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Noticed recently a major dip in performance while playing games. Checked my task manager, had a few "windows powershell" taking up a bit of my cpu performance. 

Could it be related to some kind of malware? 

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FRST.txt Addition.txt log.txt

(repost due to missing log files. A second time.. sorry, first time using this website) 


Noticed recently a major dip in performance while playing games. Checked my task manager, had a few "windows powershell" taking up a bit of my cpu performance. Specifically when playing Assassins Creed Odyssey.

Could it be related to some kind of malware? 

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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.
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Please download the attached Fixlist.txt file to  the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the FRST.txt log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.
===

Reset Chrome...
Open Google Chrome, click on menu icon google-chrome-setting-icon.png or the 3 vertical dots located right side top of the google chrome.
 
Click "Settings" then "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the screen.
 
Click "Reset and clean up" > "Restore settings to their original defaults"
 
Restart Chrome.
<<<>>>

p.s.
I will ask an Administrator to merge your other topic with this one.

Please reply to this topic for all future messages.


 

fixlist.txt

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1 hour ago, nasdaq said:

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.
===

Please download the attached Fixlist.txt file to  the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the FRST.txt log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.
===

Reset Chrome...
Open Google Chrome, click on menu icon google-chrome-setting-icon.png or the 3 vertical dots located right side top of the google chrome.
 
Click "Settings" then "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the screen.
 
Click "Reset and clean up" > "Restore settings to their original defaults"
 
Restart Chrome.
<<<>>>

p.s.
I will ask an Administrator to merge your other topic with this one.

Please reply to this topic for all future messages.


 

fixlist.txt

Thanks for helping me with the topics :) 

Okay, done all you asked. Here is the log :) 

Fixlog.txt

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1 minute ago, nasdaq said:

Is the problem solved?

I will check when I get home from work tonight, didn't have any time yesterday after I did what you asked. I'll update later. :)

 

Do you have any clue why "windows powershell" shows up while playing that game? I've googled it and haven't noticed anything specific for that game or other games either. 
Did anything about it show up in the logs?

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Hi,

Please download the attached Fixlist.txt file to  the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the FRST.txt log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.
===

I found one Task that may be the culprit. It's from Bitdefender that may have been removed in the past.
The fix will remove the tsk.
How ever if the problem persists I suggest you remove all traces by running their uninstaller.

Download and run their uninstaller tool from this site.
This will remove all traces of the program.
https://www.bitdefender.com/uninstall/

Restart the computer when the removal is completed.
===

Keep me posted.

fixlist.txt

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9 hours ago, nasdaq said:


Hi,

Please download the attached Fixlist.txt file to  the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the FRST.txt log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.
===

I found one Task that may be the culprit. It's from Bitdefender that may have been removed in the past.
The fix will remove the tsk.
How ever if the problem persists I suggest you remove all traces by running their uninstaller.

Download and run their uninstaller tool from this site.
This will remove all traces of the program.
https://www.bitdefender.com/uninstall/

Restart the computer when the removal is completed.
===

Keep me posted.

fixlist.txt

Okay, did it. Might've noticed a small improvment, but still some weird fps issues.
But I guess malware isn't the issue then? Must be something else.. Worst is AC oddysey but also having issues with other games.

Fixlog posted atleast, tell me if you find the culprit or a tip where to "look" next. :)

Fixlog.txt

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Hi,

--RogueKiller--

  • Download & SAVE to your Desktop Download RogueKiller
  • Quit all programs that you may have started.
  • Please disconnect any USB or external drives from the computer before you run this scan!
  • For Vista or above, right-click the program file and select "Run as Administrator"
  • Accept the user agreements.
  • Execute the scan and wait until it has finished.
  • If a Windows opens to explain what [PUM's] are, read about it.
  • Click the RoguKiller icon on your taksbar to return to the report.
  • Click open the Report
  • Click Export TXT button
  • Save the file as ReportRogue.txt
  • Click the Remove button to delete the items in RED  
  • Click Finish and close the program.
  • Locate the ReportRogue.txt file on your Desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next.


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Download to your Desktop the Junkware Removal Tool Download from this link.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/

Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts. 
Right click the icon - disable for say 20 mins.
Right-mouse click JRT.exe and select Run as administrator (If using XP just double click on the icon to run it.) 
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 message.
======

If that fails to improve your games re install one of them and find out if the problem persists.
 

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34 minutes ago, nasdaq said:

Are you still with me?

Sorry, had some family tragedies so last few days have been hectic. I'll look into your reply when I get back home this weekend. 

Really sorry for leaving you hanging, I'll put in a reminder to do this right when I get home. :)

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On 1/30/2019 at 8:36 PM, nasdaq said:

I understand take your time.

I just did a full reformat of my computer, so it's fully clean of junk and kind of stuff now. Thank you alot for the help tho, sorry for letting you wait. Just wanted to see that it actually solved it when I did a full reformat. :) 

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