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Perhaps three problems, maybe related. Up though 2/24/17, was having daily scans. They would not end properly, and seemed to hang up at the end. Had been unable to turn on real-time protection for web protection. On 2/24, finally uninstalled Malwarebytes, and did a fresh install. That day, 2/24, started having an "Exploit Blocked" every 30 minutes. Report: Protection Event. Threat: Application Behavior Protection: Exploit payload process blocked; Type: Exploit; Location: cmd; Action: Blocked. That continued until 2/27, 9:27 pm, then stopped.  Still having a scan every day, that would find nothing. Suddenly, on 3/2/17, 8:35 am, started Website Blocked. Threat: Outbound Connection; Type: Website; Location:; Action: Blocked. There were hundreds of these between 8:35 am and 12:07 pm on 3/2, including several dozen per minute at 9:13 - 9:20 am. This slowed to one every several minutes, 12:07-2:54 pm. Then several (dozens to hundreds) per minutes again, 2:45-2:58. Then one every several minutes, until 5:45, then dozens to hundreds per minute, 5:45 - 5:49. Then nothing for a few hours, then dozens to hundreds per minute starting 10:01 pm, til about 10:21 pm. No one touched the computer until around 10 pm or so. Then one every few minutes until 10:53 pm. At 10:52 a Malwarebytes scan was started, which found nothing. 

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Hello swakleete and welcome to Malwarebytes,

My screen name is kevinf80, i`m here to help clean up your system. Make sure to run all scans from accounts with Administrator status, continue as follows please:

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...

Change the download folder setting in the Default Browser only. so all of the tools we may use are saved to the Desktop:

user posted imageGoogle Chrome - Click the "Customize and control Google Chrome" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image
Choose Settings. at the bottom of the screen click the
"Show advanced settings..." link. Scroll down to find the Downloads section and click the Change... button. Select your desktop and click OK.

user posted imageMozilla Firefox - Click the "Open Menu" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image Choose Options. In the downloads section, click the Browse button, click on the Desktop folder and the click the "Select Folder" button. Click OK to get out of the Options menu.

user posted imageInternet Explorer - Click the Tools menu in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image Select View downloads. Select the Options link in the lower left of the window. Click Browse and select the Desktop and then choose the Select Folder button. Click OK to get out of the download options screen and then click Close to get out of the View Downloads screen.
NOTE: IE8 Does not support changing download locations in this manner. You will need to download the tool(s) to the default folder, usually Downloads, then copy them to the desktop.

user posted imageChange default download folder location in Edge -Boot to a user account with admin status, select start > file explorer > right click on "Downloads" folder and select "Properties"

In the new window select "Location" tab > clear the text field box and type in or copy/paste %userprofile%\Desktop > select "Apply" then "OK"

Be aware you are not changing the Browser download folder location, you are changing the user’s download directory location.....


Follow the instructions in the following link to show hidden files:



Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Alternative download option: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/6731-farbar-recovery-scan-tool.html

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.

If your security alerts to FRST either, accept the alert or turn your security off to allow FRST to run. It is not malicious or infected in any way...

Be aware FRST must be run from an account with Administrator status...
  • 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 that log to your reply.

Let me see those logs...

Thank you,

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Thanks for those logs, continue with the following:

Download attached fixlist.txt file (end of reply) and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into. "Do not open that file"
NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Open FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.


Open Malwarebytes, select > "settings" > "protection tab"

Scroll down to "Scan Options" ensure Scan for Rootkits and Scan Scan within Archives are both on.... Leave all other settings to default..

Go back to "DashBoard" select the Blue "Scan Now" tab......

When the scan completes deal with any found entries... Then select "Export Summary" then "Text File (*.txt)" name that log and save , you can copy or attach that to your reply...


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...


Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts. (re-enable when done)
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.


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

If your security alerts to this scan either accept the alert or turn off your security to allow Sophos to run and complete.....

Please Do Not use your PC whilst the scan is in progress....
  • 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....

The Virus Removal Tool scans the following areas of your computer:
  • Memory, including system memory on 32-bit (x86) versions of Windows
  • The Windows registry
  • All local hard drives, fixed and removable
  • Mapped network drives are not scanned.

Note: If threats are found in the computer memory, the scan stops. This is because further scanning could enable the threat to spread. You will be asked to click Start Cleanup to remove the threats before continuing the scan.

Let me see those logs, also tell me if there are any remaining issues or concerns...

Thank you,



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I got a bit confused about FRST, and after I ran it the first time I didn't see the fixlist.txt file, so I thought it had not been downloaded. So, I ran FRST a second time. This time it ran very quickly, because the temp files had already been deleted during the first run. So, the log was overwritten, and does not have all the information it should. Sorry.

From ADWCleaner:

# AdwCleaner v6.044 - Logfile created 04/03/2017 at 11:04:59

# Updated on 28/02/2017 by Malwarebytes

# Database : 2017-03-02.1 [Local]

# Operating System : Windows 10 Home  (X64)

# Username : Leete - AOI

# Running from : C:\Users\Leete\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe

# Mode: Clean

# Support : https://www.malwarebytes.com/support




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




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


[-] Folder deleted: C:\Program Files\AGI

[-] Folder deleted: C:\ProgramData\AGI

[#] Folder deleted on reboot: C:\ProgramData\Application Data\AGI

[-] Folder deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\AGI



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


[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxps_iad-usadmm.dotomi.com_0.localstorage

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxps_iad-usadmm.dotomi.com_0.localstorage-journal

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_hp.myway.com_0.localstorage

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_hp.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_ttdetect.staticimgfarm.com_0.localstorage

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_ttdetect.staticimgfarm.com_0.localstorage-journal

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.azlyrics.com_0.localstorage

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.azlyrics.com_0.localstorage-journal

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.dealply.com_0.localstorage

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.dealply.com_0.localstorage-journal

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.metrolyrics.com_0.localstorage

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.metrolyrics.com_0.localstorage-journal

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.solvusoft.com_0.localstorage

[-] File deleted: C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\hxxp_www.solvusoft.com_0.localstorage-journal



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




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




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




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




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


[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AgUiFlightUtilities10.AgUiFlightDropEditValidateResult

[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AgUiFlightUtilities10.AgUiFlightDropEditValidateResult.1

[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AgUiFlightUtilities11.AgUiFlightDropEditValidateResult

[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AgUiFlightUtilities11.AgUiFlightDropEditValidateResult.1

[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AgUiFlightUtilities10.AgUiFlightDropEditValidateResult

[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AgUiFlightUtilities10.AgUiFlightDropEditValidateResult.1

[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AgUiFlightUtilities11.AgUiFlightDropEditValidateResult

[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AgUiFlightUtilities11.AgUiFlightDropEditValidateResult.1

[-] Key deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-429509907-2791997815-2420349831-1001\Software\AGI

[-] Key deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-429509907-2791997815-2420349831-1001\Software\APN PIP

[-] Key deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-429509907-2791997815-2420349831-1001\Software\DownloadAdmin

[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKCU\Software\AGI

[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKCU\Software\APN PIP

[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKCU\Software\DownloadAdmin

[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\AGI

[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\AGI

[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\APN PIP

[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\DownloadAdmin

[-] Key deleted: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\AGI

[-] Key deleted: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\taplika.com

[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\taplika.com



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


[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: aol.com

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: askws

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: ask.com

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: r

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: mysearchdial.com

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: search

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: search-results.com

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: webevens.pace.edu

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: taplika.com

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: aol.com

[-] [C:\Users\Leete\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Profile 1\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: ask.com

[-] [C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: aol.com

[-] [C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: askws

[-] [C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: ask.com

[-] [C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: r

[-] [C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: search-results.com

[-] [C:\Users\swakl_000\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default] [extension] Deleted: lfkjojacgdjkninepeghaamnapdjmlfn

[-] [C:\Users\kathr\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: aol.com

[-] [C:\Users\kathr\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: ask.com





:: "Tracing" keys deleted

:: Winsock settings cleared




C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [6740 Bytes] - [04/03/2017 11:04:59]

C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [6614 Bytes] - [04/03/2017 09:20:22]

C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [6637 Bytes] - [04/03/2017 10:05:19]


########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [6959 Bytes] ##########

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.1.1 (02.11.2017)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home x64
Ran by Leete (Administrator) on Sat 03/04/2017 at 14:55:57.69

File System: 1
Successfully deleted: C:\ProgramData\esellerate (Folder)
Registry: 0
Scan was completed on Sat 03/04/2017 at 15:04:08.32
End of JRT log
[Typing in what I see in the final window:]
Sophos Virus Removal Tool version 2.5.6
Scan Results
Your computer is clean.
Number of threats found: 0



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Hello swakleete,

Is no big deal with FRST fix log. Entries show as not found so is confirmation they were removed in an earlier run. The log also shows how many time the tool was used...

How is your PC running now, are there any remaining issues or concerns...?

Thank you,



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Hello Steve,

Thanks for the update, if no remaining issues or concerns continue as follows to clean up..

Uninstall Sophos AV http://www.askvg.com/how-to-completely-uninstall-remove-a-software-program-in-windows-without-using-3rd-party-software/


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 <----- this will remove tools we have used.
  • 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 <--- this will reset any system settings back to default that were changed either by us during cleansing or malware/infection

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…


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

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