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Malwarebytes (Premium) notified me that it blocked 2 IPs for being a possible trojan and riskware. I've noticed my computer has been acting a bit strange, but after deleting any possibly suspicious recently installed programs and running numerous scans, nothing had come up. This is the first I've seen something like this and am wondering if it's anything to worry about. I've included Malwarebytes' detection logs.

Issues noticed:

-Recycle bin corruption (some files would not delete/no option to empty bin) (fixed?)

-Attempting to delete files would crash explorer.exe (fixed?)

I have tried scanning with Avast, Windows Defender, and Malwarebytes. I've used Adwcleaner and CCleaner. I repaired Recycle Bin through through command line and removed any of the possibly corrupted files. Everything seemed to be working correctly until I was notified of outbound IP connections being blocked. I use pihole, so I looked through the query logs but saw nothing out of the ordinary. Mostly I'm wondering if my machine could have a virus trying keylog me. Help is appreciated!!

mb_block1.txt mb_block2.txt

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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.

Malwarebytes is protecting you.

Let me check further.

Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST).
Choose the 32 or 64 bit version for your system.
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.

Attach the file.
Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.
Click the file you wish to Attach.
Click Attach this file.
Click the Add reply button.

Please post the logs  for my review.

Wait for further instructions


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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.

If the problem persists and you Sync Chrome with other devices reset the Sync.

Read this article and proceed.

Chrome Secure Preferences detection always comes back


Please post the Fixlog.txt and let me know what problem persists.


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Alright! So I'm not sure whether Farbar or clearing Google Chrome's sync data did the trick, but it seems that everything is working normally now. I'm actually getting 2 GB less RAM used at idle in addition to 20% less CPU, so that's pretty significant. I guess I must have had something interfering with my system. I'm going to run a full scan and then re-enable sync after. Thanks!


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