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Had something bad & reinstalled/formatted but want to make sure pc is clean


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I had a bad malware/virus I guess. Couldn't do much, so I formatted the drive and reinstalled windows with a clean USB install. 

 

I'm up and running again but was wondering how I can make sure that my PC is completely clean and free or viruses or malware now? 

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Hello hititsmehere and welcome to Malwarebytes,

Do not see any signs of Malware or infection in your logs. I do see that you have Avast and Malwarebytes install, there is also the Default security program Windows Defender. Avast and Windows Defender are both disabled, Malwarebytes is active. If you will continue with Malwarebytes Premium then Avast should be uninstalled. I would then advise that you enable WD and it will work ok with Malwarebytes...

Let me know what you decide...

Thank you,

Kevin.

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Hey. Thank you for taking the time to review my logs. I have removed Avast and will most likely go with MB Premium in a few days. I have uploaded new logs to ensure all is well after removing Avast as I still see some Avast stuff in the logs?  Thank you again for your help! 

 

I realize now Avast may have been disabling defender? Not sure, but it stays on after removing Avast. 

FRST.txt Addition.txt

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Hiya hititsmehere,

Thanks for those logs, continue:

Download attached fixlist.txt file (end of reply) and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into. "Do not open that file when running FRST fix"
NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Open FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.

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When you Malwarebytes Premium installed it will by default turn off Windows Defender, to turn it back on do the following:
 
Open Malwarebytes, select Settings > then Security > scroll to "Windows Security Center" move the slider fully to the left to deregister Malwarebytes in "Windows Security Center" reboot when complete, WD and malwarebytes will now run together...
 
Thank you,
 
Kevin.

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Hello hititsmehere,

Your logs never showed the presence of any Malware or Infection, continue to finsh up:

Right click on FRST here: C:\Users\King\Downloads\FRST.exe and rename uninstall.exe when complete right click on uninstall.exe and select "Run as Administrator"

If you do not see the .exe appended that is because file extensions are hidden, in that case just rename FRST to uninstall

That action will remove FRST and all created files and folders...

Next,

Condsider the following:

Disable Remote Desktop: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/92433-enable-disable-remote-desktop-connections-windows-10-pc.html

Disable Windows Telemetry: https://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-disable-windows-10-telemetry/

Malwarebytes Browser Guard (Free) for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/malwarebytes/

Malwarebytes Browser Guard (Free) for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/malwarebytes-browser-guar/ihcjicgdanjaechkgeegckofjjedodee Will also work for Opera and Edge..

PatchMyPC, keep all your software upto date - https://patchmypc.com/home-updater#download

From there you should be good to go...

Next,

Read the following links to fully understand PC Security and Best Practices, you may find them useful....

Answers to Common Security Questions and best Practices

Do I need a Registry Cleaner?

Take care and surf safe

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