Jump to content

Need help with potential trojan


Recommended Posts

I had a scare with a bunch of pop-ups earlier. I was able to get rid of what seems like most of the issues, but I really want to be sure because I got a message at one point saying that my computer may be infected with the Zeus virus, which I have read is really hard to remove.

 

I ran Malwarebytes anti-malware, Rkill, Junkware Remover Tool, and adwarecleaner. I included the logs from the two malwarebytes scans where I found all the threats initially, then the most recent one, and also the logs from the other programs.

AdwCleaner[C0].txt

JRT.txt

Rkill.txt

MWB Scan 1.txt

MWB Scan 2.txt

MWB Scan 3.txt

Thank you in advance for your help. I hope this is enough information.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Hello and :welcome:

Please read the following and post back the logs when ready and we'll see about getting you cleaned up.

Before we proceed further, please read all of the following instructions carefully.
If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.
If needed, please print out these instructions.

  • Please do not post logs using CODE, QUOTE, or FONT tags. Just paste them as direct text.
  • If the log is too large, then you can use attachments by clicking on the More Reply Options button.
  • Please enable your system to show hidden files: How to see hidden files in Windows
  • Make sure you're subscribed to this topic:
  • Click on the Follow This Topic Button (at the top right of this page), make sure that the Receive notification box is checked and that it is set to Instantly
  • Removing malware can be unpredictable, it is unlikely, but things can go very wrong! Please make sure you Backup all files that cannot be replaced if something were to happen. You can copy them to a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive
  • Please don't run any other scans, download, install or uninstall any programs unless requested by me while I'm working with you.
  • The removal of malware is not instantaneous; please be patient. Often we are also in a different Time Zone.
  • Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.
  • If you have any problems while following my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of the issue.
  • You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit
  • Please disable your antivirus while running any requested scanners so that they do not interfere with the scanners.
  • When we are done, I'll give you instructions on how to clean up all the tools and logs
  • Please stick with me until I give you the "all clear" and Please don't waste my time by leaving before that.
  • Your topic will be closed if you haven't replied within 3 days
  • (If I have not responded within 24 hours, please send me a Private Message as a reminder)

STEP 01
RKill is a program that was developed at BleepingComputer.com that attempts to terminate known malware processes so that your normal security software can then run and clean your computer of infections.
When RKill runs, it will kill malware processes and then removes incorrect executable associations and fixes policies
that stop us from using certain tools. When finished it will display a log file that shows the processes that were
terminated while the program was running.

As RKill only terminates a program's running process and does not delete any files, after running it, you should not reboot
your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again.
Instead, after running RKill, you should immediately scan your computer using the requested scans I've included.

Please download Rkill by Grinler from one of the links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1 | Link 2

  • On Windows XP Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • On Windows Vista/Windows 7 or 8, right-click on the Rkill desktop icon and select Run As Administrator
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear, this is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
  • Do not reboot the computer; you will need to run the application again.

 

STEP 02
Please run a Threat Scan with MBAM. If you're unable to run or complete the scan as shown below, please see the following:
MBAM Clean Removal Process 2x
When reinstalling the program, please try the latest version.

Right click and choose "Run as administrator" to open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and from the Dashboard please Check for Updates by clicking the Update Now... link
Open up Malwarebytes > Settings > Detection and Protection > Enable Scan for rootkit and Under Non Malware Protection set both PUP and PUM to Treat detections as malware.
Click on the SCAN button and run a Threat Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware by clicking the Scan Now>> button.
Once completed please click on the History > Application Logs and find your scan log and open it and then click on the "copy to clipboard" button and post back the results on your next reply.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 10/20/2016
Scan Time: 6:49 AM
Logfile:
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.10.20.06
Rootkit Database: v2016.09.26.02
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 10
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: 4gate

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 343378
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 44 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)


(end)

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Great, that's good. Let's go ahead and run some other scans to make sure the system is clean.

Please restart the computer first and then run the following steps and post back the logs when ready.

STEP 03
Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
  • Right click over JRT.exe and select Run as administrator on Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click on XP.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next reply message
  • When completed make sure to re-enable your antivirus

STEP 04
Let's clean out any adware now: (this will require a reboot so save all your work)

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista / Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • When it's done, you'll see: Pending: Please uncheck elements you don't want to be removed.
  • Now click on the Report button and a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
  • Look at the log especially under Files/Folders for any program you want to save.
  • If there's a program you may want to save, just uncheck it from AdwCleaner.
  • If you're not sure, post the log for review. (all items found are adware/spyware/foistware)
  • If you're ready to clean it all up, click the Clean button.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
  • Items that are deleted are moved to the Quarantine Folder: C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine
  • To restore an item that has been deleted:
  • Go to Tools > Quarantine Manager > check what you want to be restored > now click on Restore.

STEP 05
Download Sophos Free Virus Removal Tool and save it to your desktop.
 

  • Double click the icon and select Run
  • Click Next
  • Select I accept the terms in this license agreement, then click Next twice
  • Click Install
  • Click Finish to launch the program
  • Once the virus database has been updated click Start Scanning
  • If any threats are found click Details, then View Log file (bottom left-hand corner)
  • Copy and paste the results in your reply
  • Close the Notepad document, close the Threat Details screen, then click Start cleanup
  • Click Exit to close the program
  • If no threats were found, please confirm that result.

STEP 06
Please download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens, click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). If you've, run the tool before you need to place a check mark here.
  • Please attach the Additions.txt log to your reply as well.

 

Thanks

Link to post
Share on other sites

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.0.9 (09.30.2016)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home x64
Ran by 4gate (Administrator) on Wed 10/26/2016 at 17:07:53.56
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 


File System: 0


Deleted the following from C:\Users\4gate\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\8xfxge44.default\prefs.js
user_pref(extensions.Imagus.sieve, {\dereferers\:{\link\:\^[^/]{3,70}/\\\\??(hxxps?:[^?#]+\\\\.(?:jpe?g|a?png|gif|bmp|svgz?|web[pm]|og[gv])).*\,\ci\:1,\dc\:1,\lo
user_pref(extensions.Imagus.tls, {\advanced\:false,\sieveAutoUpdate\:true,\sieveCacheRes\:true,\opzoom\:true,\sendToHosts\:[[\+TinEye\,\hxxps://www.tineye.com/

 

Registry: 0

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on Wed 10/26/2016 at 17:08:51.33
End of JRT log
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

 

 

# AdwCleaner v6.030 - Logfile created 26/10/2016 at 17:13:37
# Updated on 19/10/2016 by Malwarebytes
# Database : 2016-10-25.1 [Server]
# Operating System : Windows 10 Home  (X64)
# Username : 4gate - DESKTOP-59MVOR5
# Running from : C:\Users\4gate\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Mode: Clean
# Support : hxxps://www.malwarebytes.com/support

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

***** [ DLL ] *****

 

***** [ WMI ] *****

 

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

 

***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

 

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

 

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

[-] Chrome preferences cleaned:


*************************

:: "Tracing" keys deleted
:: Winsock settings cleared

*************************

C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [1238 Bytes] - [19/10/2016 22:04:39]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C2].txt - [860 Bytes] - [26/10/2016 17:13:37]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [1402 Bytes] - [19/10/2016 22:04:23]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1466 Bytes] - [26/10/2016 17:10:51]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1539 Bytes] - [26/10/2016 17:11:46]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C2].txt - [1151 Bytes] ##########

 

 

 

 

2016-10-26 22:17:42.982    Sophos Virus Removal Tool version 2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:17:42.982    Copyright (c) 2009-2016 Sophos Limited. All rights reserved.

2016-10-26 22:17:42.982    This tool will scan your computer for viruses and other threats. If it finds any, it will give you the option to remove them.

2016-10-26 22:17:42.982    Windows version 6.2 SP 0.0  build 9200 SM=0x300 PT=0x1 WOW64
2016-10-26 22:17:42.982    Checking for updates...
2016-10-26 22:17:43.043    Update progress: proxy server not available
2016-10-26 22:17:50.543    Option all = no
2016-10-26 22:17:50.543    Option recurse = yes
2016-10-26 22:17:50.546    Option archive = no
2016-10-26 22:17:50.546    Option service = yes
2016-10-26 22:17:50.546    Option confirm = yes
2016-10-26 22:17:50.546    Option sxl = yes
2016-10-26 22:17:50.546    Option max-data-age = 35
2016-10-26 22:17:50.546    Option vdl-logging = yes
2016-10-26 22:17:50.550    Customer ID:    094260ca9b3af99f9d4a3909fc47a743
2016-10-26 22:17:50.550    Machine ID:    2b1772294c7a44e08d975264054f54fb
2016-10-26 22:17:50.551    Component SVRTcli.exe version 2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:17:50.551    Component control.dll version 2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:17:50.551    Component SVRTservice.exe version 2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:17:50.551    Component engine\osdp.dll version 1.44.1.2252
2016-10-26 22:17:50.551    Component engine\veex.dll version 3.65.2.2252
2016-10-26 22:17:50.551    Component engine\savi.dll version 9.0.1.2252
2016-10-26 22:17:50.551    Component rkdisk.dll version 1.5.30.0
2016-10-26 22:17:50.551    Version info:    Product version    2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:17:50.552    Version info:    Detection engine    3.65.2
2016-10-26 22:17:50.552    Version info:    Detection data    5.31
2016-10-26 22:17:50.552    Version info:    Build date    9/6/2016
2016-10-26 22:17:50.552    Version info:    Data files added    402
2016-10-26 22:17:50.552    Version info:    Last successful update    (not yet updated)
2016-10-26 22:17:57.083    Downloading updates...
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I96736] sdds.svrt_10: adding primary package C1A903B2-E63E-483b-982D-04BB9C457C60 RECOMMENDED baseVersion=1
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I95020] sdds.svrt_10: looking for packages included from product C1A903B2-E63E-483b-982D-04BB9C457C60 RECOMMENDED path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I22529] sdds.svrt_10: looking for supplements included from product C1A903B2-E63E-483b-982D-04BB9C457C60 RECOMMENDED path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I49502] sdds.savi0910.xml: found supplement SAVIW32 LATEST path= baseVersion= [included from product C1A903B2-E63E-483b-982D-04BB9C457C60 RECOMMENDED path=]
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I95020] sdds.savi0910.xml: looking for packages included from product SAVIW32 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I22529] sdds.savi0910.xml: looking for supplements included from product SAVIW32 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I49502] sdds.data0910.xml: found supplement IDE532 LATEST path= baseVersion= [included from product SAVIW32 LATEST path=]
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I95020] sdds.data0910.xml: looking for packages included from product IDE532 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I22529] sdds.data0910.xml: looking for supplements included from product IDE532 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I49502] sdds.data0910.xml: found supplement IDE533 LATEST path= baseVersion= [included from product IDE532 LATEST path=]
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I95020] sdds.data0910.xml: looking for packages included from product IDE533 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I22529] sdds.data0910.xml: looking for supplements included from product IDE533 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I49502] sdds.data0910.xml: found supplement IDE534 LATEST path= baseVersion= [included from product IDE533 LATEST path=]
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I95020] sdds.data0910.xml: looking for packages included from product IDE534 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I22529] sdds.data0910.xml: looking for supplements included from product IDE534 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.084    Update progress: [I19463] Syncing product C1A903B2-E63E-483b-982D-04BB9C457C60 RECOMMENDED path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.167    Update progress: [I19463] Syncing product SAVIW32 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:57.167    Update progress: [I19463] Product download size 151406551 bytes
2016-10-26 22:17:59.775    Update progress: [I19463] Syncing product IDE532 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:17:59.775    Update progress: [I19463] Product download size 1832805 bytes
2016-10-26 22:18:04.473    Update progress: [I19463] Syncing product IDE533 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:18:04.473    Update progress: [I19463] Product download size 2192549 bytes
2016-10-26 22:18:06.569    Update progress: [I19463] Syncing product IDE534 LATEST path=
2016-10-26 22:18:06.569    Update progress: [I19463] Product download size 1493527 bytes
2016-10-26 22:18:08.395    Installing updates...
2016-10-26 22:18:08.998    Error level 1
2016-10-26 22:18:17.232    Update successful
2016-10-26 22:18:24.799    Option all = no
2016-10-26 22:18:24.799    Option recurse = yes
2016-10-26 22:18:24.799    Option archive = no
2016-10-26 22:18:24.799    Option service = yes
2016-10-26 22:18:24.799    Option confirm = yes
2016-10-26 22:18:24.799    Option sxl = yes
2016-10-26 22:18:24.800    Option max-data-age = 35
2016-10-26 22:18:24.800    Option vdl-logging = yes
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Customer ID:    094260ca9b3af99f9d4a3909fc47a743
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Machine ID:    2b1772294c7a44e08d975264054f54fb
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Component SVRTcli.exe version 2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Component control.dll version 2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Component SVRTservice.exe version 2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Component engine\osdp.dll version 1.44.1.2252
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Component engine\veex.dll version 3.65.2.2252
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Component engine\savi.dll version 9.0.1.2252
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Component rkdisk.dll version 1.5.30.0
2016-10-26 22:18:24.808    Version info:    Product version    2.5.6
2016-10-26 22:18:24.809    Version info:    Detection engine    3.65.2
2016-10-26 22:18:24.809    Version info:    Detection data    5.31
2016-10-26 22:18:24.809    Version info:    Build date    9/6/2016
2016-10-26 22:18:24.809    Version info:    Data files added    402
2016-10-26 22:18:24.809    Version info:    Last successful update    10/26/2016 5:18:17 PM

2016-10-26 22:24:22.489    >>> Virus 'Mal/Generic-S' found in file C:\Users\4gate\AppData\Local\Temp\is-TKV1D.tmp\installer.exe
2016-10-26 22:47:32.834    Could not open C:\hiberfil.sys
2016-10-26 22:47:32.844    Could not open C:\pagefile.sys
2016-10-26 23:00:53.383    Could not open C:\swapfile.sys
2016-10-26 23:00:53.508    Could not open C:\System Volume Information\{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
2016-10-26 23:00:53.508    Could not open C:\System Volume Information\{be530163-9672-11e6-b3fe-d8cb8a4f7ad6}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
2016-10-26 23:00:53.509    Could not open C:\System Volume Information\{be530acd-9672-11e6-b3fe-d8cb8a4f7ad6}{3808876b-c176-4e48-b7ae-04046e6cc752}
2016-10-26 23:11:14.095    Could not open C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\{127D0A1D-4EF2-11D1-8608-00C04FC295EE}\catdb
2016-10-26 23:11:14.096    Could not open C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\catdb
2016-10-26 23:11:16.974    Could not open C:\Windows\System32\config\BBI
2016-10-26 23:11:17.068    Could not open C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\DEFAULT
2016-10-26 23:11:17.069    Could not open C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SAM
2016-10-26 23:11:17.069    Could not open C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SECURITY
2016-10-26 23:11:17.070    Could not open C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SOFTWARE
2016-10-26 23:11:17.070    Could not open C:\Windows\System32\config\RegBack\SYSTEM
2016-10-26 23:50:24.682    The following items will be cleaned up:
2016-10-26 23:50:24.706    Mal/Generic-S
2016-10-27 00:03:48.791    Installed boot task components.

2016-10-27 00:03:49.580    The computer must be restarted in order to complete the cleanup.
2016-10-27 00:03:49.580    Error level 5
2016-10-27 00:03:49.584    Cleanup on restart pending for Mal/Generic-S: RenameFile "\\?\C:\Users\4gate\AppData\Local\Temp\is-TKV1D.tmp\installer.exe"
2016-10-27 00:03:49.584    Cleanup on restart pending for Mal/Generic-S: DriverDeleteDriverKey "\\?\C:\Users\4gate\AppData\Local\Temp\is-TKV1D.tmp\installer.exe"
2016-10-27 00:03:49.584    Cleanup on restart pending for Mal/Generic-S: DeleteFile "\\?\C:\Users\4gate\AppData\Local\Temp\is-TKV1D.tmp\installer.exe.SHS"
2016-10-27 00:03:49.584    Cleanup on restart pending for Mal/Generic-S: DeleteFile "\\?\C:\Users\4gate\AppData\Local\Temp\is-TKV1D.tmp\installer.exe"

 

 

 

FRST.txt

Addition.txt

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.

fixlist.txt

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

There are no more signs that I can see. There was a DOS box that popped up briefly earlier today when I powered up the PC, but nothing happened afterwards. I have programs like Spotify that are supposed to start when the PC powers up, so I assume it had something to do with that. The PC runs fine.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Root Admin

At this time there are no more signs of an infection on your system.
However if you are still seeing any signs of an infection please let me know.

Let's go ahead and remove the tools and logs we've used during this process.

Most of the tools used are potentially dangerous to use unsupervised or if ran at the wrong time.
They are often updated daily so if you went to use them again in the future they would be outdated anyways.

The following procedures will implement some cleanup procedures to remove these tools.
 
bwebb7v.jpgDownload Delfix from here and save it to your desktop. (you may already have this)

  • Ensure Remove disinfection tools is checked.
  • Click the Run button.
  • Reboot


Any other programs or logs that are still remaining, you can manually delete. (right click.....Delete)
IE: RogueKiller.exe, RKreport.txt, RK_Quarantine folder, C:\FRST folder, FRST-OlderVersion folder, MBAR folder, etc....AdwCleaner > just run the program and click uninstall.


 
If there are any other left over Folders, Files, Logs then you can delete them on your own.
 
Please visit the following link to see how to delete old System Restore Points. Please delete all of them and create a new one at this time.
How to Delete System Protection Restore Points in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Remove all but the most recent Restore Point on Windows XP


As Java seems to get exploited on a regular basis I advise not using Java if possible but to at least disable java in your web browsers
How do I disable Java in my web browser? - Disable Java

A lot of reading here but if you take the time to read a bit of it you'll see why/how infections and general damage are so easily inflicted on the computer. There is also advice on how to prevent it and keep the system working well. Don't forget about good, solid backups of your data to an external drive that is not connected except when backing up your data. If you leave a backup drive connected and you do get infected it can easily damage, encrypt, delete, or corrupt your backups as well and then you'd lose all data.
Nothing is 100% bulletproof but with a little bit of education you can certainly swing things in your favor.


If you're not currently using Malwarebytes Premium then you may want to consider purchasing the product which can also help greatly reduce the risk of a future infection.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.