Program running in background blocking downloads alleging they are malware etc. Program NOT listed in add/remove programs, registry (HKEY_LOCAL MACHINE), Task Manager, Services, "C" Drive (Windows/software or Windows (x86)/ software. The developer's website lists a free uninstall tool that is unavailable due to site info update required by the EU.
1. Software Informer is blocking downloads.
2.Software Informer DOES NOT APPEAR in the Start-up Tab in Task Manger, Add/Remove Programs, the Registry, or in any of the Windows or Program Files on hard drives.
3. AV software is Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro.
I have not made any registry edits because the software does not appear in the Registry.
Thank-you for your suggestions. I opened Powershell and read each process line. None stated 'Software Informer' or anything close to it. Last download was "advance System Care" which installed without any problem.
Computer runs without any problems except noted and boots in under 5 seconds. I should be thankful and let this ride until the 'Software Informer' website is reactivated.
Again, thanks for all the suggestions.