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I ran Malwarebytes on a hunch today after downloading utorrent for the first time. I realize the folly of my actions now as I am stuck with PUP bugs that despite repeated use of AdwCleaner and Malwarebytes will not go away despite the logs saying that the objects have been "quarantined and deleted successfully".


I have uninstalled utorrent as per the requirements of these forums and have sworn off the idea of pirating content ever. I've learnt my lesson. To be fair though, cable subscriptions are ridiculously expensive in Australia and I just wanted to watch Game of Thrones. But, alas. I'll just have to wait for the Blu-Ray like a good boy. Also, Australia doesn't have fun things like Netflix because our government hates us, so you can understand the heavy pirating community here that I was karmically opposed to until today when the temptation became too great.


After several scans, deletions and reboots with MBAM and AdwCleaner my quickscans on MBAM now come up clean. But I'm not entirely convinced and starting to feel paranoid. I'm currently running a scan with ESET which will hopefully be done by the time I get a reply along with a full scan report from Malwarebytes.


In the meantime, is there anything else I can do to ensure that my laptop is clean and serene from here on out?


Many thanks,



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P2P/Piracy Warning:



If you're using Peer 2 Peer software such as uTorrent, BitTorrent or similar you must either fully uninstall them or completely disable them from running while being assisted here.

Failure to remove or disable such software will result in your topic being closed and no further assistance being provided.

If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now and read the policy on Piracy.


Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.


Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system (32 bit or 64 bit). If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.




Please download RogueKiller from here:

http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKiller/RogueKiller.exe  <- 32 bit version

http://www.sur-la-toile.com/RogueKiller/RogueKillerX64.exe  <- 64 bit version


  • Make sure to get the correct version for your system.
  • Quit all running programs
  • Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
  • For Vista/Seven, right click -> run as administrator, for XP simply run RogueKiller.exe
  • Wait until Prescan has finished...
  • The following EULA will appear, please select accept
  • Ensure MBR scan, Check faked and AntiRootkit are checked
  • Select Scan
  • When the scan completes select Report, copy and paste that to your reply.
  • The log should be found in RKreport[?].txt on your Desktop
  • Exit/Close RogueKiller

    Let me see those logs,
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