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I have recently had a terrible bout of malware.  Upon the recommendation from some websites, I installed Malwarebytes.  It found several issues, and I have cleaned things out, so I don't believe I have any malware left.

 

Pretty frequently, I see a toaster popup saying "Successfully blocked access to a potentially  malicious website: 95.211.194.79".  The type is "outgoing", the port "30088", and the process is explorer.exe".

 

Is something still infected?  Why would explorer.exe be going to that website?

 

Second issue -- I can no longer, via explorer.exe, unzip files.  There is something wrong with it, but I don't know what, but when I try to unzip files, it goes through the motions, but never unzips everything.

 

Third issue -- I cannot download files from the internet via the web browser.  Each time, no matter what I download, it states the file being downloaded has a virus, and will delete it

 

Fourth issue -- I have not been able to connect to my machine from other machines in my home network anymore, and I don't know why.  I don't know when it stopped working, but somewhere around the time of this whole malware fiasco.

What can I do?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Hi there,
my name is Marius and I will assist you with your malware related problems.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.

  • First, read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
  • Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
  • If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.
  • Do not run any other scans without instruction or add/remove software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.
  • Post all logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.
  • If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
  • Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.
  • My first language is not english. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.

 

 

Do you have access to another computer to download some files and a usb device to transfer them to the sick machine?

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Sorry, I was off for the weekend.

 

 

Scan with FRST (Recovery Environment)


To run FRST on Vista and Windows7:



Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:

  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
  • Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account an click Next.



To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
  • Insert the installation disc.
  • Restart your computer.
  • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Choose your language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.



On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:

  • Startup Repair
  • System Restore
  • Windows Complete PC Restore
  • Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
  • Command Prompt
  • Select Command Prompt



  • In the command window:
  • type in notepad and press Enter.
  • The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
  • Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
  • Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.


It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.

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