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I have found the above file in the registry and after doing some research it appears that it is a virus or PUP scheduled task.

Can you help please. I have followed the instructions from a previous post I made and attach the relevant files. After running FRST64.exe.

Thank You and hope you can help please.




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Continue as follows please:

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

Open 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.


Please open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • On the Settings tab > Protection Scroll to and make sure the following are selected:
    Scan for Rootkits
    Scan within Archives
  • Scroll further to Potential Threat Protection make sure the following are set as follows:
    Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP`s) set as :- Always detect PUP`s (recommended)
    Potentially Unwanted Modifications (PUM`s) set as :- Alwaysdetect PUM`s (recommended)
  • Click on the Scan make sure Threat Scan is selected,
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • With some infections, you may or may not see this message box.
    'Could not load DDA driver'
  • Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart.
  • Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.
  • When the scan is complete if anything is found make sure that the first checkbox at the top is checked (that will automatically check all detected items), then click on the Quarantine Selected Tab
  • If asked to restart your computer to complete the removal, please do so
  • When complete click on Export Summary after deletion (bottom-left corner) and select Copy to Clipboard.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.
  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more to retrieve the log.

To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:
  • Click on the Reports tab > from main interface.
  • Double click on the Scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click Export > From export you have two options:
    Copy to Clipboard - if seleted right click to your reply and select "Paste" log will be pasted to your reply
    Text file (*.txt) - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply

  • Please use "Copy to Clipboard, then Right click to your reply > select "Paste" that will copy the log to your reply…


Download AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes onto your Desktop.

Or from this Mirror
  • Right-click on AdwCleaner.exe and select user posted imageRun as Administrator (for Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 users)
  • Accept the EULA (I accept), then click on Scan
  • Let the scan complete. Once it's done, make sure that every item listed in the different tabs is checked and click on the Clean button. This will kill all the active processes
  • Once the cleaning process is complete, AdwCleaner will ask to restart your computer, do it
  • After the restart, a log will open when logging in. Please copy/paste the content of that log in your next reply


Download Sophos Free Virus Removal Tool and save it to your desktop.

If your security alerts to this scan either accept the alert or turn off your security to allow Sophos to run and complete.....

Please Do Not use your PC whilst the scan is in progress.... This scan is very thorough so may take several hours...
  • Double click the icon and select Run
  • Click Next
  • Select I accept the terms in this license agreement, then click Next twice
  • Click Install
  • Click Finish to launch the program
  • Once the virus database has been updated click Start Scanning
  • If any threats are found click Details, then View log file... (bottom left hand corner)
  • Copy and paste the results in your reply
  • Close the Notepad document, close the Threat Details screen, then click Start cleanup
  • Click Exit to close the program
  • If no threats were found please confirm that result....

The Virus Removal Tool scans the following areas of your computer:
  • Memory, including system memory on 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows
  • The Windows registry
  • All local hard drives, fixed and removable
  • Mapped network drives are not scanned.

Note: If threats are found in the computer memory, the scan stops. This is because further scanning could enable the threat to spread. You will be asked to click Start Cleanup to remove the threats before continuing the scan.

Let me see those logs in your reply, also let me know if there are any remaining issues or concerns....





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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 10/10/17
Scan Time: 9:26 AM
Log File: 
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.160
Update Package Version: 1.0.2984
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 15063.632)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: GEOFF-PC\Geoff

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 480311
Threats Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Threats Quarantined: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Time Elapsed: 15 min, 55 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)



# AdwCleaner - Logfile created on Tue Oct 10 09:05:09 2017
# Updated on 2017/29/09 by Malwarebytes 
# Database: 10-04-2017.1
# Running on Windows 10 Home (X64)
# Mode: scan
# Support: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support

***** [ Services ] *****

No malicious services found.

***** [ Folders ] *****

PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare, C:\ProgramData\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare, C:\ProgramData\Application Data\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare, C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare, C:\Users\All Users\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare, C:\Users\Geoff\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare, C:\Users\Geoff\AppData\Roaming\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare, C:\Users\Geoff\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\Users\All Users\Documents\Downloaded Installers
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\Users\Public\Documents\Downloaded Installers
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\ytd video downloader
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\ProgramData\ytd video downloader
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\ProgramData\Application Data\ytd video downloader
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\Users\All Users\ytd video downloader
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\ProgramData\IObit\ASCDownloader
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\ProgramData\Application Data\IObit\ASCDownloader
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\Users\All Users\IObit\ASCDownloader
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\ProgramData\54F3DE4E-B7BA-4EBD-8B3B-385D272CC583
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\ProgramData\Application Data\54F3DE4E-B7BA-4EBD-8B3B-385D272CC583
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\Users\All Users\54F3DE4E-B7BA-4EBD-8B3B-385D272CC583
PUP.Optional.WebCompanion, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Lavasoft\WebCompanion

***** [ Files ] *****

PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\END
PUP.Optional.Legacy, C:\Users\Geoff\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\WbeJXytW.default\searchplugins\bing-lavasoft.xml

***** [ DLL ] *****

No malicious DLLs found.

***** [ WMI ] *****

No malicious WMI found.

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

No malicious shortcuts found.

***** [ Tasks ] *****

PUP.Optional.Legacy, Driver Booster Scheduler

***** [ Registry ] *****

PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare, [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\IOBIT\ASC
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Key] - HKU\S-1-5-21-645740903-1011118920-662254111-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Settings Manager
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Key] - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Settings Manager
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Value] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run32 | MalwareProtectionLive
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Value] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run | WebDiscoverBrowser
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Value] - HKU\S-1-5-21-645740903-1011118920-662254111-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run | Browser Extensions
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Value] - HKU\S-1-5-21-645740903-1011118920-662254111-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run | Advanced SystemCare 10
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Value] - HKU\S-1-5-21-645740903-1011118920-662254111-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run | Web Companion
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Value] - HKU\S-1-5-21-645740903-1011118920-662254111-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run | Settings Manager
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\services
PUP.Optional.Legacy, [Key] - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\ZoneMap\Domains\webcompanion.com
PUP.Optional.ByteFence, [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\ByteFence
PUP.Optional.Auslogics, [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\BSD
PUP.Optional.AuslogicsDriverUpdater, [Key] - HKLM\SOFTWARE\Auslogics

***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Firefox entries.

***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Chromium entries.


########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt ##########


No Threats were found by Sophos Virus Removal Tool.

I have searched the registry for any references and there are none.


Thank you very much for your quick response and clear instructions. Much obliged and thank you once again.




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Thanks for the update Geoff, good to hear your system is back to normal....

Continue to clean up:

Uninstall Sophos AV http://www.askvg.com/how-to-completely-uninstall-remove-a-software-program-in-windows-without-using-3rd-party-software/


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

Or use the following if first link is down:

"Delfix link mirror"

If your security program alerts to Delfix either, accept the alert or turn your security off.

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:

  • Remove disinfection tools <----- this will remove tools we may have used.
  • Purge System Restore <--- this will remove all previous and possibly exploited restore points, a new point relative to system status at present will be created.
  • Reset system settings <--- this will reset any system settings back to default that were changed either by us during cleansing or malware/infection

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.

Any remnant files/logs from tools we have used can be deleted…


Read the following links to fully understand PC Security and Best Practices, you may find them useful....

Answers to Common Security Questions and best Practices

Do I need a Registry Cleaner?

Take care and surf safe

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Glad we could help. :)If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this thread with your request. This applies only to the originator of this thread.Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

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