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Ending Really Strange Program On Windows Shutdown


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#1 Walton Morley

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Posted 24 October 2006 - 05:59 PM

When shutting down Windows, often but not always, a box appears saying "Ending program
KZUmAZIRmAByodluEyMZoQ24+defaultCfg+eeapp_antiSpywareApp_2.0.12" It then disappears and Windows shuts down or I click the "end now" option and shutdown proceeds.
I was infected with SpyFalcon then SpywareQuake a while back and got rid of them after a great deal of trouble. None of my free spyware programs Windows Defender, AOL Spyware protection, Lavasoft, Spybot, Ewido superseded by AVG AntiSpyware 7.5 report any spyware apart from tracking cookies. Does anyone know what this is and how I can get rid of it? My computer is a bit slow but I put that down to Processor speed 1.0GHz and only 256 Mb RAM with probably an unnecessarily large number of applications running.
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Posted 25 October 2006 - 12:38 PM

Run the folllowing free Microsoft scan using Internet Explorer:

Go to Windows Live Onecare Free Scan
It will say "Get a free PC safety scan"
http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm

Make sure you click "Full Service Scan" in the middle of the page and
not the "Try It Now Free" on the right side.

Allow it to download an Active X component.
Choose "Complete Scan" in the window that opens
Click "Next"
Do not click on anything else that offers you a free trial or to sign up if you live in the US.

Allow it to scan - it may take quite, maybe two hours or so depending on how big your hard drive is and how fragmented your registry and drive are.

Let us know the results

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:18 AM

Thanks Enthusiast. I have used the British version of the Live Safety centre. I tend to use the 3 scans separately but mainly the clean up scan which always finds a few invalid registry items. There are never any viruses or spyware reported and the other scan always says I do not need to defragment (5%). But I will try the full service scan at one go and report back. Walton

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 03:23 PM

Did the full Windows Live Service scan (GB version. Tried starting US version but after downloading scanning tools it stopped and reported an error. I presume they are the same) It took nearly all day! Result: Clean as a whistle; no viruses, spyware, not even registry items, no need to defragment. Only 2Mb Temp Files cleaned. However, when signing off and shutting down Windows, I didn't get the box saying Ending the mystery program which I usually get when I have been on line. Any other ideas? If the mystery disappears, I'll come back and report. Thanks again
Walton




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