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Tried running an advanced rootkit scan today (first time running malwarebytes) I got a pop up saying "One or more items in the current update did not complete successfully", so I cancelled the scan after letting it run for 10 minutes as it wasnt detecting anything and that pop up message scared me. This expensive pc has been slowing down for no reasons and I supsect there might be a backdoor in my system, also when running the FRST tool provided, the FRST script paused itself (on a fresh windows install) so im not sure how I can provide logs?

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Hello @syntractrix and :welcome::

While you are waiting for the next qualified/approved malware removal expert helper to weigh in on your topic, please do the following so that an analysis can be started and see what's going on.

The Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) is a free Windows utility designed to create troubleshooting logs for your computer. These logs help our Support team to identify and resolve issues with your computer.

There are two versions of the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool available for download: 32-bit and 64-bit.
To find which operating system is installed on your computer, refer to Microsoft's article: 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: Frequently asked questions

Download and launch Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

  1. Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
    Do not click on any Ads.
     
  2. Locate the file you downloaded on your computer.
    Downloaded files are often saved to the Downloads folder.
     
  3. If English is not the computer's system language, right click on FRST/FRST64 and rename to FRSTEnglish/FRST64English.
  4. Double-click the downloaded file to run the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool.

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  6. Windows protected your PC notification may appear. This notification is from the Windows Defender SmartScreen Filter which prevents unfamiliar apps from running on your PC.
    Disable smart screen ONLY if it interferes with software we may have to use:  What is SmartScreen and how can it help protect me?

         a.  Click More info.

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         b.  Click Run anyway.

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  7. When the User Account Control window appears, click Yes.

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  8. To accept the Disclaimer of warranty, click Yes.

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  9. Ensure only the boxes listed below are checked

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    Registry  Services  Drivers
    Processes  Internet  One month
    Addition.txt

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  10. Disable any Antivirus software you have installed ONLY if it stops software we may use from working.
    Please remember to re-enable any Antivirus software when we are finished running scans

    Click Scan. The scan may take a few minutes to complete.

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  11. When the scan completes, Farbar Recovery Scan Tool shows two messages:

  • Scan completed. FRST.txt is saved in the same directory FRST is located.

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  • Addition.txt is saved in the same directory FRST is located.

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  • Click OK to close each message window

 

Please attach both of those logs on your next reply, DO NOT copy/paste the contents of the logs directly

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Thank you.

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Please go ahead and run the following fix. When it has been completed, post back the FIXLOG.txt as an attachment.

 

 

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.

NOTE-3: As part of this fix it will also reset the network to default settings including the firewall. If you have custom firewall rules you need to save please export or save them first before running this fix.

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
  • Discord 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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Anything weird, related to windows defender and malwarebytes version as reported in here? Just want to be reassured that they were not tampered with in the past. As this is a fresh windows install I had automatic windows updates disabled in group policy editor for troubleshooting purposes. Also I just want to make sure there are no malware on my system.
Should I run the scan now?
Thanks!

Fixlog.txt

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By the way, is it normal for a 6600k / 10700kf to hard lock up during gaming sessions while anything is open in the background? the reason I suspect that this might be malware is because I literally replaced every single system part of mine and the issue still persists? (yes ive tried different ram, ssds, hard drives, motherboards, you name it.)
I'm willing to do ALMOST anything to fix this crap.

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It really depends on what is going on. I have a very high end system and at times it can be brought to it's knees from a specific process.

That fix log was a good run.

Let me have you run the following

 

 

Microsoft Safety Scanner

Please make sure you Exit out of any other program you might have open so that the sole task is to run the following scan.   
That goes especially for web browsers, make sure all are fully exited out of and messenger programs are exited and closed as well
 

STEP 1

Please set File Explorer to SHOW ALL folders, all files, including hidden ones.  Use OPTION ONE or TWO of this article

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7078-turn-off-show-all-folders-windows-10-navigation-pane.html

STEP 2

I suggest a new scan for viruses & other malware. This may take several hours, depending on the number of files on the system and the speed of the computer.

The Microsoft Safety Scanner is a free Microsoft stand-alone virus scanner that can be used to scan for & remove malware or potentially unwanted software from a system. 

The download links & the how-to-run-the tool are at this link at Microsoft 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/security/threat-protection/intelligence/safety-scanner-download

 

Look on the Scan Options & select the FULL scan.

Then start the scan. Have lots of patience. It may take several hours.

  • Once you see it has started, take a long long break;  walk away.  Do not pay credence if you see some intermediate early flash messages on the screen display.  The only things that count are the End result at the end of the run.
  • The scan will take several hours.  Leave it alone. It will remove any other remaining threats as it goes along.  Take a very long break, do your normal personal errands .....just do not use the computer during this scan.

This is likely to run for many hours as previously mentioned  ( depending on the number of files on your machine & the speed of the hardware.)

The log is named MSERT.log  and the log will be at C:\Windows\debug\msert.log

Please attach that log with your next reply.

 

 

It is normal for the Microsoft Safety Scanner to show detections during the scan process. It is scanning for basically all bread crumbs or traces of files and registry entries that "might" be or have been part of some infection or previous infection.

That DOES NOT mean the computer is infected. Once the scan has been completed it uploads the log to their Cloud service which then uses Artificial Intelligence to determine if in fact any of the traces are an infection or not.

Then it writes into the log on your computer what it found.

 

 

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Originally our MBST tool could not create a log you said.

Please try again now

 

 

To begin, please do the following so that we may take a closer look at your installation for troubleshooting:

NOTE: The tools and the information obtained are safe and not harmful to your privacy or your computer, please allow the programs to run if blocked by your system.

  • Download the Malwarebytes Support Tool
  • In your Downloads folder, open the mb-support-x.x.x.xxx.exe file
  • In the User Account Control pop-up window, click Yes to continue the installation
  • Run the MBST Support Tool
  • In the left navigation pane of the Malwarebytes Support Tool, click Advanced
  • In the Advanced Options, click Gather Logs. A status diagram displays the tool is Getting logs from your machine
  • A zip file named mbst-grab-results.zip will be saved to your desktop, please upload that file on your next reply

Thank you

 

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@AdvancedSetupHere you go. Please, just tell me if theres anything suspicious. I've actually ordered a 3rd processor to fully rule out everything in my system. Really not sure about this. (to fully rule out whether it could be a virus though, I will be fully nuking my system today or shortly after (resetting bios firmware the ssd's firwmare gpus, you name it and then erasing everything and starting fresh) its probably hardware fault though.

mbst-grab-results.zip

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The logs don't indicate anything truly nefarious like that. With doing a full clean install there will be no issue.

Make sure you install the correct drivers from the vendor only.  The following devices in the current logs indicate the system is missing some drivers.

 

 

==================== Faulty Device Manager Devices ============

Name: Root Print Queue
Description: Local Print Queue
Class Guid: {1ed2bbf9-11f0-4084-b21f-ad83a8e6dcdc}
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Service:
Problem: : This device is disabled. (Code 22)
Resolution: In Device Manager, click "Action", and then click "Enable Device". This starts the Enable Device wizard. Follow the instructions.

Name: High Definition Audio Controller
Description: High Definition Audio Controller
Class Guid: {4d36e97d-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Service: HDAudBus
Problem: : This device is disabled. (Code 22)
Resolution: In Device Manager, click "Action", and then click "Enable Device". This starts the Enable Device wizard. Follow the instructions.

Name: PCI Simple Communications Controller
Description: PCI Simple Communications Controller
Class Guid:
Manufacturer:
Service:
Problem: : This device is disabled. (Code 22)
Resolution: In Device Manager, click "Action", and then click "Enable Device". This starts the Enable Device wizard. Follow the instructions.

 

 

Good luck and have a great weekend

 

 

 

Greg Carmack - MVP 2010-2020 -Clean Install Windows 10
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/clean-install-windows-10/1c426bdf-79b1-4d42-be93-17378d93e587

How to Create a Local Account While Setting Up Windows 10
https://www.howtogeek.com/442792/how-to-create-a-local-account-while-setting-up-windows-10/

 

Or if you want to do Windows 11 clean

How to make clean install of Windows 11
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-to-make-clean-install-of-windows-11/789f6891-7261-4c40-a632-6a44e53a3e30

 

 

 

 

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Glad we could help.

If you need this topic reopened, please send a Private Message to any one of the moderating team members. Please include a link to this topic with your request.

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

Please review the following to help you better protect your computer and privacy Tips to help protect from infection

Thank you

 

 

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