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Hi ! So about a month ago I installed something that gave me a bunch of adware I think (bunch of random programs were installing). I initially ran a scan with malwarebytes, and it came up with like 700 threats, so I removed them. However, about 50 or so threats would not remove so I ended up formatting and resetting my PC. After that, Malwarebytes did not come up with anything. I'm a pretty paranoid person. so even though I don't have any symptoms and no AV is saying I'm infected, I just want to be sure that I'm probably fine. My 3 logs are attached to this post as instructed. Thanks!




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Hello, Welcome to Malwarebytes.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

Your logs are clean.

For your peace of  mind run this scan.
Sophos Virus Removal Tool

Please download Sophos Virus Removal Tool and save it to your computer's Desktop.

  • Right-click the icon and select Run as administrator.
  • Click Yes to accept any security warnings that may appear.
  • Click the Next button.
  • Select 'I accept the terms in the license agreement', then click Next twice.
  • Click the Install button and wait until the installation is complete.
  • Click the Finish button. The tool created a shortcut icon on the Desktop of your computer.
  • Now, double-click the Sophos Virus Removal Tool shortcut icon to run the tool.
  • Click Yes to accept any security warnings that may appear.
  • After it updates and a "Start Scanning" button appears in the lower right:
    • Disconnect from the Internet or physically unplug your Internet cable connection.
    • Close all open programs, scheduling/updating tasks and background processes that might activate during the scan including the screensaver.
    • Temporarily disable your anti-virus and real-time anti-spyware protection.

Windows Vista and above:
C:\ProgramData\Sophos\Sophos Virus Removal Tool\Logs\SophosVirusRemovalTool.log
Please post the contents of the log in your next reply and note any errors encountered.


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Update: (also, I apologize for the many replies, I'm not sure if I can edit. Forgive me if I'm bothering you) I ran adwcleaner and it came up with something along the lines of klupd_klif_arkmon.sys.... I did some research and apparently this is a component of Kaspersky, which makes sense because I used that AV for a while.

Also... I was looking at my routers web page and noticed that the DMZ was enabled for my IP. I think I remember a long time ago having some issues with a game and did some things on my routers website to help. I have since disabled this... Is there anything I should be worried about now?

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