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* What is CTStartup

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* Remove CTStartup manually

* Uninstall CTStartup from Windows 10

* Uninstall CTStartup from Windows 8/8.1

* Uninstall CTStartup from Windows 7

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Threat indicator: MEDIUM

Threat's profile

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Command or file name:

Threat type:

Affected OS:

Affected browsers:

CTStartup

(*.*)

Badware

Win32 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari


CTStartup at first meant hardware needful for spy destinations. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) advised on the website to remove CTStartup, what to do when trying to execute badware removal and advocate from it with worthy removal tool. Badly attacked platforms require a reinstallation of all applications with the purpose to return to their lock down and recover after CTStartup presence or incorrect removal. Steadiness issues such as applications freezing, failure to boot, and computer-wide crashes are also common when you don't attempt to remove CTStartup. Only few CTStartup implementors have been charged and many operate openly though various have met lawsuits. CTStartup that comes cross-bundled with shareware programs softwares may be pictured in the contracts text, especially in circumstance with removal tool when user wants to get rid of it.


CTStartup intrusion method

CTStartup installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (CTStartup). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. CTStartup copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is (*.*). Sometimes it creates new startup key with name CTStartup and value (*.*). You can also find it in your processes list with name (*.*) or CTStartup. Also, it can create folder with name CTStartup under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. After installation CTStartup starts displaying ads, pop-ups, banners on your PC or in browsers. It is recommended to remove CTStartup immediately.


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How to remove CTStartup manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with CTStartup, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by CTStartup.

To get rid of CTStartup, you should:


1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:


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Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:


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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:


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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall CTStartup related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for CTStartup entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If CTStartup won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10


  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find CTStartup under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.



Windows 8/8.1


  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate CTStartup or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.


Windows 7/Vista


  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find CTStartup

  • Click Uninstall button.


Windows XP


  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find CTStartup related entries.

  • Click Remove button.


Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like CTStartup are very wide-spread, and unfortunatelly many antiviruses fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use SpyHunter, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any antiviruses and creates additional shield against threats like CTStartup.

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Here are the descriptions of problems connected with CTStartup and (*.*) we received earlier:

Problem Summary: When using Remote Desktop

Using Remote Desktop to connect to another server the CTEaxSPL.exe show in the middle of the screen when I click OK a blank box shows up.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Too many processes running

Hi, here's the log file of a HijackThis analysis. Aren't there too many processes running? My computer is usinmg around 100% of it s CPU, and this never happened before a few days ago.

C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Programmi\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
C:\Programmi\File comuni\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
C:\Programmi\Eset\nod32kui.exe
C:\Programmi\Winamp\Winampa.exe
C:\Programmi\File comuni\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Programmi\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDll32.exe
C:\Programmi\Uniblue\SpyEraser\SpyEraser.exe
C:\Programmi\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Programmi\Creative\SBExtigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\Rcman.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Programmi\Qualcomm\Eudora\Eudora.exe
C:\Programmi\Eset\nod32krn.exe
C:\Programmi\Opera7\opera.exe
C:\Programmi\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgam.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgnsx.exe
C:\Programmi\File comuni\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\MsPMSPSv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe
C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe
C:\Programmi\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Programmi\Creative\SBExtigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\EAX.exe
C:\Programmi\Creative\SBExtigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\VRC.exe
C:\Programmi\Creative\SBExtigy\RemoteCenter\Center\RCenter.exe
C:\Programmi\Creative\ShareDLL\MEDIADET.EXE
C:\Programmi\Creative\SBExtigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\OSDMenu.EXE
D:\Traduzioni\Stockholm-CBG\Ttw10.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntvdm.exe
C:\Programmi\AVG\AVG8\avgscanx.exe
C:\Programmi\Winamp\winamp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Maurizio\Desktop\Hijack\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://de.geocities.com/cashlinkcash
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.it/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = Collegamenti
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Programmi\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: WormRadar.com IESiteBlocker.NavFilter - {3CA2F312-6F6E-4B53-A66E-4E65E497C8C0} - C:\Programmi\AVG\AVG8\avgssie.dll
O2 - BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\Programmi\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: SSVHelper Class - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Programmi\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {7E853D72-626A-48EC-A868-BA8D5E23E045} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Guida per l'accesso a Windows Live - {9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6} - C:\Programmi\File comuni\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WindowsLiveLogin.dll
O2 - BHO: AVGTOOLBAR - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\Programmi\AVG\AVG8\avgtoolbar.dll
O3 - Toolbar: (no name) - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: AVGTOOLBAR - {A057A204-BACC-4D26-9990-79A187E2698E} - C:\Programmi\AVG\AVG8\avgtoolbar.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EM_EXEC] C:\PROGRA~1\Logitech\MOUSEW~1\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LVCOMS] C:\Programmi\File comuni\Logitech\QCDriver3\LVCOMS.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SmcService] C:\PROGRA~1\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe -startgui
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTStartup] C:\Programmi\Creative\Splash Screen\CTEaxSpl.EXE /run
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nod32kui] "C:\Programmi\Eset\nod32kui.exe" /WAITSERVICE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WinampAgent] "C:\Programmi\Winamp\Winampa.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TkBellExe] "C:\Programmi\File comuni\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Programmi\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Programmi\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AudCtrl] RunDll32 AudCtrl.dll,RCMonitor
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG8_TRAY] C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Uniblue SpyEraser] "C:\Programmi\Uniblue\SpyEraser\SpyEraser.exe" -m
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpybotSD TeaTimer] C:\Programmi\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [RemoteCenter] C:\Programmi\Creative\SBExtigy\RemoteCenter\Rc\Rcman.exe
O4 - Startup: Adobe Gamma.lnk = C:\Programmi\File comuni\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Programmi\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Programmi\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\ssv.dll
O9 - Extra button: ICQ - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - C:\Programmi\ICQ\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: ICQ - {6224f700-cba3-4071-b251-47cb894244cd} - C:\Programmi\ICQ\ICQ.exe
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Uninstall BitDefender Online Scanner v8 - {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: RealGuide - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Programmi\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Spybot - Search && Destroy Configuration - {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - C:\Programmi\Spybot - Search & Destroy\SDHelper.dll
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe (file missing)
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O11 - Options group: [TABS] Tabbed Browsing
O16 - DPF: {0CCA191D-13A6-4E29-B746-314DEE697D83} (Facebook Photo Uploader 5) - http://upload.facebook.com/controls/FacebookPhotoUploader5.cab
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/partner/default/kavwebscan_unicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} (BDSCANONLINE Control) - http://download.bitdefender.com/resources/scan8/oscan8.cab
O16 - DPF: {CB50428B-657F-47DF-9B32-671F82AA73F7} (Photodex Presenter AX control) - http://www.photodex.com/pxplay.cab
O16 - DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} (Shockwave Flash Object) - http://fpdownload2.macromedia.com/get/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab
O18 - Protocol: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - C:\Programmi\AVG\AVG8\avgpp.dll
O18 - Protocol: livecall - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\WI1F86~1\MESSEN~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - C:\PROGRA~1\WI1F86~1\MESSEN~1\MSGRAP~1.DLL
O18 - Protocol: skype4com - {FFC8B962-9B40-4DFF-9458-1830C7DD7F5D} - C:\PROGRA~1\FILECO~1\Skype\SKYPE4~1.DLL
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: avgrsstx.dll
O20 - Winlogon Notify: dimsntfy - %SystemRoot%\System32\dimsntfy.dll (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - ALWIL Software - C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - ALWIL Software - C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Programmi\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
O23 - Service: AVG8 E-mail Scanner (avg8emc) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG8 WatchDog (avg8wd) - AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
O23 - Service: Creative Service for CDROM Access - Creative Technology Ltd - C:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.EXE
O23 - Service: DVD-RAM_Service - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. - C:\WINDOWS\System32\DVDRAMSV.exe
O23 - Service: Firebird Guardian - DefaultInstance (FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance) - The Firebird Project - C:\Programmi\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbguard.exe
O23 - Service: Firebird Server - DefaultInstance (FirebirdServerDefaultInstance) - The Firebird Project - C:\Programmi\Firebird\Firebird_1_5\bin\fbserver.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Programmi\File comuni\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: Servizio iPod (iPod Service) - Unknown owner - C:\Programmi\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: IYUA - Unknown owner - C:\DOCUME~1\Maurizio\IMPOST~1\Temp\IYUA.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: NOD32 Kernel Service (NOD32krn) - Eset - C:\Programmi\Eset\nod32krn.exe
O23 - Service: ScsiAccess - Unknown owner - C:\Programmi\Photodex\ProShowGold\ScsiAccess.exe
O23 - Service: ServiceLayer - Nokia. - C:\Programmi\PC Connectivity Solution\ServiceLayer.exe
O23 - Service: Sygate Personal Firewall (SmcService) - Sygate Technologies, Inc. - C:\Programmi\Sygate\SPF\smc.exe
O23 - Service: Symantec Network Drivers Service (SNDSrvc) - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programmi\File comuni\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Terminator Clam Service (sp_clamsrv) - Crawler.com - C:\Programmi\WinClamAVShield\sp_clamsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Spyware Terminator Realtime Shield Service (sp_rssrv) - Unknown owner - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYWAR~2\sp_rsser.exe (file missing)
O23 - Service: Symantec Core LC - Symantec Corporation - C:\Programmi\File comuni\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe

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