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Windows 7: Regular format of downloads folder

06 Jun 2014   #21
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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Do you or have you been using Advanced System Care by IObits or any other programs from IObits?
Nice call Jack.

Search results show that there are remnants left behind when ASC is uninstalled. I'm not certain, but some reports state that there are running remnants. The really sad thing is that the IObit uninstaller is recommended as a remedy. This is a general uninstaller, not a specific ASC uninstaller as far as I can tell.

@ethanchal: rather than download another IObit program, see if Revo uninstaller (free) can clean up ASC for you.
Video Instructions: Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Uninstall Programs
Revo docs: Revo Uninstaller Pro - How To
I was suspicious about using/removing that program but there were no remnants of the program once installed. I have checked the program files folders and nothing. I tried the Revo Uninstaller and it didn't even show up as a program to be removed. So I assume that when I uninstalled it, It actually uninstalled it.

Thanks though.


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06 Jun 2014   #22
ethanchal

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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Iobit programs are very difficult to remove. They may also leave behind the ability to call home to China. Their was one member on the Seven Forum after blocking the Iobit call home on his computer they started calling him on his regular phone.

Many have had to do a Clean Install just to get rid of all the Iobit. If you just remove A.S.C. you don't know what it has done so you don't know what needs fixed.
Any internal or external drives can also have damage done by this Iobit trash.
I've no remnants of Iobit that I'm aware of and haven't had any issues, apart from this one, with them. I'm planning to do a system reset at the end of the year, so I could live with it until then. So there is no real easy method in restoring that data in it's original form (in folders etc...)?
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06 Jun 2014   #23
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

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So I assume that when I uninstalled it, It actually uninstalled it.
Probably not a valid assumption.

Revo isn't clairvoyant and can't know for certain where portions of the installation reside. It makes an educated guess based on how registry entries are named. Something as sinister as this program likely goes to great lengths to conceal where it is installed.
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06 Jun 2014   #24
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethanchal View Post
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I was suspicious about using/removing that program but there were no remnants of the program once installed. I have checked the program files folders and nothing. I tried the Revo Uninstaller and it didn't even show up as a program to be removed. So I assume that when I uninstalled it, It actually uninstalled it.

Thanks though.
You're welcome.

ignatzatsonic makes a good point, could you post a screen shot of what Revo did find installed? The Details view provides more information than the icon or list views.
See: Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

Thanks
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06 Jun 2014   #25
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

ethanchal what ever you do I highly recommend going to another uninfected computer and change all your passwords to every thing. Their is a very good chance your password are in China by now.
Check all bank account, credit card accounts and the like from a uninfected computer to see if any goofy things have been happening.
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06 Jun 2014   #26
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Yeah, some of that "malware" is hard to remove if you can find it. It can leave behind a service that uses a backdoor through a svchost.exe process. Unless you happen to catch the communication with a TCP Viewer, you never know it's happening. It gets buried with 10-20 other legitimate svchost processes. I found that problem with an often recommended free video converter and downloader. I suspect it was reporting everything you downloaded back to home base--Also a Chinese IP address. But it would run whether you were downloading videos or not. I caught it by accident while watching something else with a TCP viewer.
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06 Jun 2014   #27
derekimo

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Iobit programs are very difficult to remove. They may also leave behind the ability to call home to China. Their was one member on the Seven Forum after blocking the Iobit call home on his computer they started calling him on his regular phone.
This is very interesting, I don't want to derail this thread but maybe a follow up about this can be started?
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06 Jun 2014   #28
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If I can find it I will post it.
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06 Jun 2014   #29
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

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If I can find it I will post it.
Thank you Jack.
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06 Jun 2014   #30
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

So far I haven't found it so I must be lying or drunk.
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