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#1 tharpdevenport

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 11:23 PM

I've been performing routine maintainance of a friend's laptop.  It's been over two months since I've done so.

 

Scanning in Safe Mode with Malwarebytes I found PUP.Optional.Superfish.A twice on the computer.  I quarantined them.

 

While I Safe Mode I also ran:

 

Rkill -- came back okay.

 

TDDSKiller -- came back okay.

 

AWCleaner -- came back okay.

 

And yes, I didn't stop at BleepingComptuer first, so I did not see the instruction and I ran ComboFix.  Sorry.

 

I ran TFC and restarted.

 

Once restarted, in normal mode I ran ESET and it came back clean.  Right now I am defragging, with almost 500 MB to defrag, so it's still going.

 

 

Windows Vista (Home)

Internet Explorer and Google Chrone.

 

 

A quick search online shows this is the kind of virus you get by downloading something when you shouldn't have.  This is exactly the kind of thing I keep telling my friend to [i]NOT[/io] do, but he ignroes me.  He'll search for something, like a manual for a product, and the first thing in the search resutls, regardless of what site it's on, he'll click on if it has the name/words he's looking for.  I've tried several ways to get him to understand.

 

He. Does. Not. Get. It.

 

And what's worse is he enters all kinds of personal information on the laptop.  And that quick search shows this particular virus can download other things onto the computer.  He's lucky this time.

 

 

Anyway, everything appears to be clean, though I've not run Malwarebytes again.  Should I do anything further?  And yes -- I will be handling it here, not him; he's not knowledgable about such things.



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