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Please note that most computer experts find the following programs to pretty much be snake oil. It's up to you if you want to continue using but the first one in your list also has at least one file that is listed on VirusTotal.
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/f6ab0499c38b96582fdaf1f960baa398284a5fcc46bcfd672f5ee6b3d5372556/detection

Their site also does not have an SSL Secure connection. Not using SSL has been frowned upon for many years now.

My recommendation would be to remove both of these and let the computer work how it's designed to work.

CleanMem
Wise Memory Optimizer


Using programs like qBittorrent is also another way to increase the potential for an infection not to mention that the majority of use (not all) is for illegal sharing of files.


Why You Shouldn’t Download CCleaner for Windows Anymore
https://helpdeskgeek.com/free-tools-review/why-you-shouldnt-download-ccleaner-for-windows-anymore/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/10/avast_mitm_antitrack_bug/

https://www.pcmag.com/news/czech-authorities-to-probe-avast-over-selling-users-browser-histories


Why are you loading these every time the computer starts? If you're aware of it and have set that up on purpose okay - just want to make sure you're aware

ShortcutTarget: EmEditor.lnk -> C:\Users\prett\AppData\Local\Programs\EmEditor\emedtray.exe (Emurasoft, Inc. -> Emurasoft, Inc.)
Startup: C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Home_tools.lnk [2020-03-05]

ShortcutAndArgument: Home_tools.lnk -> C:\Windows\system32\wscript.exe =>  /E:jscript "C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Home_tools"

Startup: C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ShareX.lnk [2020-03-04]
ShortcutTarget: ShareX.lnk -> C:\Program Files\ShareX\ShareX.exe (ShareX Team) [File not signed]

 

 

Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.

fixlist.txt

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35 minutes ago, AdvancedSetup said:

Please note that most computer experts find the following programs to pretty much be snake oil. It's up to you if you want to continue using but the first one in your list also has at least one file that is listed on VirusTotal.
https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/f6ab0499c38b96582fdaf1f960baa398284a5fcc46bcfd672f5ee6b3d5372556/detection

Their site also does not have an SSL Secure connection. Not using SSL has been frowned upon for many years now.

My recommendation would be to remove both of these and let the computer work how it's designed to work.

CleanMem
Wise Memory Optimizer


Using programs like qBittorrent is also another way to increase the potential for an infection not to mention that the majority of use (not all) is for illegal sharing of files.


Why You Shouldn’t Download CCleaner for Windows Anymore
https://helpdeskgeek.com/free-tools-review/why-you-shouldnt-download-ccleaner-for-windows-anymore/

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2020/03/10/avast_mitm_antitrack_bug/

https://www.pcmag.com/news/czech-authorities-to-probe-avast-over-selling-users-browser-histories


Why are you loading these every time the computer starts? If you're aware of it and have set that up on purpose okay - just want to make sure you're aware

ShortcutTarget: EmEditor.lnk -> C:\Users\prett\AppData\Local\Programs\EmEditor\emedtray.exe (Emurasoft, Inc. -> Emurasoft, Inc.)
Startup: C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Home_tools.lnk [2020-03-05]

ShortcutAndArgument: Home_tools.lnk -> C:\Windows\system32\wscript.exe =>  /E:jscript "C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Home_tools"

Startup: C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ShareX.lnk [2020-03-04]
ShortcutTarget: ShareX.lnk -> C:\Program Files\ShareX\ShareX.exe (ShareX Team) [File not signed]

 

 

Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.

fixlist.txt 443 B · 1 download

Thanks

 

 

I removed CCleaner and Avast and will cease using them in the future, thank you for that information.

I was also unaware of 

ShortcutTarget: EmEditor.lnk -> C:\Users\prett\AppData\Local\Programs\EmEditor\emedtray.exe (Emurasoft, Inc. -> Emurasoft, Inc.)
Startup: C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Home_tools.lnk [2020-03-05]

ShortcutAndArgument: Home_tools.lnk -> C:\Windows\system32\wscript.exe =>  /E:jscript "C:\Users\prett\AppData\Roaming\Home_tools"

Being in my startup and have no idea what home_tools is, but i removed all files you mentioned about it (minus the wscript.exe).

I tried finding home_tools in any software removal part of windows or anywhere else as a program but failed to do so, but this was there which I am unaware of installing or what it does: (Just looked and it's no longer there :D I think it may have been the wscript running the home_tools which was related to something bad.

The problem seems to be resolved though, so thank you so much for that! I have attached the results below. If you don't see anything wrong left, could you give me some tips on avoiding installing anything malicious in the future? I am involved in communities where files and things along those lines can easily have installed something like this (which it has). Would you recommend using a very cheap VPS to run programs before using them on my PC?

 

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Okay, thanks for the information. Please go ahead and run the following 3 steps again for updated information.

 

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

STEP 01

  • If you're already running Malwarebytes 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 installed yet please download it from here and install it.
  • Once installed then open Malwarebytes and select Scan and let it run.
  • Once the scan is completed click on the View Report button, then the Export 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 in 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 Now.
  • When finished, please click Clean & Repair.
  • Your PC should reboot now if any items were found.
  • After reboot, a log file will be opened. Attach or 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 checkmark here.
  • Please attach the Additions.txt log to your reply as well.

 

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In regards to the MalwareBytes log file, I have quarantined it since that log. (Attached)

I also can't seem to get AdwCleaner running, tried running as admin, running from somewhere else, as well as mbar rootkit scanning program as i saw that as a suggestion for it not opening but still no luck.

FRST logs attached though

MalwareBytesLog1.txt FRST.txt Addition.txt

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23 minutes ago, AdvancedSetup said:

Okay, let's not worry about AdwCleaner then. Please run the following new fix and let me know if you're still having any other issues after that.

fixlist.txt 629 B · 1 download

 

Looks like it's all good to go! Just along with my question earlier:

Could you give me some tips on avoiding installing anything malicious in the future? I am involved in communities where files and things along those lines can easily have installed something like this (which it has). Would you recommend using a very cheap VPS to run programs before using them on my PC?

Thank you so much for your time and help by the way.

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You're quite welcome. I'll go ahead and leave you some information to help protect your privacy and data better going forward

 

 

If you're not backing up your data and you're still using Google Chrome then you're just not serious about Privacy, Safety, and protecting your data. Malwarebytes is a fantastic program but you still need to back up your data and you still need to block scripts and Ads in your browser. 
If you're still using Google Chrome I would highly suggest you consider using Firefox instead. For more advanced users you might consider installing NoScript as well (it does have a higher learning curve though)

PrivacyTools - Encryption, and tools to protect against global mass surveillance - https://www.privacytools.io

Help Secure your browsers
 
You may be interested in using our new Malwarebytes Browser Guard to help protect your browser from items that uBlock or others don't target.

Please install uBlock Origin for your browsers to better protect your system.

FireFox, ChromeOpera , SafariMicrosoft Edge
AdBlock Plus for Internet Explorer

How to use uBlock Origin to protect your online privacy and security | uBlock Origin tutorial 2018
This video tutorial above explains how to use uBlock Origin in advanced user mode and all the advanced settings to protect your online privacy and help prevent unwanted sites from changing your browser settings

Delete Cookies Automatically

Cookie AutoDelete plugin
Chrome  | Firefox 

Browser push notifications: a feature asking to be abused
HTTPS Everywhere
NOTHING TO HIDE documentary

Review your email and Office choices

Quit Gmail for free encrypted email - Tutanota
Why ProtonMail Is More Secure Than Gmail
LibreOffice - Free and open source office suite

Use Password Management software

Bitwarden
KeePass Password Safe

Make sure you use a strong master password
Then set the key transformation settings (the link below helps provide information on how to choose good settings)
https://pthree.org/2016/06/29/further-investigation-into-scrypt-and-argon2-password-hashing
KeePass Password Manager: Full Detailed Setup (good YouTube video on setup and using Keepass but choose the Argon2 method for Key transformation)

Encrypted Instant Messenger and Voice Calls

Please review the following site for a breakdown of features of different Messenger applications.

SafeSwiss
Riot
Signal
Wire     
NOTE: Recent news of Wire having new investors and moving to the United States.
Wickr Me

Follow-up Reading

Everything you need to know about cybercrime
10 easy ways to prevent malware infection 
Keep your data backed up

Thank you for choosing Malwarebytes as your preferred security protection software and tell your friends and family too. We're here to help.


 

 

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Glad we could help.

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