Windows 10: Very suspicious update popups on Windows 10

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  1.    06 Feb 2017 #1

    Very suspicious update popups on Windows 10


    I have been getting a strange popup for update without any update about what it's about.
    It also want's to install Yahoo search

    It has happened few times so far and I am unable to figure out which program is it related to.

    I used process explorer and to find out that it's mshta.exe - but not anything more than that.

    Could anyone suggest what it could be?

    I am attaching a screenshot for your reference


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  2. Posts : 1,836
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       06 Feb 2017 #2

    Run the following in Command Prompt (Admin)
    How to run
    How to run
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  3.    06 Feb 2017 #3

    dencal said: View Post
    Run the following in Command Prompt (Admin)
    How to run
    How to run
    Thanks Dencal for your reply.
    Could you please explain what those commands do?
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  4. Posts : 1,836
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       06 Feb 2017 #4

    takias said: View Post
    Thanks Dencal for your reply.
    Could you please explain what those commands do?
    They repair corrupted Registry.
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  5.    06 Feb 2017 #5

    Thanks again Dencal.
    Does the issue look like a corrupted registry related issue?
    Have you come across such issues before?
    It would be helpful if you could give some more information about it.
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  6. Posts : 1,836
    W10 Pro + W10 Preview
       06 Feb 2017 #6

    takias said: View Post
    Thanks again Dencal.
    Does the issue look like a corrupted registry related issue?
    Have you come across such issues before?
    It would be helpful if you could give some more information about it.
    You have requested advice, I have given it, do as requested then post back result for further info if needed.
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  7. Posts : 5,139
    Windows X (various flavours)
       06 Feb 2017 #7

    takias,

    Check you system with Malwarebytes (install free version) and ADWcleaner. That update window doesn't look good to me. Don't know nothing about any Yahoo software, but if you can, get rid of it.

    Edit: here is one similar user report on reddit
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  8. Posts : 2,166
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1703 Build 15063.138
       06 Feb 2017 #8

    I, too, suspect you have a virus. It is most likely the Chromium Browser virus/malware.
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  9. Posts : 2,220
    10 Home x64 (1703) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       06 Feb 2017 #9

    @takias, this is known malware and has come up before on this forum...
    Can't find the source of this weird update dialogue
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  10.    07 Feb 2017 #10

    Thanks a lot AndreTen , philc43 and Bree for support and the links.

    I ran ADWcleaner and that seems to have have resolved the issue!
    Let's see.
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