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I'm back again but this time I've run into a problem with my PC, which I only use for gaming (Steam) and nothing else (Resetted my entire PC back in May to fix a problem that couldn't be fixed in any other way). Everything else is done on my laptop. Now, I've noticed that my PC has begun to load very slow and laggy. Everything is constantly being delayed and such even though I might have nothing open or have much things on my PC. I'm suspecting it's a virus because my Malwarebytes updated to a new version a few days ago and I got the premium trial again and it found 4 real time detections yesterday (I got no notifications about this and there's nothing in quarantine or anything). Today, it shot up to 22 real-time detections. I also only had Malwarebytes and Windows Defender and Adblock, which should be more than enough granted that I only use this PC for gaming and sometimes browsing safe websites and forums relating to the games I play. I downloaded Kaspersky Lab a few days ago too and did a full scan and it came back clean. I just performed a complete full scan with Malwarebytes which scanned every single drive on the system and it came back clean so here I am..

I also booted in safe mode to check if it still is slow there/lag and it is not slow at all there.

I forgot to mention around 2 days ago, Google Chrome wouldn't work anymore. It opened up Chrome but then immediately froze and closed on me. I just checked the Malwarebytes report logs and apparently Malwarebytes said website blocked in the logs so now I'm thinking the virus tried to redirect me to a malicious site as soon as I open Chrome but Malwarebytes immediately closes it? I thought my Chrome was just corrupted so I uninstalled and reinstalled and Chrome works normally again. 




Malwarebytes Scan.txt

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Another thing to mention is I tried to use chkdsk C: /f /r /x and sfc /scannow in the morning today and both seemed to have failed at some point during the process.

Now everytime I start my PC up, it gets these system errors when I load to the desktop. I just press ok and they go away.

MSASCuiL.exe - System Error

The code execution cannot proceed because C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b64144ccf1df_1.1.15063.608_none_56f0266b425534e9\gdiplus.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem

sttray64.exe - System Error

The code execution cannot proceed because C:\Windows\WinSxS\amd64_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_6595b4144ccf1df_1.1.15063.608_none_56f0266b425534e9\gdiplus.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.


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  • Root Admin

Sorry for the delay @Hefirb 

The computer does not appear to be infected. It looks like your hard drive is going bad. I would highly recommend you backup your data and then replace the hard drive with a new one.

System errors:
Error: (10/14/2017 03:27:11 PM) (Source: Disk) (EventID: 7) (User: )
Description: The device, \Device\Harddisk0\DR0, has a bad block.


Backup Software


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I'm a bit confused now because what is up with Malwarebyte's real-time protection then? I'm at 32 real-time detections now. Seems to increase every other day so far.

By the way, I apparently fixed the MSASCuiL.exe and sttray64.exe system errors a few days back by using "dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth"

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We could work on fixing the computer but that would be wasting your time and ours. Having a bad block that continues to show up in the logs is a precursor to a drive failure. Yes, it's possible it could continue working for years, but you could try to start the computer tomorrow and it could be dead. Backing up your data and replacing the hard drive is the prudent, wise thing to do while you still can.

A new hard drive in most cases is $50 to $80 dollars.


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