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    This item appeared in startup recently, and I can find no information on it. I unchecked it, but upon booting, it returns. Anyone have ideas as to what this is and how I can get rid of it? Thank you.

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    I do not know but it looks like a randomly generated name by malware or a virus, have you done a REALLY good scan or three?
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    I concur, this looks like the type of random garbage virus or malware would generate.
    I wouldn't trust the AV you currently have, if any. Use an online scanner from one of the
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    Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or Spybot - Search & Destroy.
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    Thanks much for the replies. I had done a complete scan with my AV - Avira and with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and nothing was found that eliminated the problem. I also used Superantispyware with no success. But using the online scanners Clint provided links for, several items were found and usakecikot is no longer active in startup. Thanks again and all the best!

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    Were you able to determine what it was?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Emurian View Post
    Thanks much for the replies. I had done a complete scan with my AV - Avira and with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, and nothing was found that eliminated the problem. I also used Superantispyware with no success. But using the online scanners Clint provided links for, several items were found and usakecikot is no longer active in startup. Thanks again and all the best!
    i would used a good antivirus from now on if i were you ma'am.

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    I believe it was some kind of bot. I noticed persistent modem activity and web pages loaded very slowly. So I used TCPView to see what was going on. By process of elimination I discovered that when I closed the connection on one of the svchost listings, the modem activity stopped. Upon reboot, it started up again. Closing the same connection stopped it. Now, with the cleanings using the scans, the problem is gone. Thanks again.

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