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Brave installation, malware?


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#1 digitalcloud

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 03:08 PM

I have been having some strange behavior from my computer and I wonder if it could be caused by some malware, possibly from installing new browser software, or from getting something from a bad site?

System: win 7, 64 bit

1 Oct. Noticed that ccleaner would not start and that desktop icon is just a regular file icon rather than the ccleaner icon. Uninstalled ccleaner. It was version 5.34. Later found there has been some malware on a previous version.

2 Oct. Installed Opera v. 48.0 and Brave v. 0.18.36 browsers.

I noticed Brave only runs on admin account as opposed to my other browsers that are available on all accts.

After installing Brave I noticed it was a quick browser, but Chrome in turn, began running much slower, even typing delays.

Updated Malwarebytes free trial, and Avast antivirus.

Using Chrome, trying to reach www.google.com on 2nd of October around 1 pm, I get the message, 'This site can't be reached because DNS address could not be found". Gmail still works, but half a hour later gmail and youtube are also getting this message. Cannot open any sites belogning to Google. Other search engines, and the rest of the Internet still works. I thought, maybe google was down, but also on another site not related to google, I cannot log in.

I type www.google.com in the address bar in Brave, it also says “DNS cannot be found” and in the address bar it now say “chrome-extension://(long line of letters)... about-error.html “

Why would Brave redirect to Chrome Extensions?

 

Task manager is running a program named 'Error", I terminate it.

I check DNS settings and Hosts file, nothing is added there.

I am checking chrome extensions in chrome, there is only Avast online Security and Skype Calling (both have been there long).

From a different computer google is working, so I am not sure if it was just down shortly or it is blocked by malware? (Next day, google was working fine again from all computers.)

 

Malwarebytes scan does not turn out anything, Avast full scan will not run (keeps standing in place at 0% for 30 min). Run malwarebytes scan enabling rootkits. Does not turn out anything.

Run Avast boot time scan. It takes several hours. It does not find anything but when I come back few hours later, a prompt says “A storage device was connected”. I have not been connecting anything and I have not seen this message before.

It is moths ago I connected anything, and it usually just says, “safely remove hardware”. I have run boot time scans before and never got this. Internet was disconnected all the time, but I wonder if it could have connected shortly to wifi on its own?

Does anyone know the reason of this strange behavior? I am concerned this is malware, keylogger, or for example some bad code from for example Brave installation?

Thanks a lot.

 



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:08 PM

Try completely uninstalling Brave. Looking a bit on the web it seems it is still in Beta. From what I have read it is similar

to other browsers that have an ad blocker installed and have blocked the install of ad and tracking cookies...also known as Third Party cookies.

Other than that...nothing spectacular or different mentioned in its description.

 

Then run some scans. You may need to disable Malwarebytes to complete the scan using Avast.

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop. (compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10)

  • 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.
  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:08 PM

Hello, Thank you,
This is the AdwCleaner Log below.
Concerning the Junkware Removal Tool, when you say "Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts".
Does it mean I have to disable all virus protection and firewall? Or what does it mean exactly?
Thanks.
 
 
# AdwCleaner 7.0.3.1 - Logfile created on Sun Oct 22 20:14:08 2017
# Updated on 2017/29/09 by Malwarebytes 
# Running on Windows 7 Home Premium (X64)
# Mode: clean
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
No malicious services deleted.
 
***** [ Folders ] *****
 
Deleted: C:\ProgramData\Partner
Deleted: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\Partner
Deleted: C:\Users\All Users\Partner
Deleted: C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Roaming\Auslogics
 
 
***** [ Files ] *****
 
No malicious files deleted.
 
***** [ DLL ] *****
 
No malicious DLLs cleaned.
 
***** [ WMI ] *****
 
No malicious WMI cleaned.
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
No malicious shortcuts cleaned.
 
***** [ Tasks ] *****
 
No malicious tasks deleted.
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
No malicious registry entries deleted.
 
***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] *****
 
No malicious Firefox entries deleted.
 
***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] *****
 


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 04:45 PM

Shut down your antivirus. If you have Spybot S&D installed...shut it down, too.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 09:56 PM

Ok,

 

Here is the JRT scan log.

(PS When I scanned with AdwCleaner, it did delete 3 items)

 

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.1.4 (07.09.2017)
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 
Ran by Queen Cat (Administrator) on Mon 10/23/2017 at 21:23:49.95
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
 
File System: 8 
 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\78K0NJG4 (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C90KD9WX (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SWNSM33U (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\TRBRQI7C (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\78K0NJG4 (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\C90KD9WX (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\SWNSM33U (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\TRBRQI7C (Temporary Internet Files Folder) 
 
 
 
Registry: 0 
 
 
 
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on Mon 10/23/2017 at 21:27:46.88
End of JRT log
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:40 AM

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.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

 

Post the three lists mentioned below using CCleaner.

Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.

At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next

post. Please do that.

 

Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Uninstall. On that page you will see a list of programs installed on your computer and at the bottom right of that page you

will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste that list in your next post. Please do that.


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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Startups:
Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
Yes HKCU:Run Google Update Google Inc. C:\Users\Queen Catyes\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.33.5\GoogleUpdateCore.exe
Yes HKCU:Run Octoshape Streaming Services Octoshape ApS "C:\Users\Queen Catyes\AppData\Roaming\Octoshape\Octoshape Streaming Services\OctoshapeClient.exe" -inv:bootrun
Yes HKCU:Run swg Google Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe Reader Speed Launcher Adobe Systems Incorporated "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Apoint Alps Electric Co., Ltd. %ProgramFiles%\Apoint\Apoint.exe
Yes HKLM:Run APSDaemon Apple Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run AvastUI.exe AVAST Software "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvLaunch.exe" /gui
Yes HKLM:Run IAAnotif Intel Corporation C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
Yes HKLM:Run ISBMgr.exe Sony Corporation "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run NvCplDaemon Microsoft Corporation RUNDLL32.EXE C:\Windows\system32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
Yes HKLM:Run PMBVolumeWatcher Sony Corporation c:\Program Files (x86)\Sony\PMB\PMBVolumeWatcher.exe
No HKLM:Run QuickTime Task "C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTTask.exe" -atboottime
Yes HKLM:Run RtHDVCpl Realtek Semiconductor C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RAVCpl64.exe -s
Yes HKLM:Run SunJavaUpdateSched "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\jusched.exe"
No Startup Common Bluetooth.lnk Broadcom Corporation. C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
 
 
Tasks:
Yes Task Adobe Flash Player Updater Adobe Systems Incorporated C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Macromed\Flash\FlashPlayerUpdateService.exe
Yes Task CCleanerSkipUAC Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0)
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore Google Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /c
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA Google Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-418938626-1544472384-1660479671-1005Core Google Inc. C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /c
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-418938626-1544472384-1660479671-1005UA Google Inc. C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1506734108 Opera Software C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe --scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0)
Yes Task SafeZone scheduled Autoupdate 1474923531 Avast Software C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\SZBrowser\launcher.exe --scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0)
Yes Task VAIO® Messenger (Queen Cat) Digital Delivery Networks, Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\DDNi\Oasis\VAIO Messenger.exe /n
 
Programs:
Ableton Live 9 Trial Ableton 5/19/2014 967 MB 9.0.0.0
Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 Adobe Systems Incorporated 1/16/2015 20.3 MB 4.0.2
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin Adobe Systems, Inc. 7/18/2012 1.81 MB 10.0.32.18
Adobe Flash Player 27 ActiveX Adobe Systems Incorporated 10/23/2017 5.01 MB 27.0.0.170
Adobe Reader 9.1.2 Adobe Systems Incorporated 7/18/2012 210 MB 9.1.2
Alps Pointing-device for VAIO ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 7/18/2012
Apple Application Support Apple Inc. 11/18/2012 61.2 MB 2.1.5
Apple Software Update Apple Inc. 11/18/2012 2.38 MB 2.1.3.127
ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects 2 ArcSoft 7/18/2012 2.0.1.85
ArcSoft WebCam Companion 3 ArcSoft 7/18/2012 3.0.21.193
Audacity 2.0 Audacity Team 8/15/2012 42.8 MB
Avast Free Antivirus AVAST Software 10/4/2017 17.7.2314
CCleaner Piriform 10/24/2017 5.36
Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office system Microsoft Corporation 10/12/2017 476 MB 12.0.6612.1000
Corel WinDVD Corel Inc. 7/18/2012 232 MB 10.0.5.109
Evernote Evernote Corp. 7/18/2012 53.1 MB 3.5.0.545
Google Chrome Google Inc. 7/18/2012 62.0.3202.62
Google Talk Plugin Google 12/16/2015 15.1 MB 5.41.3.0
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer Google Inc. 12/1/2016 7.5.8231.2252
Infinite HD™ App Octoshape ApS 2/17/2015
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology Driver Intel Corporation 7/18/2012 01.00.00.1030
Intel® Matrix Storage Manager Intel Corporation 7/18/2012
Java 7 Update 7 Oracle 10/3/2012 128 MB 7.0.70
Java™ 6 Update 17 (64-bit) Sun Microsystems, Inc. 7/18/2012 90.8 MB 6.0.170
Java™ 6 Update 37 Oracle 10/26/2012 95.7 MB 6.0.370
Malwarebytes version 3.2.2.2029 Malwarebytes 9/29/2017 168 MB 3.2.2.2029
Media Gallery Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 1.1.0.10210
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7 Microsoft Corporation 10/12/2017 38.8 MB 4.7.02053
Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Microsoft Corporation 9/4/2012 12.0.6612.1000
Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 (English) Microsoft Corporation 9/18/2017 121 MB 12.0.6612.1000
Microsoft Office Suite Activation Assistant Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 8.36 MB 2.9
Microsoft Silverlight Microsoft Corporation 9/18/2017 696 MB 5.1.50907.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 1.72 MB 3.1.0000
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Browser Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 7.94 MB 10.1.2531.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Native Client Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 6.37 MB 10.1.2531.0
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 28.5 MB 10.1.2531.0
Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU Microsoft Corporation 9/6/2012 3.39 MB 3.5.8080.0
Microsoft SQL Server VSS Writer Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 3.59 MB 10.1.2531.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Microsoft Corporation 9/4/2012 300 KB 8.0.61001
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 788 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 9/4/2012 788 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148 Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 596 KB 9.0.30729.4148
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161 Microsoft Corporation 9/4/2012 600 KB 9.0.30729.6161
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) - 14.0.24215 Microsoft Corporation 3/16/2017 21.5 MB 14.0.24215.1
Microsoft Works Microsoft Corporation 10/10/2012 897 MB 9.7.0621
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB954430) Microsoft Corporation 9/4/2012 1.27 MB 4.20.9870.0
MSXML 4.0 SP2 (KB973688) Microsoft Corporation 9/4/2012 1.33 MB 4.20.9876.0
NVIDIA Drivers NVIDIA Corporation 11/23/2009 1.9
Oasis2Service DDNi 8/13/2013 5.53 MB 1.0.4
OpenOffice.org 3.4.1 Apache Software Foundation 9/5/2012 314 MB 3.41.9593
Opera Stable 48.0.2685.50 Opera Software 10/23/2017 48.0.2685.50
Picasa 3 Google, Inc. 4/5/2013 3.9
PlayReady PC Runtime amd64 Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 2.05 MB 1.3.0
PMB Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 257 MB 5.0.00.10260
PMB VAIO Edition Guide Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 197 MB 1.0.00.09250
PMB VAIO Edition plug-in (Click to Disc) Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 184 MB 3.0.01.11230
PMB VAIO Edition plug-in (VAIO Image Optimizer) Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 39.4 MB 1.0.00.10150
PMB VAIO Edition plug-in (VAIO Movie Story) Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 68.4 MB 2.0.01.12010
QuickBooks Financial Center Intuit Inc. 7/18/2012 744 KB 1.30.0000
QuickTime 7 Apple Inc. 12/29/2016 69.1 MB 7.79.80.95
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver Realtek Semiconductor Corp. 7/18/2012 6.0.1.5992
Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 LJ Roxio 7/18/2012 125 MB 10.3
Setting Utility Series Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 5.1.0.11200
Skype™ 7.40 Skype Technologies S.A. 9/18/2017 90.9 MB 7.40.103
SmartWi Connection Utility Sony 7/18/2012 4.9.4.20091005.2246
Sony Home Network Library Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.0.1.10160
VAIO Care Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 5.0.3.11130
VAIO Content Metadata Intelligent Analyzing Manager Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 3.6.0.09250
VAIO Content Metadata Intelligent Network Service Manager Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 3.6.0.09080
VAIO Content Metadata Manager Settings Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 3.6.0.09240
VAIO Content Metadata XML Interface Library Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 3.6.0.09080
VAIO Content Monitoring Settings Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.4.1.09180
VAIO Control Center Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 4.1.0.10160
VAIO Data Restore Tool Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 1.2.0.09150
VAIO DVD Menu Data Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.0.00.09240
VAIO Entertainment Platform Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 3.6.0.09150
VAIO Event Service Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 5.1.0.11300
VAIO Help and Support Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 10.00.1029
VAIO Media plus Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.0.1.10160
VAIO Media plus Opening Movie Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.0.0.07030
VAIO Messenger DDNi 8/13/2013 2.0.550.0
VAIO Movie Story Template Data Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 438 MB 2.0.00.09240
VAIO OOBE and Startup Assistant Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.00.1110
VAIO Original Function Settings Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.0.0.07010
VAIO Personalization Manager Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.0.0.06220
VAIO Power Management Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 5.0.0.11300
VAIO Survey Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 6.00.1028
VAIO Transfer Support Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 1.1.0.10200
VAIO Update 5 Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 5.0.0.10300
VAIO Wallpaper Contents Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.0.0.06010
VAIO Window Organizer Sony Corporation 7/18/2012 2.0.0.08280
WIDCOMM Bluetooth Software Broadcom Corporation 11/23/2009 144 MB 6.2.1.500
Windows Driver Package - Broadcom Bluetooth  (09/09/2009 6.2.0.9405) Broadcom 7/18/2012 09/09/2009 6.2.0.9405
Windows Driver Package - Broadcom HIDClass  (07/28/2009 6.2.0.9800) Broadcom 7/18/2012 07/28/2009 6.2.0.9800
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 14.0.8089.0726
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 1.93 MB 5.000.818.5
Windows Live Sync Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 2.78 MB 14.0.8089.726
Windows Live Upload Tool Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 224 KB 14.0.8014.1029
 


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Posted 24 October 2017 - 04:47 PM

Suggest Disabling these Startups: Use CCleaner by clicking on each item and choosing Disable on the right.

Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
Yes HKCU:Run Google Update Google Inc. C:\Users\Queen Catyes\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.3.33.5\GoogleUpdateCore.exe
Yes HKCU:Run Octoshape Streaming Services Octoshape ApS "C:\Users\Queen Catyes\AppData\Roaming\Octoshape\Octoshape Streaming Services\OctoshapeClient.exe" -inv:bootrun
Yes HKCU:Run swg Google Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run Adobe Reader Speed Launcher Adobe Systems Incorporated "C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run APSDaemon Apple Inc. "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Apple Application Support\APSDaemon.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run SunJavaUpdateSched "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\jusched.exe"
 
Disable these Tasks: Use CCleaner by clicking on each item and choosing Disable on the right.
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA Google Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-418938626-1544472384-1660479671-1005Core Google Inc. C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /c
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskUserS-1-5-21-418938626-1544472384-1660479671-1005UA Google Inc. C:\Users\Queen Cat\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task Opera scheduled Autoupdate 1506734108 Opera Software C:\Program Files\Opera\launcher.exe --scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0)
Yes Task SafeZone scheduled Autoupdate 1474923531 Avast Software C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\SZBrowser\launcher.exe --scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0)
Yes Task VAIO® Messenger (Queen Cat) Digital Delivery Networks, Inc. C:\Program Files (x86)\DDNi\Oasis\VAIO Messenger.exe /n
 
Uninstall these programs:
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin Adobe Systems, Inc. 7/18/2012 1.81 MB 10.0.32.18 (Use this uninstaller: Uninstall Flash Player for Windows
Adobe Reader 9.1.2 Adobe Systems Incorporated 7/18/2012 210 MB 9.1.2
Google Toolbar for Internet Explorer Google Inc. 12/1/2016 7.5.8231.2252
Java 7 Update 7 Oracle 10/3/2012 128 MB 7.0.70
Java™ 6 Update 17 (64-bit) Sun Microsystems, Inc. 7/18/2012 90.8 MB 6.0.170
Java™ 6 Update 37 Oracle 10/26/2012 95.7 MB 6.0.370
Picasa 3 Google, Inc. 4/5/2013 3.9
QuickTime 7 Apple Inc. 12/29/2016 69.1 MB 7.79.80.95
Windows Live Essentials Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 14.0.8089.0726
Windows Live Sign-in Assistant Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 1.93 MB 5.000.818.5
Windows Live Sync Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 2.78 MB 14.0.8089.726
Windows Live Upload Tool Microsoft Corporation 7/18/2012 224 KB 14.0.8014.1029
 
After completing the above and rebooting....let me know how the computer is perform....any problems noted.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 11:37 AM

OK, though i have some questions about that.

If I disable older versions of Java/ Adobe will the sites that run those not work anymore, or is the current version only needed?

I do use Picasa and do not want to rid of it. 



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Posted 26 October 2017 - 12:28 PM

Those older programs are a security risk. I doubt any site is dependent on any of them.

Picasa is likely a low risk but support for it ended quite a while ago.

 

Most users don't need Java. Unless you know of a specific use of it...such as a game...I suggest you remove all Java programs.


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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:29 PM

Hi buddy215, Thank you. I uninstalled some of the things you said and the browsers are working a bit better. It also helped to sign out of google accounts for chrome. Being signed in seems to slow it down, esp. with lot of bookmarks, don't know why. There is still a little amount of lag in the browser while loading pics, and it was not like that in the beginning. But I am able to work with a fairly decent speed at the moment. 



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 01:47 PM

Try running CCleaner often...say everyday...to clean out the caches. That may help in Chrome.

 

If you don't have an ad blocker installed in Chrome I suggest doing that and using Adblock Plus. Once installed, click on the

ABP icon and choose Filter preferences. Then UNcheck the box next to Accept some non-intrusive advertisements.

 

You can block the ad and advertising cookies...also known as Third Party cookies from installing. Once blocked...run CCleaner to

remove the existing ones. How to disable third-party cookies in all major web browsers

 

You're welcome...happy surfin'


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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