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Frustrating Adware and Messed Up Drivers


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#1 Killafire

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Posted 13 March 2017 - 06:48 PM

So for a few weeks I've been battling a nasty Ad-ware virus. I've tried multiple anti-adwares, anti-malwares, and anti-viruses. I just can't seem to shake it. It creates randomly named folders that contain .exes and when they run, it causes windows to pop up in my browser, effectively tabbing me out of whatever game or program I'm in. Also around the same time, my dialogue boxes and Windows apps started acting up. When I boot using Intel graphics the problem goes away, but once I use my Nvidia drivers, the text becomes jumbled and corrupted.


The files I've attached are images of the corrupted calculator, store, and the tasks containing the random file names causing the adware. I've highlighted the name of the task and the fact that no location for it is found.

 

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My Specs

 
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
 
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K @ 3.50GHz Ivy Bridge 22nm Technology
 
RAM: 24.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 799MHz (9-9-9-24)
 
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 (CPUSocket)
 
Graphics: NS-32D120A13 (1360x768@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (ASRock)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (EVGA)
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (EVGA)
ForceWare version: 378.78
SLI Enabled
 
Storage: 1863GB Seagate ST2000DM001-9YN164 (SATA) Optical Drives TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-224FB
 
Audio: Realtek High Definition Audio

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Edited by Killafire, 13 March 2017 - 08:18 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 08:40 PM

Just reinstall.  Never spend more that about one half hour on this stuff.  Reinstallation does not take very long.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:20 PM

Just reinstall.  Never spend more that about one half hour on this stuff.  Reinstallation does not take very long.

I considered this. However, I have tons of important files I don't want to lose that can't be recovered. I don't think I have a disc to reinstall either, as I bought this computer from a friend 2 years ago.

 

I also have large games that I stream daily that would take days to re-download all of them.


Edited by Killafire, 13 March 2017 - 09:21 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:35 PM

 

Just reinstall.  Never spend more that about one half hour on this stuff.  Reinstallation does not take very long.

I considered this. However, I have tons of important files I don't want to lose that can't be recovered. I don't think I have a disc to reinstall either, as I bought this computer from a friend 2 years ago.

 

I also have large games that I stream daily that would take days to re-download all of them.

 

It would take days, but you have spent weeks.  All important files could be transferred to a thumb drive, and you can easily download a new ISO from Microsoft.  If you are signed in with your MS account, you are activated, and it will activate again.  You have a large HDD.  I regularly install Windows on a virtual machine, and it takes less than 20 GB.  You don't need to format, just install to the same partition, and all your files will be saved, and your windows will be in the windows.old folder.  


Edited by dhjohns, 13 March 2017 - 09:38 PM.





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