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Windows 7: Magic Barrage deletion

19 Jun 2014   #11

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

It appears that the offending files are updatepackasc.exe in windows 7 and updatepack.exe in windows xp

It also appears to be the gamebooster program that either stands alone or is part of advanced system is the problem.

The problem file is either located in C:\Users\"user name"\AppData\Local\Temp or where the gamebooster program is located ex. C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Game Booster 3 or C:\Program Files \IObit\Game Booster 3

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19 Jun 2014   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Found it in user's appdata temp directory...

Found the same file, updatepackasc.exe, in C:\users\<user name here>\AppData\local\temp directory.

Found it in the same place on a second notebook. I deleted it on both notebooks.

I found it running in the Windows Task Manager Processes Tab list on the second notebook. When I stopped the process, the popup went away. Looking at the process properties showed me the location from where it had been launched.

This is bizarre. I don't know if it's simple malware or something more sinister. Also, I haven't installed anything suspicious either. I don't use junkware.

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19 Jun 2014   #13

Win7, home premium, 64 bit

I found the same files in the same location and deleted it and the popup went away. To be sure, I rebooted the computer and it still didn't return. Good!!!
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20 Jun 2014   #14

Windows 7 x64

I have also removed updatepackasc.exe from my user temp folder it fixed the issue for a few days but it came back. I have not installed any updates or any other IO-Bit software since I did that. On further examination I also found another file loygame-pro.exe that appeared in my temp folder along with the previous file. Both files were same size and had same icon. I have now removed both these files from my system (in fact I removed the entire username/temp folder). all now appears to be OK. I am now keeping my fingers crossed. Hope this is of help to others
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20 Jun 2014   #15
Hacked Off

Windows XP
Magic Barrage Deletion

I use XP and had the same thing appear on boot-up yesterday which means that a bug had been hacked into my hard drive. It took some time but I think the source is Facebook which supports this game. After another half hour of going through FB lists, options and BS, I was able to send them a nastygram about invading my hard drive with this bug. That is ABSOLUTELY against their expressed policy statement. Thanks to others here who have determined that the exe is updatepackasc.exe and can remove it from my PC.
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20 Jun 2014   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
Magic Barrage solved for me

I had installed free Peggles game and in turn you had to download Origin... I uninstalled Origin and it disappeared... reloaded Origin and it came back.
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22 Jun 2014   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Advanced System Care seems the issue

IO Bit advises that Magic Barrage is a "partner" of theirs and apparently Advanced System Care Pro users had the software installed without the user's knowledge or permission. I've uninstalled ASC, since they may do this again at will. It's hard to completely uninstall.
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