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  2. Okay, here it is. Fixlog.txt During reboot I noticed the boot time is still very long, it lasted about 3 minutes and 50 seconds. And it seems that it gets few seconds longer at each new boot/reboot, either from shutdown or restart, it makes no difference. At the beginning of using it the boot time was 5-10 seconds, and after some time it just started to steadily get longer and longer. I have Samsung M.2 SSD 970EVO for Windows Os, and its not even half a year old, and I have checked it with official "Samsung Magician" software and there are no problems with it. And I know the problem is not in other hard drives or any of the peripherals, because I tried to boot it without any of it and the boot time stays the same. I also googled form months for fix and tried many different "fixes" (Malware or Virus Problems, Windows Fast Start, Uninstalling Programs, Updating/uninstalling Drivers, Tons of different Tweaks, Checking Registry Stuff and Services, I have tried everything that I could find), unfortunately none of them helped...and my boot time is just getting longer each time. My system specs are: OS Windows 10 Pro 64-bit CPU Intel Core i5 7600K 3.80GHz RAM 16,0GB (2x8 Gb) Dual-Channel 2400MHz (14-CL) Motherboard Gigabyte Z270-HD3P Graphics (1920x1080@60Hz) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB (EVGA-Superclocked) Storage 240GB NVMe Samsung M.2 SSD 970 EVO <---(Windows) 240GB KINGSTON SA400S37240G SSD 1000GB Western Digital WDC So I really think there is something wrong going on... And the other thing, after the reboot I didn't get the watermark back on my desktop, so I'm not sure if that activation tool virus was removed...
  3. Most of you probably know that Google is reknowned for their hidden "Easter Eggs". (Clicking things in a certain order, or typing a particular phrase into the search, will launch a hidden game or other feature). Today they have a not so hidden one, it's an egg, bouncing about on the "I'm feeling lucky" button. Try clicking it a few times to fill your screen with images of bunnies, eggs, flowers, hot cross buns, simnel cakes, and so on. Then click on an image to read about why and how that item is associated with Easter. Probably the most intriguing one for many will be the 'Easter Bilby'. One way to pass a bit of time while your Easter meal is cooking.
  4. Interesting, I've never noticed that notification. Of course, I get very few texts from folks not already in my contacts. I'll bet that's probably new in iOS 12. I'll have to look into that. Do you know what happens if you tap Report All Messages? Or have you not done so? I'm curious whether it reports instantly without any confirmation.
  5. I cant Open the software, I tried 3 diferent ways to disable Smart Screen Windos Defender but i still cant open it
  6. It is not malware, but it is a configuration that was set by adware that was installed on your system. You should remove that profile. Malwarebytes for Mac should be able to remove the adware that put it there, if it hasn't already done so.
  7. Malwarebytes for iOS is not currently available outside the US, Canada, and a few islands in the Caribbean. We're exploring solutions to expand globally.
  8. My scan is still clear on Day#2. The reinstallation of Chrome worked. Thanks.
  9. Excellent, I'm glad to hear it If there's anything else we can help you with please don't hesitate to let us know.
  10. Problem solved in other forum. Thanks
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  12. Excellent, I'm glad I was able to help. If there is anything else we can help you with please let us know. Thanks
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  15. I can no longer attach files to this thread. This mornings scan log is pasted below. Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.com -Log Details- Scan Date: 21/04/2019 Scan Time: 12:17 Log File: a65ef038-641e-11e9-8ab5-74d02b1e9580.json -Software Information- Version: Components Version: 1.0.563 Update Package Version: 1.0.10260 Licence: Trial -System Information- OS: Windows 8.1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: System -Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Scan Initiated By: Scheduler Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 264767 Threats Detected: 1 Threats Quarantined: 0 Time Elapsed: 17 min, 18 sec -Scan Options- Memory: Enabled Startup: Enabled Filesystem: Enabled Archives: Enabled Rootkits: Disabled Heuristics: Enabled PUP: Detect PUM: Detect -Scan Details- Process: 0 (No malicious items detected) Module: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Key: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Value: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected) Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected) Folder: 0 (No malicious items detected) File: 1 PUP.Optional.HTTPBreaker, C:\USERS\EVANW_000\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Removal Failed, [402], [455245],1.0.10260 Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected) WMI: 0 (No malicious items detected)
  16. I had already uninstalled Chrome and Opera, so I cannot uninstall. I did a file search for Chrome and deleted the remaining files. Not all of them would delete (permissions, although I am an administrator). The scan log from this morning is down to one threat that comes up as removal failed. Should I reinstall Chrome? it is my preferred browser. EvanW
  17. Thanks for your helping. I had removed vpn software and it's working now.
  18. In my case, AdwCleaner found PUP.Optional.22ChromeEXT under "Bookmarks", which is where the Sync reset came in.
  19. I was referring to the PUP.Optional.22ChromeEXT you mentioned.
  20. My friend does not have Chrome on her laptop, they use Opera and Firefox.
  21. Sounds like a malicious Chrome extension. Those have been getting pretty nasty these days. Some of them, like SmartService/Yelloader are even accompanied by rootkits. Extreme measures for a PUP/adware infection, but with a pay-per-click/pay-per-install affiliate model it's no wonder that the bad guys are leveraging such tactics to get these PUPs installed and keep them there. I've even seen one that used an actual worm to spread throughout any network connected to an infected device just to install the PUP on every system it could infect. Really nasty stuff. Chrome's become a popular target because it's used by so many these days (even more frequently targeted than IE ever since Google overtook MS in browser market share).
  22. I myself am very experienced, having 14 years of all kinds of problems. I have used Malwarebytes all that time and hold it in very high regard like the rest of the computer world. I strongly suspect that something went wrong with the download as there was NO shortcut on their desktop, plus their inexperience. I recently ran Adwcleaner and it found two dangerous virus/trojan PUP's - PUP.Optional.22ChromeEXT PUP.Optional.Legacy These PUP's are not easy to remove. With the help of your program plus a Sync reset, these two infections were completely deleted and never came back.
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