Can an app be blocked from re-installing ? Solved

  1. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit 1804 17134
       12 Apr 2018 #1

    Can an app be blocked from re-installing ?

    Apps "Allentown.exe" "Sumo.exe" "Bakersfield.exe" keep re-installing on my laptop. They keep showing up in Task Manager, sometimes several times at once. I end task and if I'm quick enough I can delete them. The next time I'm online they're all back. One of them tries to play internet commercials but they're choppy. I want to find out if there is a way to keep these apps from coming back. Does anyone know anything about these apps? I'm sure they loaded with another app. The only thing I've add in the last week was Wondershare Filmora. I tried system restore and they were gone but came back. Thanks for your time reading my rambling post.
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  2.    13 Apr 2018 #2

    Are these apps which you’ve originally downloaded or did they just appear?
    Did you download the Wondershare program from the official website?
    Tbh they sound like pups so you’ll have to run Malwarebytes, ESET online scanner & AdwCleaner.

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  3. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit 1804 17134
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       13 Apr 2018 #3

    They came from the wild blue. Wondershare came from the publisher's site.
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  4. Bree's Avatar
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       13 Apr 2018 #4

    chuckp said: View Post
    They came from the wild blue...
    All the more likely to be PUPs then. Have you run the suggested scans yet? I'd start with AdwCleaner...
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  5. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       14 Apr 2018 #5

    You can block them from running, at least until you figure out, how to get rid of them.

    Run CMD and copy/paste:
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer" /v "DisallowRun" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun" /v "1" /t REG_SZ /d "Allentown.exe" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun" /v "2" /t REG_SZ /d "Sumo.exe" /f
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\DisallowRun" /v "3" /t REG_SZ /d "Bakersfield.exe" /f
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  6. Posts : 23
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit 1804 17134
    Thread Starter
       14 Apr 2018 #6

    Thank you TairikuOkami That was exactly what I needed.
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