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After a malware antibytes scan it found a couple hundred files, only few listed as malware others as unwanted programs.

I checked the few malware and many are files of genuine programs, I know this because there's the game name in the file name/location (games I downloaded as torrents; I know these are 100% safe) so I don't want to remove these - problem is there are some which don't indicate whether they're a game I know to be safe or something else. The bigger problem is the 'potential unwanted programs' there are hundreds of these I am not sure I will check one by one - some are located in firefox and chrome...

E.g. : Trojan.ProxyHijacker, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\Earn.to.Die.2.v1.0.4.DynamicNS, ,  (this is genuine file - earn to die game).

Trojan.ProxyHijacker, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{C379EAD1-CB34-4B09-AF6B-7E587F8BCD80}, , [d7408ee2a6f492a4036c3f577092e020],  (this I have no idea, if I delete it could be of a genuine program).

Any idea what to do?


p.s. Windows defender find 0 threats.



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Hello and :welcome:, @redhalls:

3 hours ago, redhalls said:

Any idea what to do?

It sounds as if you are infected or at least plagued by PUPs.  Without seeing the scan logs, we cannot know if MBAM took care of everything or not.

EDIT: Yes, MBAM cleaned a bunch of stuff. (Sorry, I did not see your attached scan log.)

You might want to get a bit of free, expert help checking the system to be sure you are fully clean (complete removal of certain types of malware may require the use of multiple removal tools).
Such work is conducted in a special forum area reserved for that purpose, or at the help desk.
So, for expert assistance, I suggest that you please follow the advice in this pinned topic: Available Assistance For Possibly Infected Computers.
It explains the options for free, expert help >>AND<< the suggested, preliminary steps to expedite the process.
A malware analyst will assist you with looking into your issue - the helper will guide you through scanning, cleanup and repair.

Thank you,

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