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"Platform" program? What is this?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by TRWOV, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. TRWOV

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    A PC at work has been experiencing some issues and I found this installed:

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    It doesn't show the "Change or Remove" button so it's a big red flag. :twitch: Someone knows what it is? A Google search doesn't show any meaningful information (Platform is a very generic term).
     
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    Do a virus scan. Have you asked the user if they use any application called "Platform"? If they say "no", then I would search the system for anything related (ie: any processes in taskmanager like "platform.exe", startup entries in msconfig, files/directories on the HDD, etc.) and try to get rid of them. Make backups where applicable just in case.
     
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    If you're familiar with the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and search for "Platform." You should find the add/remove programs entry in there and it should give information about where it is installed and the like.
     
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    I can't quite find what's wrong. Whenever there is hard disc access activity, CPU usage spikes almost to 100% but the process viewer shows the CPU as ~90% free. Program loading takes forever and Windows startup aeons. The disk isn't significantly fragmented and CrystalDisk info marks the HDD health as good (the HDD has less than a year in use). A virus scan revealed nothing.

    If I can't find a solution I guess I'll nuke over the weekend.
     
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