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    I'd uninstall it. If you go somewhere and it's needed you will probably get a notice with a link to download the latest version.
    My opinion, since so many sites now know how open to exploit it is, other tools are used or drafter in.

    Ready to remove tools and quarantine folders?
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    I deleted my Java (I had two installed) and I already updated my Flash Player a few steps ago. Ready!

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    DelFix

    • Please download DelFix or from Here and save the file to your Desktop.
    • Double-click DelFix.exe to run the programme.
    • Place a checkmark next to the following items:
    • Activate UAC
    • Remove disinfection tools
    • Click the Run button.
    • -- This will remove the specialized tools we used to disinfect your system. Any leftover logs, files, folders or tools remaining on your Desktop which were not removed can be deleted manually (right-click the file + delete).


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    So is my computer going to run quietly after I run the DelFix? Because my computer is still running loud, there has been no change yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gigglepot View Post
    So is my computer going to run quietly after I run the DelFix? Because my computer is still running loud, there has been no change yet.
    I had hoped yes, but, now I know that this isn't related to malware but rather something internal.
    Does it ever feel hot or more then usual warm?

    Let me direct you to another forum where the tech's there can better help with that (I'm a member there too), kinda takes me out of my field of knowledge.
    Register here
    https://forums.whatthetech.com/index.php?showforum=126

    You can create a new topic and supply them with a link from this site if they need to see whats been done.
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    Oh, too bad. I thought I was just missing the final step. No, my computer doesn't seem warmer to the touch at all.
    Do I still run the DelFix first or leave everything as is and register on the other site?

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    Go ahead and use Delfix, those tools are not needed now.



    One thing I didn't ask:
    Let's check and see if something is updating or running in the background.
    (If we have already took this step then just ignore this)

    Right click on the tool bar at the bottom of your screen, select Task Manager
    Located near the bottom of that window you'll see Show Processes from all Users
    From here use the scroll bar and check if you can see which process or .exe is using a high amount of CPU
    Last edited by Juliet; 2016-07-02 at 14:57. Reason: typo
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    Here is the log I got from using DelFix:

    # DelFix v1.013 - Logfile created 02/07/2016 at 09:58:32
    # Updated 17/04/2016 by Xplode
    # Username : Owner - OWNER-HP
    # Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)

    ~ Activating UAC ... OK

    ~ Removing disinfection tools ...

    Deleted : C:\FRST
    Deleted : C:\AdwCleaner
    Deleted : C:\RegBackup
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\FRST-OlderVersion
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Addition.txt
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\aswMBR.exe
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\aswMBR.txt
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\Fixlog.txt
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\FRST.txt
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\FRST64.exe
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\JRT.exe
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\JRT.txt
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\MBR.dat
    Deleted : C:\Users\Owner\Desktop\TFC.exe
    Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\OldTimer Tools
    Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\AdwCleaner
    Deleted : HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_ASWMBR

    ########## - EOF - ##########


    I went into Task Manger and it shows that svchost.exe is using 50 CPU and System Idle Process is using between 47-49 CPU. The rest all say zero or one.
    Is this bad?

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    svchost.exe isn't always associated with viruses, it is a windows feature responsible for loading shared dll's for other applications to use.



    Have you tried to update Microsoft Windows update manually in a while?

    Is this service running wuauserv? not a problem if it is it's relate to Windows Update.
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    No, wuauserv isn't running.
    I checked my Windows updates, I have 39 important updates pending download/installation!!! I'm installing them now.....

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