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This just started happening today for about half an hour at intervals of 5 minutes from 4:31-4:59PM EST. This has never happened before.

Current Windows installation is close to a year old and was a clean install.

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The one "Malware" event detail was me attempting to resolve the IP in my browser.

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Custom scan of C: with Windows Defender, and a Malwarebytes scan both came up clean.

Attaching the FRST scan files as per the FAQ on what to do, and also the detection history/scan logs from Malwarebytes.

 

FRST.txt Addition.txt malwarebytes_detection_history.txt malwarebytes_report.txt

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