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I ununstalled the KB 4012598 and everything is fine now
Nothing asks for permissions...
It is Microsoft mistake and they should fix it
It started after the KB patch
I removed AVG and installed avast..
many "blue screens" since then.. but.. the same popup
I removed the patch.
and again many blu screens...
no popups for 2 days.. and suddenly it came again..
It is sure due to this microsoft patch.. that left "leftovers"
I will try to use some force unistaller to remove every remnants of KB 4012598
Did not find a way to locate r\left overs of this KB
I saw that "by the way" there was an update of Visual C++ redistributable 2015. I don't know which program added it - the KB 4012598 ot the Avast
I tried to remove it but failed. I ran over it a newer VC Red 2017..
I rebooted and no blue screen now..
Maybe this solved it..
I will update
The application that causes this is aswidsagent.exe
Supposed to be anti-identity theft
but maybe a malware..
can't be stopped or deleted with task manager..
any ideas ?
And it seems to be related to Chrome with either AVG or AVAST
I used AVG removal tool and then installed AVG again
Now I work with Firefox instead of CHROME (which is not supported anymore on XP)(Firefox also end their support since version 52 on XP.. just security updates)
See what will happen
So far so good
Sorry.. I don't have a screenshot.. but it defintely pointed to AVG as it pointed to AVAST few days earlier when I tried to switch the AV program
In both cases the file aswidsagent.exe was active while the popup popped.. and only then
As I wrote, this file is shared by AVG and AVAST !!!
I have the last AVG
no earlier version
I removed it all before re-installing AVG
I installed VC++ 2012 and enabled aswidsagent.exe
the popup jumped within a second after starting the browser (Chrome in this case)
again it asks permission for AVG...
I prefer not to have this "ID protection" than having this NAGGING popup
I urge you to find what causes this problem and fix it
I must say that your last updates are terrible
need to double restart on win7..
no alert to restart on XP
I think that the update caysed the popup to show again on the XP
blue screen on every XP restart after your updates
you are not efficient...
Since AVAST bought AVG..
no wonder that both cause the same nagging popup with the same file...
uninstalled both !!!
will try free zone-alarrm now
What is the status of this issue?
I have been suffering it w/ it for a couple months. It happens once or twice a month, but it seems that none of the suggested fixes have worked, and I sure do not want to get into "fixes" that result in blue screens or other problems. Does the problem go away w/ uninstalling and NOT reinstalling?
Does it go away w/ buying the paid version?
A little help here? As shown above this has been going on since April., I believe.