I am running Windows 10 Home. I opened what I believe is to be an infected video codec file called "Ultra XVid Codec Pack." I received an error during the installation.
Then I started receiving pop-ups from ESET NOD 32:
Object: always a website ending in .php
Threat: Win32/Botnet.Other trojan
Information: connection terminated
These pop-ups would happen every second with each one a different website ending in .php would show up
I installed Malwarebytes and did a scan. The software identified a few system files that were infected with Sathurbot.E.
I quarantined those files with Malwarebytes and now I don't receive any pop-ups from ESET. However, ESET did not quarantine them, just identified a general threat (as in the example above)
Knowing that Sathurbot.E changes the name of system files and can cause problems in the long run, I have these questions:
- I am wondering if I need to "reset" my PC (through the Windows settings that re-installs Windows all over again). Or whether the quarantine is enough? If the files are quarantined, does that mean they are unuseable and can cause issues down the road?
- Have I done all that needs to be done or is there more that I need to do?
- The Malwarebytes software I installed is a trial version so after that ends, I am wondering what would happen to the quarantine files