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Author Topic: malware or ? #1454789523  (Read 605 times)

holt

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malware or ? #1454789523
« on: February 06, 2016, 02:32:10 PM »
The following is a WinPatrol web page about a mystery number representing a program that asks permission to be added to the Start menu:

http://www.winpatrol...;1&0&0&0
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 03:18:18 PM by holt »

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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2016, 02:34:08 PM »
Anybody want to click that link for me?  :huh:

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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2016, 02:41:29 PM »
Anybody want to click that link for me?  :huh:

Okay, feeling brave...

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[PLUS Info...] is one of the Bonus features of WinPatrol PLUS. Our Community Shield data is now available to make WinPatrol even more valuable.

We only want you to upgrade if you really like WinPatrol. You can also tell your friends that you found valuable free software without toolbars or other crapware.

Your support helps continue the development of WinPatrol allowing us to tell toolbar company's where to stick it when they offer us big bucks to install their crapware.

If you've been using WinPatrol Free version for years, we need you.  WinPatrol v32 has been hard work and this is a good time to upgrade to PLUS.

ehh ...
@Holt -- what was your problem?
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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2016, 03:00:38 PM »
It's a link to a WinPatrol web page for the mystery number; 1454789523; as such, I didn't believe it would cause a problem for anyone. Sorry.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 03:20:46 PM by holt »

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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2016, 04:19:07 PM »
It's a link to a WinPatrol web page for the mystery number; 1454789523; as such, I didn't believe it would cause a problem for anyone. Sorry.

ah, okay, no worries -- I guess you've got to be on Winpatrol Plus to see that page properly.
(FWIW I have it but not on this machine)
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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2016, 04:48:19 PM »
After I ran MWB and a few other scans, Win Patrol said the mystery program wanted permission to be added to the Start menu again, and I rejected it again. When I click on 'show folder' nothing happens.

I only have winpatrol freeware.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2016, 08:47:32 PM by holt »

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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2016, 09:50:24 PM »
Anybody want to click that link for me?  :huh:

Let someone else do it for you:

https://archive.is/uKEGy


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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2016, 10:12:03 PM »
Anybody want to click that link for me?  :huh:

Let someone else do it for you:

https://archive.is/uKEGy
Any idea what it is, please?

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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2016, 10:45:19 PM »
Nope. Sorry. I can't figure out anything on that webpage.


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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2016, 08:50:04 AM »
At least once a day winpatrol pops up with a message do I want to allow 1454942036 to be added to the start menu, or not, or to disable; I have chosen 'no' so far. The options to go to the folder or show properties always produce no visible result. Today I ran Process Explorer for Windows XP, and searched for the number, and also for any rogue program names, and found nothing. It is rather frustrating. If not for winpatrol begging me to buy winpatrol plus for 'more info', I would never even know there was anything to it. Scans by MWB and a few other defensive programs find nothing like it. Deozaan found it at https://archive.is/uKEGy a snapshot of winpatrol still with no further info. I keep wondering if it is a subprogram of something legit, but since it has no identifying features except a persistent nagging to be added to the start menu, I am thinking of telling winpatrol to disable it if no further info can be found. If there is no folder, perhaps it is a stand-alone similar to a coding snack. Or, since I have disabled a few legitimate programs to maximize RAM and performance on this vintage laptop, perhaps one of those is trying to selfstart.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2016, 09:12:56 AM by holt »

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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2016, 09:42:02 AM »
Why not just write to support@WinPatrol.com and ask?  I suppose you could refer to this page, just to let the current developer (no longer BillP) know that this issue is getting some attention.  That might provide some encouragement for him to reply quickly.

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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2016, 12:16:45 PM »
Why not just write to support@WinPatrol.com and ask?  I suppose you could refer to this page, just to let the current developer (no longer BillP) know that this issue is getting some attention.  That might provide some encouragement for him to reply quickly.

When I've had to contact him, he's responded just as quickly as Bill did.

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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2016, 05:52:18 AM »
WinPatrol Plus doesnt have any info about this either -- they say they now have it on record because I searched for it (just in case they tell you there were enquiries!).
I would definitely contact them.
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Re: malware or ? #1454789523
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2016, 10:46:12 PM »
WinPatrol Plus doesnt have any info about this either -- they say they now have it on record because I searched for it (just in case they tell you there were enquiries!).
I would definitely contact them.
I emailed them yesterday; no word back yet, but I'll post here the instant I get a reply. :)