Windows 10: Weird behavior, possible Trojan
Weird behavior, possible Trojan
1. Volume icon appears with a red cross even though all sound devices are working.
2. With UAC set to default, a notification pops up at startup asking my permission to run explorer.exe
3. I can't run some programs.
4. Malwarebytes web protection suddenly disabled and can't be re-enabled. I'm using the latest one.
5. System restore fails all the time, so can't go that path either.
I suspect it is malware that targets/makes a fake explorer.exe, but not entirely convinced since there is only one instance and the CPU load is not constantly high. but I want to know if anyone has encountered this before and might point me int the right direction, like the name of the malware, perhaps.
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Have you tried a scan with Malwarebyte Chameleon? If you are using 3, see:
Malwarebytes | Chameleon - Free Malware Removal Tool
There's also Defender Offline.
Windows Defender Offline Scan in Windows 10
Retired ol' hound
Welcome to TenForums!
You can give this tool a try to see what it finds...
Please use the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool Download
Save FRST to your Desktop.
[Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system: 32 bit or 64 bit]
Double-click FRST to run it.
When the tool opens click Yes to the disclaimer.
Next, press the Scan button.
When done, the tool makes a log (FRST.txt) on the Desktop.
Also, the first time the tool is run, it makes another log: (Addition.txt).
Please attach both reports in your reply.
Note: FYI, MBAM v3 has experienced problems lately.
Thanks! Chameleon ran but it didn't detect anything. Defender offline doesn't work for some reason. I can't even view event logs.
Please see the attached.
Retired ol' hound
My apology for the delay. Can't remember getting a notification of your reply.
Looked at the reports provided, and did not see malware.
You may want to run a System File Check on the OS:
SFC Command - Run in Windows 10
Use: Option Three
If you see: Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations
Then, please reboot, and run the sfc /scannow command again.
Sometimes it takes running the sfc /scannow command up to 3 times before all is fixed.
If no luck, and still looking at integrity violation, please use Option Five: To View Only the "SFC" Scan Results from the CBS.LOG
Next, attach the sfcdetails.txt in you reply for someone to look at.
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