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Steam outbound trojan to IP on port 27036

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Hi there,

I'm following on from another topic posted below:


I appear to have had a very similar notification to this hit me late on Sunday and yesterday. Malwarebytes blocked an outbound connection "category: trojan" for Steam.exe attempting a connection to IP Address: Port: 27036. Thanks to @AdvancedSetup for the comprehensive instructions on that topic. I followed this closely and for me, it appears that Microsoft Safety Scanner (MSS) has found and potentially removed something with the following message; "Threat Detected: VirTool:Win32/DefenderTamperingRestore and Removed!" .

I've attached one of the original MalwareBytes logs plus the MSERT.log too for my machine, as well as the last time I received a MalwareBytes threat detection. Would someone mind taking a look at the attached please? I noted that my hardware seemed to play up on Sunday which led me to investigate further (my display seemed to stop working and that issue continued when trying to reboot up so I left it, then Monday evening it booted fine). My PC is about 7 or 8 years old so at first I put it to its age (which I suppose it could still be), but then I thought perhaps the hardware issues plus the alerts might be linked...

Do you have any further suggestions to try to weed out any other threats that might be lurking? Would there be any benefit in me running the Microsoft Safety Scanner again?

I didn't get any alerts on boot up of my machine this evening, but I'm not sure if that means it's been cleaned as I received another MalwareBytes alert today at about 8AM after MSS ran a lot earlier this morning...

Thanks in advance for your help and expertise. 🙂

MalwareBytes Last Log.txt MalwareBytes Log.txt msert.log

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  • Root Admin

You're quite welcome.

Take care and stay safe out there.


Recommendations to help protect you and your computer data

  1. Recommend using a Password Manager for all websites, etc. that require a password. Never use the same password on more than one site.
  2. Make sure you're backing up your files https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/136226-backup-software/
  3. Keep all software up to date - PatchMyPC - https://patchmypc.com/home-updater#download
  4. Keep your Operating System up to date and current at all times - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-update-faq-8a903416-6f45-0718-f5c7-375e92dddeb2
  5. Further tips to help protect your computer data and improve your privacy: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/258363-tips-to-help-protect-from-infection/ 
  6. Please consider installing the following Content Blockers for your Web browsers if you haven't done so already. This will help improve overall security

Malwarebytes Browser Guard

uBlock Origin


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Hopefully, we've been able to assist you with correcting your system issues.

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