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Hello I've run Microsoft Safety Scanner a few times now after running a full scan with Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes picked up nothing but MS Safety Scanner flagged VirTool:Win32/DefenderTamperingRestore. It got rid of it 2 days ago. Now 2 days later Microsoft Safety Scanner has flagged the same virus (I've Googled it's a trojan, but am unsure). Understandably, I am very concerned.

Thank you in advance for any assistance you can offer.

Kind regards,

VirTool Win32 Trojan Virus.pdf

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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.

Windows Defender

How to Delete/Restore quarantined files.

Follow the directives on the page to delete[]/b] all the files in the quarantine folder.

If the problem persists check this out.
Clear Protection History in Windows Defender on Windows 10 Using Event Viewer
https://thegeekpage.com/clear-protection-history-in-windows-defender-on-windows-10-using-event-viewer/#:~:text=It offers real-time protection,automatically stores the protection history.

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 Attach 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:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Select Click the Choose a File.
Navigate to the location of the File.
Click the file. It will appear in section.
Click the Saving button.

Please attach the log for my review.

Wait for further instructions

Let me know if the problem is solved.

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Hello Nasdaq,

Thank you for your assistance.

When going to Windows Defender to delete quarantined files, Protection history showed "No recent actions". I've attached PDF screenshot of same for your information. 
I went to Event Viewer and followed the steps with success.

Please find attached FRST.txt and Addition.txt files as requested.

Much obliged. Thank you.
Yasmin (Yas).

Malwarebytes VirTool virus removal steps NO protection history shows.pdf Addition.txt FRST.txt

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