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#31
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Hi,


EXEfile7.png Scan with SystemLook

Download SystemLook x64 by jpshortstuff and save it to your desktop.

  • Right-click on EXEfile7.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • In the main box please paste the following script:
    :filefind
    *ask4*
    
    :regfing
    booster
    *ask4*
    
    :dir
    "%appdata%\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs" /s
    
    
  • click Look and wait patiently.
  • When finished a logfile SystemLook.txt will open (will be also saved to your desktop)
  • Click Exit to close the tool.

Please include the content of SystemLook in your next reply.


Cheers,
Naat :)


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OK- I was just going use some standard [procedure that allows you to edit the registry to eliminate the icons.

 

I am distressed that Windows 8 makes everything so difficult (in the name of making things easy).By dumbing everything down, all the useful things I knew with XP and Windows 7 are lost. 


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I'm running recently Windows 8.1 along with Ubuntu, but to provide my assistance I need to be familiar with the most of OS. I can compare it to moving from a regular cell phone to a smartphone. A month of being angry and mad, but next month you are used to it and enjoy it.

For me - personally - Windows 8 is fine, but reading the comments from the various forums speaks for itself. I know that getting used to is not that easy :)
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SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff

 

Log created at 08:48 on 07/08/2014 by Mary

 

Administrator - Elevation successful

 

 

========== filefind ==========

 

 

Searching for "*ask4*"

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PowerDVD Cox\Customizations\Cyberlink\Style\PDVDCox10\Media\Standard\Moviecollection\cover-mask4.png --a---- 3294 bytes [23:44 15/01/2010] [23:44 15/01/2010] 5B9F84E88DC918AD94ADCB472CEFE947

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD10\PowerDVD Cox\Customizations\Cyberlink\Style\Standard\Media\Standard\Moviecollection\cover-mask4.png --a---- 3305 bytes [23:44 15/01/2010] [23:44 15/01/2010] 3A3026E4917CC7F5AD72BD3793811E30

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Active Boost.lnk --a---- 1265 bytes [06:41 24/09/2013] [06:41 24/09/2013] BCF579FDCA4A659EDEE2704A80BF3A8D

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Boot Defrag.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:41 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 0760EE87F1AAAC94AE3539E85373D13C

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Broken Shortcuts Finder.lnk --a---- 1315 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 41BCACF6CAD369804E1B727457AA6969

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Context Menu Manager.lnk --a---- 1300 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] FA2984A61A3C7B76FCC57D0E3E3B3884

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Disk Cleaner.lnk --a---- 1265 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] E3DCCABFC71D3BD090B4AA79E2231F1C

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Disk Defrag.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 1FD5CDFA7D8C338A8FF798914450AB02

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Disk Doctor.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 24C42571BC44116066C62F6B5763CC5A

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Disk Wiper.lnk --a---- 1255 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 21329CF400CA9F895ED0A42D2CE2E267

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Duplicate Files Finder.lnk --a---- 1310 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] DDFDA24149128F595A593A27C72B446F

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Fast Registry Search.lnk --a---- 1300 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] E73274EFA9A25A8F43F2202F67EFFE48

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert File Shredder.lnk --a---- 1270 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 868F5838B3AF8899F19AA29904CAC83C

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Internet Optimizer.lnk --a---- 1295 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 129BC9167F7E7AF56C55C9B79DD18598

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert LiveUpdate.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 67CF178063D0E25B8EF247CD10C9F72C

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Memory Defrag.lnk --a---- 1270 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 3914ADE04EA1C263291C9C482F7FFE0F

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Registry Cleaner.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] BD0FAA1925B4B0A736E080DE49824196

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Registry Defrag.lnk --a---- 1280 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] A02E1BF64A30203F3208E165219CC76A

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Repair Wizard.lnk --a---- 1270 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 5550270610A8FA3C50EFBF08EB15CAF0

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Rescue Manager.lnk --a---- 1275 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 30FA3D1B3986DAC998420CB4285BB95D

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Security Optimizer.lnk --a---- 1295 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 15E5A6D99072259A8DB3C7F5DABB312A

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert SSD Optimizer.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 20183E5F2F7C377BE5515DA68AC0A152

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Startup Manager.lnk --a---- 1280 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] AABD6BEE0B347BA62912A60E32941EC6

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Startup Optimizer.lnk --a---- 1290 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 44F5468B5E98F43A934BDC5F9E6C2BAC

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert System Snapshot.lnk --a---- 1280 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] B0FBDB09C5F0A95CF84660805B5EBAF1

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Uninstall Manager.lnk --a---- 1290 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 0D64410310082E05F9E7B2A0E93835DF

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert USB Immunization.lnk --a---- 1285 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] BFD26AC5A69E90DCF8DC51607E301CFF

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Active Boost.lnk --a---- 1265 bytes [06:41 24/09/2013] [06:41 24/09/2013] BCF579FDCA4A659EDEE2704A80BF3A8D

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Boot Defrag.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:41 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 0760EE87F1AAAC94AE3539E85373D13C

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Broken Shortcuts Finder.lnk --a---- 1315 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 41BCACF6CAD369804E1B727457AA6969

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Context Menu Manager.lnk --a---- 1300 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] FA2984A61A3C7B76FCC57D0E3E3B3884

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Disk Cleaner.lnk --a---- 1265 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] E3DCCABFC71D3BD090B4AA79E2231F1C

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Disk Defrag.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 1FD5CDFA7D8C338A8FF798914450AB02

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Disk Doctor.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 24C42571BC44116066C62F6B5763CC5A

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Disk Wiper.lnk --a---- 1255 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 21329CF400CA9F895ED0A42D2CE2E267

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Duplicate Files Finder.lnk --a---- 1310 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] DDFDA24149128F595A593A27C72B446F

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Fast Registry Search.lnk --a---- 1300 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] E73274EFA9A25A8F43F2202F67EFFE48

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert File Shredder.lnk --a---- 1270 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 868F5838B3AF8899F19AA29904CAC83C

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Internet Optimizer.lnk --a---- 1295 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 129BC9167F7E7AF56C55C9B79DD18598

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert LiveUpdate.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 67CF178063D0E25B8EF247CD10C9F72C

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Memory Defrag.lnk --a---- 1270 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 3914ADE04EA1C263291C9C482F7FFE0F

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Registry Cleaner.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] BD0FAA1925B4B0A736E080DE49824196

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Registry Defrag.lnk --a---- 1280 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] A02E1BF64A30203F3208E165219CC76A

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Repair Wizard.lnk --a---- 1270 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 5550270610A8FA3C50EFBF08EB15CAF0

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Rescue Manager.lnk --a---- 1275 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 30FA3D1B3986DAC998420CB4285BB95D

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Security Optimizer.lnk --a---- 1295 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 15E5A6D99072259A8DB3C7F5DABB312A

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert SSD Optimizer.lnk --a---- 1260 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 20183E5F2F7C377BE5515DA68AC0A152

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Startup Manager.lnk --a---- 1280 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] AABD6BEE0B347BA62912A60E32941EC6

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Startup Optimizer.lnk --a---- 1290 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 44F5468B5E98F43A934BDC5F9E6C2BAC

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert System Snapshot.lnk --a---- 1280 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] B0FBDB09C5F0A95CF84660805B5EBAF1

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert Uninstall Manager.lnk --a---- 1290 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] 0D64410310082E05F9E7B2A0E93835DF

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7\Utilities\Ask4Expert USB Immunization.lnk --a---- 1285 bytes [06:42 24/09/2013] [06:42 24/09/2013] BFD26AC5A69E90DCF8DC51607E301CFF

 

 

Invalid Context: regfing

 

 

No Context: booster

 

 

No Context: *ask4*

 

 

========== dir ==========

 

 

"C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Roaming\microsoft\windows\start menu\programs" - Unable to find folder.

 

 

-= EOF =-


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Hi.

I made a typo in a script. Please run it again using these instructions:

EXEfile7.png Scan with SystemLook

Please re-run SystemLook.

  • Right-click on EXEfile7.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • In the main box please paste the following script:
    :regfind
    booster
    *ask4*
    
  • click Look.
  • When finished a logfile SystemLook.txt will open (will be also saved to your desktop)
  • Click Exit to close the tool.

Please include the content of SystemLook in your next reply.


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I was very impressed with Ubuntu. If I had the personal time, I'd load it on an old extra computer and play with it to learn how it works.

 

I'm an old timer from programming days and find computers fascinating. Back in the Windows 95-98 days I'd take computers apart and cannibalize them for parts and rebuild friend's units. Then units got so complicated and there are very few people using towers anymore.

 

When my daughter was in college a few years back and needed a super computer for her video production courses, we built one from scratch (to save on expense) We built the biggest one (in capacity and speed) that we could and it's still working 6 years later and I have never had to do anything else to it. One caveat- we agreed that we would NEVER hook it up to the internet. She was fine with that; she always loaded to a disk or an external drive.

 

When we got it all assembled and turn it on it would warm up and then shut down. One little wire that connected the motherboard to the fan was loose so the unit would overheat and then shut off. We connected that and poof, it worked. Until that point I thought I had constructed a $650.00 door stop.

 

I did a bit of research but building the computer was not complicated. (just scary you were making an expensive mistake) More people should build them just to find out they are not complicated.


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Most interesting, thanks for sharing :)

I'm used to Ubuntu as I remember the day where I couldn;t afford buying a new laptop with preinstalled OS. Ubuntu was free and quite nice, however was dificult to start working there :D

 

Re-run System Look as mentioned in my previous post. I suppose this will be one of the final steps here :)

 

Cheers,

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SystemLook 30.07.11 by jpshortstuff

 

Log created at 07:02 on 08/08/2014 by Mary

 

Administrator - Elevation successful

 

 

========== regfind ==========

 

 

Searching for "booster"

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster]

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster]

 

"InstallFolder"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster 7"

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster]

 

"SetupEXEName"="SmartPCBoosterSetup.exe"

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster\7\Smart PC Booster]

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/forum/topic/341263-smart-pc-booster-7/]

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]

 

"C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"="Smart PC Booster Installer"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Smart PC Booster]

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Smart PC Booster]

 

@="Smart PC Booster"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Smart PC Booster\Command]

 

@="C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster 7\Integrator.exe"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{432FD30C-8EA7-4347-87C1-1AE8A1A424C7}\InprocServer32]

 

@="C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster 7\SDShlExt-x64.dll"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Smart PC Booster SecureErase]

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Smart PC Booster SecureErase]

 

@="Smart PC Booster SecureErase"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Smart PC Booster SecureErase]

 

"Icon"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster 7\Shredder.exe"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Smart PC Booster SecureErase\Command]

 

@="C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster 7\Shredder.exe /ShredRecycleBin"

 

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster]

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster]

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster]

 

"InstallFolder"="C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster 7"

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster]

 

"SetupEXEName"="SmartPCBoosterSetup.exe"

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Ask4Expert\Smart PC Booster\7\Smart PC Booster]

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/forum/topic/341263-smart-pc-booster-7/]

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]

 

"C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"="Smart PC Booster Installer"

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001_Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]

 

"C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"="Smart PC Booster Installer"

 

 

Searching for "*ask4*"

 

No data found.

 

 

-= EOF =-


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Hi :)


TweakingRegistryBackup.jpg Backing up Registry with Tweaking.com

Modifying the registry may create unforeseen results, so we always recommend creating a backup prior to doing that.

Please download Registry Backup (portable edition) by Tweaking.com and save the file to the desktop.
It will come as a zipped file, so you will need to unzip it. You may do it by right-clicking on it and choosing Extract All. Extract it to your desktop.

  • Enter the Tweaking.com directory and right-click on TweakingRegistryBackup.jpg icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Once the main console is loaded, press Backup Now at the bottom.
  • Wait patiently until the backup is done - it may take several minutes.
  • Once finished (a message like Successful 12/12 Registry Files Backed Up will appear) - close the app.
  • On your main drive a folder named RegBackup should appear. This is the place where the backup is stored.

This tool won't generate any report.
You may delete it after we're done with the cleaning, but I'd recommend to save it and do a backup once per month. It's better to be safe than sorry.


51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png Scan with ZOEK

Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.

  • Right-click on 51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Wait patiently until the main console will appear, it may take a minute or two.
  • In the main box please paste in the following script:
    createsrpoint;
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7;fs
    C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7;fs
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask4Expert;fs
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ask4Expert];r
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/forum/topic/341263-smart-pc-booster-7/];r
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache];r
    "C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"=-;r
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Smart PC Booster];r
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{432FD30C-8EA7-4347-87C1-1AE8A1A424C7}];r
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Smart PC Booster SecureErase];r
    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Ask4Expert];r
    [-HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Ask4Expert];r
    [-HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/forum/topic/341263-smart-pc-booster-7/];r
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache];r
    "C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"=-;r
    [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001_Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache];r
    "C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"=-;r
    emptyalltemp;
    
  • Make sure that Scan All Users option is checked.
  • Push Run Script and wait patiently. The scan may take a couple of minutes.
  • When the scan completes, a zoek-results logfile should open in notepad.
  • If a reboot is needed, it will be opened after it. You may also find it at your main drive (usually C:\ drive)

Please include its content in your next reply.
Don't forget to re-enable your switched-off protection software!


Cheers,
Naat :)


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Zoek.exe v5.0.0.0 Updated 07-August-2014

 

Tool run by Mary on Fri 08/08/2014 at 15:55:47.49.

 

Microsoft Windows 8 6.2.9200  x64

 

Running in: Normal Mode Internet Access Detected

 

Launched: C:\Users\Mary\Desktop\zoek.exe [Scan all users] [Script inserted]

 

 

==== Older Logs ======================

 

 

C:\zoek-results2014-07-23-234728.log 32313 bytes

 

C:\zoek-results2014-07-24-232803.log 35907 bytes

 

C:\zoek-results2014-08-04-131515.log 3779 bytes

 

C:\zoek-results2014-08-08-193253.log 4411 bytes

 

 

==== System Restore Info ======================

 

 

8/8/2014 3:56:15 PM Zoek.exe System Restore Point Created Succesfully.

 

 

==== Registry Fix Code ======================

 

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

 

 

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ask4Expert]

 

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/forum/topic/341263-smart-pc-booster-7/]

 

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]

 

"C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"=-

 

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\shell\Smart PC Booster]

 

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{432FD30C-8EA7-4347-87C1-1AE8A1A424C7}]

 

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E}\shell\Smart PC Booster SecureErase]

 

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Ask4Expert]

 

[-HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Ask4Expert]

 

[-HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts\.com/forum/topic/341263-smart-pc-booster-7/]

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]

 

"C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"=-

 

[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1681928911-3300868060-4103052442-1001_Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache]

 

"C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp\~nsu.tmp\Au_.exe.FriendlyAppName"=-

 

 

==== Deleting Files \ Folders ======================

 

 

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7 not found

 

C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Smart PC Booster 7 not found

 

C:\Program Files (x86)\Ask4Expert not found

 

 

==== Empty IE Cache ======================

 

 

C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully

 

C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully

 

C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5 emptied successfully

 

C:\Windows\SysNative\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully

 

C:\Windows\sysWoW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully

 

C:\Windows\sysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully

 

 

==== Empty FireFox Cache ======================

 

 

C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\91j77sxk.default\Cache emptied successfully

 

 

==== Empty Chrome Cache ======================

 

 

C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache emptied successfully

 

 

==== Empty All Flash Cache ======================

 

 

Flash Cache Emptied Successfully

 

 

==== Empty All Java Cache ======================

 

 

No Java Cache Found

 

 

==== C:\zoek_backup content ======================

 

 

C:\zoek_backup (files=57 folders=4 69330 bytes)

 

 

==== Empty Temp Folders ======================

 

 

C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully

 

C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully

 

C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp will be emptied at reboot

 

C:\Windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully

 

C:\Windows\serviceprofiles\Localservice\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully

 

C:\Windows\Temp will be emptied at reboot

 

 

==== After Reboot ======================

 

 

==== Empty Temp Folders ======================

 

 

C:\Windows\Temp successfully emptied

 

C:\Users\Mary\AppData\Local\Temp successfully emptied

 

 

==== Empty Recycle Bin ======================

 

 

C:\$RECYCLE.BIN successfully emptied

 

 

==== EOF on Fri 08/08/2014 at 16:00:11.36 ======================


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Are the shortcuts still there?


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They are gone (the ones with the offending program listing). It all looks good now.

 

Thanks for all your help.

 

I think we are done.

 

I discussed Windows 8 with a few people and the way those icons are all showing in such a lateral band reminded me that Windows 8 was really developed for tablets. So on the PC the reason they are all on a band is so that you could (on a tablet) swipe with your finger.  That's why it looks weird on a PC. I think the odd thing is how, because you are used to a smart phone, when the band is on the PC you still find yourself swiping with a finger instead of using a mouse. Your brain is just wired that way. But it is funny.

 

I also think that when I am finally used to Windows 8, then we'll all be forced to Windows 9.   :)


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Hi :)
 
Before I'll let you go, there is still a vulnerability scan to be done here and some housekeeping. Please perform my steps listed below.
 
Also there is a nice e-book reading (found by Dakeyras - thank you!) - Windows 8 e-book. We both think that it may be beneficial for you :)


51c9d14017fa0-SecurityCheck.PNG Scan with Security Check

Please download Security Check by Screen317 and save it to your desktop.

  • Right-click on 51c9d14017fa0-SecurityCheck.PNG icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Follow onscreen instructions inside the black box. This scan won't take long.
  • Soon a notepad document called checkup.txt will open automaticaly.

Please include the content of that document. This needs to be done before running DelFix from the second step!


51a5ce45263de-delfix.png Clean with DelFix

Please download DelFix by Xplode and save it to your desktop.

  • Right-click on 51a5ce45263de-delfix.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Ensure that Remove disinfection tools, Purge system restore and Reset system settings are checked.
  • Push Run.
  • When finished, it will display a notepad report.

Include it for my review.


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Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.86 
   x64 (UAC is enabled) 
 Internet Explorer 10 Out of date!
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````
 Windows Firewall Enabled! 
Windows Defender  
 WMI entry may not exist for antivirus; attempting automatic update.
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent```````` 
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C:  %
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````

 

 

# DelFix v10.8 - Logfile created 11/08/2014 at 22:09:42
# Updated 29/07/2014 by Xplode
# Username : Mary - MARYSPC
# Operating System : Windows 8  (64 bits)

~ Removing disinfection tools ...

Deleted : C:\FRST
Deleted : C:\zoek_backup
Deleted : C:\AdwCleaner
Deleted : C:\zoek-results.log
Deleted : C:\zoek-results2014-07-23-234728.log
Deleted : C:\zoek-results2014-07-24-232803.log
Deleted : C:\zoek-results2014-08-04-131515.log
Deleted : C:\zoek-results2014-08-08-193253.log
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Desktop\SecurityCheck.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Desktop\zoek.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Downloads\esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Downloads\FRST64 (1).exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Downloads\FRST64.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Downloads\SystemLook.txt
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Downloads\SystemLook_x64.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Downloads\TFC.exe
Deleted : C:\Users\Mary\Downloads\zoek.zip
Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\OldTimer Tools
Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\AdwCleaner

~ Cleaning system restore ...

Deleted : RP #106 [Removed SlimCleaner Plus | 07/24/2014 22:43:20]
Deleted : RP #107 [Windows Update | 07/30/2014 22:58:31]
Deleted : RP #108 [avast! antivirus system restore point | 08/08/2014 11:06:37]

New restore point created !

~ Resetting system settings ... OK

########## - EOF - ##########

 

 


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Hi :)


updates.png Update outdated software

Staying always updated is crucial, not only for your operating system, but also for any third-party installed software.
Your logs clearly indicate that some of your software needs updating.

InternetSexplorer.png Updating Internet Explorer manually
IE is an integrated part of Windows core. Leaving it without updates is a great risk for your data security, even if you don't use it!

  • Visit THIS website.
  • You will find there IE 11 to be downloaded and installed.

Please remember to keep your software up to date.


And now I think that you are ready to go :)

Below you will find my thoughts about securing your machine. Go ahead through it, you will benefit from some useful advice about safe computing.
 

Recommended reading:


icon_exclaim.gif MUST READ - security tips: Computer Security - a short guide to staying safer online.
icon_exclaim.gif MUST READ - general maintenance: What to do if your Computer is running slowly?




Recommended additional software:


icon_arrow.gif TFC - to clean unneeded temporary files.
icon_arrow.gif Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - to scan your system from time to time in search for malware.
icon_arrow.gif Malwarebytes' Anti-Exploit - to prevent plenty of mostly exploited vulnerabilities.
icon_arrow.gif McShield - to prevent infections spread by removable media.
icon_arrow.gif CryptoPrevent - to secure yourself from very severe CryptoLocker infection.
icon_arrow.gif Unchecky - to prevent from installing additional foistware, implemented in legitimate installations.


Now if you have any other questions, feel free to ask me. Otherwise simply acknowledge my recommendations and this topic will be closed.





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Stay safe,
Naat :)


Edited by Naathim, 12 August 2014 - 01:28 PM.

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