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In Progress Please help! Suspected Spyware VERY Sensitive Data! Thnx!

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by MadAsAHornetMama17, Sep 18, 2017.


Has anyone else experienced employer interference on personal laptop?? RDP Connect in Past.

  1. Yes! It STINKS and is infuriatingly an invasion on my privacy!

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  2. Yes! I knew they were watching my computer but I didn't care really. Nothing to hide, no biggie.

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  3. No, I have not had this issue at this time.

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  1. MadAsAHornetMama17

    MadAsAHornetMama17 Thread Starter

    Sep 18, 2017
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    Hi there ! My computer(s) seem to all be interestingly enough showing signs of being infected w. spyware. I have spent hours researching and driving myself mad trying to figure it out. I have seen many file extensions that look weird, my pics are showing up as white blocks like word pad symbols instead of the photos they were, and most importantly, i see the word "root" everywhere which I know can be a bad thing, even hidden in my icloud folder at one point disguised as "icloud" folder anyways! I used to work remotely for prior job, and am currently in very tense negotiations w/ my prior employer. I believe they are spying on my personal data via the potential justification of having once had remote desktop access as a "reason" or maybe at least a possible legal explanation.
    Can someone please assist me with this info? I would be MOST appreciative because I am a techy, but not THIS techy!!! **BANGING HEAD ON FIGURATIVE WALL.

    Thanks so much!

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-5020U CPU @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 61 Stepping 4
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 6058 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500, 1024 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: 929 GB (841 GB Free);
    Motherboard: FF50, 06F2
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

    Attached Files:

  2. askey127

    askey127 Malware Specialist

    Dec 22, 2006
    Hi MadAs,
    Better understand up front:
    Everything we suggest here is still YOUR responsibility.
    Neither I or Techguy will participate or involve ourselves in any dispute with others.
    Having said that, I will advise you to the best of my ability to remove spyware/malware from your computer.
    (I have been around this for a long time, with over 20, 000 posts on the subject).

    By the way, those .exe files are from an HP printer, scanner or PC mainboard. Normally not malicious.

    Download and Run the Farbar Scan Tool
    • Download FRST64 and save to your Desktop.
    • Double click Frst64.exe to launch it.
    • FRST64 will start to run.
      • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
      • Press the Scan button.
      • When finished scanning, 2 logs will open on your Desktop, FRST.txt and Addition.txt
      • Please post them in your next reply.
    If you lose track of them, they will be saved in the same location as FRST64.exe
    Feel free to use separate replies if it's more convenient.

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