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So... Yesterday afternoon, I posted something in relation to an Iphone 11 scam a family relative came across... Now, I think I may have been infected via the live link that may have been part of that scam/ virus. I think this for a variety of reasons, the main one in all this being that my computer, when I finally booted it up, was very slow to function. I had, however, recently installed an anti-virus the night before- and this antivirus said that it was the interaction with Malwarebytes that may have made my PC slow... However, weird things happened like my keyboard typings were all jumbled when I knew I was typing the right letters, none of my searches that I typed into google returned anything, etc.

For the reasons above, I think my computer might be infected. This said, however, I think the issue may have alleviated itself slightly by the removal of said antivirus software (I know this is against the advice on the original forum post but I was REALLY desperate to get my computer back in some shape or form...

Farbar file #1.txt FARBAR file #2.txt Malwarebytes report 16.03.2021.txt

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Hello @Angryman404

Not sure you're infected but there are quite a few errors in the Event Logs

Let me have you run the following and see if that helps to resolve at least some of your issues. If not then we'll look at it in more detail to see what else we can find.

 

 

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

Please make sure you disable any real time antivirus or security software before running this script. Once completed make sure you re-enable it.

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 that cannot be undone.

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) or wherever you ran FRST from. 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Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.

NOTE-1:  This fix will run a scan to check that all Microsoft operating system files are valid and not corrupt and attempt to correct any invalid files. It will also run a disk check on the restart to ensure disk integrity. Depending on the speed of your computer this fix may take 30 minutes or more.

NOTE-2: As part of this fix all temporary files will be removed. If you have any open web pages that have not been bookmarked please make sure you bookmark them now as all open applications will be automatically closed. Also, make sure you know the passwords for all websites as cookies will also be removed. The use of an external password manager is highly recommended instead of using your browser to store passwords.

The following directories are emptied:

  • Windows Temp
  • Users Temp folders
  • Edge, IE, FF, Chrome and Opera caches, HTML5 storages, Cookies and History
  • Recently opened files cache
  • Flash Player cache
  • Java cache
  • Steam HTML cache
  • Explorer thumbnail and icon cache
  • BITS transfer queue (qmgr*.dat files)
  • Recycle Bin

Important: items are permanently deleted. They are not moved to quarantine. If you have any questions or concerns please ask before running this fix.

The system will be rebooted after the fix has run.

fixlist.txt

Thanks

 

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Can't find that fixlist.txt file...

So... I've run the Farbar application on my desktop, after having saved that fix list application on my desktop, but I can't seem to locate the fixlog.txt file that you mentioned... Where should I go from here? I have attached a malwarebytes scan, but I'm not entirely sure how useful that may be to you... I'm hoping that it may eliminate the fear that I might be infected... 

Virus test Malwarebytes 17.03.2021.txt

 

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Thank you @Angryman404 but that is the file you're supposed to copy to the same location as the FRST program.

Then click the FIX button. When done it will create a new file named FIXLOG.TXT    That is the file I need you to post back with please.

Thank you again

 

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This applies only to the originator of this topic. Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread.

Tips to help protect from infection

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