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Korean Shortcuts Installing themselves

by KenMcd4 / March 12, 2013 12:21 PM PDT

I having a problem sometimes on shutdown of my PC, windows update starts. Usually at the 15% point then it will fails, and the update screeen displays
"failure configuring windows features. reverting not turn off your computer. "

after a while of waiting i get back to the login screen. When I startup I find 2 Korean shortcuts installed on the desktop and program list
1)Korea media player center linking to

2)korea messenger center linking to

I delete them and anything else I think it could be after a couple of days it happens again.
If I shut down and restart during the process I get ages of startup problem software running.

It just started doing it recently and I didnt add any korean language packs. I was hanging out with a korean recently but I'm pretty sure our 2 laptops didnt connect.

I run windows 7 starter and i have windows update completely turned off
running asus eee pc flare series notebook

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Have you checked for a virus?
by wpgwpg / March 12, 2013 12:52 PM PDT

It sounds like you could have a virus or other malware. Get your antivirus program up to date and boot into Safe Mode. Note that some viruses can hide themselves from your antivirus program in normal mode, so you really need to scan in Safe Mode. To get into Safe Mode when you first power up, hit F8 about once a second until you get the menu and select Safe Mode. Then run a full system scan.

Good luck.

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by KenMcd4 / March 13, 2013 2:56 AM PDT

Ran avira free anti virus in safe mode. Nothing showed up. Also uninstalled a bunch of stuff including anything that said update including i noticed this from the programs and apps listing

"chinese" Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Microsoft Corporation 10/4/2012 5.37 MB 15.4.5722
"more Chinese text was here" Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Microsoft Corporation 10/4/2012 5.57 MB 15.4.5722.2

entries had a lot of chinese characters. forum would not accept them
Maybe all the uninstalling will help, but will have to wait a while to see if this problems happens again

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Still got the problem
by KenMcd4 / March 30, 2013 1:07 PM PDT
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Its still happening. I discovered there was some system files(.ini) on the desktop and deleted them, but it happened and they came back with the shortcuts
is it worth checking what files in the windows folder were modified at the time the update took place?
the chinese text programs didnt reappear,
going to try more virus programs

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