In Progress Potential virus

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Thread Starter
Sep 18, 2017
c:\Program files (x86)\Amazon\Amazon Assistant.aa.hta

Keeps popping up on my screen every 15 sec or so. I've uninstalled Amazon Assistant and nothing changed. I'm thinking it could be a virus. I've also downloaded Farbar Recovery Tool Scan as I've seen in another post. I've attached the files that the tool produced.



Malware Specialist
Apr 7, 2014
Hi ,


My name is Valinorum and I will be the acolyte today. Before we proceed, please, acknowledge yourself the following(s):

  • Please do not create any new threads on this while we are working on your system as it wastes another volunteer's time. If you are being helped/have solved the issue/no longer wish to continue, notify me in your reply and I will quickly close this thread. Failing to comply will result in denial of future assistance.
  • Please do not install any new software while we are working on this system as it may hinder our process.
  • Malware removal is a complicated process and so don't stop following the steps even if the symptoms are not found. Keep up with me until I declare you clean.
  • Please do not try to fix anything without being asked.
  • Please do not attach your logs or put them inside code/quote tags. Do a Copy/Paste of the entire contents of the log file and submit it inside your post unless directed otherwise.
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  • Back up your data. I will not knowingly suggest you any course that might damage your system but sometimes Malware infections are so severe that only option we have is to re-format and re-install the operating system.
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From a clean PC, change all your login credentials and do not use them in this PC while we are working on it.

  • Step # Scan with Zemana Anti-malware
    Download and install Zemana anti-malware from here.
    • Double-click to run the software;
    • Click on the gear-icon on the top right portion to navigate to Settings.
      • Click on Scan > put a tick on Create System Restore
      • Click on Advanced > put a tick on Check for Suspicious (root CA) Certificates
    • Click the home icon on top left and click on Scan
    • After scan finishes click on the report tab on the top right corner;
    • Choose the latest report by clicking on it and click on Open Report afterward.
    • Copy and Paste the contents of the report in your next reply.

  • Step # Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Download and install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from the link below --
    • Once the program has loaded, The MBAM dashboard will appear with an alert to update. Update the program should this happen;
      • Navigate to the Settings > tab Protection and ensure that all the options under Scan Options turned on
    • From the Dashboard, navigate to Scan and click on Scan Now;
    • If threats are detected, make sure everything is set to Quarantine and click on Apply actions. If the program asks to reboot your PC, let it do so;
    • On completion of the scan click on Reports > Choose the Scan Report > View Report > Export > Export to .txt file, and save the report to your Desktop.
    • Copy and Paste the contents of the log in your next reply.


Post a fresh set of FRST scan logs as well.[/hr][/hr]
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