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  1. I have scanned the external drive and nothing has been found so i suppose i'm ok. I know that sometimes i can be a little bit paranoid but I'm really grateful for your patience and competence shown in assisting me. I apologize if at any moment i have been a little bit tedious and thanks for all and good luck for everything.
  2. oh, it's ok, thank you for your suggestion. Good to know, this was the most pressing concern about this situation. As you suggest, i will at least change some of the most critical passwords. I will learn how to backup properly. Thanks again for show me some solutions. Yes, i have seen how it works and i will absolutely consider the premium version. Seems legit for me. I will take this advice and i will try to learn more. Just one last thing: I would like to start my new "computer life" as clean as possible so, how do i correctly inspect my external drive for make sure that it's all right? As i said before, during the "infection time" i sometimes connected my external drive to save photos, videos, and other generic data. Considering my past threats, did i have something that could have spread onto the external drive? (PS: This is the only computer i've ever connected to that device)
  3. well, quoting myself from the first post of the topic - Question 1) is just curiosity and actually knowing the answer of this one could indirectly resolve my concerns about question 2) and 3) - Questions 2) and 3) are mainly focus on understand if i should be worried of my credentials (like e-mail, bank account or others) and of my files stored in my external drive. For credendials, if you say me that is needed (considering the threats that i had), i could change the passwords, but for my external drive i don't know how to properly confirm the safety.
  4. Ok this time i got nothing (no alert or errors). After the fix routine the pc has been restarted as established by FRST. Fixlog.txt
  5. ok, thanks for the clarification ok, i will follow the tips This is the fixlog.txt made by FRST. Just to let you know after the end of the process the SO warned me with and error window that said that FRST has stopped warning. I don't know if FRST has done all what it should but the fixlog.txt was created in the right place as you said. i post this one and let me know if i need to rerun the fix routine with FRST. Fixlog.txt
  6. Step 03 (2) I consulted malwarebytes support where is said that the alert from Windows Defender is normal, but still i don't understand why the Virus Total Report indicate threats. Here the files from the Step 03 needed FRST.txt Addition.txt
  7. Step 01 Malwarebytes Malwarebytes_scan_report.txt Step 02 AdwCleaner AdwCleaner_log_post_reboot.txt Step 03 i dowloaded Farbar Recovery Scan Tool but Windows Defender blocked it saying that is not trusted. Then i tried to scan the .exe of the tool and VirusTotal says that is infected (VirusTotal Report) Is the download broken/compromised?
  8. Hi, i don't know if this is the right place to ask for my problem/concern, but if is not feel free to move to the right section (and sorry for the mistake). So, few days ago i found on my pc an old software unused by me for at least 3 years (between the last usage and now i upgraded win 7 to win 10. i don't know if this can help or can be a problem in the diagnosis). Just for curiosity and to be sure i used virus total scanner on the .exe file of that software and the results revealed for 3 of 67 analysis scanners that there was a Riskware (0040eff71). My reaction to this was to download ADWcleaner (because it helped me in other circustances in the past) to scan my pc. I don't have anymore the log files because i unistalled ADWcleaner (i regret this decision), but i remember the entries. ADWcleaner only found 2 suspicious results in the Registry field (*only things i don't remember are if HKEY was HKLM or HKCU): PUP.Optional.Legacy key registry HK*/Software/Classes/Interface {ID} PUP.Optional.Multiplug key registry HK*/Software/Classes/TypeLib {ID} At this point i cleaned up with ADWcleaner but the PUP.Optional.Legacy came back once. I cleaned again and also this one disappeared. After this i unistalled ADWcleaner and installed Malwarebytes 3 to make sure nothing else remained. I ran the scan and nothing has been found so i supposed the pc was correctly cleaned, but in the runtime protection of the premium trial i was reported with several venturead.com block site events during my daily navigation. I scanned again with Malwarebytes 3 and i also installed and ran Zemana, but nothing has been reported as malevolous. Looking for advise on internet, i reset the browser and the venturead.com events disappeared. The goal of this topic is mainly to understand the tipe of infection that i faced and if i should be worried about my accounting credentials used during this long time that supposedly i was exposed. So, my questions are: 1) what kind of threats were these of mine? (i would like to understand more about every evidence i described just to learn more about this. i searched on internet but nothing was exactly my case) 2) should i be worried about my credencials? (i usually change passwords every 5, 6 month, last time 2 weeks ago, and always sign in in anonymous browser windows, but i understand that if these threats were severe, like a keylogger, these my habits are meaningless) 3) i sometimes connect my external hdd to make a backup of my personal data (mainly photos, videos and docs). I have done this several times before this episode so, my last question is: Should i be worried about my external hdd or data stored? (i don't know if this helps, but i never executed nothing on that device and i made a scan with Malwarebytes 3 after i finished my fight against the venturead.com thing) I'm sorry for this wall of text and for my english (not so good i know) and i hope u can give me good news about my preoccupation. PS: i forgot to say that the only real symptoms (during the infection period) i perceived were failed attempts (blocked by the browser and the adblock extension) from the browser to open popups/browser cards and, i suppose, too much ads on certain websites (too much considering that i had adblock). i don't know if i had some performance issues because this pc has 9 years old so is actually the normal behavior for me seeing lag spikes on videogames or difficulty in some tasks.
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