Good evening everyone. I am not sure if this is a problem or not but can I please get some help with this. I am not sure if my computer has a virus. Two days ago, I was looking into overclocking my GPU and I downloaded a utility called EVGA Precision X 16 from a website called MajorGeeks. Shortly afterwards, I noticed that my computer was a little bit slower than usual. I uninstalled the program but when I went into Disk C, I noticed that everytime I booted the computer, my program files (x86) folder, program files folder kept on getting modified. It seems that 2 other folders were created called MSOcache and program data. Also, three text files always show up and are modified when I start my computer. Those text files are called Service, Index, and IPH.PH. In the program data folder, there are subfolders called Iobit, Webreg, Wondershare, Microsoft, AVG safeguard toolbar, Malwarebytes and several more. I really hope my computer is not infected. I downloaded Iobit from MajorGeeks about two years ago and don't remember all these folders and files showing up. Can I please get some help with this. Next week, incase I have to reinstall my operating system, I was going to purchase a portable hard drive to backup important documents, games, pictures and music. If my computer is infected, would it be safe to backup my most important documents and files that have been worked on for a long time.
I performed a custom scan from my Microsoft Security Essentials which scanned all the folders in my computer, then a quick scan and a full scan. The full scan was shorter than usual. I think the full scan was shorter than usual because the custom scan had scanned all my folders. Microsoft Security Essential did not find any threats. Afterwards, I updated and ran Malwarebytes and it has not found any threats or malware.
I didn't install any of the programs that are showing up in the Program data folder. In the program data folder, I notice the Mcafee folder, Norton, Hitman Pro and AVG safeguard toolbar show up. I have never installed any of those programs onto my computer. I wonder if it was bundled with EVGA Precision X 16. It seems that when I installed the EVGA Precision X 16 program that I downloaded from Major Geeks created all of these folders and programs because I have never installed any of the prorgams that are showing up in the program data folder. Would it be alright to backup my important documents to a portable hard drive. I really don't want to have to reinstall the OS or wipe my drive clean because I have put in alot of work on projects and music libraries that I am working on. Below are pictures of the folders and files that I am talking about.
The first link shows a picture of the main index for the hard drive. The 2nd and 3rd links shows pictures of the files and folders from my program data folder. The 4th and 5th link shows the picture of the service text file and the index text file. I would really appreciate any help that I can get with this.Would there be a procedure that I can follow to remove all of these folders and clean my computer? Thank you.