Recently since the Windows 10 Anniversary update there have been some issues in relation to the Games apps. One of the core system programs has a bug in it. This bug is always flagged up by AVG as a potential threat.
AVG will flag up a detection of “sppextcomobjhook.dll” as an unwanted program (malware) or in some cases a Trojan virus.
As you would commonly click for AVG to protect me, this issue will show up at every point of rebooting the system. This issue is built by Microsoft and is not an Operating system issue or hardware malfunctioning. It is an update which updates the “svchost.exe” application which stores the games information for apps like minesweeper, solitaire, etc.
However after running a Virus scan on AVG after protecting yourself from the detection, the AVG scan shows no form of threat detection. So it goes to show that the update is a loop that is being created every time the computer is rebooted.
What is interesting though is that Windows did not ask the users permission to install sppextcomobjhook.dll, and according to law the user should be notified, and given the chance to opt-out of it.
So really Microsoft need to explain to users of how to get rid of this bloatware (which has been installed without the users consent – the user never clicked on “yes” during the installation process), without Windows reinstall.
Microsoft need to listen and patch up this bug as this is a major issue and an annoyance for any Windows user to removing a bug which was left by Microsoft.