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Newbie needs help..Suddenly seeing pc type & location in right hand lower corner


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#1 Boomer-NJ

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:50 PM

My son uses my computer occasionally.  Within the last few days, I have noticed that my pc type and location  appears in right hand lower corner om my screen. see attached      It does not appear immediately but pops up suddenly no matter what application I am in , connected to the Internet or not.

 

Ran MacAfee , CC Cleaner , Malware Bytes  all without success.  Not sure if this is some sort of a Trojan or other malware, or if some setting got changed somehow.

 

Suggestions as to what is is  and how to remove it very much appreciated.   Not technical, but can follow instructions

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

It looks as if there is a pending update, have you clicked the update noted there?


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:03 PM

 Evidently Peakfinder is an app that locates various mountain peaks and gives the name and elevation of them. It does not appear to be a virus, just an app that to you is a pest.

Try entering Control Panel / Programs/Uninstall a program; see if Peakfinder is listed there, and select uninstall. That should take care of it.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:07 PM

Teach me to look Left and Right  Dah!


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Posted 23 February 2018 - 04:41 PM

 Evidently Peakfinder is an app that locates various mountain peaks and gives the name and elevation of them. It does not appear to be a virus, just an app that to you is a pest.

Try entering Control Panel / Programs/Uninstall a program; see if Peakfinder is listed there, and select uninstall. That should take care of it.

What browser are you running?

 

 

Does not always show Peak Finder , but now always shows PC model and Location. At work now - but will check programs in Control Panel when  I get home and advise



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Posted 23 February 2018 - 06:34 PM

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:44 PM

Thank you all for your help and suggestions.  I did check and there was no Peakfinder app listed in my installed programs. So nothing to un-install.  I did notice the PC type +location in the right hand bottom   and nothing on the left side.  No Peak Finder or anything else.

 

I ended up running MacAfee, Malwarebytes, Adaware, Spybot  , CC cleaner among others.  No viruses found - but it's gone !



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Posted 26 February 2018 - 03:51 PM

Good news!  I suspect MacAfee found it.


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