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OK, so after searching I found that Skype is the possible carrier of this virus and I removed Skype in two locations.

See the info here:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/skype-malvertising-campaign-pushes-fake-flash-player/

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Hello @Kimberlover

Can you please run the following for me.

 

Please run the following steps and post back the logs as an attachment when ready.

STEP 01

  • If you're already running Malwarebytes 3 then open Malwarebytes and check for updates. Then click on the Scan tab and select Threat Scan and click on Start Scan button.
  • If you don't have Malwarebytes 3 installed yet please download it from here and install it.
  • Once installed then open Malwarebytes and check for updates. Then click on the Scan tab and select Threat Scan and click on Start Scan button.
  • Once the scan is completed click on the Export Summary button and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find, and attach that log on your next reply.
  • If Malwarebytes won't run then please skip to the next step and let me know on your next reply.

STEP 02

Please download AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes and save the file to your Desktop.

  • Right-click on the program and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Accept the Terms of use.
  • Wait until the database is updated.
  • Click Scan.
  • When finished, please click Clean.
  • Your PC should reboot now if any items were found.
  • After reboot, a log file will be opened. Copy its content into your next reply.

 

RESTART THE COMPUTER Before running Step 3

STEP 03
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

Ron

 

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OK Ron, I have the premium version 3.3.1. I followed step 1 and it is running the scan.

I had previously run the FarBar Recovery tool and it found nothing. 

I had however already removed Skype from the computer.

Since that time I have not had any popups from the FlashPlayerHTA.

Just now the flag from Malwarebytes popped up indicating there were no threats. The scan was complete. There are no files to attach. MalwareBytes indicates zero threats and zero quarantined. Sorry, but no reason to run steps 2 and 3.

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