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My computer was infected with DNS Unlocker. The Kaspersky software didn't find any issues. I took the computer to OfficeMax for a scan which showed 2 trojans and 4 security hijacks. The tech was nice enough to tell me he used MalwareBytes and provided me with a text file of the results (see attached). Through Kaspersky tech support I was able to resolve the DNS Unlocker issue but they could not find the trojans and security hijacks. I downloaded Malwarbytes Premium and ran a full scan. It detected 151 PUPs but didn't find the trojans or security hacks. I took the computer back to OfficeMax and had the tech run the scan again. It found the same 6 Malware issue but no PUPs. I am confused as to why the two Malwarebytes programs are picking up different things and I am concerned that I still have 6 malware issues that the installed Malwarebytes Premium program isn't finding. I appreciate any guidance you can give me.

OfficeMax Scan Results.txt

My Computer Scan Results 2015-09-07.txt

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They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll try to help your with your issue.




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I did the scan with the installed version first. When they didn't show up I took it back to OfficeMax and had them run the scan again just to make sure. The same list of 6 showed up. That is why I am confused. The two different versions of Malwarebytes are showing different scan results. Since they are still showing up on one of the scans, the one not installed on my computer, are they really gone?

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I looked at the information from the text files generated by both scans. It looks like their databases have not been updated since March 2014.


Installed On My Computer:


Malware Database: v2015.09.07.03

Rootkit Database: v2015.08.16.01




Malware Database: v2014.03.04.09

Rootkit Database: v2014.02.20.01

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They are an office supply store that sells everything from paper to computers. They have a basic in-store tech department. They offer a free scan to see if there are any issues with your computer. If there are, you can purchase a service to clean it up. Fortunately I came to the forum first. I am going to tell them about the outdated version. If they do the update, I will have them scan my computer again to see if these problems still exist. I'll keep you posted.

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I did a little more research and found the files flagged as trojans and security hijacks are legitimate Windows 10 files. The current version of Malwarebytes recognizes them as not harmful so they don't show up on the scan. You are correct that the problem is with the outdated version of the software not the one installed in my system.


Thank you for your help in solving the mystery. I apprecatiate you taking the time to work with.

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