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Windows 7: Lost my Update notifier in the System Tray .... any help appreciated

10 Oct 2014   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I have done as you suggested and must eat my hat (as we Brits are said to say ).

It found the following which it described as Security Hijack Registry Keys .....
hklm\software\microsoft\windowsnt\currentversion\image file execution options\AUpdate.exe
hklm\software\microsoft\windowsnt\currentversion\image file execution options\AutoUpdate.exe

Have copied both here most carefully but have no clue what they are or might be capable of within my computer system.

I didn't see a Delete option only Quarantine, Add Exclusion or Ignore Once so opted for Quarantine, saved a log, and rebooted as requested.

(I exited ASC before doing the update and scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium)

As an aside - apart from my missing Update Notifier icon could any of these be contributing to the Flash/Script plugin freezes I experience multi-times daily in my Firefox browser despite following all of their help and advice on the MozillaZine forum?

EDITED TO ADD: I have done as you suggest and uninstalled ASC

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11 Oct 2014   #12

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10

Glad to hear about your edit. - it should also speed things up a little.
Certainly, any registry corruption induced by erroneous 'cleaning' will cause unpredictable problems.
One way to see if this is the case is to uninstall Flash (and any add-ons) completely, and then reinstall from a fresh download.
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 Lost my Update notifier in the System Tray .... any help appreciated

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