Windows 10: Very suspicious update popups on Windows 10
Hope it'll all go well. Make a check with Malwarebytes and Windows defender offline.
After it, empty Recycle bin and delete any restore points made in this time (you can leave older).
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Next time you post try not to mislead by stating.....I used process explorer and to find out that it's mshta.exe - but not anything more than that.
Click link to see that mshta.exe can hide a myriad of infections beside being an essential part of the O/S.
mshta.exe Windows process - What is it?
I use Windows Defender as my anti-virus for Win10. So I did run that before posting but it detected nothing!!
I did run EsetOnlineScanner after reading about the similar issues from the links you and Bree posted. That found some issues in addition to the ADWCleaner.
I am still wondering how this came to my PC as I am always extra careful about what I am installing on my system...
I found this thread on a German forum also helpful (just in case anyone else finds it useful)
I did look up what mshta.exe is but as it's a system file not a virus it turned out to be a dead end for me - that's why I reached out for help on this forum.
May be you genuinely tried to help but it was over imposing and didn't really help me to understand the issue.
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.
I meant Windows defender offline scan. You can access it under Settings / Updates and security / Windows defender... at the bottom of the page.
I have a custom built computer that has only had W10 on it. 2 weeks ago I couldn't get on the Internet and it took several techs to figure out why - it was some kind of malware that didn't show up in any scans, put "Killer" in the systray and...
I found something that caught my eye earlier. It appears as though an account has been on my computer, and I was not aware of it. It seems to be deleted according to the red x on the icon, and when I checked under accounts, I couldn't find it. I did...
1. even though I have admin rights set for certain programs
I keep getting popups saying program is trying to change my computer
why does it ask even though I have firefox set
for admin rights?
can I lower the settings for popups to...
Anyone have any knowledge on this update?
I see this in the "Installed Updates" but not in Windows update history.
Googling comes up with several inaccessible links to a Chinese facebook page.
I wonder if others have it, and...