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This has only happened once, i was a bit nervous on why it was asking for permission even though i was doing nothing that involved powershell needing to be used, i dont have screenshot evidence of it, and i have also done two malwarebytes quick scans, they both said my computer was clean but im still a bit nervous, this is the first time this has happened and i have no idea when or even if it will pop up again.

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Hello  and  :welcome:     @ScaredOfPeskyHackers

 

My screen name is AdvancedSetup and I will assist you with your system issues.
 

Let's keep these principles as we proceed. Make sure to read the entire post below first.

  • Please follow all steps in the provided order and post back all requested logs
  • Please attach all log files to your post, unless otherwise requested
  • Temporarily disable your antivirus or other security software first. Make sure to turn it back on once the scans have been completed.
  • Temporarily disable Microsoft SmartScreen to download the software below if needed. Make sure to turn it back on once the scans are completed.
  • Searching, detecting, and removing malware isn't instantaneous and there is no guarantee to repair every system.
  • Before we start, please make sure that you have an external backup, not connected to this system, of all private data.
  • Do not run online games while the case is ongoing. Do not do any free-wheeling or risky web-surfing.
  • Only run the tools I guide you to use. Please don't run any other scans, download, install or uninstall any programs while I'm working with you.
  • Cracked, Hacked, or Pirated programs are not only illegal but also can make a computer a malware victim. Having such programs installed is the easiest way to get infected. It is the leading cause of ransomware encryption. It is at times also a big source of current Trojan infections. If there are any on the system you should uninstall them before we proceed.
  • Please be patient and stick with me until I give you the "all clear". We don't want to waste your time, please don't waste ours.
  • If your system is running Discord, please be sure to Exit it while this case is ongoing.

 

To begin, please do the following so that we may take a closer look at your installation for troubleshooting. This is a report only.

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 the Public desktop, please upload that file on your next reply

Thank you

 

 

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I do not have an external backup nor do i know how to make one if thats even possible, im super bad with computers. but i have disabled discord and windows security, and also i do have a few steamunlocked games but i downloaded those a long time ago in mid 2022 to 2021, I was young and stupid and still kind of am now, I downloaded stuff that was possibly a threat but i havent seen any virus indications sine 2022, I've regularly scanned and even did full scans with malwarebytes to see that nothing has been detected, this is the first virus indication ive seen in a while if this even is a virus, idk.

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Please run the following fix

Once the fix has been completed, please attach the file FIXLOG.TXT to your next reply

Farbar program location:  C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\FRSTEnglish.exe

 

 

Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\
NOTE. It's important that both files, C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\FRSTEnglish.exe, 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 the Farbar program C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\FRSTEnglish.exe with Admin rights. Then click on the FIX button and wait for the process to complete.


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 named (Fixlog.txt) in the folder C:\Users\Owner\Downloads\  Please attach that log on your next reply.

 

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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Yes, you ran it correctly.

The fix ran well and was also able to find and fix some system issues.

Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and successfully repaired them.

 

Please run the following ESET Online Scanner and perform a Full Scan

 

Click the following link to save the installer for ESET Online Scanner

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 started. 
  • When presented with the initial ESET screen, click on "Get Started". Read and accept the Terms of use
  • On the "Before we start..." screen chose if you want to send anonymous data and if you want to provide feedback or not, then click Continue
  • When prompted for scan type, Click on the Full Scan button
  • Enable  ( select )   the radio selection "Enable ESET to detect and quarantine potentially unwanted applications"   and click the Start scan button.
  • Have patience.  The entire process may take a few hours or more.
  • 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 and give it a name and location you remember.
  • If something was removed and you know it is a false postive, you may click on the blue ”Restore cleaned files”  ( in blue, at the bottom).
  • Press Continue when all done.  You should click to turn off the offer for “periodic scanning”.
  • Enable "Delete application data on closing" - You do not need to submit feedback unless you want to. Simply ignore and close the program.

 

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

https://support.eset.com/en/kb2915-restore-files-quarantined-by-the-eset-online-scanner

 

Please attach the ESET scan log you saved at the end to your next reply

 

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Ok, theres this thing called haxormode12 and its been on my pc since 2020, but im much more calm seeing those are gone, and krnl was a expoiting engine. for a little this thing kept popping up as a potentially unwanted app, but im pretty sure it did due to it being in the recycling bin, i have cleaned out the recycle bin and i have not seen the popup yet, im pretty sure my fears have finally been solved and those viruses are gone, if theres one more step then i will gladly follow it.

scanner results.txt

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Thank you for the log. Please run the following

 

SecurityCheck by glax24              

I would like you to run a tool named SecurityCheck to inquire about the current security update status of some applications.

  • Download SecurityCheck by glax24: https://tools.safezone.cc/glax24/SecurityCheck/SecurityCheck.exe
  • If Microsoft SmartScreen blocks the download, click through to save the file
  • This tool is safe.   Smartscreen is overly sensitive.
  • If SmartScreen blocks the file from running click on More info and Run anyway
  • Right-click  with your mouse on the Securitycheck.exe  and select "Run as administrator"  and reply YES to allow to run & go forward
  • Wait for the scan to finish. It will open a text file named SecurityCheck.txt Close the file.  Attach it with your next reply.
  • You can find this file in a folder called SecurityCheck, C:\SecurityCheck\SecurityCheck.txt

 

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Thank you

 

 

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Some security experts don't like WonderShare but it is more a PUP (Possibly Unwanted Program) - up to you.

 

Please uninstall, update, or otherwise address the following as appropriate for your computer.

 

7-Zip 19.00 (x64) v.19.00 Warning! Download Update | Uninstall old version and install new one.
Audacity 3.0.2 v.3.0.2 Warning! Download Update
Java 8 Update 271 v.8.0.2710.9 Warning! Download Update | Uninstall old version and install new one (jre-8u351-windows-i586.exe).
Malwarebytes version 4.5.19.229 v.4.5.19.229 Warning! Download Update
Microsoft Edge v.107.0.1418.26 Warning! Download Update
Mozilla Firefox (x64 en-US) v.108.0.1 Warning! Download Update
Opera GX Stable 93.0.4585.84 v.93.0.4585.84 Warning! Download Update
ProtonVPN v.1.20.4 Warning! Download Update
Telegram Desktop v.4.3.3 Warning! Download Update
VLC media player v.3.0.16 Warning! Download Update
WinRAR 5.91 (64-bit) v.5.91.0 Warning! Download Update
Zoom v.5.11.1 (6602) Warning! Download Update

 

---------------------------- [ Unsupported Apps ] -----------------------------
Windows Live Essentials v.16.4.3528.0331 Warning! This software is no longer supported.
Windows Live Mail v.16.4.3528.0331 Warning! This software is no longer supported.
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition [ENU] v.3.1.0000 Warning! This software is no longer supported.


---------------------------- [ Unwanted Apps ] -----------------------------
Wondershare Helper Compact 2.6.0 v.2.6.0 Warning! Application is distributed through the partnership programs and bundle assemblies. Uninstallation recommended.

 

 

Once everything has been addressed, please restart the computer. Then check for Windows Updates and install any security updates found

 

Keep me posted

 

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The unsupported Apps I would leave alone. They're not doing any harm.

Some of the others may lead to a possible infection or is at least an increased risk by not updating them. I would suggest you do please update them.

 

You can download and run this application that can potentially update all of them for you automatically or at least most of them.

 

Patch My PC Home Updater
https://patchmypc.com/home-updater

 

 

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We should be just about done here now

 

Let's go ahead and do some clean-up work and remove the tools and logs we've run.

Please download KpRm by kernel-panik and save it to your desktop.

  • right-click kprm_(version).exe and select Run as Administrator.
  • Read and accept the disclaimer.
  • When the tool opens, ensure all boxes under Actions are checked.
  • Under Delete Quarantines select Delete Now, then click Run.
  • Once complete, click OK.
  • A log will open in Notepad titled kprm-(date).txt.
  • Please attach that file to your next reply. (not compulsory)

 

  1. Recommend using a Password Manager for all websites, etc. that require a password. Never use the same password on more than one site.
    https://www.howtogeek.com/240255/password-managers-compared-lastpass-vs-keepass-vs-dashlane-vs-1password/
  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

 

Further reading if you like to keep up on the malware threat scene: Malwarebytes Blog  https://blog.malwarebytes.com/

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

Thank you for using Malwarebytes

 

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