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PLFSetI.exe

 
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Doppelbock



Joined: 05 Feb 2011
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Location: Lansing, Michigan

PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:18 pm    Post subject: PLFSetI.exe Reply with quote

I have a new Emachine with Windows 7. I am running Microsoft Security Essentials and it doesnt detect a threat. I also use Tune up Utilities 2010 and I clean the registry once a week with the one click maintenance. I look in the system startup every week too as thats a prime place to look if you think you have a virus and when I looked today I saw this PLFSetI and I do not recall seeing it before and I cant seem to find a definitive answer on what it is...

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JonS



Joined: 31 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its an Acer program related to multimedia playback. E-Machines are a subsidiary of Acer
You can ignore it

what IS a problem is using "Tune Up Utilities". Given time that will mess your computer badly. All of these clean-up utilities delete things which are better left in place: for instance Microsoft say they are the primary cause of errors and failures in the .NET framework, through incorrect scavenging in the registry

Both Vista and Win7 handle the registry differently to earlier versions of windows. Basically attempting to "clean" the registry will not actually make much difference to the speed of the machine, unlike in earlier versions.

If you want to check for malware on a regular basis, the best thing you can do is
1) make sure your primary antivirus software is valid and up to date
2) install a secondary AV program such as Threatfire or Immunet to work alongside the main program
3) carry out weekly scans with Malwarebytes antimalware and the free version of Hitman Pro
4) if you really want belts and braces, also install Spybot S&D and Spyware Blaster and use their innoculation / passive protection features. read the instructions first
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