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Since late September 2013 I'm having Windows Defender detect and quarantine

 

Trojan Dropper msil livate.a

 

After I tell Windows Defender to remove the virus, I have also Malwarebytes Pro scan my entire laptop. I also have Windows Defender do  full scan.

 

Both Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Pro detects no such virus.

 

However, a few days later, if I open say Firefox or Internet Explorer, Windows Defender will again detect and quarantine.

 

Windows defender detects the virus and quarantine only when I open a web browser.

 

I do another Windows Defender and Malwarebytes scan after updating the signature and again, nothing is detected.

 

I have also run HitmanPro_x64. Likewise nothing of this nature is detected.

 

This cycle keeps repeating itself.

 

Is there anything I can do to solve this problem short of reformating the harddisk and reinstalling Windows 8.

 

If in the event I have to reformat the harddisk, is there a necessity to uninstall Malwarebytes Pro first ?

 

Then after formating and reinstalling Windows 8, will I be able to reinstall Malwarebytes Pro and reactivate ?

 

Or activation is based on the identfiers in the laptop, ie machine specific, meaning there is no need to uninstall before reformatting ?

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Hello Bookman and :welcome:! My name is Borislav and I will be glad to help you solve your malware problem.

Please note:

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  • I recommend you to keep the instructions I will be giving you so that they are available to you at any time. You can save them in a text file or print them.
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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi,

 

Just wanted to let you know that I decided to do a Windows 8 reinstall so that I can be 100% confident that the virus have been removed.

 

Just for the interest of others, I also uninstalled Java. But the virus continued to appear each time when I load a browser although each time it is quarantined by Windows Defender.

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