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DR.M

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Excellent!

But I have some tips for you yet, before I let you go. :)

1. Start-up items

You have many start-up items, that may be not necessary to start with Windows. They make the start-up time take longer. On the other hand, you have Windows Defender disabled. It is necessary to be enabled, as it is your default antivirus program.
  • Right click anywhere on your task bar and choose Task Manager.
  • If you see a window with a More details button, choose More details. Otherwise move on to the step 3 directly.
  • Click on Start up tab and check the columns Status and Start-up impact. See if you don't need any of the enabled items to start with Windows. Especially check items with the indication High. Click on the items you don't need to start with Windows and select Disable.
  • If Windows Defender (Windows Security) is disabled, enable it.
  • Restart the computer and check if it is still slow at start-up.
  • Report your comments in your next reply.

2. Eset Online Scan

To ensure that the computer is completely clean, please do the following:

Download ESET Online Scanner and save it to your desktop.
  • Right-click on esetonlinescanner_enu.exe and select Run as Administrator.
  • When the tool opens, click Get Started.
  • Read and accept the license agreement.
  • At the Welcome to ESET Online Scanner window, click Get Started.
  • Select whether you would like to send anonymous data to ESET.
  • Note: if you see the "Welcome Back to ESET Online Scanner" screen, click Computer Scan > Full Scan.
  • Click on the Full Scan option.
  • Select Enable ESET to detect and remove potentially unwanted applications, then click Start scan.
  • ESET will now begin scanning your computer. This may take some time, perhaps a couple of hours or more, so you can have a cup of coffee and do something else during this time. :)
  • When the scan is finished and if threats have been detected, select Save scan log. Save it to your desktop as eset.txt. Click on Continue.
  • ESET Online Scanner may ask if you'd like to turn on the Periodic Scan feature. Click on Continue.
  • On the next screen, you can leave feedback about the program if you wish. Check the box for Delete application data on closing. If you left feedback, click Submit and continue. If not, Close without feedback.
  • Open the scan log on your desktop (eset.txt) and copy and paste its contents into your next reply.
 
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Heeezy

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1. I dont have windows defender on start-up....and I literally only have 2 things enabled.
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2. Windows defender is on ?? heres proof

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I will do the scan, and come back to you nevertheless.
 

DR.M

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Windows Security Notification Icon is enabled, and this is good.
The second screenshot refers to Firewall.

To check further Windows Defender:
  • Go to Settings (Windows icon on the keyboard + i)
  • Select Privacy & Security
  • From the left pane, Windows Security
  • Open Windows Security
  • Please take a screenshot of what you see at the Security at a glance screen.
 

DR.M

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Good! Now we are both sure. :D

I will be waiting for the Eset report.
 

Heeezy

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Eset is amazing. It does not use up a lot of resources. Barely noticed it doing its scan.
I attached the report to this reply.

ps. I downloaded powerISO from their official site, and still need the softwaree.
 

DR.M

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Very good!

Actually, Eset deleted the executable file, not the program (as a potentially unwanted application). So I believe you can still use it.

And finally...

I can say this:

Your computer is clean!



The following tool will remove the tools we used as well as reset system restore points:

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 copy and paste its contents in your next reply.

Now your computer is clean, here are some final tips about your computer's security from now on:

Some of the following, are from Klein's (2005) article, So how did I get infected in the first place. Since then, the article has been reproduced or linked to in dozens of locations. As a result, many malware experts have continued updating it, to include current operating systems and software program information. My source is Security Garden, and I marked for you the following:

1. Keep your Windows updated!
It is important always to keep current with the latest security fixes from Microsoft. This can patch many of the security holes through which attackers can infect your computer.

2. Update 3rd Party Software Programs
Third Party software programs have long been targets for malware creators. It has been stated that "Adobe’s Reader and Flash and all versions of Java are together responsible for a total of 66 percent of the vulnerabilities in Windows systems exploited by malware.'' It's important to keep everything updated.

3. Update the browsers you use
Many malware infections install themselves by exploiting security holes in the Internet browser that you use. So... Keep them updated.

4. Be careful about what you download and what you open!
  • Many "freeware" programs come with an enormous amount of bundled spyware that will slow down your system, spawn pop-up advertisements, or just plain crash your browser or even Windows itself. Watch for pre-checked options such as toolbars that are not essential to the operation of the installed software.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) programs like Kazaa, BearShare, Imesh, Warez P2P, and others, allow the creation of a network enabling people to connect with other users and upload or download material in a fast efficient manner. BUT even if the P2P software you are using is "clean", a large percentage of the files served on the P2P network are likely to be infected.
  • Cracked or pirated programs are not only illegal, but also can make your computer a malware target. Have this in mind.
  • Do not open any files without being certain of what they are!
5. Avoid questionable web sites!
Visit web sites that are trustworthy and reputable. Many disreputable sites will attempt to install malware on your system through "drive-by" exploits just by visiting the site in your browser. Lyrics sites, free software sites (especially ones that target young children), cracked software sites, and pornography sites are some of the worst offenders. Also, never give out personal information of any sort online or click "OK" to a pop-up unless it is signed by a reputable company and you know what it is.

6. Registry cleaners/driver boosters/system optimizers
I do not recommend registry cleaners, system optimizers, driver boosters and the like. It is your computer and certainly your choice. However, please consider that modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable. With registry cleaner and system optimization software programs, the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix. Do note, however, that Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners. See Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities.

7. PC means personal computer!
Don't give access to your computer to friends or family who appear to be clueless about what they are doing.

8. Back-up your work!
Make back-ups of your personal files frequently. You never know when you'll have to reformat and start from scratch. You can always reformat and reinstall programs, but you cannot replace your data if you haven't made backups.

9. Must-Have Software
An anti-virus and an anti-spyware program is a necessity for the security of your computer. Be sure that you keep them updated, and that real time protection is enabled. You have the built-in Windows 10 Windows Defender as your antivirus, as well as Malwarebytes as antimalware. You can use it for a daily scan (or weekly, depending on how much you use your computer). Both can keep you safe if you follow the safe computing rules.


If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to ask!

I'm glad I was able to help you.
 
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Heeezy

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Thank you so much Dr. M
You have been a great help for real.
I tried to keep my PC clean and safe since it was built, but glad I came on to this site. Now I can sleep at night with ease :giggle:
 

DR.M

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You are very welcome!

Take care, take safe (you and your computer)! (y)
 

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