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Suspected "Windows Defender" scareware infection


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#1 MarcusPotter

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 02:40 PM

Hi,
 
I suspect a scareware infection due to me visiting a site and getting an error message (in my browser) indicating a virus being found by "Windows Defender" and asking me to pay Microsoft for the full version of "Windows Defender" to remove it. I know enough about computers to realise that the error was fake and that I wouldn't be paying Microsoft so did not make any payments but I am worried that I may have been infected. I have provided my HiJackThis and Farbar Recovery Scan logs. Can you confirm whether or not I was infected please?
 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 05:42 PM

hi,

 

Usually these are just "scary" messages hoping that you take the bait and call them-- to part with some money of course.

Dosnt look like your the admin on the machine as there are some gaps in the FRST log.

Can the admin rescan and post a new FRST log and we will go from there?

 

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Posted 06 December 2016 - 05:49 PM

Thank you. I've decided to reformat the OS partition and not take any risks so won't be needing any further help.



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Posted 06 December 2016 - 08:45 PM

Ok no problem. Happy Safe Surfing.


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