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Yesterday, I had many messages from malwarebytes and symantec endpoint protection stating they had blocked outgoing traffic relating to adware and trojans. Keeping little data on my PC anyhow I did a factory reset and now malwarebytes isn't picking up anything, but symantec endpoint is blocking pieces of outgoing traffic every few seconds. I have run adwcleaner and cleared cache and cookies on both edge and firefox. I am not even sure if this is an actual threat, but I would rather not find out the hard way.



Addition.txt FRST.txt malwarebytes report.txt

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Hello @hhitte and :welcome:

I don't see any obvious issues.

Please run the following and let us know if this helps correct the issue or not.



This error is often due to security software being too aggressive and blocking access. It's possible its due to something else but my initial guess would possibly be Symantec.

System errors:
Error: (07/23/2020 10:31:46 PM) (Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client) (EventID: 1012) (User: NT AUTHORITY)
Description: There was an error while attempting to read the local hosts file.





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Alright then, if that's the case I won't worry about it. I would clear chrome sync but for one thing, I have never used my Google account or chrome since resetting this computer, so I don't think that would stop the messages. Thank you for the reply.


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It isn't always just Sync. It can be cache, cookies, links, etc that Symantec may not like.

I'll go ahead then and close your topic, but if you do decide you need further assistance please let us know.

Take care


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