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Kudos0

I keep getting a task bar window to clean my Hard Drive

Over the past month, I have been getting a window that pops up from the task bar to clean unwanted files, however there is nothing on this window that identifies it as from my Norton Security, so I want to confirm it is not some planted virus. I have attached a copy of this message.

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Kudos0

Re: I keep getting a task bar window to clean my Hard Drive

Hi, coastalguy. Not a Norton pop up. I would suggest running a full scan, and check if you have downloaded any software recently that may have had other stuff bundled with it.

If clean, it may also be worth running a scan with MalwareBytes Free edition, just as a second opinion.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/trial/  You can ignore the trial prompt if you wish, and just run a scan.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos1 Stats

Re: I keep getting a task bar window to clean my Hard Drive

Looking at the icon, I think this is part of EaseUS Partition Master. It has an option for hard drive cleanup. 

Hopefully in the software there is a way to stop it running automatically.

Kudos0

Re: I keep getting a task bar window to clean my Hard Drive

Part 1: Reproducing the Problem

"Cleanup and Optimization 300 MB junk files", right?!

Then, I got U!

That was an alert from EaseUS Partition Master Free.

II: Workarounds (3 options) & Solutions

1) unchecking the "Pop-up window" option in the Help menu.

(feel free to correct me...)

2) Disable that Free (THREE projects) from running w/ yr system by running MSCONFIG:

(Unknown vendor?! CHENDU YIWO Tech Development Co., Ltd)

3) Uninstall that Free manually if you do not need that.

UPDATE: The traditional uninstall routine won't help fully UN-INSTALL that FREE suite (v11.0.0.0). See the remained items, EaseUS EMP tray & EaseUS Cleanup, in said Startup! Personally, this is the very reason why you are suffering from the pop-ups from EaseUs (Not that easy, right?). Moreover, MBAM won't be useful when it comes to such a giant 'good' program (202 MB) - Rid of MBAM for better computer performance, if U too got MBAM installed.

Or, you can make the best of this video guide? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQNoEgu9vw

Proactive fixes: clean all of your undesired even unknown items from your computer. Beware of bloated installer files, such as Raptr, Skype for Windows, and alike.

III: TEST...

War Thunder (removal guide, if you too accidentally installed it)...

As for "Norton Pop up messages" (or not), Plz review https://community.norton.com/en/comment/7040131#comment-7040131

Google is Google... LOL

PUP Hunter PRO: Just TRYING to save the world (U) from cyber threats, A single blog post, at a time, and ONCE & FOR ALL. (A fan of Nadia_Kovacs)

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