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Windows 7: Search Protect message on start up

24 May 2014   #1
kevtherev

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Search Protect message on start up

On start up of Windows7 there suddenly appears a notification concerning important update from a source 'Search Protect' which is asking for installation. Not knowing what this is for I naturally select the decline button. Notification then disappears. I have run several Spyware programs to try to get rid of this message but with no effect, can anyone please help as this appears every time I start my PC.


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24 May 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .. Read the Link below and follow the Instructions ..


How to Remove Conduit Search Protect: 20 Steps - wikiHow
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24 May 2014   #3
kevtherev

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Many thanks for the info but I have not actually installed the program. It is just the request message on startup that is annoying.
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24 May 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

What programs have you tried to remove it with ?
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25 May 2014   #5
kevtherev

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
What programs have you tried to remove it with ?
I have used Yet Another Cleaner, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, IObit Malware and a virus scan with Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 all without results, the message is always there on start up.


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25 May 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

It is lurking some where in your Registry .... Try using Junkware Removal Tool .. I would also use AdwCleaner .. I would also advise that you Uninstall IObit Malware IMO their products cause nothing but trouble ..
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25 May 2014   #7
kevtherev

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

So I did as you recommended, including uninstalling IObit Malware but the problem is still there. I have attached reports both from JRT and AdwCleaner for your perusal. I cannot find any trace of the mentioned isafe files etc on my PC.


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File Type: txt AdwCleaner[S1].txt (2.6 KB, 3 views)
File Type: txt JRT Scan 25.05.2014 12.29.txt (4.0 KB, 2 views)
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25 May 2014   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

I have asked a Security Expert to look into your Post ... It still must be in the Registry ...
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25 May 2014   #9
kevtherev

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

O/K maxie, many thanks for your help and looking forward to your reply. In the meantime I will do a thorough search in the registry to see if I can spot anything. Will not do any registry alterations without contacting you, if that is o/k.
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25 May 2014   #10
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Yes that is fine i am usually about for most of the day ...
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