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When starting my PC, since 2-3 days, I began to be prompted by a recurring pop-up asking me to install TAP Provider v9 for Private Tunnel and am very suspicious as I have to cancel the pop-up  times before it stops asking (see attached screen grab), which screams for me behavior of some malware/adware.

I've scanned with MalwareBytes my computer to no result.

A Google search points to a possible Adware, and all companies giving "advice" are very fishy.

tree facts :

- I did made a search on "free VPN" the other day cause I wanted to access a news video (official TV site, nothing funky there), which was country restricted - but didn't install anything - but you know, some of those adware could be pretty sneaky and vicious, just visiting a page could have triggered this, and I thought that having MalwareBytes installed would protect me from

- Prior to this (a week before), I've installed Opera browser which supposedly have some VPN features built-in, but install pop-up will show later. ( I only mention this cause of the VPN feature that seems to be related)

- When I took the screen capture in order to post it there, the file name is "Epic Game Launcher" as the host application. Maybe it did so, because it was the forefront application at the time, I'm not sure about this one ;  I'm not a gamer, but I've installed this app for evaluate a couple of games on a design point of view and Epic is a solid established house.


But the thing that worries me the most, is that MalwareBytes doesn't detect anything.

Am I being paranoid ?





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Hello @SimonHK

More than likely it is a valid and safe program. Please get us some logs though and we'll take a look and see what we can find.


Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system.
You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply as well.

Thank you



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