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remove chinese softwares

Posted on 2016-08-10
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someone brought in a system with some malware on it + chinese softwares
i ran the usual tools : AV, MBAM, roguekiller, adaware
i also removed old softwares with revo

however, in the context menu of this windows 7 system (updated to windows 10) i still see chenese entries, though in add/remove programs there are none to be seen (they were there before)

on some you can select uninstall - but then are presented with multiple choices in chinese

does anybody know how to delete these?
if someone reads chinese, i can post a screenshot of it
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Question by:nobus
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by:Kimputer
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Google Translate is your friend here. Point mobile phone to the screen, and voila, the Chinese is LIVE OVERLAYED with English.
Of course, you can also post screenshots here (just takes hella longer).
Using live translation is also handy, because the dialogs are not simply "Yes" and "No", there are usually MANY MANY variations on it, including short sentences.
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by:John Hurst
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Try this (often works)

Open Process Explorer, and look in the left side tree under Explorer for strange (alphanumeric) processes. Kill these processes but do not restart.

Close out of PE and run Malwarebytes followed by your own AV.
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by:nobus
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ok - will try
meantime i forgot how to capture a contextmenu with snipping tool
must be some keys to press i guess - Alt?
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by:John Hurst
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The special characters (Ctrl-PtrScr) are documented in this Microsoft Article. I use SnagIt instead.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13776/windows-use-snipping-tool-to-capture-screenshots
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by:nobus
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i've got it in the mean time : seems to be some chinese zip software
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by:John Hurst
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If the context items are not processes (See Process Explorer) then I will have to do some digging.
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by:btan
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Run also junkware removal toolkit and CCleaner to reetry uninstallation of the s/w
https://www.piriform.com/docs/ccleaner/using-ccleaner/uninstalling-programs
Specifically, for CCleaner - see its past update test
A recent CCleaner update added a context menu editor to CCleaner which you can also use to disable or delete items that are displayed in Windows Explorer on a right-click. You do need the latest version of the program which you can download as a portable version or installer from the developer website.

You identify items by their program name, publisher or file path which are all listed in the columns here. Usually, all it takes is to look at the program column to identify the majority of programs. Sometimes, you need to look at the file path column as well to identify entries like UAContextMenu.

Items that you disable or delete are immediately removed from the context menu without need for a restart of the system.
http://www.ghacks.net/2012/07/22/clean-up-windows-explorer-menu-items-with-ccleaner/
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by:nobus
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yes john - nothing up your tree   :-(

btan  - if nothing els shows up - i'll try your solution - since it is a more general way
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by:btan
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Looks like kuaizip and you can also consider SpyHunter to surface its traces and a manual removal in safe mode with the application not running in startup https://www.enigmasoftware.com/kuaizip-removal/
FYI - The free version scan only and removal will requires purchase
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by:nobus
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i never saw the last post - will test further
but as said - it was tested with AV, mbam and roguekiller
i doubt if spyhunter does better
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btan earned 250 total points
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how is the testing ? Wouldnt the uninstall software works though it give dialog in chinese language.

In your image in ID: 41750555, it shows (bottom) a feedback prompt asking for your email and the (top) prompt stating as the Kuaizip is asking to be the default compression software as it is not. The "(O)" is "OK" and "(C)" is "Cancel". Maybe can shows the prompt as you try to uninstall them
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by:nobus
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btan - if you can read it, post what i have to click in those imges  - and you're the winner
i have no idea at all what to click
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by:btan
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Those dialog is not asking the software to be removed. For the top smaller dialog, you should click "C" as you will not want it as default zip or compress software to ne associated. For the bottom bigger dialog, it is a feedback prompt which you need not check the option as they are asking customer for their feedbacks or even supply your email or phone. You can click dont proceed on the right button.
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by:nobus
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ok nice
a last Q  - do you happen to know how to use google translate on such popup windows ?
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by:btan
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I thought the software will have language support selection though.
Manual mean instead to Copy & paste those statement in the dialog  and put all in a document and upload into Google to translate (https://translate.google.com/). Don't think there is an software or tools for automated means to translate the dialog displayed statements
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by:Kimputer
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As I mentioned, you should just use your phone (Android > Google Translate) to point to the dialogs. The display on your phone shows the Chinese, and IMMEDIATELY, it will OVERLAY it with English. It looks like the screen is actually in English now (since the overlay has dynamic font sizes, it fits exactly over the chinese characters).
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by:nobus
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kimputer - i have no smartphone -so i can't use your solution
i'll look if i x
can find one
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by:nobus
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@ Mod  - can you assign points to btan and kimputer?  i cannot close this Q it seems
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by:nobus
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ok i was able to close it - thanks all
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by:John Hurst
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Good that you were able to work out the closing wizard.
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its Always nice when something comes to a favorable end
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