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What is Advanced PC Tuneup? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Advanced PC Tuneup is a "system optimizer". These so-called "system optimizers" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems. More information can be found on our Malwarebytes Labs blog. How do I know if I am infected with Advanced PC Tuneup? This is how the main screen of the sytem optimizer looks: You will find these icons in your taskbar and startmen
I'm on Windows 8.1. Rarely does any malware show up in my scans. However, 3 "PUPS" showed up yesterday and, without as much as glancing at them, I just had MBAM delete them. I was asked to reboot and when I did that, all file associations (LNK) for my programs were gone. I could not open any application/program. However, I could see a few documents (PDF and Word mostly) on the desktop with the file associations intact. (I should have tried opening them but I did not. Yeah, I know, that was dumb). Anyway, I restored my PC to a previous/safe restore point (10 days ago) which all went fine. The
I've run Malwarebytes on all 3 of my drives and fixed any issues that it reported, but I'm still being pestered with adware that pops up during my browsing sessions. It links to a site called systweak.com, and it looks very malicious. Any help on resolving this issue would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Daniel