Windows 10: Odd scheduled task

  1.    26 Jan 2016 #1

    Odd scheduled task

    Hi guys. I found this odd scheduled task named 'UninstallDDS-C960901F-CE14-4DE1-9729-1305F719A337'.
    The task is set to run at 14:54 on 25/1/16 and then repeat every 00:01:00 indefinitely.
    The target is C:\Windows\temp\deletefoldertask.exe

    The task has no author and I can find no information about the executable.
    Before I remove it, I thought I'd check with you guys to see if it has any legitimate purpose.
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  2. JDobbsy1987's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Jan 2016 #2

    The task name starts with UninstallDDS which may relate to a piece of software called DDS Converter, have you installed or do you currently have that software installed on your machine?

    I have also seen a post from 24th December at a different site reporting the same scenario which suggests a malware scan (Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software)
    Also have a look at the post here to see if the suggestion on post #2 is of any help - Cleaning Up After Blue Screen/browser Control Scam | MajorGeeks.Com Support Forums

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  3.    26 Jan 2016 #3

    Nope, I have nothing by that name. Its a new laptop, I've installed very few programs.
    Before creating this post, I did a Google search and I did read the post you are referring to.

    Edit: Sorry, I do have Cyberlink software pre-installed.
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  4.    02 Nov 2016 #4

    I know this is an old thread but just want to add I just got a Black Screen with just the Mouse Cursor. Rebooting using the key sequence worked fine so back to normal for now.

    I am using a Dell system with preloaded Cyberlink. I think it started when I opened the Director program to edit a video, possibly due to the upgrades it offers when opened. But I am looking at the Malware possibility.

    What I noticed when the black screen occurred was one Task Scheduler warning, about the referenced task, and two Win32k errors (263).

    Autoruns shows the task being loaded during boot. There are a couple of registry entries for it.

    I will be doing full scans with Defender and Malwarebytes to see if they find anything.
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