Around two days ago, i installed Daemon Tools Lite, as it was a software that i used for years on my old laptop with no issues. However, i hadn't update Daemon Tools Lite in my old laptop in years. Anyways, I decided to install Daemon Tools Lite on my new laptop to mount an ISO File. Soon after installing, when i logged on to Chrome, i realized my browser had been hijacked and the homepage was set to initialpage123.com . Later, when I searched Google, i realized Daemon Tools have gone rogue since of late. At the time, I had Windows Defender and SMADAV AV installed, and after scanning using SMADAV, the results showed up a TenCent Virus, which I cleaned using SMADAV. However, i was not satisfied because Windows Defender kept prompting me to run a virus scan.
So, i googled more and followed Malware Removal Guides on your forum (bleepingcomputer.com) as well as another REDDIT post. I installed BitDefender, MalwareBytes, MalwareBytes ADW Cleaner, Malware Junk Removal Tool, and HitMan Pro. To my bitter sweet happiness, each virus scanner, found various issues in my laptop, ranging from WinSAP, SNARE, Kitty.DLL, and various other registry issues. Despite cleaning WinSAP and Snare, it showed up yet again on MalwareBytes ADW the following day. Can someone please instruct me on how to fix these issues permanently? I've stored BitDefender, MalwareBytes, ADWCleaner, HitMan Pro logs. Should I post them here? I'm new to your forum, so please guide me.
Thanks in advance