I’m not a computer expert by any means but noticed something suspicious I’d like to get help with. I ran antivirus/malware scans by 4 different highly respected international companies and none found anything on my computer so how this keeps happening is even stranger to me.
I used to have a program called Lightshot--by Skillbrains. Upon installation it asked if I wanted to install/use Yandex.ru. I declined. I later uninstalled Lightshot.
But long after uninstalling everything I noticed something very odd by complete accident.
My computer no longer has IE installed. However the IE cookie folder remains. After manually emptying the IE cookie folder a few days ago I found 3 cookies being automatically and simultaneously installed there on a daily basis no matter what I did or didn’t do on my computer during that day. Strangely they were always installed in the middle of the night when I was dead asleep but the computer may have been left on.
Those cookies belonged to, you guessed it, yandex.ru (which I NEVER use), Skillbrains (Lightshot maker), and prntscr.com (also Lightshot). I do not browse those websites and do not have any software (that I’m aware of) installed on my computers by that company.
Somebody, tell me, how is this not malware? Barring full reinstall of my OS how do I get rid of this bs?
Given all of this I highly doubt this is all Skillbrains/Lightshot did to my computer. I wouldn’t be shocked if they’ve got even more serious spyware installed that I didn’t have the good fortune of accidentally discovering yet.