gw43 running automatically?

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    Hello, I have this weird situation: Once I start Windows 10, about 10 to 100 or more windows open instantaneously and run in the background ( I can see them with Alt + Tab): on the top left it says "gw43". It looks like something is not uploading properly as the windows are blank but I can also hear some music playing constantly. I tried multiple anti-viruses and the problem persist. Can someone tell me what is going on, how can I remove this program from my computer ( it is not listed under apps and software) ? Thank you !
     
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    What make and model computer do you have? Try using Task Manager and the Startup tab, see if it's listed there and disable it.
     
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    I would add, in addition to Bighorn's suggestion
    Check task scheduler
    Check the services.msc console
    Check C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp
    And
    C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
    and failing either or both of those look to these registry locations but of course back it up, create a restore point manually, and export the key prior to editing for safe keeping.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    You can also use AutoRuns from SysInternals, which may also help locate the problem. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx

    Finally, I would recommend scanning it for malware.
    The only reference I could find regarding GW43 was a single reference to gw43.mail.bg (which I assume is somebody's mail server somewhere)

    AND just from personal knowledge....
    The 43rd president of the United States coincidentally had GW as his first two initials.
    Not sure if that has any relevance or not to your particular GW43 problem

    Sometimes it helps if you can recall what you were doing or had been doing recently, when this problem first cropped up.
     
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    Thank you both. A clarification: I looked under Task Manager and gw43 does not show up there. However, I suspect two applications, one called turkington and the other one called cliquey. I disabled both of them from startup but I cannot uninstall. I tried removing (deleting) turkington.exe and cliquey.exe from their location and I cannot. If I just kill this turkington task from task manager, it also stops gw43, but only for a moment. The gw43 window shows up again a second after I killed turkington process. I cannot believe I am the only one having these programs installed. I tried three antiviruses and found nothing. Any other ideas?
     
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    Never heard of either of those two programs but then, I lead a sheltered life. :)
    See if any of these will help.
    These are the programs I use to generally delouse a computer with virus and or malware issues.
    ADWcleaner from here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/dl/125/
    JRT (Junkware Removal Tool) from here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/dl/131/
    RogueKiller from here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/roguekiller/
    Norton Power Eraser from here https://security.symantec.com/nbrt/npe.aspx
    Malwarebytes from here http://www.malwarebytes.org/mwb-download/confirm/
    SuperAntiSpyware from here http://www.superantispyware.com/downloadfile.html?productid=SUPERANTISPYWAREFREE
    Ccleaner from here http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download/standard
    TFC.exe (Temporary Files Cleaner) from here http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/
    ESET Online Scanner from here http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/
    I don't check the links above everyday, so if you have any problem with any one of them then just Google for the program name but use the site names that I have recommended since I'm relatively certain they are free of extraneous garbage.

    I usually start with Ccleaner followed with TFC.....
    Then JRT followed by ADWcleaner, then the rest saving Eset Online Scanner till last to bat cleanup.

    NOTE: All of the links should provide a page that will allow you to download the free versions of the software, but....
    Because of the way the forum software redirects links, some may not work properly and provide the exact page. Most of them do.
    The link for eset online scanner may require that you actually, physically type the URL into the address bar of your browser manually in order for it to render the appropriate page.
    For instance
    Code (Text):
    http://www.eset.com/us/online-scanner/
    Typed into the URL address bar (not the search engine text box should produce the correct download option.
    AND
    As a possible last ditch solution
    https://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk
    Download the ISO and burn it to a CD and use that to boot the system.
    It is a very versatile and robust solution, although it doesn't contain every network controller driver, it performs best with an Ethernet (wired) connection, which you will need to use the update tab in the program to upgrade to the latest signatures.
    There are a few basic tips on the download page but there is a user guide here
    http://media.kaspersky.com/downloads/consumer/kasp10.0_rescuedisk_en.pdf
    That explains in more details, how to use the product.
    Additionally you may even be able to use its' integrated file explorer interface to relocate any critical data that you may have not been able to backup previously to external
    media.
     
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    Sounds as if you have an infection or two, t'were it mine I'd download and run Ccleaner from www.piriform.com to clean it up, also has an Uninstall feature in its Tools.
     
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    Thanks everyone- I will try again to clean up the computer from malware using your tips, and report back.
     
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    A need to add!!

    I have found that the built in disk cleaner has hidden ( thank you ms) options

    Have a look at my blurb here.
    I compared it with running Disk clean as Admin, and also had a scroll through the Ccleaner options.

    Run the this command, ( right click the start and select "run" ) cleanmgr.exe /sageset:50 and set your options and click OK to save.
    Open a notepad and type cleanmgr.exe /sagerun:50 and save it as .bat or .cmd file to a convenient place (Desktop? or even in the start menu)

    The first commend will give you options which do not even exist on Ccleaner
     
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