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Possibly a RAT/trojan and maybe other viruses got my pc

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Well, 2 days ago I downloaded a ready modded gta sa ( I had the game, but this guy had skin mods which means different skins graphic mods etc and in the san andreas multiplayer community they do that alot so its not like I cracked the game or whatever just got the game ready and put the new ready game in cuz it takes alot of time to mod gta and by mods i dont mean game hacks i mean graphic mods, mods that change the skin cuz gta sa is an old game that needs alot of tweaking that nowdays's people did )

Basically, the gta was russian ( and yep i guess im dumb for downloading a russian gta ._. ), and when I downloaded that *****, it had a file that was one of the VERY KNOWN files for gta which run through the asi loader which is basically harmless as it is a loader of certain mods like fixing FPS and etc, but my pc detected is as a trojan, specifically a RAT, and it deleted it the first time but then I extracted the winrar file once again and installed it in a different folder and this time I chose to disable my antivirus while I play, and yeah it didn't delete it but then I got a bit scared and put the antivirus on again and it detected it again. What I noticed is that it DETECTS the thing as a virus when I start/launch the game, so my guess is that the virus starts working and loads along all the other plugins as the game starts, because its supposed to be that way, you install an " ASI loader " and it loads the file when u go in game. I did a FULL malwarebyte scan INCLUDING a scan for rootkits, and it didn't detect it as a virus nor did it detect nothing else in my pc as infected or as a virus, i deleted the file through windows defender and I deleted ALL the other files relating to that GTA I had installed. However, I left the trojan active for like a day( cuz the first day I allowed the virus to stay for like 10 hours ), so I'm a bit suspicious what could happen. I'd just like to know if the trojan started affecting my pc EVEN after deleting it, I wanna check stuff like the cmd paths and regedit history etc ( not necessary just what u guys think is the best option just giving out examples ), and if we can, use FRST ( farbar recovery tool ) as this is not the first time I do this stuff with you guys. :) Thanks alot.

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NOTE : asi loaders / modloaders are by no means or  any ways a virus, its just like wanting to change some type of car in game ( the textures etc )  so u install a modloader that LOADS the file instead of you having to modify the files yourself. So don't mix this stuff up with the fact that one of the ASI files were a virus.

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Hello @Orlin5300

Those are normal .ini files and nothing to be alarmed about. You simply see them as you've set the option to show hidden files and Windows hides them by default.


Please run the following steps and post back the logs as an attachment when ready.
Temporarily disable your antivirus or other security software first. Make sure to turn it back on once the scans are completed.
Temporarily disable Microsoft SmartScreen to download software below if needed. Make sure to turn it back on once the scans are completed.
If you still have trouble downloading the software please click on Reveal Hidden Contents below for examples of how to allow the download.



When downloading with some browsers you may see a different style of screens that may block FRST from downloading. The program is safe and used hundreds of times a week by many users.

Example of Microsoft Edge blocking the download






  • If you already have Malwarebytes installed then open Malwarebytes and click on the Scan button. It will automatically check for updates and run a Threat Scan.
  • 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 make sure you have it quarantine any detections it finds.
  • If no detections were found click on the Save results drop-down, then the Export to TXT  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 there were detections then once the quarantine has completed click on the View report button, Then click the Export drop-down, then the Export to TXT  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 the computer restarted to quarantine you can access the logs from the Detection History, then the History tab. Highlight the most recent scan and double-click to open it. Then click the Export drop-down, then the Export to TXT  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 that the scanner would not run.


Please download AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes and save the file to your Desktop.

  • Double-click to run the program
  • Accept the End User License Agreement.
  • Wait until the database is updated.
  • Click Scan Now.
  • When finished, if items are found please click Quarantine.
  • 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

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 check mark here each time
  • Please attach the Additions.txt log to your reply as well.
  • On your next reply, you should be attaching frst.txt and additions.txt to your post, every time.



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In general the logs look okay. Let me have you run another 3rd party antivirus scan.


Let me have you run a different scanner to double-check. I don't expect it to find anything, but no harm in checking.

I would suggest a free scan with the ESET Online Scanner

Go to https://download.eset.com/com/eset/tools/online_scanner/latest/esetonlinescanner.exe

  • It will start a download of "esetonlinescanner.exe"
  • Save the file to your system, such as the Downloads folder, or else to the Desktop.
  • Go to the saved file, and double click it to get it started. 
  • When presented with the initial ESET options, click on "Computer Scan".
  • Next, when prompted by Windows, allow it to start by clicking Yes 
  • When prompted for scan type, Click on Full scan 
  • Look at & tick  ( select )   the radio selection "Enable ESET to detect and quarantine potentially unwanted applications"   and click on Start scan button.
  • Have patience.  The entire process may take an hour or more. There is an initial update download.
  • There is a progress window display.
  • You should ignore all prompts to get the ESET antivirus software program.   ( e.g.  their standard program).   You do not need to buy or get or install anything else.
  • When the scan is completed, if something was found, it will show a screen with the number of detected items.  If so, click the button marked “View detected results”.
  • Click The blue “Save scan log” to save the log.
  • If something was removed and you know it is a false finding, you may click on the blue ”Restore cleaned files”  ( in blue, at bottom).
  • Press Continue when all done.  You should click to off the offer for “periodic scanning”.



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That's okay. We'll do one other 3rd party antivirus scan. I don't expect it to find any issues but in order to ease your mind over this.


Please download and run the following Kaspersky antivirus scanner to remove any found threats

Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool

Let me know if it finds anything or not


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