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Host App Service & App Explorer.Ink detected

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#1 razz3333


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Posted 03 July 2017 - 09:05 PM

I posted this topic in the AII Forum, but apparently I shouldn't have.  Your advice will be greatly appreciated.  The following is an update to that post:


I have an Acer laptop running the latest version of Windows 10.  I ran a scan with the latest versions of both RogueKiller and AdwCleaner and both flagged several entries of "Host App Service" and "App Explorer,Ink".


I don't know if these details matter, but I use MVPS Host File and I installed a VPN (but this was not activated when I did the scans).


One more thing: In the registry RogueKiller found two PUM.HomePage and one PUM.DNS.

I figure I can safely delete the two PUM.HomePage because they refer to Internet Explorer which I never use (I use Chrome).

However, I am not sure I should delete the PUM.DNS.


I assume it's safe to delete everything (except possibly PUM.DNS).  If it is, do you recommend deleting using RogueKiller or AdwCleaner?


Note: the first entry in orange is safe.  I know because that is in reference to a program I am developing using Visual Studio 2017.


Update: From google searches I now realize that "Host App Service" and "App Explorer" are software programs developed by SweetLabs.  According to their website: "App Explorer helps you choose the apps that come with your PC. Select from a collection of the best apps in the world, with easy and safe downloads."


Due to this, I now assume whether you delete or don't delete these items is strictly a personal decision.  I assume not deleting will not be a security issue.



Edited by razz3333, 03 July 2017 - 09:06 PM.

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