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Nasty infection

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by alaf, Aug 20, 2018.

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  1. alaf

    alaf Thread Starter

    Aug 20, 2018
    i have immense difficulties with what seems to be a virus. Windows Defender does not recognise the threat (tried all scans it provides) and here is the problem: the program seems to be checking my internet activity; whenever I try typing "malware removal" or "antivirus" or a similar term, it terminates my browser (shuts it off), I have old version of adwcleaner installed on external drive and thevirus terminates the programas as quickly as I try to run it. Basically it has this self preservation strategy that prevents me to seek help. For example when I wanted to post my question in Security and Malware Removal category the browser stopped so I posted it in the General Security Category:)
    After the infection I noticed there are lots of pop-up sites of questionable nature apearing even with my browser not running but otherwise I didn't detect other harmful activities except the aformentioned ones.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 8135 Mb
    Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, -1 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 464 GB (329 GB Free); D: 465 GB (407 GB Free);
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

    Please, someone help me.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2018
  2. alaf

    alaf Thread Starter

    Aug 20, 2018
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