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A few months ago, I got a virus, and my laptop was performing badly. I ran a Malwarebytes scan, and it detected the viruses but did not delete them. I attempted to install Avast, but it did not work, so I installed the offline setup, ran a scan, and discovered a rootkit. I removed the rootkit, but after two days, someone hacked my steam account, they are attempting to hack my Facebook account, War Thunder, and they are still attempting to hack them, I'm having internet problems, and I can't install Avast One. I can only install it with the Offline setup. f3617f4f2c111dd9478da35e76719eb4_optimized.thumb.jpg.2d99734c466af09d6a4f8a5a161bc81c.jpg

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Hello :welcome: 

I will guide you along on looking for remaining malware. Lets keep these principles as we go along.

  • Removing malware can be unpredictable
  • Please don't run any other scans, download, install or uninstall any programs while I'm working with you.
  • Only run the tools I guide you to.
  • Do not run online games while case is on-going. Do not do any free-wheeling web-surfing.
  • The removal of malware isn't instantaneous, please be patient.
  • Cracked or or hacked or pirated programs are not only illegal, but also will make a computer a malware victim. Having such programs installed, is the easiest way to get infected. It is the leading cause of ransomware encryptions. It is at times also big source of current trojan infections. Please uninstall them now, if any are here, before we start the cleaning procedure.
  • Please stick with me until I give you the "all clear".
  • If your system is running Discord, please be sure to Exit out of it while this case is on-going.

If possibly you have a browser issue, can you try using a different web browser?
But in any event, always SAVE the downloads I guide you to. Then after download is complete, you go to the file using File Explorer.
and only then, launch it from there.

Let's do one special run  with Malwarebytes Adwcleaner. 
It will not take much time, Read over all lines before starting so that you have a good understanding of the whole method. Take your time and go careful. I ant to make sure you select all of what I list below - before- pressing the "scan" button.
First download & save it
Then go to where the EXE file is saved. Start Adwcleaner.  Do not rush. There are a few first choices to set as I have listed below.
Reply YES at the Windows prompt to allow the program to proceed and make changes. That is the usual Windows security prompt.
When AdwCleaner starts, on the left side of the window, click on “Settings” and then enable these repair actions on that tab-window
by clicking their button to the far-right for ON status
Delete IFEO keys
Delete tracing keys
Delete Prefetch files
Reset Proxy
Reset IE Policies
Reset Chrome policies
Reset Winsock
Reset HOSTS file
ONLY after you have set the selections above ....only after that .....
Now On the left side of the AdwCleaner window, click on “Dashboard” and then click “Scan” to perform a computer scan.
This can take several minutes.
When the AdwCleaner scan is completed it will display all of the items it has found. Click on the “Quarantine” button To remove what it found.
AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or data as the program will need to close any open programs before it starts to clean.
Click on the “Continue” button to finish the removal process.
Attach the clean log from Adwcleaner when all completed. For example AdwCleaner[C00],txt
There is much more to do even after this.
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# -------------------------------
# Malwarebytes AdwCleaner
# -------------------------------
# Build:    08-30-2022
# Database: 2022-10-10.1 (Cloud)
# Support: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support
# -------------------------------
# Mode: Clean
# -------------------------------
# Start:    04-03-2023
# Duration: 00:00:06
# OS:       Windows 10 (Build 19045.2604)
# Cleaned:  13
# Failed:   0

***** [ Services ] *****

No malicious services cleaned.

***** [ Folders ] *****

Deleted       C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
Deleted       C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
Deleted       C:\ProgramData\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
Deleted       C:\Users\elena\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
Deleted       C:\Users\elena\AppData\Roaming\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
Deleted       C:\Users\gturc\AppData\LocalLow\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
Deleted       C:\Users\gturc\AppData\Local\Tencent
Deleted       C:\Users\gturc\AppData\Roaming\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
Deleted       C:\Users\gturc\AppData\Roaming\Tencent
Deleted       C:\Windows\SysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\IObit\Advanced SystemCare

***** [ Files ] *****

No malicious files cleaned.

***** [ DLL ] *****

No malicious DLLs cleaned.

***** [ WMI ] *****

No malicious WMI cleaned.

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

No malicious shortcuts cleaned.

***** [ Tasks ] *****

No malicious tasks cleaned.

***** [ Registry ] *****

Deleted       HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\IOBIT\ASC
Deleted       HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\IObit\Advanced SystemCare
Deleted       HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\IObit\RealTimeProtector

***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Chromium entries cleaned.

***** [ Chromium URLs ] *****

No malicious Chromium URLs cleaned.

***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] *****

No malicious Firefox entries cleaned.

***** [ Firefox URLs ] *****

No malicious Firefox URLs cleaned.

***** [ Hosts File Entries ] *****

No malicious hosts file entries cleaned.

***** [ Preinstalled Software ] *****

No Preinstalled Software cleaned.


[+] Delete IFEO
[+] Delete Prefetch
[+] Delete Tracing Keys
[+] Reset Hosts File
[+] Reset Chromium Policies
[+] Reset IE Policies
[+] Reset Proxy Settings
[+] Reset Winsock


AdwCleaner[S00].txt - [2462 octets] - [03/04/2023 17:41:35]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\Logs\AdwCleaner[C00].txt ##########
I see ther is nothing thank you very much for help 

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Thanks. That Adwcleaner run is a very well worthwhile run. It has done some very beneficial cleanups. But there is much much more work to be done. As we go forward from here, do NOT paste the content of reports directly on the main body of reply. Only just ATTACH each report as a attachment.

DO NOT copy and paste the contents of the logs directly



I would like a report set for review. This is a report only.

Please download MALWAREBYTES MBST Support Tool

Once you start it click Advanced >>> then Gather Logs

Have patience till the run has finished.
Attach the mbst-grab-results.zip from the Desktop to your reply..

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Next action steps:
( 1 )
Disable ( turn OFF ) Fast Startup

Then restart the computer

( 2 )
Please set File Explorer to SHOW ALL folders, all files, including Hidden ones. Use OPTION ONE or TWO of this article
Please use this Guide

( 3 )

Please run the following custom script. Read all of this before you start. Please Close all open work.

Farbar program :  is FRSTENGLISH.exe which is already present 

Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to C:\Users\gturc\Downloads

Fixlist.txt< - - -

NOTE. It's important that both files, FRSTENGLISH, and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

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.

Use File Explorer to go to the Downloads folder

RIGHT-Click on   FRSTENGLISH and select

RUN as Administrator

and reply YES to allow it to go forward to start.

That is important so that this run has Elevated Administrator rights !!

NEXT 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 Downloads folder (Fixlog.txt) . 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 reset the Winsock. It will attempt to clear all Cache and history on web browsers. It will attempt to run scans with Microsoft Defender antivirus. Depending on the speed of your computer this fix may take 50-55 minutes or more.

The system will be rebooted after the fix has run. Attach FIXLOG.txt with next reply. There will be much much more to do later.

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Hi. Yes, that is the right log report. Later on, we will need to take other steps to run System File Check & DISM tools of Windows. That last run was not able to do a proper run of SFC. But for now, another check with a trusted tool.

This with Kaspersky KVRT tool.

Download Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool (KVRT) from here: https://www.kaspersky.com/downloads/thank-you/free-virus-removal-tool and save to your Desktop.

Next, Select the Windows Key and R Key together, the "Run" box should open.

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Drag and Drop KVRT.exe into the Run Box.

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C:\Users\gturc\DESKTOP\KVRT.exe will now show in the run box.

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Note the space between KVRT.exe and -dontencrypt

C:\Users\gturc\DESKTOP\KVRT.exe -dontencrypt 

should now show in the Run box.

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That addendum to the run command is very important.

To start the scan select OK in the "Run" box.

The Windows Protected your PC window "may" open, IF SO then select "More Info"

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A new Window will open, select "Run anyway"

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A EULA window will open, tick both confirmation boxes then select "Accept"

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In the new window select "Change Parameters"

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  • In the new window ensure the following boxes are ticked:
    • System memory
    • Startup objects
    • Boot sectors
    • System drive
  • Then select "OK" and „Start scan“.

The Kaspersky tool is very thorough so will take a considerable time to complete, please allow it to finish. Also while Kaspersky runs do not use your PC for anything else..

  • completed: If entries are found, there will be options to choose. If "Cure" is offered, leave as it is. For any other options change to "Delete", then select "Continue".
  • Usually, your system needs a reboot to finish the removal process.
  • Logfiles can be found on your systemdrive (usually C: ), similar like this:

Reports are saved here C:\KVRT_data\Reports and look similar to this report_20230406_103000.klr

  • Right click direct onto those reports, select > open with > Notepad.
  • Save the files and attach them with your next reply
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Kaspersky KVRT has found & removed 1 ZIP file classified as HEUR:PSWTool.Python.LaZagne.gen

This next tool ought to take something in the range of 15 - 25 minutes tops, depending on hardware speed.
get & run the Malwarebytes MBAR anti-rootkit tool to do 1 run with it.
Disregard the title subject of the topic.Run the MBAR tool as listed here 


  • when done, I need the MBAR logs.
  • Upon completion of the scan or after the reboot, two files named mbar-log.txt and system-log.txt will be created.
  • Both files can be found in the extracted MBAR folder on your Desktop.
  • Please attach both files in your next reply.
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Alright. That is super good news. 👍 

Do a new scan with Malwarebytes for Windows.

Do a Check for Update using the Malwarebytes Settings >> General tab.

See this Support Guide https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360042187934-Check-for-updates-in-Malwarebytes-for-Windows

When it shows a new version available, Accept it and let it proceed forward.  Be sure it succeeds.

If prompted to do a Restart, just please follow all directions.

Let me know how that goes.    Next, the Malwarebytes scan

Next, click the small x on the Settings line to go to the main Malwarebytes Window.   Next click the blue button marked Scan.


When the scan phase is done, be real sure you Review and have all detected lines items check-marked on each line on the left. That too is very critical.

>>>>>>      👉      You can actually click the topmost left  check-box  on the very top line to get ALL lines  ticked   ( all selected).         <<<<     💢



Please double verify you have that TOP  check-box tick marked.   and that then, all lines have a tick-mark


Then click on Quarantine  button.



Then, locate the Scan run report;  export out a copy;  & then attach in with your  reply.
See https://support.malwarebytes.com/hc/en-us/articles/360038479194-View-Reports-and-History-in-Malwarebytes-for-Windows-v4

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Hello @Mazo1312 That is great news!

Temporarily disable Microsoft SmartScreen to download the next software below 

I would recommend getting a readout report as to update status of some key apps.
Download SecurityCheck by glax24 from here

and save the tool on the desktop.

                   If Windows's  SmartScreen block that with a message-window, then
                         Click on the MORE INFO spot and over-ride that and allow it to proceed.

                             This tool is safe.   Smartscreen is overly sensitive.

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 in a text file named SecurityType.txt. Close the file.  Attach it with your next reply.
You can find this file in a folder called SecurityCheck, C:\SecurityCheck\SecurityCheck.txt

When all done, you may go back to turn ON the EDGE Smartscreen protection.

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Hello. Per the SecurityCheck report, here are what need your attention & follow-up.
Git v.2.39.1  Warning! Download Update
Microsoft OneDrive v.23.007.0109.0004  Warning! Download Update

WinRAR 6.02 (64-bit) v.6.02.0  Warning! Download Update

Discord v.1.0.9010  Warning! Download Update
Adobe AIR v. Warning! This software is no longer supported. Please uninstall it.

Adobe Acrobat Reader v.23.001.20064  Warning! Download Update
^Please run Acrobat Reader DC and go Help - Check for updates...^

-------------------- [ UnwantedApps ] --------------
Wise Memory Optimizer 4.1.8 v.4.1.8 Warning! A 'add-on' you do not need.

optimizer.  P
Computer experts no longer recommend this program.

Wise Care 365 6.5.3 v.6.5.3 Warning! A 'add-on' you do not need.  
Computer experts no longer recommend this program.

Wise Game Booster 1.5.7 v.1.5.7 Warning! A 'add-on' you do not need.  
Computer experts no longer recommend this program.

Registry cleaners range from the non-effective snake-oil to the ok ones --- but they can lead to causing more harm than good.
Some can even lead to removing actually needed entries.
I rarely suggest that folks use these "tools".

Please see Ed Bott's blogpost "Why I don’t use registry cleaners"

In the context of the notion of a registry cleaner, I would refer you to  Mark Russinovich's ( at Microsoft ) statement (from Registry Junk: A Windows Fact of Life ).   http://blogs.technet.com/b/markrussinovich/archive/2005/10/02/registry-junk-a-windows-fact-of-life.aspx


I haven't and never will implement a Registry cleaner since it's of little practical use on anything other than Win2K terminal servers and developing one that's both safe and effective requires a huge amount of application-specific knowledge.

There has not been a real need for registry cleaners ever since Win XP and later o.s. came out.
Also see http://miekiemoes.blogspot.ca/2008/02/registry-cleaners-and-system-tweaking_13.html

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Hi. My regret for not replying earlier. We can wrap up this case.
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.
  • You may attach that file to your next reply. (not compulsory)

Delete mb-support-
Delete mbst-grab-results.zip on the Desktop.

I am marking this case for closure.
I wish you all the best. Stay safe.


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Glad we could help.

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