Computer Security & Viruses/Finding Discount


Hello Brian,

I received your message from (I sent you an e-mail). The computer has been running smoother, but I can still see Finding Discount in my Control Panel. A new display keeps popping up now that reads: "VzDisplayAgent2.exe - Entry Point Not Found." The message reads, "The procedure entry point_CxxFrameHandler3 could not be located in the dynamic link library msvcrt.dll." I hit ok and it disappears only to come back later.

I ran your full diagnostics a couple of times since my last e-mail, so I hope I can give you the logs that are accurate. I will provide you with the latest log for Adware Removal and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit:

Adware Removal Tool

# AdwCleaner v4.110 - Logfile created 09/02/2015 at 17:22:09
# Updated 05/02/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-02-09.1 [Server]
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (x86)
# Username : winuser - WINUSER-A04D1DE
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\winuser\My Documents\Downloads\adwcleaner_4.110 (3).exe
# Option : Cleaning

***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

Shortcut Disinfected : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\System Tools\Scheduled Tasks.lnk

***** [ Registry ] *****

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\lfkjojacgdjkninepeghaamnapdjmlfn
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\lfkjojacgdjkninepeghaamnapdjmlfn
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\adawarebp

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

-\\ Google Chrome v42.0.2292.0


AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [9309 bytes] - [06/02/2015 00:46:05]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [6491 bytes] - [06/02/2015 12:23:51]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [1257 bytes] - [09/02/2015 17:14:51]
AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [1316 bytes] - [09/02/2015 17:19:34]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [9547 bytes] - [06/02/2015 00:55:00]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [6589 bytes] - [06/02/2015 12:27:26]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1374 bytes] - [09/02/2015 17:22:09]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1433  bytes] ##########

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit

Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit BETA

Database version:
 main:    v2015.02.10.01
 rootkit: v2015.02.03.01

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
winuser :: WINUSER-A04D1DE [administrator]

2/9/2015 8:46:01 PM
mbar-log-2015-02-09 (20-46-01).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Anti-Rootkit | Drivers | MBR | Physical Sectors | Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken
Scan options disabled:
Objects scanned: 327461
Time elapsed: 12 minute(s), 30 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)


Thank you, Brian for your continued assistance during your busy schedule.


David Rodriguez

Hi David

Let's deal with the error first.  Try uninstalling Verizon's In Home Agent from your Control Panel.  What most likely happened was that program replaced the Windows file msvcrt.dll with it's own incompatible version.  Best way to fix it is to run the Windows Recovery Console and reinstall the library file.  Microsoft has a bulletin on the procedure:

As for Finding Discount, you say it is showing in your Control Panel.  I assume you mean under the Add/Remove programs section.  It is probably just a leftover placeholder, as the program itself is not showing up anywhere in the scans anymore.  You can click to uninstall, then you will receive a message that it can't be uninstalled, do you want to remove the entry?  Click Yes.  If that does not work, you can try the free RevoUninstaller:

That program will remove any leftover entries.  

I also see that Adwcleaner found Taplika New Tab, which is a browser hijacker.  The scan removed it from the registry, but you may need to remove it from your Chrome extensions.  In Chrome, under Tools > Settings > Extensions, remove any checkmark and click on the garbage bin to the right of the Taplika New Tab entry.

Let me know how you make out.


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