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Hey there,

As I logged into my computer this morning, my Anti-Virus software (McAfee) gave me this message...

"McAfee prevented a potentially unwanted program from running. Protect your PC by only allowing programs you trust.

About This Potentially Unwanted Program
Name: Adware-BProtect

Quarantined From: C:\ProgramData\WinSpeed\WinSpeed.dll"


It gives me the options to Remove, Allow, or simply Close. I have to assume that I don't want this PUP on my computer. I choose "Remove," but the message keeps popping back up. It is two files in particular, "WinSpeed.dll" and "WinSpeedsvc.dll". I tried to delete the file/folder, but it says that it is being run in another program, which it does not specify.

I've checked both my internet browsers and Task Manager for anything, and so far I haven't identified any programs or processes that are relative. There are two instances of "rundll32.exe" in my Processes, both without a Command Line and the Properties simply will not show up.


I did install two programs last night (Inkscape and GIMP 2), so I figure those had something to do with it.

I've been trying to figure out exactly what's going on. I've uninstalled the two programs from the Programs and Features area (Along with another program called something like "savenshop," which had been installed just today without my knowledge). In addition, when checking the Program Data folder, I found a few other folders that had been installed without my knowledge. I'm currently running a full scan with McAfee, but I figure if it can't deal with it after identifying it, that I must have to do something else. Would a System Restore help me here?

I'm also fairly new to this, so I'll post all the specs that I can. I don't know which ones are relevant.

Manufacturer: HP
Model: p7-1154

Processor: A6-3600 APU with Radeon HD Graphics 2.10 Hz


Operating System: Windows 7

System Type: 64-Bit

Anti-Virus: McAfee Total Protection

Let me know any information that might help. Thanks so much for your time!

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Please run a Threat Scan with Malwarebytes (if possible)

Start Malwarebytes 2.0.........

Click on Settings > Detection and Protection > Non-Malware Protection > PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) detections > Make sure it's set to Treat detections as malware

Same for PUM (Potentially Unwanted Modifications)

Quarantine all that's found

Post the log


Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) and save it to a folder.

(use correct version for your system.....Which system am I using?)

FRST <----for 32 bit systems

FRST64 <----for 64 bit systems

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button. (make sure the Addition box is checked)
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
If the logs are large, you can attach them:

To attach a log:

Bottom right corner of this page.


New window that comes up.



Please download and run RogueKiller 32 bit to your desktop.

RogueKiller<---use this one for 64 bit systems

Which system am I using?

Quit all running programs.

For Windows XP, double-click to start.

For Vista or Windows 7-8, do a right-click on the program, select Run as Administrator to start, & when prompted Allow to run.

Wait for the Prescan to finish

Click Scan to scan the system.

When the scan completes > Don't Fix anything! > Click on the Report Button > Copy and paste the Report back here.

Don't run any other options, they're not all bad!!!!!!!

RogueKiller logs will also be located here:

%programdata%/RogueKiller/Logs <-------W7

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\RogueKiller\Logs <-------XP

(please don't put logs in code or quotes and use the default font)



Please read all of my instructions completely including these.

Make sure system restore is turned on and running. Create a new restore point

Make sure you're subscribed to this topic: Click on the Follow This Topic Button (at the top right of this page), make sure that the Receive notification box is checked and that it is set to Instantly

Removing malware can be unpredictable...unlikely but things can go very wrong! Backup any files that cannot be replaced. You can copy them to a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive

<+>Please don't run any other scans, download, install or uninstall any programs while I'm working with you.

<+>The removal of malware isn't instantaneous, please be patient.

<+>When we are done, I'll give to instructions on how to cleanup all the tools and logs

<+>Please stick with me until I give you the "all clear".

------->Your topic will be closed if you haven't replied within 3 days!<--------

If I don't respond within 24 hours, please send me a PM

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