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#1449992 - 06/09/14 10:07 AM What is Performancer?
MissingArty Offline
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Can I delete "Performancer" from control panel? Publisher "24soft," showing no size or version. I can't find anything on it on google. Thanks.

FYI, I recently couldnt' get my printer to work and downloaded an update, and got a whole bunch of other shit that slowed my computer to a crawl.
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#1450072 - 06/09/14 04:56 PM Re: What is Performancer? [Re: MissingArty]
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It is most likely some form of Performance Optimizer Malware.

Do NOT download any files (free or otherwise) that claim to remove it or any other suspected malware.

If you're not particularly versed in removing such "cooties" from your system, take it to a reputable PC repair center.
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#1450081 - 06/09/14 06:14 PM Re: What is Performancer? [Re: MissingArty]
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Agreed 100% its malware and a bit of a nasty one. do you happen to have malwarebytes free installed on your system?

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#1451367 - 06/20/14 08:16 PM Re: What is Performancer? [Re: MissingArty]
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No, I don't. I have to fix my own computer. Please tell me what to do.
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#1451369 - 06/20/14 08:55 PM Re: What is Performancer? [Re: MissingArty]
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Click on the following link.
https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/
Save it. Then run it and install it at the end of the install take the check mark out of the box that offers you the free trial for the full version and keep the check in the box to check for updates. Run the program. when it finds the nasty stuff quarantine all.

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#1451415 - 06/22/14 03:43 AM Re: What is Performancer? [Re: MissingArty]
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Thank you, Dr.D.
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#1452019 - 06/26/14 09:03 PM Re: What is Performancer? [Re: MissingArty]
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I ran the scan and it found six items. I clicked delete before I saw the "quarantine" on the left of the screen. It is still in programs. Run it again? Thank you.
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