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Windows 7: BetterSurf Registry Entries - How to clean?


17 Mar 2014   #1

Win 7 Pro x 64
 
 
BetterSurf Registry Entries - How to clean?

Hello. I had cleaned BetterSurf from my Win7x64 system some months ago, but having just run SpyBot S&D, I get the following results:


BetterSurf: [SBI $00D4CCBF] Class ID (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA}

BetterSurf: [SBI $0CB2BE42] Interface (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{462862BE-9A5C-49A5-9CBD-A649EAC63645}

BetterSurf: [SBI $0CB2BE42] Interface (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{462862BE-9A5C-49A5-9CBD-A649EAC63645}

BetterSurf: [SBI $7C0F7967] Type library (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{0113A098-06EA-4776-A011-D75590778F1E}

BetterSurf: [SBI $7C0F7967] Type library (Registry key, nothing done)
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{0113A098-06EA-4776-A011-D75590778F1E}

--- Spybot - Search & Destroy version: 1.6.2 (build: 20090126) ---

Spybot says these are "in use" and won't "fix" the problem. After giving it permission to run on reboot, the problem remains. I've read that MalwareBytes can deal with this, but would rather not install yet another program if not necessary. I find no trace of BetterSurf elsewhere on my system. Can I simply delete those registry entries?

Thanks for any advice, -Ron

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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17 Mar 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

BetterSurf is adware ... please do this first (Spybot will try to interfere with what we want to do here):
1) Run Spybot-S&D
2) Go to the Mode menu, and make sure "Advanced Mode" is selected
3) On the left hand side, choose Tools -> Resident
4) Uncheck "Resident TeaTimer" and OK any prompts (if you have TeaTimer)
5) Restart your computer.



Next, download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.

  • Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.
Using AdwCleaner v3: Scan & Clean:
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.
After the scan has finished...

This time click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder


Please post both logfiles.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #3

Win 7 Pro x 64
 
 

Thank you. I've run the AdwCleaner scan but not clean, because I'm doubtful about removing the AVG Safeguard Toolbar. An AVG update just the other day installed that, and so far it looks useful. Is there reason to suspect it? (If I choose to remove it, I would do so from the control panel programs & settings menu, where it has an entry, then run this report again.)

The report is pasted below as requested. I can't tell if there is any related BetterSurf reference (which was my original concern).

(Incidentally, I do not run Spybot S&D as resident - only manually, but did double check the settings per your advice.)

Advice on AVG Toolbar and whether to proceed much appreciated, Ron

Code:
# AdwCleaner v3.022 - Report created 18/03/2014 at 09:36:09
# Updated 13/03/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : xxxxxxxx
# Running from : C:\My Download Files\AdwCleaner\adwcleaner.exe
# Option : Scan

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

File Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchplugins\safeguard-secure-search.xml
File Found : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\Temp\Uninstall.exe
Folder Found C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Folder Found C:\Program Files (x86)\blekkotb_031
Folder Found C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search
Folder Found C:\ProgramData\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Folder Found C:\ProgramData\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Folder Found C:\ProgramData\AVG Secure Search
Folder Found C:\ProgramData\boost_interprocess
Folder Found C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\blekkotb_031
Folder Found C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Folder Found C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\blekkotb_031
Folder Found C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\SwvUpdater
Folder Found C:\Users\Ron\AppData\LocalLow\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Folder Found C:\Users\Ron\AppData\LocalLow\blekkotb_031
Folder Found C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\65837fni.default\blekkotb_031

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SmartBar
Key Found : HKCU\Software\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Headlight
Key Found : HKCU\Software\InstallCore
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3BD44F0E-0596-4008-AEE0-45D47E3A8F0E}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{8271B5D6-76D3-4ABF-AEB3-1721161C76BC}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{8769ADCE-DBA5-48E9-AFB5-67B12CDF2E61}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8271B5D6-76D3-4ABF-AEB3-1721161C76BC}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{8769ADCE-DBA5-48E9-AFB5-67B12CDF2E61}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\SocialBit
Key Found : HKCU\Software\YahooPartnerToolbar
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Headlight
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\InstallCore
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3BD44F0E-0596-4008-AEE0-45D47E3A8F0E}
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\SocialBit
Key Found : [x64] HKCU\Software\YahooPartnerToolbar
Key Found : HKLM\Software\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Key Found : HKLM\Software\AVG Secure Search
Key Found : HKLM\Software\AVG Security Toolbar
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{0A18A436-2A7A-49F3-A488-30538A2F6323}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{1FDFF5A2-7BB1-48E1-8081-7236812B12B2}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{BB711CB0-C70B-482E-9852-EC05EBD71DBB}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ScriptHelper.EXE
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ViProtocol.DLL
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\WLXQuickTimeShellExt.DLL
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVG SafeGuard toolbar.BrowserWndAPI
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVG SafeGuard toolbar.BrowserWndAPI.1
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVG SafeGuard toolbar.PugiObj
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVG SafeGuard toolbar.PugiObj.1
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3C471948-F874-49F5-B338-4F214A2EE0B1}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{408CFAD9-8F13-4747-8EC7-770A339C7237}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4E92DB5F-AAD9-49D3-8EAB-B40CBE5B1FF7}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8271B5D6-76D3-4ABF-AEB3-1721161C76BC}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8769ADCE-DBA5-48E9-AFB5-67B12CDF2E61}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{933B95E2-E7B7-4AD9-B952-7AC336682AE3}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DE9028D0-5FFA-4E69-94E3-89EE8741F468}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E7DF6BFF-55A5-4EB7-A673-4ED3E9456D39}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{03E2A1F3-4402-4121-8B35-733216D61217}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{462862BE-9A5C-49A5-9CBD-A649EAC63645}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{4E92DB5F-AAD9-49D3-8EAB-B40CBE5B1FF7}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{9E3B11F6-4179-4603-A71B-A55F4BCB0BEC}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C401D2CE-DC27-45C7-BC0C-8E6EA7F085D6}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protocols\handler\viprotocol
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\S
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi.1
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3289847
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{0113A098-06EA-4776-A011-D75590778F1E}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{07CAC314-E962-4F78-89AB-DD002F2490EE}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{74FB6AFD-DD77-4CEB-83BD-AB2B63E63C93}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{9C049BA6-EA47-4AC3-AED6-A66D8DC9E1D8}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{A0EE0278-2986-4E5A-884E-A3BF0357E476}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{BEAA0C04-ED15-4C17-800B-28716025A4E4}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{C2AC8A0E-E48E-484B-A71C-C7A937FAAB94}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ViProtocol.ViProtocolOLE
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ViProtocol.ViProtocolOLE.1
Key Found : HKLM\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\dedmngkbaffkenlfdcbganndoghblmap
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ndibdjnfmopecpmkdieinmbadjfpblof
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\poheodfamflhhhdcmjfeggbgigeefaco
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8769ADCE-DBA5-48E9-AFB5-67B12CDF2E61}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{E7DF6BFF-55A5-4EB7-A673-4ED3E9456D39}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\adawarebp_rasapi32
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\adawarebp_rasmancs
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\AskInstallChecker-1_RASAPI32
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\AskInstallChecker-1_RASMANCS
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\ConduitInstaller_RASAPI32
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\ConduitInstaller_RASMANCS
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{8769ADCE-DBA5-48E9-AFB5-67B12CDF2E61}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{C6FDD0C3-266A-4DC3-B459-28C697C44CDC}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Toolbar Cleaner
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@avg.com/AVG SiteSafety plugin,version=11.0.0.1,application/x-avg-sitesafety-plugin
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{03E2A1F3-4402-4121-8B35-733216D61217}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{462862BE-9A5C-49A5-9CBD-A649EAC63645}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{4E92DB5F-AAD9-49D3-8EAB-B40CBE5B1FF7}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{9E3B11F6-4179-4603-A71B-A55F4BCB0BEC}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C401D2CE-DC27-45C7-BC0C-8E6EA7F085D6}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}
Key Found : [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Tarma Installer
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{8769ADCE-DBA5-48E9-AFB5-67B12CDF2E61}]
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}]
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [vProt]
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [12x3q@3244516.com]
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [Avg@toolbar]
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [xz123@ya456.com]

***** [ Browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.16521


-\\ Mozilla Firefox v27.0.1 (en-US)

[ File : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\65837fni.default\prefs.js ]

Line Found : user_pref("avg.userPreferences.URLBarFocus.whiteList", "bing\\.com|google\\.\\w+|yahoo\\.\\w+|gmail\\.\\w+|hotmail\\.\\w+|live\\.\\w+|isearch\\.avg\\.com|mysearch\\.avg\\.com");
Line Found : user_pref("browser.search.defaultenginename", "AVG Secure Search");
Line Found : user_pref("browser.search.selectedEngine", "AVG Secure Search");

*************************

AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [10549 octets] - [18/03/2014 09:36:09]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [10610 octets] ##########
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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18 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Please download RogueKiller and save it to your desktop.

You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • RogueKiller 32-bit | RogueKiller 64-bit
  • Quit all running programs.
  • For Windows XP, double-click to start.
  • For Vista,Windows 7/8, Right-click on the program and select Run as Administrator to start and when prompted allow it to run.
  • Read and accept the EULA (End User Licene Agreement)
  • Click Scan to scan the system.
  • Hit Delete+post logs
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
  • Right click over JRT.exe and select Run as administrator on Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click on XP.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next reply message
  • When completed make sure to re-enable your antivirus
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #5

Win 7 Pro x 64
 
 

Following up, after reading a thread about the difficulties others had with removing the AVG Toolbar, and confirming that it's own removal functionality did not work here either, I decided I didn't want it after all, and so ran the clean function in AdwCleaner without unchecking anything. Log is below.

Additionally, SpyBot S&D no longer appears to be picking up BetterSurf! (It's running as I type, but it's beyond the point where it was picking it up before, so I'm optimistic.) Thank you, thank you for the advice and for pointing me to this wonderful tool (AdwCleaner). -Ron


Code:
# AdwCleaner v3.022 - Report created 18/03/2014 at 12:15:34
# Updated 13/03/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username :xxxxxxxxxxxx
# Running from : C:\My Download Files\AdwCleaner\adwcleaner.exe
# Option : Clean

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\AVG Secure Search
Folder Deleted : C:\ProgramData\boost_interprocess
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\blekkotb_031
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\AVG Secure Search
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\blekkotb_031
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\SwvUpdater
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\LocalLow\AVG SafeGuard toolbar
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\LocalLow\blekkotb_031
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\blekkotb_031
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\65837fni.default\blekkotb_031
File Deleted : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Local\Temp\Uninstall.exe

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****

Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [12x3q@3244516.com]
Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [Avg@toolbar]
Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [xz123@ya456.com]
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\dedmngkbaffkenlfdcbganndoghblmap
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\ndibdjnfmopecpmkdieinmbadjfpblof
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\poheodfamflhhhdcmjfeggbgigeefaco
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ScriptHelper.EXE
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ViProtocol.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\WLXQuickTimeShellExt.DLL
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVG SafeGuard toolbar.BrowserWndAPI
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVG SafeGuard toolbar.BrowserWndAPI.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVG SafeGuard toolbar.PugiObj
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AVG SafeGuard toolbar.PugiObj.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\protocols\handler\viprotocol
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\S
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ScriptHelper.ScriptHelperApi.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ViProtocol.ViProtocolOLE
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\ViProtocol.ViProtocolOLE.1
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\adawarebp_rasapi32
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\adawarebp_rasmancs
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\AskInstallChecker-1_RASAPI32
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\AskInstallChecker-1_RASMANCS
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\ConduitInstaller_RASAPI32
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\ConduitInstaller_RASMANCS
Value Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [vProt]
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@avg.com/AVG SiteSafety plugin,version=11.0.0.1,application/x-avg-sitesafety-plugin
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT3289847
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{0A18A436-2A7A-49F3-A488-30538A2F6323}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{1FDFF5A2-7BB1-48E1-8081-7236812B12B2}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{BB711CB0-C70B-482E-9852-EC05EBD71DBB}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3C471948-F874-49F5-B338-4F214A2EE0B1}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{408CFAD9-8F13-4747-8EC7-770A339C7237}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4E92DB5F-AAD9-49D3-8EAB-B40CBE5B1FF7}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6E3C6B04-08FE-43BC-8E50-F90285024DEA}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8271B5D6-76D3-4ABF-AEB3-1721161C76BC}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{8769ADCE-DBA5-48E9-AFB5-67B12CDF2E61}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{933B95E2-E7B7-4AD9-B952-7AC336682AE3}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{95B7759C-8C7F-4BF1-B163-73684A933233}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B658800C-F66E-4EF3-AB85-6C0C227862A9}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{DE9028D0-5FFA-4E69-94E3-89EE8741F468}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E7DF6BFF-55A5-4EB7-A673-4ED3E9456D39}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F25AF245-4A81-40DC-92F9-E9021F207706}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{03E2A1F3-4402-4121-8B35-733216D61217}
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Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\InstallCore
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\SocialBit
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\YahooPartnerToolbar
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\SmartBar
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Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\AVG Secure Search
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\AVG Security Toolbar
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
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***** [ Browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.16521


-\\ Mozilla Firefox v27.0.1 (en-US)

[ File : C:\Users\Ron\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\65837fni.default\prefs.js ]

Line Deleted : user_pref("avg.userPreferences.URLBarFocus.whiteList", "bing\\.com|google\\.\\w+|yahoo\\.\\w+|gmail\\.\\w+|hotmail\\.\\w+|live\\.\\w+|isearch\\.avg\\.com|mysearch\\.avg\\.com");
Line Deleted : user_pref("browser.search.selectedEngine", "AVG Secure Search");

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AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [10751 octets] - [18/03/2014 09:36:09]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [10407 octets] - [18/03/2014 12:13:34]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [10201 octets] - [18/03/2014 12:15:34]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [10262 octets] ##########
EDIT - Devlin1888 this post crossed yours. Thx for advice; hopefully unneeded at this point. Fingers crossed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Read this about AVG Security tool bar Remove AVG Security Toolbar (Virus Removal Guide)


Now, download TFC by Old Timer TFC - Temp File Cleaner by OldTimer - Geeks to Go Forums and save it to your desktop.
Save any unsaved work. TFC will close ALL open programs including your browser!
Double-click on TFC.exe to run it. If you are using Vista/Windows 7 right-click on the file and choose Run As Administrator.
Click the Start button to begin the cleaning process and let it run uninterrupted to completion.
Important! If TFC prompts you to reboot, please do so immediately. If not prompted, manually reboot the machine anyway to ensure a complete clean.


Let me know how your computer is doing after rebooting.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #7

Win 7 Pro x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
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Let me know how your computer is doing after rebooting.
Ok, thx, did all that. No boot prompt, so I rebooted manually. Computer seems to be doing ok. My most important programs appear healthy. Boot time (as measured in event log - event ID=100), which has deteriorated over the last year or so, was not improved, not that I'd particularly expect it to be.

Since I'd never cleaned temp folders before, I got back over 40 gigs of space, though I suspect a lot of that was from the recycle bin. (Don't recall TFC warning it was going to empty the recycle bin? That's something I'd at least have liked to know in advance.)

For a conservative fellow like me, this was a drastic move. Just curious, why did you recommend it? Is it because PUPware tends to hide out in temp folders?

Anyway, I do appreciate the help. Many thanks, Ron
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Mar 2014   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Yes, potentially unwanted applications will be in 'temporary' Internet files.


TFC (Temp File Cleaner) will clear out all temp folders for all user accounts (temp, IE temp, java, FF, Opera, Chrome, Safari), including Administrator, All Users, LocalService, NetworkService, and any other accounts in the user folder. It also cleans out the %systemroot%\temp folder and checks for .tmp files in the %systemdrive% root folder, %systemroot%, and the system32 folder (both 32bit and 64bit on 64bit OSs).
It shows the amount removed for each location found (in bytes) and the total removed (in MB). Before running, it will stop Explorer and all other running apps. When finished, if a reboot is required the user must reboot to finish clearing any in-use temp files.


TFC only cleans temp folders. TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies. Depending on how often someone cleans their temp folders, their system hardware, and how many accounts are present, it can take anywhere from a few seconds to a minute or more. TFC will completely clear all temp files where other temp file cleaners may fail. TFC requires a reboot immediately after running. Be sure to save any unsaved work before running TFC.


You will need to clean out the recycle bin on your own... You may want to look at CCleaner to do that for you. Be sure to uncheck any "bundled" toolbars that come with it Download CCleaner 4.11.4619 - FileHippo.com
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2014   #9

Win 7 Pro x 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
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TFC only cleans temp folders. TFC will not clean URL history, prefetch, or cookies.
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You will need to clean out the recycle bin on your own.
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The first and third quoted sentences are not true, at least not for the version of TFC to which your link pointed. The real time on screen report *said* when it was cleaning the recycle bin, and when it was done, the bin was empty. (I haven't found a residual copy of that report. If TFC leaves one, I'd appreciate knowing where it is.

I'm familiar with CCleaner, but am very cautious with it.

-Ron
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Mar 2014   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I stand corrected
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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