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    Software potentially superfluous (LPS).

    Certain programs or applications may be termed superfluous. It mainly legitimate programs that are not necessarily needed for the proper functioning of your system.

    The multiplication of programmes launched at the start of the system may cause delays in the performance of the regular duties of the system but also during internet browsing. "The browser tool bars or"toolbars"they are not covered 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 identified some publishers that offer updates of drivers software (drivers) of devices.

    These software seem to be unnecessary insofar as devices software developers are already building a feature of automatic update of their drivers. It should also be noted that the operating system also incorporates detection of new devices and that it is possible to perform upgrades via its interface. These software can be removed because they do not provide any particular added value.

    A few examples : DealWifi, Driver2Updates, IQIYIVideo, ParetoLogic, PCCAre, DriverBoost, DriverGenius, DriverSoft, DriverToolkit, DriverWhiz…

    Overview in the ZHPDiag report:

    [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

    Anti-virus scan extract :

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

    Additional protection solutions.

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

    Some software offer even a paid version as free solutions are available. It must also avoid having several redundant antiviral solutions. You can use Microsoft Defender, a free solution built into Windows 10.

    A few examples : AppVerifierService, CyberDefender, DoctoAntivirus, DoctorPC, MalwareProtection, MPCCleaner, HPDefender…

     

    Overview in the ZHPDiag report:

    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
    HKLMSOFTWAREMPC
    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]
    SR - Auto [08/01/2016] [ 349152] MPC Core Protect Service (MPCProtectService) . (.DotC United Inc.) -C:\Program FilesMPC CleanerMPCProtectService.exe

    Anti-virus scan extract :

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

    Optimization software.

    Finally, Some software programs that are supposed to optimize your system are classified as superfluous.

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

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

     

    Overview in the ZHPDiag report:

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

     

    Anti-virus scan extract :

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

    Note also that some programs are from downloads with software packaging. These programs are obviously superfluous, they can even be installed without your knowledge. It is recommended to carefully read the EULA before installing bundled software. Check the relevance of the pre-ticked boxes, which are available.

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

    HOW TO REMOVE SUPERFLUOUS SOFTWARE ?

    Delete with Microsoft Windows

    zhpcleaner

    Delete with ZHPCleaner

    Diagnose with ZHPDiag

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