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I started experiencing multiple popups from my Avast alert stating it had blocked harmful urls. I updated and ran Malwarebytes and Avast. Malwarebytes did detect files and quarantined them. However, shortly after I was receive popups from Avast and Malwarebytes. After a call to Avast I uninstalled Norton, but and re-ran the programs but it did not help. I found your forum and would greatly appreciate your assistance.


I downloaded Farbar (after I had to adjust settings in IE due to an alert received stating I couldn't download anything) and ran the program in Safe Mode. I had issues with the copy and paste function so I attached the files instead.


An example of the address that were coming up on the alert was:


Thank you for your time.   








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Hello DBAZ, welcome to Malwarebytes' Malware Removal forum!

My username is LiquidTension, but you can call me Adam. I will be assisting you with your malware-related problems.
If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer that. xsmile.png.pagespeed.ic.CwSpBGGvqN.png

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Unfortunately, your computer is badly infected. I must ensure you are aware of the following. Please read the warning below, let me know what you think and how you wish to proceed. 


One or more of the identified infections is known to use a backdoor, that allows attackers to remotely control your computer, download/execute files and steal critical system, financial and personal information.

If your computer was used for online banking, has credit card information or other sensitive data, using a non-infected computer/device you should immediately change all account information (including those used for banking, Email, eBay, Paypal, online forums, etc).

Banking and credit card institutions should be notified of the possible security breach immediately. Please read the following article for more information: How Do I Handle Possible Identify Theft, Internet Fraud and CC Fraud?

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You now have the choice between cleaning the infection(s) present or reformatting your computer. Ultimately, this decision is personal, and down to you and what you're most comfortable with. Please let me know how you wish to proceed, and if you have any questions.


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Thank you for your quick response. That was unfortunate to read regarding the status of my computer. What would you suggest? Is there a way to take out the problem? I am hoping that I can continue to use that computer; it is my home computer and the only one I have. 

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You have two options. We can either manually clean the machine now, or you can use your recovery partition to restore the machine to a factory image (how the machine was when first switched on). 


Both options will remove the identified infection, but only the second option can guarantee your machine will be trustworthy again. Most in this situation opt for the first option as they do not wish to go through the hassle of starting from scratch, reinstalling all their programmes, etc. 


Ultimately, it comes down to what you're most comfortable with.

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Thank you for your assistance. I took your advice and went with the second option (after backing up some files on an external; haven't reloaded any files back yet). I started the process last night and everything appears to be running well. 

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