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Windows 7: aaw7boot.log is in my root drive, reappears when I delete it.

27 Jan 2014   #1
chuckiechan

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
aaw7boot.log is in my root drive, reappears when I delete it.

It does a boot scan - it says. But it scans a lot, and the "time clock" is off. I'm Pacific Daylight Time. I suspect it's GMT time. I would not expect a program to adjust my system time for its own uses.

aaw7boot.log - it's actually a text file named .log

See pasted and abridged copy:

Code:
Quote:
================================================================================
Boot Cleaner
================================================================================
[~] Cleaning started at 2014-01-20 22:39


================================================================================
Boot Cleaner
================================================================================
[~] Cleaning started at 2014-01-21 01:06

*******************************************
SNIPPED for BREVITY
*******************************************

================================================================================
Boot Cleaner
================================================================================
[~] Cleaning started at 2014-01-24 06:36


================================================================================
Boot Cleaner
================================================================================
[~] Cleaning started at 2014-01-24 15:20


================================================================================
Boot Cleaner
================================================================================
[~] Cleaning started at 2014-01-24 19:14
It appears to belong to Lavasoft but everything they suggested, I tried. I did the deletion suggested. I deleted the txt file - it had been running since early 2013. I've tried looking in processes, etc. I looked at the various start up processes and tabs using CC Cleaner. No red flags that I can see.

It also runs in Safe Mode.

BTW, worst case for what it's worth, I'm suspicious that my computer might be being used as a spam bot, thus my time hack doesn't match its time hack.

BTW, you might check your drive, too. It's not showing up in search, BTW. So you have to open your C drive from My computer.

Does anyone know how to kill it?

BTW, sorry to get carried away, but this is a cast iron b of a problem.

EDIT: I did a re boot any my system time is 09:21 AM, the aaw7boot.log scan time was 17:21 If that's any help.


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27 Jan 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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27 Jan 2014   #3
chuckiechan

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I did those things other than contacting Kaspersky, since the post was from 2009.

I have no Adaware file anywhere that I can find. They must be renamed.
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27 Jan 2014   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Have you tried uninstalling Lavasoft?
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27 Jan 2014   #5
chuckiechan

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

It hasn't been on my computer for years. But I did install it and uninstall it using Revo uninstaller just to see if that helped. It didn't.
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28 Jan 2014   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Found this:
Quote:
As far as I knew, this is a reported bug in Ad-aware program. Ad-Aware Anniversary Edition has a "Boot Cleaner" program in it that can eliminate spyware upon boot up whereupon it gives the message "Boot Cleaner Initializing." It creates the file "aaw7boot.log" which you can find in your root directory (c:\). This is the log file for deleting infections during reboot and unfortunately cannot be moved to any other directory than the root directory. Since you have already uninstalled Ad-Aware 2 weeks ago, I suspect that this as a remnant. So, the best thing you can do is to contact the Lavasoft Support and only they will be able to help you further.
Let's see what starts when you boot your computer.

Download and run Startup List (does not need to be installed, just run it).
When done, click File then Save as and save Startuplist.txt to your Desktop or somewhere you can find it.
Start a reply here and paste the contents of Startuplist.txt into it.
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28 Jan 2014   #7
chuckiechan

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

In fairness, I'm planning to get an SSD in a couple of weeks and do a reformat.

I had asked Lavasoft for a copy of the Anniversary Edition and/ or Lan Desk and do an install and then an uninstall with a third party uninstaller, but I've hit a wall there. (Institutional amnesia?)

So unless you are looking for a challenge, I think it's one of those rare problems that are too hard to solve.

If you are up to the challenge for the challenge's sake, let me know.
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28 Jan 2014   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Post the startup list and we'll see

SSD is the way to go. As one guy said, my computer is so fast it hurts!
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29 Jan 2014   #9
chuckiechan

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I attached the .txt file. Will that work.

Also, I'm pretty advance up to a point, so if you have ideas I can work with them.


Attached Files
File Type: txt startuplist.txt (115.4 KB, 5 views)
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29 Jan 2014   #10
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What are these?

Killer Network Manager
ITBar7Layout IE toolbar
Softland\FBackup 5
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