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I got a follow from someone on twitter with the username "Leksmut" and their pfp was greyed out / didn't load for me, so i clicked on their avatar and the page just kept spam refreshing and said "profile picture couldn't load properly" or something like that.
I got a bad feeling about it so i decided to google it and saw posts about something called stegosploit and other stories that people could hack you by you just clicking on a photo online. Should i be worried? (i do have malwarebytes premium and the chrome extension) could someone knowledgeable maybe check their avatar and see if it executes any malicious things? (I'm sorry if this is the wrong section) thanks for your time.

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It may have been a fake page or customized javascript redirecting you. @Unezb

Let me have you run the following and we'll see if we can locate an infection or not

 

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.

 

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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

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STEP 01

  • 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.

STEP 02

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

STEP 03
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.

 

Thanks

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I already had malwarebytes i did first the quick scan then the advanced scan on both my drives with all options which took 4 hours. 0 results found for both of them.
After that i downloaded AdwCleaner which found 33. It was PUP.Optional.AdvancedSystemCare,Legacy,SlimCleanerPlus,WebCompanion and WinRepairPro. Quarantined them all but pc did not restart.
I downloaded FRST ran it with antivirus on (i only got a windows smartscreen warning) it found 3 "attention" things in the FRST.txt file, which were: 

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox: Restriction <==== ATTENTION
FF ExtraCheck: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\bd_js_config.js [2019-09-24] <==== ATTENTION (Points to *.cfg file)
FF ExtraCheck: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\bd_config.cfg [2019-09-24] <==== ATTENTION

I created a fixlist.txt and pasted all 3 into it. Clicked on fix tab and i got a log in return saying:
 

Fix result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 08-03-2022
Ran by tom (12-03-2022 06:12:17) Run:1
Running from C:\Users\tom\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: tom
Boot Mode: Normal
==============================================

fixlist content:
*****************
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla\Firefox: Restriction <==== ATTENTION
FF ExtraCheck: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\bd_js_config.js [2019-09-24] <==== ATTENTION (Points to *.cfg file)
FF ExtraCheck: C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\bd_config.cfg [2019-09-24] <==== ATTENTION
*****************

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Mozilla => removed successfully
C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\defaults\pref\bd_js_config.js => moved successfully
C:\Program Files\mozilla firefox\bd_config.cfg => moved successfully

==== End of Fixlog 06:12:17 ====

Restarted my pc and scanned it again with FRST, I checked both FRST.txt and Addition.txt, they both came back with no "Attention"
(btw my main browser is chrome not firefox, i rarely use firefox anymore) 
You told me to attach the files so you could review them for me but i think it would be a useful thing to know so i tried to do some of it by myself so I could learn.
If you still need me to attach the .txt files let me know. Thank you for the help.

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Glad we could help.

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