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Latest malwarebytes doesn't detect the registry entry for ISearch and I assume the software too since some software installers install it whether you want it or not.

This from what I understand is malware.

However, CCLeaner detects at least the registry entry for ISearch.

 

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I ran malwarebytes adware program to see if anything was found as leftovers for ISearch although ccleaner was used to remove the one registry entry and nothing was found by the adware tool. I also ran another adware program from TSA.

http://www.adwareremovaltool.org

and it didn't find anything either.

I then reran malwarebytes, quaranteened and removed auslogic registry tool and RESTORO registry leftovers along with the ini and setup files it found and malwarebytes now shows all clear.

Upon bootup today, so far ccleaner and malwarebytes says nothing reinstalled itself. Moreover, the issue I had upon first signin upon bootup of a tiny window in the upper right stating that a windows process stopped working which required me to signout and then back in to get normal operation back until the next days bootup hasn't appeared today.  So, was the above the cause of this, only time will tell.  I do have avast antivir for years and it didn't complain either about ISearch etc.

In the meantime, I'll go thru the steps above to see if anything pops out that I don't know about while I wait for the windows process error to show itself again.

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The issue with the registry setting for ISearch that was removed by CCleaner hasn't come back. AVAST, Malwarebytes don't detect anything so this problem was a fluke based on the adware registry setting for ISearch.  In the meantime, I've upgraded to win 10 home from 8.1 for free and everything was updated. One of the weird issues upon bootup and after login is that the screen would show random spots all over the screen like you are looking at a light with fogged up glasses.  Also the login password box was black instead of white and took a 30 secs to change to white and allow me to enter my password. Moreover, when using firefox, the mouse cursor would just take control and move randomly around the webpage and select weblinks. This isn't a virus/malware problem either. All the graphics drivers and others were updated upon installing windows 10.  So I started uninstalling the various microsoft apps such as news, weather, apple pay, dell shop etc that I don't use.   In the end the solution was to uninstall displaylink program thats supposed to compress graphics and send to multiple displays via usb. I don't have any of that except the mouse on this laptop. So I think the usb microsoft mouse confused it.  After deleting this program the system is now stable.  

So should anybody run into this issue for the spots on the screen jumping around before login or after on the desktop or take control while in the browser,or randomly close or open programs ie. task manager, I suggest you delete displaylink.   If you should need it, you can always reinstall it.

 

 

 

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