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I have recently purchased a copy of Malwarebytes Premium. While online today, there were a number of notifications of


Malicious Website Protection, IP, Inbound, C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe




Malicious Website Protection, IP, xxxxx, xxxxx, Outbound, C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe




Malicious Website Protection, IP, xxxxxx, xxxxx Inbound, C:\Program Files (x86)\Deluge\deluge.exe




Malicious Website Protection, IP, xxxxx, xxxxx, Outbound, C:\Program Files (x86)\Deluge\deluge.exe


Deluge.exe has since been uninstalled and deleted. The Inbound and Outbound alerts for svchost.exe are a little worrying.


Could you tell me whether anything has been compromised?

P.S. A Kaspersky Full Scan and Malwarebytes Threat Scan both came back clean just now.




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Hello and welcome to Malwarebytes,

Please be aware the following P2P/Piracy Warning is a standard opening reply made here at Malwarebytes, we make no accusations but do make you aware of Forum Protocol....

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.

Anyone other than the original starter of this thread please DO NOT follow the instructions and advice posted as replies here, my help and advice is NOT related to your system and will probably cause more harm than good...

Please open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.

  • On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection sub tab, Detection Options, tick the box "Scan for rootkits". <---- Very Important
  • Under Non-Malware Protection sub tab Change PUP and PUM entries to Treat detections as Malware
  • Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • With some infections, you may or may not see this message box.

            'Could not load DDA driver'
  • Click 'Yes' to this message, to allow the driver to load after a restart.
  • Allow the computer to restart. Continue with the rest of these instructions.
  • When the scan is complete, click Apply Actions.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear, then click on Yes.
  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.

To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:

  • Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
  • Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click Export > From export you have three options:

      Copy to Clipboard - if seleted right click to your reply and select "Paste" log will be pasted to your reply
      Text file (*.txt)        - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
      XML file (*.xml)      - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
  • Please use "Copy to Clipboard, then Right click to your reply > select "Paste" that will copy the log to your reply…

If Malwarebytes is not installed follow these instructions first:

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.

  • Double-click mbam-setup and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
  • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
  • Click Finish. Follow the instructions above....


Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.

  • Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on the Scan in the Actions box
  • Please wait fot the scan to finish..
  • When "Waiting for action.Please uncheck elements you want to keep" shows in top line..
  • Click on the Cleaning box.
  • Next click OK on the "Closing Programs" pop up box.
  • Click OK on the Information box & again OK to allow the necessary reboot
  • After restart the AdwCleaner(C*)-Notepad log will appear, please copy/paste it in your next reply. Where * is the number relative to list of scans completed...


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.
    (Windows 8/10 users will be prompted about Windows SmartScreen protection - click More information and Run.)
  • Make sure Addition.txt is checkmarked under "Optional scans"
  • Press Scan button to run the tool....
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The tool will also make a log named (Addition.txt) Please attach those logs to your reply.

Let me see those logs in your next reply...

Thank you,


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Hi Kevin, thanks for your help. Please find MBAM and AdwCleaner logs below, and FRST.txt and Addition.txt attached:


MBAM log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 23/02/2016
Scan Time: 17:58
Logfile: MBAM log.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.02.23.01
Rootkit Database: v2016.02.17.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Wilo

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 357928
Time Elapsed: 18 min, 17 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


AdwCleaner log:

# AdwCleaner v5.036 - Logfile created 23/02/2016 at 18:31:34
# Updated 22/02/2016 by Xplode
# Database : 2016-02-22.2 [server]
# Operating system : Windows 8.1  (x64)
# Username : Wilo - LAPTOP
# Running from : C:\Users\Wilo\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Cleaning
# Support : http://toolslib.net/forum

***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Folders ] *****

***** [ Files ] *****

***** [ DLLs ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****

***** [ Web browsers ] *****


:: "Tracing" keys removed
:: Winsock settings cleared


C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C1].txt - [1261 bytes] - [23/02/2016 01:10:16]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C2].txt - [1407 bytes] - [23/02/2016 18:20:58]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C3].txt - [842 bytes] - [23/02/2016 18:31:34]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s1].txt - [651 bytes] - [21/02/2016 16:08:37]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s2].txt - [829 bytes] - [23/02/2016 00:22:28]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s3].txt - [901 bytes] - [23/02/2016 00:45:09]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s4].txt - [950 bytes] - [23/02/2016 00:47:11]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s5].txt - [1042 bytes] - [23/02/2016 01:08:34]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s6].txt - [1116 bytes] - [23/02/2016 01:09:22]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s7].txt - [1263 bytes] - [23/02/2016 18:19:26]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s8].txt - [1409 bytes] - [23/02/2016 18:25:01]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C3].txt - [1494 bytes] ##########



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Ok if no remaing issues/concerns run the following to clean up:


Download "Delfix by Xplode" and save it to your desktop.

Or use the following if first link is down:

"Delfix link mirror"

If your security program alerts to Delfix either, accept the alert or turn your security off.

Double Click to start the program. If you are using Vista or higher, please right-click and choose run as administrator

Make Sure the following items are checked:

  • Remove disinfection tools
  • Purge System Restore <--- this will remove all previous and possibly exploited restore points, a new point relative to system status at present will be created.
  • Reset system settings

Now click on "Run" and wait patiently until the tool has completed.

The tool will create a log when it has completed. We don't need you to post this.

Any remnant files/logs from tools we have used can be deleted…



Peer to Peer - http://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_new/networks/peer_peer/miniweb/pg5.htm


Torrenting, what most people use P2P for - https://www.quora.com/Is-it-illegal-to-download-from-torrent




Read the following links to fully understand PC Security and Best Practices, you may find them useful....

Answers to Common Security Questions and best Practices

Do I need a Registry Cleaner?

Take care and surf safe

Kevin...  busy.gif

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Just want to mention something I remember.

Around the time I was receiving those alerts, I tried to uninstall a program called Ccleaner. It would not let me uninstall at the time - it said it could not load. Today, I have managed to uninstall it successfully though.


Also, there was an ENG sign in my taskbar referring to the keyboard language. I had not put that there. Finally, at the end of the day when I shut down the computer - it said Task Host Scheduler was stalling the shutdown - so I had to click "Shut Down Anyway".


Possible that any of these are connected, or can they be explained by benign causes?

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CCleaner usually creates a startup entry when first installed, so it typically runs at boot. It will have services running that may hinder an UNinstall attempt..


I`m sure that language bar comes with Windows 8/8.1 i believe the default option is to have that service active. Read here: http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/5904-language-bar-turn-off-windows-8-a.html


Does that help you?


A handy and free to use UNinstaller that does a better job that Windows own as follows...


Download GeekUninstaller from here: http://www.geekuninstaller.com/download (Choose free version) Save Geek.zip to your Desktop. (Visit the Home page at that link for necessary information)

Extract Geek Uninstaller and save to your Desktop. There is no need to install, the executable is portable and can also be run from a USB if required.

Run the tool, the main GUI will populate with installed programs list,

Left click on Program name to highlight that entry.

Select Action from the Menu bar, then Uninstall from there follow the prompts.

If Uninstall fails open the "Action" menu one more time and use "Force Removal" option



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Hi Kevin, sorry to ping you back again.


Just now, Windows Action Center is reporting half an hour after login today that Spyware (Windows Defender and KIS), Virus protection (Windows Defender and KIS) and Network firewall (Windows Firewall and KIS) are all turned off. However, when Kaspersky is clicked it says Your computer is protected and main protection components are running.


OS is 8.1, is this normal?



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Hello Wilo,


That report from Action Center is not expected, when Kaspersky was installed it would automatically turn off Windows own security setup, It may be down to Delfix, one of its actions is to return all windows settings to default, maybe that has caused the gliche...

Uninstall Kaspersky, re-boot. Reinstall Kaspersky, re-boot. Does that clear the gliche?





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Kevin, what reason do you think is the cause of changing of desktop icon sizes? They turned smaller to all about 1/4 of their original size while running a Kaspersky update and scan, and reverted to their normal sizes after that completed. Perhaps an effect of the Kaspersky reinstall?



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