Solved Malware McAfee got installed on computer

Danyo

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Pop up McAfee 3 virus detected, system infected, McAfee expired renew. I do not have Mcafee installed on the computer. I can see on the FRST report internet Edge that it was downloaded and installed (
Edge Profile: C:\Users\nor18\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default [2021-09-25]
Edge DownloadDir: Default -> C:\Users\nor18\Downloads
Edge Notifications: Default -> hxxps://curiositykilledthecat.xyz).
How can I uninstall/remove it from the computer.
 

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kevinf80

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Hello Danyo,

I do not see any reference to McAfee in your logs..? Regarding Edge, that is your default browser, it comes installed with Windows 10. Are you asking if edge can be uninstalled...?

Thank you,

Kevin
 

Danyo

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Hi Kevin, No, under Edge internet, download the last entry Edge Notifications: Default -> hxxps://curiositykilledthecat.xyz. that got downloaded on to the system. I didn't download it.

this is the pop up I am getting:
 

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Danyo

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Hi Kevin, Resetting Edge seems to have gotten rid of the problem. Ran Malwarebyte came back clean, ran Hitman and it found 1 malicious item (FRST) lol, and a bunch of cookies. Ignored FRST and deleted the cookies. The popup hasn't happened since resetting Edge.

Thanks Kevin

will mark thread solved.
 

kevinf80

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Hello Danyo,

Thanks for the update, good to hear your issue is solved... Continue to finish up:

Right click on FRST here: C:\Users\nor18\Downloads\FRST.exe and rename uninstall.exe when complete right click on uninstall.exe and select "Run as Administrator"

If you do not see the .exe appended that is because file extensions are hidden, in that case just rename FRST to uninstall

That action will remove FRST and all created files and folders...

Next,

Remove all System Restore Points: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/33593-delete-system-restore-points-windows-10-a.html#option2

Create clean fresh Restore Point: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/create-system-restore-point

Run Windows Disk Clean Up Utility - https://neosmart.net/wiki/disk-cleanup/

Consider the following:

Disable Remote Desktop: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...remote-desktop-connections-windows-10-pc.html

Disable Windows Telemetry: https://helpdeskgeek.com/windows-10/how-to-disable-windows-10-telemetry/

Malwarebytes Browser Guard (Free) for Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/malwarebytes/

Malwarebytes Browser Guard (Free) for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/malwarebytes-browser-guar/ihcjicgdanjaechkgeegckofjjedodee Will also work for Opera and Edge..

PatchMyPC, keep all your software upto date - https://patchmypc.com/home-updater#download

From there you should be good to go...

Next,

Read the following links to fully understand PC Security and Best Practices, you may find them useful....

Answers to Common Security Questions and best Practices

Do I need a Registry Cleaner?

Take care and surf safe

Kevin...
 

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