Around the end of December, i started to notice my alieware tower was not responding like it used to. The computer is only about a year old, so it struck me as odd. Ran virus check with Kaspersky (my anitvirus), as well as, Malwarebytes (which I also run). A day or two later (and please forgive me, but I cant recall exactly), I stared having trouble getting in to my email (optimun.net). I was using FireFox and both, FireFox and Kaspersky, where both warning that that they could not guarentee a secure connection. So I backed out and waited. The next day, I started having trouble with my internet brower. every so often I would get a message from Google, that they were detecting abnormally height network traffice from me IP address. Then,a program i use to monitor the standing of my email, started to show agencies blacklisting my ip address. I can not remember what happened exactly or how I "thought" i was able to correct the issue, but it turned out to be some sort of "netbot", that was spamming from system. Once I took care of that, the computer was back to running normal. Then a few days later, it started acting up again. So after several attempts as trying to resolve this issue (where I should have posted month ago), I said screw it and did a long system reset (12hours). Same thing happened, good for a couple days, then not working and locking me out or freezing my screen. When this would happen, I would go into airplane mode and pull the Ethernet cables to be safe. So now, after my second reset, I have thrown in the towel and prepared to do the "manly" thing of asking for help.
The only thing I do from when the computer is reset to when it starts act up:
1, installed windows (Microsoft usb)
2. install updates
3. Go to Dell.com/support (drivers and apps)
4. Download Kaspersky and Malwarebytes Endpoint.
5. Install firefox and remove IE from my task bar.
I don't surf the web anymore cause of this and I don't click on foreign links. I don't have any Peer to Peer programs or pirated media. I just did my second reset so right now everything is fine and the computer has minimal files, expect for the updates and drivers install. I would just like to know if:
1. I have an infection
2.if I do, how did it survive the reset.
3. a friend had made a suggestion that perhaps the infection is in my "modem"??
4. Is something wrong with the drivers/applications for alienware being corrupted
From previous posts by other posters, I assume you will want a Farbar report. I will:
1.Not do anything, until specifically told to.
2. will not run any other programs with out consent.
** If this was posted in the wrong forum, I apologize **
Hope to hear from someone soon.
Edited by hamluis, 10 February 2017 - 11:58 AM.
Moved from Win 10 Spt to Am I Infected - Hamluis.