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Is this a possible virus?


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#1 BigRedRidinghood

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 12:03 PM

I have an HP envy something or another (I took off the sticks, so I no-longer know), running on Windows 8.1.
 
A couple days ago I would notice randomly a popup would come on saying something about needing the administrator to log in to complete the action or something like that. This popup would be up and gone in a second or less. I also have an issue with random things wanting to download, I will be on any website, my school website, youtube, f150 forums, craiglist, my email, etc. And a couple things want to download. The most recent one I got was in the middle of a youtube video, a popup came and said that my java is out of date and started a download. Since I did not ask for it, I closed it and stopped the download, but it will some up every now and again.
 
Bottom line, is this normal, or is this a virus?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 01 November 2014 - 12:17 PM.
moved from WIndows 7 to Am I Infected to explore the possibility of infection


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Posted 01 November 2014 - 01:00 PM

Please run AdwCleaner
 
Please download AdwCleaner and install it.
 
When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.
 
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Click on Scan to start the scan.
 
Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.
 
 
 

Please run Malwarebytes AntiMalware
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After clicking on the link the download will start automatically.
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  If this is the first time you have run this version of Malwarbytes you will see an image like the one below.
 
mbam1_zps95cc812c.png
 
Click on Update Now, after Malwarebytes is updated click on Scan.
 
If this isn't the first time you have run this version, then you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan
 
mbam1_zps98e7fba9.png
 
You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes, to do so click on Update Now.
 
 mbam2_zps85f38f0c.png
 
3)  The scan will automatically run now.
 
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4)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Quarantine All, then click on Apply Actions
 
mbam4_zps23e52ad4.png
 
 
5)  To complete any actions taken you will be asked if you want to restart your computer, click on Yes
 
 mbam4_zps490948cc.png
 
6)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  When the log opens, scroll down toward the bottom of the log to Quarantined Items.  Copy and paste this in your next post.

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