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Hi Uncle_Canuck And Welcome to Malwarebytes Forum!

Yeah they can be tricky at times.

Lets do a few x rays for now.... :)

To download DDS:

Please perform the following scan:

  • Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.

    [*]Double click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.

    [*]A small box will open, with an explanation about the tool.

    [*]When done, DDS will open two (2) logs

    1. DDS.txt

    2. Attach.txt

    [*] Save both reports to your desktop.

    [*] The instructions here ask you to attach the Attach.txt.

    DDS.jpg

    [*]Instead of attaching, please copy/past both logs into your Thread

    [*]Close the program window, and delete the program from your desktop.

Please note: You may have to disable any script protection running if the scan fails to run.

After downloading the tool, disconnect from the internet and disable all antivirus protection.

Run the scan, enable your A/V and reconnect to the internet.

Information on A/V control HEREThen post your DDS (DDS.txt and Attach.txt

Next

DeFogger

Download DeFogger by jpshortstuff from here & save it to your desktop.

  • Right click DeFogger then choose Run as Administrator Or you can double-click to run the tool
  • The application window will appear
  • Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers
  • Click Yes to continue
  • A Finished! message will appear
  • Click OK
  • DeFogger will now ask to reboot the machine - click OK. If not reboot your PC

IMPORTANT! If you receive an error message while running DeFogger, please post the log defogger_disable which will appear on your desktop.

Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.

Next

Download the GMER Rootkit Scanner. Unzip it to your Desktop.

Before scanning, make sure all other running programs are closed and no other actions like a scheduled antivirus scan will occur while the scan is being performed. Do not use your computer for anything else during the scan.

  • Double click GMER.exe.
    gmer_zip.gif
  • If it gives you a warning about rootkit activity and asks if you want to run a full scan...click on NO, then use the following settings for a more complete scan..
  • In the right panel, you will see several boxes that have been checked. Ensure the following are UNCHECKED ...
    • IAT/EAT
    • Drives/Partition other than Systemdrive (typically C:\)
    • Show All (don't miss this one)
      GMER_thumb.jpg
      Click the image to enlarge it

    [*] Then click the Scan button & wait for it to finish.

    [*] Once done click on the [save..] button, and in the File name area, type in "ark.txt"

    [*]Save the log where you can easily find it, such as your desktop.

**Caution**

Rootkit scans often produce false positives. Do NOT take any action on any "<--- ROOKIT" entries

Please copy and paste the report into your Post.

In your next reply, please include these log(s):

DDS.txt

Attach.txt

ark.txt

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