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What is 'Program'?

  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    Here is my simulation of the ops clip

    Attachment 32437
    Pretty thrifty eh ?
    I don't think you are quite getting it?

    This is only an extract from the startup screen, as was the OP's post. He has now confirmed that.

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  2. #12


    With so little data, pulled out of context it is difficult to see the problem. Anyway if that "Program" is not giving up its secrets, than it's best to shut it down and see if anything is missing it.
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  3. #13


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Have you looked under the other tabs in CCleaner yet ?
    **********************************************

    Quote Originally Posted by SimSportPlyr View Post
    Attachment 32444

    Here's my ccleaner Startup display.

    If I use the 'right scroll' icon there is nothing to the right of 'Context Menu'. In other words, the graphic shows all six Startup tabs in ccleaner.


    Quote Originally Posted by SimSportPlyr View Post
    In Task Manager's Startup tab I see an item vaguely identified as 'Program' (see attached graphic).

    If I right-click on it the Properties menu item is grayed out.

    Is there a way I can discover more about this task and specifically whether I should uninstall it, and how to uninstall it?

    Thanks for any advice.
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  4. #14


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Ok, I see now. See if you can stop that program- also you should b able right klik on it and "open file location" -do that and tell us what it says.
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  5. #15


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I also see something in the ccleaner box; that numbered item at the top. I think it is imperative you locate what that is, in ccleaner I think you can "open location" try that, show is where it leads to. I'll google the entry as well and check it against known virii
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  6. #16


    I think it is something you have left over in your system tray, from an earlier uninstall

    Have a look in these two items, and see if there is anything which might ring the bell?

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    or
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

    In my case, in Windows 7, I had loaded a Dell audio driver (IDT) which turned out to be resource intensive. The uninstall was dirty and it took quite a while to track it to the entries above.
    Last edited by davehc; 28 Nov 2013 at 13:40.
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  7. #17


    I'll do that.

    Also, I wonder if it is an infection that I should figure out how to remove.

    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    With so little data, pulled out of context it is difficult to see the problem. Anyway if that "Program" is not giving up its secrets, than it's best to shut it down and see if anything is missing it.
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  8. #18


    I disabled it just now.

    'File location' and 'Properties' are grayed out (which seems suspicious).

    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Ok, I see now. See if you can stop that program- also you should b able right klik on it and "open file location" -do that and tell us what it says.
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  9. #19


    Click image for larger version

    Nice find! I hadn't noticed the 'numbered' entry.

    I show a screen show when I right click on the 'numbered' entry. Options are (in case the screen shot is small and hard to read):

    Disable
    Delete
    Save to Text File
    Open in RegEdit

    I haven't disabled it yet. I'll wait and see if you are able to find any info on it.

    I did a Save to Text file, then opened the text file. Here are the contents:

    "Yes HKLM:Run 20131121 C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\setup\emupdate\7961a7ad-8a49-4de8-8072-de5299871b09.exe /check
    Yes HKLM:Run a-squared Emsi Software GmbH "C:\Program Files (x86)\Emsisoft Anti-Malware\a2guard.exe"
    Yes HKLM:Run Adobe ARM Adobe Systems Incorporated "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
    Yes HKLM:Run AvastUI.exe AVAST Software "C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe" /nogui
    Yes HKLM:Run CLMLServer_For_P2G8 CyberLink "c:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\CLMLSvc_P2G8.exe"
    Yes HKLM:Run CLVirtualDrive CyberLink Corp. "c:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go8\VirtualDrive.exe" /R
    No HKLM:Run HP Software Update Hewlett-Packard C:\Program Files (x86)\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    No HKLM:Run SpeetItUpFree "C:\Program Files (x86)\SpeedItup Free\speeditupfree.exe"
    Yes HKLM:Run StartCCC Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. "c:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CLIStart.exe" MSRun
    Yes HKLM:RunOnce NCPluginUpdater Hewlett-Packard "c:\program files (x86)\hewlett-packard\hp health check\activecheck\product_line\NCPluginUpdater.exe" Update
    "

    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I also see something in the ccleaner box; that numbered item at the top. I think it is imperative you locate what that is, in ccleaner I think you can "open location" try that, show is where it leads to. I'll google the entry as well and check it against known virii
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  10. #20


    I'm attaching screen shots of the registry entries for the two keys that you mentioned.

    These entries don't ring a bell with me, but then I am troubleshooting this on my parents' PC.

    This PC was bought as a Windows 8 machine (i.e. never had a previous version of Windows on it) and I recently updated it to 8.1

    Thanks for all of the responses, davehc XweaponX, David, CountMike [I hope I haven't missed anyone]!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    I think it is something you have left over in your system tray, from an earlier uninstall

    Have a look in these two items, and see if there is anything which might ring the bell?

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    AND

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

    In my case, in Windows 7, I had loaded a Dell audio driver (IDT) which turned out to be resource intensive. The uninstall was dirty and it took quite a while to track it to the entries above.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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