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Virusbusters Maintenance


Virusbusters Maintenance is a software program developed by The Virusbusters. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 27.7 MB (29,050,112 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 99% of users of Virusbusters Maintenance come from the United States, it is also popular in France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thevirusbusters.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dSupport\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\dSupport\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 27.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Virusbusters Maintenance

  • dSupportMCStub.exe (by Foolish IT) - dSupportMCStub
  • TDSSKILLER.EXE (by Kaspersky Lab ZAO) - TDSSKiller (TDSS rootkit removing tool)
  • dSupport.exe (by Foolish IT) - dSupport
  • MSdFix.exe - Project1
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • DelReg.exe - DelReg
  • dSSEventSvc.exe - dSupportSuiteEventService (dSupportSuite Event Monitoring Service)
  • dSSMCStub.exe - dSSMCStub
  • dSupportSuite.exe - dSupportSuite
  • RegBackup.exe - RegBackup
  • appface.dll (by Matinsoft) - AppFace UI Development Kits (AppFace User Interface Development Kits)
  • BootSafe.exe - BootSafe (Restart Windows in Safe Mode with Networking)
  • ccrpprg6.ocx (by ECX Programming / CCRP) - ccrpProgressBar (ccrpProgressBar v.1.33)
  • Codejock.Controls.v15.3.1.ocx (by Codejock Software) - Xtreme Suite ActiveX Control Module
  • Codejock.SkinFramework.v15.3.1.ocx (by Codejock Software) - Xtreme SkinFramework ActiveX Control Module
  • Codejock.TaskPanel.v15.3.1.ocx - Xtreme Task Panel ActiveX Control Module
  • CreateSRP.exe - CreateSRP
  • dSupport_old.exe
  • FoolishEventLogMsgHelper.dll
  • GetExternalIP.exe - GetExternalIP
  • LaVolpeAlphaImg2.ocx (by LaVolpe) - LaVolpe Alpha Image Control
  • MSCOMCTL.ocx (by Microsoft) - MSCOMCTL (Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL)
  • Office2007.dll - Office 2007 Style for Codejock RibbonBar (Office 2007 Ribbon Style)
  • Office2010.dll - Office 2010 Style for Codejock RibbonBar (Office 2010 Ribbon Style)
  • TechinlineClient.exe
  • Windows7.dll - Windows 7 Style for Codejock RibbonBar (Windows 7 Ribbon Style)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • dSupport.exe is scheduled as a task named 'DW Services - System Restore Point 1' (runs daily at 14:00).
  • dSupportSuite.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C9B20170-F10D-449B-8DDB-08CC0E3E3DC5}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dSupportMCStub.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'dSupport Maintenance Check' which loads as "C:\Program Files\dSupport\dSupportMCStub.exe".

How do I remove Virusbusters Maintenance?

You can uninstall Virusbusters Maintenance from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Virusbusters Maintenance, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Virusbusters Maintenance.

Win 10 50%
Win XP 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows Vista 4.29%
Windows XP 2.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.52%
Windows 10 Home 26.70%
Windows 8.1 11.65%
Windows 7 Professional 9.22%
Windows 10 Pro 8.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.17%
  France 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.07%
Dell 29.55%
Toshiba 19.32%
Acer 6.82%
ASUS 3.98%
Lenovo 2.27%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.03%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.36%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.68%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.01%


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