installing their anti-virus product if you choose "Customized" install instead of "Express". Since most folks choose an Express install they usually are not aware these options are also being installed as they are pre-checked by default during installation. Some users have also reported that after AVG auto-updates, it will install the toolbar as a browser add-on without input from the user.

AVG Security Toolbar and AVG Secure Search are also commonly bundled as an option with other free software users may download and install. Many folks overlook that option since it is pre-checked by default and they unknowingly install it. For example, the toolbar is bundled with PDFCreator.

So even if you decline the option to use these add-ons when installing AVG anti-virus, you may still end up finding them on your system some point after an AVG update or by unknowingly downloading and installing another program where they have been bundled. This also explains how those who never used AVG anti-virus also sometimes find AVG Secure Search and the Security Toolbar installed. Be careful what you download and read everything during the installation.
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 08:33 AM

Hello,

 

Ok I had read this article prior to my posting but was thinking if there were any thing new that you could add on this subject, so with this being said I suppose there is no way to get rid of the problem.

and to my thinking when I had AVG I had it for a short time and uninstalled it and to my thinking I remember I downloaded avg from cnet.

I had also read some place to be careful with such things and was sure I did not click on anything from avg or any were to add any tool bars and other unwanted items.

 

I had run revo and that found nothing in the way of avg so was thinking that the revo would have taken cared of that problem.

 

Thankyou for the reply with info quietman7

 

Have a good day

 

From Gina



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Posted 14 April 2014 - 01:36 PM

If you never used AVG or if you do and want to keep it but get rid of AVG Secure Search - AVG Security Toolbar, please refer to:
* How To Disable AVG Secure Search Provider In Browsers
* How to uninstall AVG Secure Search in Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome
* How To Disable AVG Search From New Tab
* How to remove AVG Toolbar, Homepage and Secure Search from your browser with AVG Browser Configuration Tool

BTW, these are generally safe third-party download hosting sites for free software:
* MajorGeeks
* SnapFiles
* FileHippo
* BleepingComputer Downloads

Safe software download sites – Beware of deceptive download links & PUPs
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Posted 14 April 2014 - 10:15 PM

Hello quietman7,

 

Was reading the information that you left, I have checked and rechecked in the past on the tool bars and addons in internet explorer and I didn't see anything that was added there nothing from avg.

 

but I did use the adwcleaner just recently and that found the avg search.

 

I try to not download from anyplace that I think would be dangerous but I think I will stay clear of cnet, I have downloaded from them in the past but not recently.

 

I have heard of major geeks and the other places that you mentioned so when I need to download again I will use one of them.

 

 

Thank you very much for all the interesting info, you are so very helpful.

 

 

Have a great night or day.

 

from Gina :flowers:



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:18 AM

Hello quietman7

 

I was re-reading the info from the website on safe software download sites-I ran across some one there whom suggested to use WIN-PATROL.

I was looking to find out if win-patrol can be used along side other protection as in malwarebytes-super anti spyware etc.and if there would be any conflicts with using other spywares with win-patrol.

And what is your opinion to use win-patrol.

 

Have a good day,

 

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:09 AM

For a list of other recommended security tools (i.e SpywareBlaster, WinPatrol) and resources, please refer to:
* Bleeping Computer's Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps
* Bleeping Computer's List of Antivirus, Antimalware, And Antispyware Resources

Supplementing your Anti-Virus Program with Anti-Malware Tools

I was WinPatrol as part of my security toolkit.
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:50 PM

Ok I did install winpatrol,

I just did that today, Sure appreciate the most interesting information quietman7.

 

Thankyou very much,

 

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

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