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  1. We can attempt to continue reviewing if you like @lordbodom or you may want to consider backing up your user created data. Then format the drive and reinstall Windows clean. Let me know if you'd like to continue trying to work on the computer or not Thanks
  2. No harm in checking though, just to make sure @Riley23945 STEP 1 Let me have you run a different scanner to double-check. I don't expect it to find anything, but no harm in checking. I would suggest a free scan with the ESET Online Scanner Go to https://download.eset.com/com/eset/tools/online_scanner/latest/esetonlinescanner.exe It will start a download of "esetonlinescanner.exe" Save the file to your system, such as the Downloads folder, or else to the Desktop. Go to the saved file, and double click it to get it started. When presented with the ini
  3. Yes, mostly just garbage files more so than real dangerous threats. Let me have you run the following as well please. The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free Microsoft stand-alone virus scanner that can be used to scan for & remove malware or potentially unwanted software from a system. The download links & the how-to-run-the tool are at this link at Microsoft https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/intelligence/safety-scanner-download Please let me know the results of this scan. The log is named MSERT.log the log will
  4. Excellent, glad to hear. If you do need any further assistance @larryl36109 please let us know
  5. Seems okay for me. But I'm guessing you mean if you use UBB code tags, which 4.5 no longer officially supports. It has not been completely deprecated yet but they won't make and edits, updates, or changes to how it currently works either. Closes and works for me using the toolbar of the editor
  6. Okay, let me have you run the following Please download and run the following Kaspersky antivirus scanner to remove any found threats Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool Let me know if it finds anything or not
  7. Okay, please try changing the name of the C:\ drive - Please do not choose any long names or special characters. Something very basic like OS How to Rename a Drive in Windows 10 https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/53156-change-drive-label-name-windows-10-a.html Restart the computer one more time and try again
  8. Yes, %systemroot% is good too From DOS if you Echo to the screen it will show you what it points to C:\>echo %systemroot% C:\Windows
  9. Please press the Windows key and the R key to bring up the Run dialog box and then type in or copy paste and click the OK button. SystemPropertiesAdvanced Then click the Environment Variables button Highlight the PATH variable in the lower "System variables" panel and click the Edit button Make sure your path has the first 4 entries as shown below. C:\Windows\system32 C:\Windows C:\Windows\System32\Wbem C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 You can use the Move Up and Move Down button to adjust The rest of the other paths be
  10. Please save the following file to a USB thumbdrive along with the FRST program and make sure that both files are in the same folder when you run FRST again. fixlist.txt Then run FRST and click on the FIX button and let it run. Reboot the computer and see if it will come back up into Normal Mode now and let me know. Thanks
  11. Hello @larryl36109and What caused or started the reboot loop? Do you recall what was going on or what was installing at the time?
  12. As the user is being assisted on BleepingComputer already I will go ahead and close this topic now https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/731905/infected-with-malware-windef-hijacked/
  13. Thank you for the logs @lordbodom Please go ahead and download the following Malwarebytes Offline Installer and save to your computer. https://downloads.malwarebytes.com/file/mb4_offline Then go ahead and install Malwarebytes and see if you can run a normal Threat Scan and post back the log
  14. Sounds good, let me know when you're ready how things are going @kittyandy
  15. Glad we could help. If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this topic with your request. This applies only to the originator of this thread. Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Please review the following for Tips to help protect from infection Thank you
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