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#1 petebleeping

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 06:11 AM

I have downloaded i0bit driver booster and Adobe reader. Fine programs but for some reason, they are popping up notifications telling me to update, where there is an update availible. The kicker is that when I go to >  task manager > startup and try to see if I stop these notifications, there is nothing there for me to disable!? Which is what I want ....

 

 



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#2 Sintharius

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 07:15 AM

Hi there,

You should not use IOBit Driver Booster.

Never Download a Driver-Updating Utility - They Are Worse Than Useless - How-To-Geek

Adobe Reader should be updated regularly - it is best that you follow the notifications and update the program when one is available. I do not recommend ignoring the requests to update.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 07:44 AM

Sometimes update notifications are not legit.

You can check for udates for Adobe Reader by....

Updating Adobe Reader on the web

  1. Open Reader and choose Help > About Adobe Reader. Note your product version.
  2. Go to http://get.adobe.com/reader/. The web page automatically detects your OS and Reader version. 
  3. If the web page indicates that a newer version is available, choose Install Now.
  4. Click the downloaded file and follow the instructions.

Iobit will install adware with its useless programs....you should scan for adware by using MBAM and AdwCleaner after you have uninstalled the IObit program(S).

 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

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Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
  • Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  • If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
  • When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
  • Click the Remove Selected button.
  • MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:57 AM

Thanks guys.

 

Well I did go to the offical adobe reader update and it seems that the version I have is the most updated :S  I have no idea what is going on there. Why would I get an Adobe reader update when I have it already??

 

Then, I ran Malwarebytes and it says 7z.exe is a threat which is weird because it is my favorite file archiver. I have been using that for ages so this may be a false negative.

 

I let you know what I find on ADW. I'll run it later.



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 09:24 AM

7 zip bundles adware with their updates and downloads. That is likely what MBAM is warning you about. It also matters from where

you download programs. Sites other than the home sites for programs are well known for bundling adware and malware with their downloads.


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