Computer (Dell laptop running Windows 8.1) has been acting real slow. This morning, Windows Defender notified me of malware on my PC (Exploit:SWF/Meadgive). No matter how many times I quarantined and removed it, Defender kept notifying me. I would try to run a scan and whenever the screen would go to sleep, a blue screen with the mouse pointer would appear with nothing else. So I'd have to restart.
Got some quick advice from a friend who fixes computers (before she had to head to work) to use adwcleaner, which detected and cleaned out 11 items. Ran again and came clean. Tried a Defender scan again, and this time, no blue screen to interrupt it. As of now, scan is still in process. However, after an hour into the scan, Defender notified me of the exploit, and again, and again. Like every minute. Did a google on this, and decided to flush DNS. The notifications stopped. Everything else seems fine. So I don't know if Defender is detecting the exploit that's no longer there.
I also have MalwareBytes AntiMalware, although I have not run a scan with that yet
Edit: Moved topic from Windows 8 to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Flyingmojo, 11 May 2017 - 01:44 PM.