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  1. One immediate question I have is whether I should Remove the three suspected threats. Removing these caused all the problems the first time and I'm in a dilemma - remove or not...?
  2. Thank you, shadowwar. By "update" I assume you mean "update to the latest database". I did update before I scanned the first time as well as the second time (after going back to a previous Restore point). Now, my windows audio services is gone. Cannot get any sound. Network configurations are all screwed up and cannot use my VPN service. TO RECAP: After all my lnk associations got wiped out, I restored my PC to a previous restore point - from 10 days ago. The file/executables associations came back but the audio is gone as well as DNS settings and VPN settings.
  3. I'm on Windows 8.1. Rarely does any malware show up in my scans. However, 3 "PUPS" showed up yesterday and, without as much as glancing at them, I just had MBAM delete them. I was asked to reboot and when I did that, all file associations (LNK) for my programs were gone. I could not open any application/program. However, I could see a few documents (PDF and Word mostly) on the desktop with the file associations intact. (I should have tried opening them but I did not. Yeah, I know, that was dumb). Anyway, I restored my PC to a previous/safe restore point (10 days ago) which all went fine. The
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