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Windows 7: Windows 7x64 startup task/service removal

13 Oct 2019   #1
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Windows 7x64 startup task/service removal

Greetings.
I'm trying to remove a nasty W7x64 startup task/service but can't seem to be able to find it. Tried Startup, Services, HKLM/.../Wow6432Node/, HKLM/.../run/, HKCU/.../run/ to no avail , and msconfig does not report it. What are the other possible locations?
Many thanks and best regards,


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13 Oct 2019   #2
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi goopy,

You have been asked several times by different members to update your system specifications. This is for your benefit so that we can help you by giving you the correct advice based on your specifications!

Update System Specifications

Please update your system specifications in your UserCP => Edit System Spec setup. It will help us to help you!

This SevenForums tutorial [Published by Brink and written by CyberZeus] uses an automated tool which makes this task very easy and quick to do. Click here => System Info - See Your System Specs.

Thanks.
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13 Oct 2019   #3
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi goopy,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goopy View Post
I'm trying to remove a nasty W7x64 startup task/service but can't seem to be able to find it. Tried Startup, Services, HKLM/.../Wow6432Node/, HKLM/.../run/, HKCU/.../run/ to no avail , and msconfig does not report it.
What is the name of the startup task / service?
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14 Oct 2019   #4
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Greetings Paul,

1. Would you be kind enough to provide a list of all locations where startup tasks/services can be found?
2. You could try installing samsung magician. It's quite benign and does provide an option for removal from startup.

Many thanks and best regards,
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15 Oct 2019   #5
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi goopy,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by goopy View Post
1. Would you be kind enough to provide a list of all locations where startup tasks/services can be found?
2. You could try installing samsung magician. It's quite benign and does provide an option for removal from startup.
[1] Can you please tell us the name of the startup task / service?
[2] It is not me that needs the help!
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15 Oct 2019   #6
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi All,
Greets,

I understand what you are dealing with. Make a System Image & try these Utilities. They are very powerful tools. So, use them carefully.
Avoid touching Registry as long as you are not sure!

1. You should try Autoruns (M$) in first place.

2. If you are trying to find out problematic things. You can also try Process Explorer (M$) & Process Monitor (M$)

3. Here is some help : Schooling Autoruns & Other Sysinternals (M$) Utilities

4. You can also try using AdwCleaner ( by Malwarebytes )

Just To Mention :
You are not supposed to remove everything that is detected/listed in the AdwCleaner. You have to be selective! You should be very sure what thing(s) you want to remove otherwise you will be removing false positives & will get in real trouble.
While dealing with SysInternals Utilities, you will only get in trouble by your own mistake(s)!

Rest is up to you

Thanks & Regards. ...
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16 Oct 2019   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Goopy,

It might also be in Task scheduler LOCAL or prefetch.

If Autoruns fails to find it run this tool - note some AV's report it as malware IT IS NOT frequently used by Malware fighters in security forums, including Malwarebytes

copy/paste both reports

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

select the applicable 32/64 download


Roy
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
goopy

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi Goopy,

It might also be in Task scheduler LOCAL or prefetch.

If Autoruns fails to find it run this tool - note some AV's report it as malware IT IS NOT frequently used by Malware fighters in security forums, including Malwarebytes

copy/paste both reports

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

select the applicable 32/64 download


Roy
Thanks for the kind reply, Roy. You're a genius.
All the culprits are there in the Task Scheduler, including the nasty chinese ones that cannot be stopped.
What do I do to remove these from running at startup?
Many thanks and best regards,


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Windows 7x64 startup task/service removal-taskscheduler.jpg   Windows 7x64 startup task/service removal-aliupdate.jpg  
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi Goopy

Good catch there then.

Just highlight each one, there's an option to delete, see that in your screenshot, right hand side

If that fails HIGHLY unlikely, we can remove them with the other tool i asked you to run

Please run it anyway AFTER a reboot copy/post both logs,see below, note Farbar = FRST


Im somewhat concerned, they may have spawned other processes -
(it might have been installed via the Yandex browser)

Post the results in the BleepingComputers Malware section- I'm no malware expert
Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Help Forum - BleepingComputer.com

cross reference this thread, i'll keep an eye on it, im a member there too


In regard to your other thread re MBR/EUFI
it does sound like theres something wrong with your boot manager files
run SFC/scannow
and read this tutorial
Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Are you dual booting by any chance



Roy
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
Vineet Garg

Windows 7 Ultimate x32 With Sp1 + Vista Ultimate x32 with Sp1 & Sp2 !!
 
 

Hi All,
Greets,

@torchwood : Great Stuff Sir, Thanks.

@goopy : Now that its sure you have infections.

1. Please Image your system first of all, It may help you if you get in problem while troubleshooting :
See : Macrium Reflect Free


2. While troubleshooting follow the seniors in first place!
I suggest to give some space in between using different utilities to actually make out the things but at times, it may be crucial to run utilities in quick succession one after another to eliminate an infection & stop it from coming back.

3. If the things don't work for you, ( You may restore the system image if you feel like & ) use rescue disks because the infections are best removed when they are Offline!
In my personal opinion here : not to use multiple things in quick succession to actually make out what is working for you & what is doing the damage.
Bootable Antivirus Rescue CDs for Offline Scanning
Good ones in my opinion : Bitdefender , ESET, Kaspersky, Windows Defender Offline.
And/OR
You can use Kyhi Sir's Win 10 Recovery Media and run Malwarebytes, SUPERAntiSpyware , ESET' Free Online Scanner , etc. from there.


Thanks & Regards. ...
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