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I've had one two occasions someone taking control of my laptop. I need help to remove this access and make sure that I'm not infected with anything bad.

 

Steps I've taken so far:

1) Removed access to internet (disconnected Ethernet cable and disabled wifi switch)

2) Ran malwarebytes anti-malware (nothing found)

3) Ran FRST64.exe

4) Ran Norton Security Suite AV (nothing found)

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Hello,
    

They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.

    

    
Before we start please read and note the following:
    
icon_arrow.gif Limit your internet access to posting here, some infections just wait to steal typed-in passwords.
icon_arrow.gif Please be patient. I know it is frustrating when your PC isn't working properly, but malware removal takes time.
icon_arrow.gif Don't run any scripts or tools on your own, unsupervised usage may cause more harm than good.
icon_arrow.gif Do not paste the logs in your posts, attachments make my work easier. There is a Attach Files option below which you can use to attach your reports. Always attach reports from all tools.
icon_arrow.gif Stay with me to the end, the absence of symptoms doesn't mean that your machine is fully operational.
icon_arrow.gif Note that we may live in totally different time zones, what may cause some delays between answers.
icon_arrow.gif Do not ask for help for your business PC. Companies are making revenue via computers, so it is good thing to pay someone to repair it.
icon_arrow.gif If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.
    
icon_idea.gif I can't foresee everything, so if anything unexpected happens, please stop and inform me!
icon_idea.gif There are no silly questions. Never be afraid to ask if in doubt!
 
 
 
 
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Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. 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 attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
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51a46ae42d560-malwarebytes_anti_malware. Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please re-run 51a46ae42d560-malwarebytes_anti_malware. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

  • First of all, select update.
  • Once updated, click the Settings tab, in the left panel choose Detctions & protection and tick Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab, choose Threat Scan is checked and click Scan Now.
  • If threats are detected, click the Apply Actions button. You will now be prompted to reboot. Click Yes.
  • Upon completion of the scan (or after the reboot), click the History tab.
  • Click Application Logs and double-click the newest Scan Log.
  • At the bottom click Export and choose Text file.
  • Save the file to your desktop and include its content in your next reply.

    51a5bf3d99e8a-ComboFixlogo16.png Scan with ComboFix

    This is a very powerful tool that should be used only if advised by Malware Analyst.

    Do not run ComboFix on your own!

    Referring to this instruction, please download ComboFix by sUBs and save it to your desktop.

    Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.

    • Right-click on 51a5bf3d99e8a-ComboFixlogo16.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    • Accept the disclaimer and agree if prompted to install Recovery Console.
    • Do not take any actions while ComboFix goes through your System - it may cause it to stall!
    • This scan may take some time!
    • When finished - it will display a logfile (located also on your main drive, usually C:\ComboFix.txt).
    Include that log in your next reply.

    icon_idea.gif If you'll encounter any issues with internet connection after running ComboFix, please visit this link.

    icon_idea.gif If an error about operation on the key marked for deletion will appear after running the tool, please reboot your machine.

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Below you will find my thoughts about securing your machine. Go ahead through it, you will benefit from some useful advice about safe computing.

 

 

Recommended reading:




icon_exclaim.gifMUST READ - general maintenance: What to do if your Computer is running slowly?

 

 

 

Recommended additional software:



icon_arrow.gifTFC - to clean unneeded temporary files.

icon_arrow.gifMalwarebytes' Anti-Malware - to scan your system from time to time in search for malware.

icon_arrow.gifMalwarebytes' Anti-Exploit - to prevent plenty of mostly exploited vulnerabilities.

icon_arrow.gifMcShield - to prevent infections spread by removable media.

icon_arrow.gifCryptoPrevent - to secure yourself from very severe CryptoLocker infection.

icon_arrow.gifUnchecky - to prevent from installing additional foistware, implemented in legitimate installations.

 

 

The following will implement some post-cleanup procedures:

 

=> Please download DelFix by Xplode to your Desktop.

 

Run the tool and check the following boxes below;

checkmark.png Remove disinfection tools

checkmark.png Create registry backup

checkmark.png Purge System Restore

Click Run button and wait a few seconds for the programme completes his work.

At this point all the tools we used here should be gone. Tool will create an report for you (C:\DelFix.txt)

 

The tool will also record healthy state of registry and make a backup using ERUNT program in %windir%\ERUNT\DelFix

Tool deletes old system restore points and create a fresh system restore point after cleaning.

 

 

My help is free for everybody.


If you're happy with the help provided and/or wish to buy me a beer for the assistance you received, then you can consider a donation: btn_donate_SM.gif

Thank you!


 

 

 

Stay safe,

TwinHeadedEagle :)

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Glad we could help. :)

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