After I installed then uninstalled Ace Stream and its Firefox plugin, I ran a scan on my PC with AdwCleaner and found the following entry to delete :


I asked AdwCleaner to delete it, and it was indeed deleted after rebooting and the report said it was deleted. I ran a second scan and AdwCleaner found nothing to deleted, so I thought the problem was fixed.

However, after I restarted my PC and ran another scan, the faultry entry was there again! I deleted it again but the same problem reappeared again and again like an ugly phoenix rising from the ashes.

I deleted all instances of "acestream" in the registry and in C:/ but the problem remained unsolved.

I must add that my PC is working perfectly without any sign af adware and that no other antispyware, namely RogueKiller, MalwareBytes, Spybot and Ad-aware, found any trace of this acestream.

I would think it is a false positive if this problem had not appeared just after I installed Ace Stream on my PC. This bears evidence that, however minor, this problem is clearly linked to the installation of Ace Stream.

Perhaps I am too much of a perfectionist, but I would be very happy if this problem could be solved.

Thank you in advance.

Re: AdwCleaner deletes acestream but it reappears after Windows start-up

I redacted the links to your logfiles in your precedent message since they contained some "sensitive"/"private" informations.

I analyze the logfile and come back to you with more informations.

Re: AdwCleaner deletes acestream but it reappears after Windows start-up


Great ! I reproduced the problem. It's due to Rox Player, which is really tendancious (showings random ads, not updated for a quite long time...).

I added the detections to AdwCleaner, and we'll remove it manually there.

Download the file fixlist.txt and save it as "fixlist.txt" to the Desktop or where FRST is located.

NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST/FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST/FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait. If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.

When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please post it to your reply.

I advise you VLC as media player to remplace Rox :


Re: AdwCleaner deletes acestream but it reappears after Windows start-up

Here is the log :

Résultats de correction de Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x86) Version:18-04-2016
Exécuté par Paul (2016-04-19 20:58:21) Run:1
Exécuté depuis C:\Users\Paul\Desktop
Profils chargés: Paul (Profils disponibles: Paul)
Mode d'amorçage: Normal


fixlist contenu:
S3 avchv; \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\avchv.sys [X]
S3 EsgScanner; system32\DRIVERS\EsgScanner.sys [X]
ROX Player version 1.480 (HKLM\...\ROX Player_is1) (Version: 1.480 - )
FirewallRules: [UDP Query User{37458320-9D44-4481-965C-D7B5CB6C4A12}C:\users\paul\appdata\local\rox player\roxplayer.exe] => (Block) C:\users\paul\appdata\local\rox player\roxplayer.exe 
C:\users\paul\appdata\local\rox player\roxplayer.exe

Le Point de restauration a été créé avec succès.
Processus fermé avec succès.
avchv => service supprimé(es) avec succès
EsgScanner => service supprimé(es) avec succès
C:\Users\Paul\AppData\Roaming\.ACEStream => déplacé(es) avec succès
ROX Player version 1.480 (HKLM\...\ROX Player_is1) (Version: 1.480 - ) => Erreur: Pas de correction automatique trouvée pour cet élément.
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\\UDP Query User{37458320-9D44-4481-965C-D7B5CB6C4A12}C:\users\paul\appdata\local\rox player\roxplayer.exe => valeur supprimé(es) avec succès
C:\users\paul\appdata\local\rox player\roxplayer.exe => déplacé(es) avec succès
EmptyTemp: => 455.7 MB données temporaires supprimées.

Le système a dû redémarrer.

==== Fin de Fixlog 20:58:36 ====


I must admit I used Roxplayer _ and tried Acestream _ only to watch torrent videos without having to download them. I already have Media player classic-home cinema to watch downloaded videos.

Re: AdwCleaner deletes acestream but it reappears after Windows start-up


Can you manually uninstall "Rox Player" from the Windows Settings ?


  1. Download CCleaner from here, and install it.
  2. Start CCleaner (there should be a shortcut on your Desktop)
  3. Go in Options tab > Advanced, untick Only delete Windows temporary files older than 24 hours.
  4. Then in Options  tab > Surveillance, untick the both boxes.
  5. In the Clean tab, click on "Clean".
  6. When the cleaning is done, go in the "Registry" tab, click on "Find errors" and then "Fix".

Tell me if everything is ok now, before we finish.

Re: AdwCleaner deletes acestream but it reappears after Windows start-up

I have done that and I have also run AdwCleaner to see if the acestream fle was definitely deleted. Everything seemds to be OK.

I was far from thinking that the Roxplayer application did use the Acestream technology. Maybe the Acestream software has no malware itself (although the Magicplayer Firefox plugin has got a malware) but the Roxplayer software does have a malware.

Anyway I will no longer install any of these softwares. It was difficult enough to get rid of the malware associated with those sofwares.

I must thank you very much for all the help and efforts you made to solve my problem.

Kind regards.

Re: AdwCleaner deletes acestream but it reappears after Windows start-up


Ok. You may use DelFix to remove the other tools we used, and then it's done for me.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask !

Best regards,

Re: AdwCleaner deletes acestream but it reappears after Windows start-up


The problem is definitely solved thanks to your kind help. I ran AdwCleaner this morning after switching on my PC and ther was no malware at all. Thank you very much once again.