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Windows Firewall acting up, looked into it and I may already be infected!

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Hello to all,

I was playing a MOBA and badmouthed one of the enemies who then decided to message me saying, "I now have your IP address, have fun!" so I got a bit scared and decided to see if anything had happened to my computer/antivirus. I somehow ended up taking a look at what apps my Windows Firewall has been letting through and I ended up noticing that there was some weird stuff that popped up that I didnt recognize at the top (screenshot attached). Did some Googling and found out that the .dll  's may be malware, but would like to gain more advice on how to proceed in terms of figuring out what's going on. 


Log Files have been attached, any help would be greatly appreciated!


Addition.txt FRST.txt THREAT SCAN LOG.txt

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Hello @SPNbytes

You're only running Windows Defender which is a decent antivirus but may not be quite as strong at protection as you may want or need.

Since you're using P2P software that too increased the attack surface of your computer.


The logs show that the system is running one or more P2P torrenting programs.

The act of torrenting itself is not illegal. However, downloading and sharing unsanctioned copyrighted material is very much illegal, and there is always a chance of getting caught by the authorities.
Torrenting non-copyrighted material is perfectly fine and is allowed. We have seen an increase in malware being bundled with software downloads over P2P.
Please keep in mind when sharing files that you're increasing the risk that your system might get infected. Scan all files prior to running them.


Most experts no longer recommend the use of CCleaner. The choice is yours but you may want to consider uninstalling it and using built-in tools to manage your system.


Were you using your ExpressVPN during gameplay? That should block access to your real IP address to most remote systems.

You're running an old, compromised version of Java. Please go to Control Panel, Programs, Programs and Features and uninstall the following.

Java 8 Update 211


If you do need to have Java then make sure you keep it up to date at all times. https://java.com



Please consider changing your DNS server to Google Public DNS or another.

Another alternative is:



You have a firewall block on Google Chrome. You might want to double-check and possibly remove that

FirewallRules: [TCP Query User{D7BA2E5D-19F1-4B7E-BE98-AFE8A1141F3B}C:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe] => (Block) C:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe (Google LLC -> Google LLC)
FirewallRules: [UDP Query User{33AB1860-08EE-4F5D-9B92-44B702D10F37}C:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe] => (Block) C:\program files (x86)\google\chrome\application\chrome.exe (Google LLC -> Google LLC)


Are you sure you want this enabled or allowed? Push Notifications on your browser appear to be enabled.


Turn notifications on or off - Google Chrome

Web Push notifications in Firefox


Your version of Google Chrome is also outdated. I would recommend you export and save your bookmarks. Then uninstall Google Chrome from your Control Panel. Restart the computer and then reinstall Google Chrome which should update all the correct filess.


The Event Logs also show a few applications are faulting or other similar issues. The fix below will attempt to see if it can correct some of that too.



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.




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Thank you for the log @SPNbytes - overall it looks good.

Let me have you run the following 3rd party antivirus scan. I'll try to check back on you tomorrow if I can but if not then on Monday


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 the 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 the bottom).
  • Press Continue when all done.  You should click to off the offer for “periodic scanning”.


Note: If you do need to do a File Restore from ESET please follow the directions below

[KB2915] Restore files quarantined by the ESET Online Scanner version 3





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