Potentially Redundant Software (LPS).

Some programs or applications can be described as superfluous. This is primarily legitimate programs that may not be necessary for the proper operation of your system.

The multiplication of programs launched at boot can cause delays in the execution of the system but also ordinary tasks when browsing the internet. The browser tool bar or "toolbars"Are not concerned by this article.

In this article will be considered successively :

  • the software updates,
  • additional protection solutions,
  • optimization software.



The software updates.

First of all, in this category are listed some publishers that offer drivers updates software (drivers) devices.

These programs seem superfluous to me since the device software developers already incorporate automatic update their drivers feature. Also note that the operating system already includes a detection of new devices and it is possible to perform upgrades via its interface.

Examples : DealWifi, Driver2Updates, IQIYIVideo, Paretologic, PCCAre, DriverBoost, DriverGenius, DriverSoft, DriverToolkit, DriverWhiz…


[MD5.4557929F118EBE411F22C7E6014596D5] – (…) — C:\Program Filest_201601160518201601160518auds.exe [208512] [PID.2556]
[MD5.BA4177E3E3E0B3296C1579135CCEBBB6] – (…) — C:\Program Filest_201601160523201601160523lsas.exe [557184] [PID.5968]
[MD5.B074BCA3C38CD75CBB45D7B00018B55F] – (…) — C:\Program Filest_201601160523201601160523tslog.exe [193152] [PID.4268]
[MD5.4557929F118EBE411F22C7E6014596D5] – (…) — C:\Program Filest_201601160518201601160518auds.exe [208512] [PID.4456]
O4 – HKCU..Run: [lsas] . (…) — C:\Program Filest_201601160518201601160518lsas.exe
O4 – HKUSS-1-5-21-2178137505-2618686132-2039444167-1000..Run: [lsas] . (…) — C:\Program Filest_201601160518201601160518lsas.exe
O43 – CFD: 16/01/2016 – [] D — C:\Program Filest_201601160518
O43 – CFD: 16/01/2016 – [] D — C:\Program Filest_201601160523



VirusTotal analysis extract :

Riskware program Program.Unwanted.681 [Dr.Web]
Win.Adware.Agent - 7758 [Clam AntiVirus]
TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen [Avira AntiVirus]
SUP. Megaify
Malwarebytes PUP. Optional.DriverToolkit
Detection.Undefined [ESET NOD32]

The additional protection solutions.

Then the superfluous category lists the antiviral solutions or complementary antimalware in your resident antivirus.

Some software even offer a paid version even when free alternatives are available. Also avoid having multiple redundant antivirus solutions

Examples : AppVerifierService, CyberDefender, DoctoAntivirus, DoctorPC, MalwareProtection, MPCCleaner, HPDefender…

O23 – Service: MPC Core Protect Service (MPCProtectService) . (.DotC United Inc – MPC Protect Service.) – C:\Program FilesMPC CleanerMPCProtectService.exe

[MD5.8BE07374EC5C5009CF0C0F3485F9060A] – (.DotC United Inc – MPC Protect Service.) — C:\Program FilesMPC CleanerMPCProtectService.exe [349152] [PID.1976] [MD5.C10EC87C948BEA88D91AE5D22C5FCD7F] – (.DotC United Inc – MPC Tray.) — C:\Program FilesMPC CleanerMPCTray.exe [166880] [PID.1600]
O42 - Software: MPC Cleaner – (.DotC United Inc.) [HKLM] — MPC
O43 – CFD: 08/01/2016 – [] D — C:\Program FilesMPC Cleaner
O43 – CFD: 08/01/2016 – [] D — C:\ProgramDataMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsMPC
O58 – SDL:2016/01/08 23:33:20 A . (.DotC United Inc – MPC Driver.) — C:\WindowsSystem32driversMPCBase.sys [29032]
O58 – SDL:2016/01/08 23:33:20 A . (.DotC United Inc – MPC Driver.) — C:\WindowsSystem32driversMPCKpt.sys [52968]
OR - Auto [08/01/2016] [ 349152] MPC Core Protect Service (MPCProtectService) . (.DotC United Inc.) – C:\Program FilesMPC CleanerMPCProtectService.exe

VirusTotal analysis extract :

AhnLab-V3 PUP/Win32.Hpdefender.C2057167 20170820
Avira (no cloud) ADWARE/HPDefender.xmymi 20170820
Malwarebytes Adware.HPDefender
Yandex PUA.HPDefender! 20170726

The optimization software.

Finally, certain software that are supposed to optimize your system are classified as unnecessary.

The Windows operating system already includes many features such as defragmenting, backup and various cleanups. Note that this software can offer a paid version after diagnosis.

Examples : Privacy Protector Plus, Advanced PC Care, DoulCi Activator, PC Speed Maximizer, PC Speed Optimizer…

[MD5.B55FFAB9260605F827BE3BED43A25962] – (.Avanquest – Privacy Protector Plus Schedule.) — C:\UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalPrivacy Protector PlusPPPSchedule.exe [445280] [PID.3288] ©
[MD5.62A2D6558A0FD376E94803EC45526067] – (.Avanquest – Privacy Protector Plus.) — C:\UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalPrivacy Protector PlusPrivacyProtectorPlus.exe [5282656] [PID.3452] ©
O42 - Software: Privacy Protector Plus v3.0 – (.Avanquest.) [HKCU] — Privacy Protector Plus_is1 ©
HKCUSOFTWAREPrivacy Protector Plus
O43 – CFD: 27/12/2015 – [] D — C:\UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalPrivacy Protector Plus
O43 – CFD: 27/12/2015 – [] D — C:\UsersCoolmanAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsStart MenuProgramsPrivacy Protector Plus
O61 – LFC: 2015/12/27 06:17:10 A . (..) — C:\UsersCoolmanAppDataLocalPrivacy Protector Plusunins000.exe [1203145]


VirusTotal analysis extract :

Generic.D7D 20151227 [AVG]
Win32:Adware-gen [Adw] 20151227 [Avast]
W32.HfsAdware.200A 20151226 [Bkav]
Program.Unwanted.1178 20151227 [DrWeb]
PUP/PCSpeedMaximizer [Panda]

Also note that some programs come with software downloads packaging. These additional programs are obviously superfluous, they can even be installed without your knowledge. It is recommended to read the EULA before installation of bundled software. Check the relevance of pre-checked boxes that are offered.

Examples : AedgePerformance, PCSpeedUp, Piratrax, Softonic, Solvusoft…


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