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I have been having problems with unsolicited popup, "you are the 100,000" etc and was checking the registries to investigate. I found the following in




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Can anyone enlighten me as to what this is.



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Hello Jazz1944 and welcome to the The Pit.

My name is Satchfan and I would be glad to help you with your computer problem.

Please read the following guidelines which will help to make cleaning your machine easier:

  • [*]please follow all instructions in the order posted [*]please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear.
Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear [*]all logs/reports, etc. must be posted in Notepad. Please ensure that word wrap is unchecked. In Notepad click Format, uncheck Word wrap if it is checked [*]if you don't understand something, please don't hesitate to ask for clarification before proceeding [*]the fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine. [*]please reply within 3 days. If you do not reply within this period I will post a reminder but topics with no reply in 4 days will be closed!


Please DO NOT install/uninstall any programs unless asked to.
Please DO NOT run any scans other than those requested


I’m not sure what that is but we’ll find out.

Download and run AdwCleaner

Download AdwCleaner from here and save it to your desktop.

  • [*]run AdwCleaner and select
Delete [*]when it has finished it will ask to reboot - allow the reboot [*]on reboot a log will be produced; please attach the content of the log to your next reply.


Download and run OTL

  • [*]download
OTL to your desktop. [*]double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted. [*]click Scan all users. [*]under Custom Scan paste this in

%systemroot%*. /rp /s

[*]click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan won’t take long. [*]when the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL. [*]please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply. [*]you may need two posts to fit them both in.


Run aswMBR

  • [*]download
aswMBR.exe to your desktop. [*]double click the aswMBR.exe to run it [*]if asked, accept the AVAST virus definition download [*]click the "Scan" button to start scan [*]on completion of the scan click Save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply. Note - do NOT attempt any Fix yet.

Logs to include with next post:

AdwCleaner log
aswMBR log




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Hello SATCHFAN, Thank you for our speedy response.


I have checked my other PC and found the same entry so one must imagine that it is related to some programme albeit what I don't know.


It doesn't seem to affect the operation either of the PCs so I will just leave it for now.


I only appear to get the pop ups on the BBC News page, so I guess I will just have to put up with it for now.


I have cleaned the cache and the cookies and run adware programmes and put a restriction on Google so unless anyone else has any ideas I will just soldier on.


Thank you anyway.



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It's your choice David but I'm happy to look at the logs produced by the scans I suggested.


If you want to leave it for now, OK.


I'll leave this open for another 24 hours in case you want to run the scans and get me to have a look.



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