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I have a desktop computer running Win7 and have more or less the same problem than signaled here :




except that it doesn't use 100% CPU, but I just can't get rid of it


I have tried to remove IDM but I always find these after searching on c: and j :




What seems to me very strange (but I'm a real noobie ) is that i have tried to use Malwarebytes, it ran correctly, but when it finished, it ebecame impossible to export the log,

either when I try "export" or "copy to notepad, I get this :




here are screenprints of the results :






and here is a .txt transcription of the .xml file recorded in c:/ programme data/malwarebytes/log :




This morning, after quarantining the threats found and deleting them, I've ran alwarebytes a second time, it found nothing (of course, i suppose...) but I can export the log without problem....


I have deleted the original *.rar, but i thik it might be this one :




(I knw that was stupid, but it was quite long ago, I was even stupider than I am today....)



I've already done a few operations, guided by a nice guy over there :





Some help would be much appreciated...



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Download OTL from any of the following links and save to your desktop.






Double click the OTL icon to start the tool. (Note: If you are running on Vista or Windows 7/8 accept UAC alert)


  When the window appears, underneath Output at the top, make sure Standard output is selected.
Select Scan all users
Change Drivers to All
Under the Extra Registry section, check Use SafeList
In the lower right corner, checkmark "LOP Check" and checkmark "Purity Check".
Close out all browsers and turn off Security.
Click Run Scan and let the program run uninterrupted.
When the scan is complete, two text files will be created on your Desktop.
OTL.Txt <- this one will be opened
Extras.txt <- this one will be minimized


Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of OTL.Txt and the Extras.txt in your next reply.



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Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into.
NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Run FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.




Open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, from the Dashboard please Check for Updates by clicking the Update Now... link...

When the update completes select > Settings > Detection and Protection > Enable Scan for rootkit and Under Non Malware Protection set both PUP and PUM to Treat detections as malware.

Click on the SCAN button and run a Threat Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking the Scan Now>> button.


When the scan is complete, if there have been detections, click Apply Actions to allow MBAM to clean what was detected.

In most cases, a restart will be required.

Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.

Once completed please click on the History > Application Logs and find your scan log and open it and then click on the "copy to clipboard" button and post back the results on your next reply.




Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.

  • Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan
  • Once the scan is done, click on the Clean button.
  • You will get a prompt asking to close all programs. Click OK.
  • Click OK again to reboot your computer.
  • A text file will open after the restart. Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
  • You can also find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[sn].txt. Where n in the scan reference number

thisisujrt.gif Please 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.


Let me see those logs, also give an update on any remaining issues or concerns....






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Hi Kevinf80,


voilà :


Fixlog >     http://cjoint.com/?DHwqcuQgSrn


Malwarebytes log : http://cjoint.com/?DHwqfuDXhgW


Adwlog >   http://cjoint.com/?DHwqdUKfwBU


JRT > http://cjoint.com/?DHwqfVqa22T


no particular issue, I thik everything worked well except  :


I still can't export the original Malwarebytes log (done à 00:34 tyesterday, the one which found some problems) altough all logs created later (with no detections ) are available,


a search on C: and J: for "IDM" still gives 30 results (the same than in my first post...)



Tahnk you very much for the time spent...

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Please download SystemLook from the following link below and save it to your Desktop. Use the correct version 32bit or 64bit.

http://jpshortstuff.247fixes.com/SystemLook_x64.exe      <<-   64 bit….

http://images.malwareremoval.com/jpshortstuff/SystemLook.exe  <<-  32 bit

  • Double-click SystemLook.exe to run it.
  • Copy the content of the following codebox into the main textfield:

    :regfindIDM*IDM*Internet Download Manager*Internet Download Manager*
  • Click the Look button to start the scan.
  • When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.

Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt


Post that log, also let me know if there are any remaining issues or concerns...



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Download GeekUninstaller from here: http://www.geekuninstaller.com/download (Choose free version) Save Geek.zip to your Desktop. (Visit the Home page at that link for necessary information)


Extract Geek Uninstaller and save to your Desktop. There is no need to install, the executable is portable and can also be run from a USB if required.


Run the tool, the main GUI will populate with installed programs list,


Left click on Internet Download Manager to highlight that entry.


Select Action from the Menu bar, then Uninstall from there follow the prompts.


If Uninstall fails open the "Action" menu one more time and use "Force Removal" option




run SystemLook one more time with the following copied to the text field....


:regfindIDMInternet Download Manager


[*]Click the Look button to start the scan.

[*]When finished, a notepad window will open with the results of the scan. Please post this log in your next reply.

Note: The log can also be found on your Desktop entitled SystemLook.txt


Let me know if the uninstaller is successful, also post log from Systemlook...



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Download OTM from either of the following links and save to your Desktop: (If your security alerts to OTM, either accept the alert or turn off security to allow OTM to run)


Double click OTM.exe to start the tool. Vista or Windows 7 users accepy UAC alert. Be aware all processes will be stopped during run, also Desktop will disappear, this will be put back on completion.... If your security alerts to OTM either, accept the alert or turn off security until OTM completes...

  • Copy the text from the code box belowbelow to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose Copy). Ensure to start with and include the colon before Reg :Reg

    :Reg[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{436D67E1-2FB3-4A6C-B3CD-FF8A41B0664D}][-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4764030F-2733-45B9-AE62-3D1F4F6F2861}][-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{52F6F7BD-DF73-44B3-AE13-89E1E1FB8F6A}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{5312C54E-A385-46B7-B200-ABAF81B03935}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{7D11E719-FF90-479C-B0D7-96EB43EE55D7}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CDC95B92-E27C-4745-A8C5-64A52A78855D}[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{CDD67718-A430-4AB9-A939-83D9074B0038}:FilesC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download ManagerC:\Users\Grégory\AppData\Roaming\IDMC:\Users\Jean Pierre\AppData\Roaming\IDM:Commands[EmptyTemp]
  • Return to OTMoveIt3, right click in the "Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved" window (under the yellow bar) and choose Paste.
  • Click the red btnmoveit.png button.
  • Copy everything in the Results window (under the green bar) to the clipboard by highlighting ALL of them and pressing CTRL + C (or, after highlighting, right-click and choose copy), and paste it in your next reply.
  • Close OTM

Note: If a file or folder cannot be moved immediately you may be asked to reboot the machine to finish the move process. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes.

If the machine reboots, the Results log can be found here:


Where mmddyyyy_hhmmss is the date of the tool run.




Download and install CCleaner from here:

http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds Ensure to select Slim version. (No Toolbar)

  • Run the installer to install the application.
  • Run CCleaner. default settings are fine
  • Select > Cleaner > Run Cleaner > all temp files and caches will be deleted/emptied
  • Select > Registry > "Scan for Issues" > with all found entries checked select > "Fix Selected Issues" follow prompts to make back up and remove all entries...

close CCleaner and re-boot your PC....


What is the current status, any remaining issues or concerns...



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What is the curret status of your system, are there any remaining issues or concerns. If none continue as follows to clean up..


Download "Delfix by Xplode" and save it to your desktop.

Or use the following if first link is down:

"Delfix link mirror"

Double Click to start the program. If you are using Vista or higher, please right-click and choose run as administrator

Make Sure the following items are checked:

  • Activate UAC
  • Remove disinfection tools
  • Create registry backup
  • Purge System Restore
  • Reset system settings

Now click on "Run" and wait patiently until the tool has completed.

The tool will create a log when it has completed. We don't need you to post this.

Part of the routine will be to create a registry back up with ERUNT,  the back up will be created here:


When all is known to be well with your system you can delete that back up folder if you consider it as not needed...


Any logs/files from previous actions can be deleted....



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Those files are remnants from a previous install of a removed program (IDM) they will remain in the registry as fragmented remnants, if they cause no concern or issue to your system in general they can be ignored....


It was a pleasure to work with you, take care and surf safe....



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