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Epmnews.exe in XP HOME

Discussion in 'Is my Computer infected?' started by BGBG, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. BGBG

    BGBG Registered Members

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    Have windows XP Home SP3 and believe something called epmnews.exe is causing internet sites nopt to respond. What and where is epmnews, and how do I find and remove it?????
    Search shows this (see attached file).
     

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  2. starbuck

    starbuck Administrator - Malware Removal Specialist Administrator

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    and the search tells you where it is......EaseUS Partition Master
    so that's the program to uninstall.
     
  3. BGBG

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    Sorry...I did search and the search called it malware so I posted in malware. I apologize for any inconvenience.
    But I do have that program, I do not know why or when, but I shall remove it.
    When I was having lots of firefox not responding I ran the task manager and it listed this program twice.
     
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  4. starbuck

    starbuck Administrator - Malware Removal Specialist Administrator

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    I meant the search you did on your system.

    epn.PNG

    In the pic that you posted, you can see that it points to EaseUS Partition Master and is installed in your program files.
    It can be uninstalled through add/remove in the Control Panel.
    It's not something that you'll probably need anyway..... unless you are thinking of partitioning your hard drive.
    Sometimes you get a trial version of programs installed when you purchase a computer.

    To be honest, a WinXP system shouldn't be on the internet now.
    The last version of Firefox to support XP is Firefox 52, which was made available on March 7 2017.
    Older browsers may still work on your PC, but without security patches they’ll be open to hackers who can exploit vulnerabilities.

    In other words.... your system is a disaster waiting to happen.
     
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  5. BGBG

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    I understand. Program isa gone now. Only used it once in 2014 anyway.
    How about windows 7...is it better or OK to use on internet?
     
  6. starbuck

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    Windows 7 is fine.
    Windows 7 will still receive security updates. ... Microsoft won't end security updates for Windows 7 until Jan. 14, 2020
     

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