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Old 10-27-2012, 07:24 PM
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Question Computer peeps: what is pum.hijack.startmenu

My computer has been acting a bit funky lately, and by "funky", I just mean freezing up and running a bit sluggish. So I first ran MalwareBytes, and it hadthe result of pum.hijack.startmenu. Ummm....what is that? It quarantined it, and I clicked to repair it (or whatever it does), but I'm wondering if that did the trick? Now I'm running a virus scan via AVG. Oh, and is that even the cause of the freezing and slowness issues?
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:50 PM
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You might google it. I did and a slew of hits of people having issues with it and forum discussions on it came up.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:32 PM
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Don't repair it. Get rid of it! And yes it can be the reason of weird computer behaviour. I would run malwarebytes again (that is a really good program) as most issues are malware vs viri.
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:41 PM
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Don't repair it. Get rid of it! And yes it can be the reason of weird computer behaviour. I would run malwarebytes again (that is a really good program) as most issues are malware vs viri.
You might need to run ComboFix (the God of fixing PC problems) lol, I don't remember the steps because it's been a while since my last PC.

Nevermind, I found this link: http:// www. techspot. com/community/topics/pum-hijack-start-menu-on-laptop.186423/

(just put it together, I don't know if posting outside links are allowed)
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We post outside links all the time, Sky
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