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For a long time now I've had the occasional gremlin manifest -- to name a couple examples, going away from the computer only to find that all the windows are switched-around in their slots on the hotbar (e.g., if I had FRST and Addition open in notepad, and the gremlin manifested, they would then be Addition and FRST), and now more recently Malwarebytes has switched positions with Steam in the Notifications area following a loss of internet access that had to be resolved through 'Troubleshoot Problems' -- and it's had me on edge, but that latter one mentioned is the icing on the cake and has me wondering if I enabled the self-protection module too late for it to matter.

If some light could be shed on if I'm infected or not, or if my computer is instead just tetchy-touchy, that'd be great . . . as would help in fixing the issue should it be the more dire of the two options.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and, if you have/are/will, the logs provided!

FRST.txt

Addition.txt

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hello and welcome to the Malwarebytes forum.

I don't see any obvious signs of any infection in the logs.

Have you considered upgrading to Windows 10? It may just be a quirk in Win 8.1?

Let's run this specialized adware removal tool in case there is hidden adware

Please download AdwCleaner and save it to your desktop.
adwCleaner

ATTENTION: After you click the Download Now button, another page will open – DO NOT CLICK any additional ‘download now’ buttons as they are sponsored advertisements. Please wait and look toward the top or bottom of your browser for the option to Run or Save. Click Save to save the file.

Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click the “Options” menu heading on the menu bar and uncheck “Reset Winsock Settings”
Click on the Scan button.
After the scan has finished… click on the Cleaning button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a log file report (AdwCleaner[C1].txt) will open automatically.
Attach that log file to your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[Cn].txt (‘n’ is the number of clean actions performed).

Please let me know if there are any outstanding issues.

 

 

 

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