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PUP.Optional.FrostwireTB.A detected on my PC


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Good evening to all of you! (it is 9 p.m. in my country right now)

I'm new here and registred due to my Malwarebytes-Program detecting 18 elements of "PUP.Optional.Frostwire.TB.A" on my PC some minutes ago.

I started a search and just 30 seconds after I started it the program said "18 elements detected".

Those are (sort of) everywhere! They are detected as a file in C:/ProgramFiles(x86)/Ask.com/GenericAskToolbar.dll, but also as a lot of "Key" and "Value" at the path "HKLM/SOFTWARE/[...], the [...] following other places like "WOW6432NODE" "CLASSES" etc.

The "AskToolbar" is not in my system control panel, and i can not remember to have installed it.

Some time ago, my Avira-Antivirus updated itself to the new "Green-Slider-Version" which i deinstalled with the help of the Avira-Community, because it slowed down my PC, so i now have the "old" version of Avira (which I do update every week and run a search, though)

 

 

Plus, my PC slowed itself down as well. When I bought it about 2 years ago, it took about 45 - 60 second from pressing the power button, over logging in until starting firefox and showing my home website. Now it takes about 90 - 120 seconds...

Yesterday, the taskbar even was changed to "white" for a very short time (just a few seconds), as if it was changed back to the "Classical WIndows"-Design.

Now, I am very confused about the 18 elements of "Malware", because I do never, never ever visit any illegal websites (if WOT shows me the red circle, i avoid to visit the website). I do not know if i can safely "block" the 18 elements, due to they also seem to point to the Registry and i do not want to break my PC, if has been very expensive back then.

Please help me, because I also do online-banking via my PC and i do not want any cybercriminals to get access to my bank account.

Thank you very much in advice for your help! =)

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Hello and Welcome to Malwarebytes

Being that you are probably infected, feel free to follow the instructions below to receive free, one-on-one expert assistance in checking your system and clearing out any infections and correcting any damage done by the malware.

Please see the following pinned topic which has information on how to get help with this: Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers

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