So a casual download ended with something sneaking past my security (it's just windows defender) and installing into my Acer laptop. Firefox (default browser) starts redirecting to ad sites and other garbage and my first reaction is to disconnect from the net and use my phone for getting some info on what's happening. To start, I begin with uninstalling recent programs or deleting recent files that I'm pretty sure aren't from trusted sources like ones with random numbers and letters. In any case, I decide to download malwarebytes from a different device then install on my laptop. After scanning and quarantine I make my mistake and decline to reboot right away. So far, no more autorunning programs while firefox popup blockers do a good job of keeping the adware down for now. However, I can't run MWB anymore since running as admin brings a UAC blocking message that says the publisher is not trusted and I'm thinking this is malware doing this. Right now I'm trying Zemana, and I'm able to run the software for now. If it doesn't pan out I'm looking for a pc repair store or something and see if they can do anything without erasing nearly 1 TB of files. Barring that, I'm hoping people on BC can give me some advice (aside from being more careful with my downloads and my troubleshooting). I'm guessing you guys want a diagnosis or scan of my specs or perhaps some logs. If so, just tell me how you wanna go about that. Aside from that, thanks for taking the time to read this.
Best regards and a bit of hope,
Edited by hamluis, 01 September 2017 - 10:17 AM.
Moved from Win 8 to Am I Infected - Hamluis.