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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 04:36:20 am »
ok....again thank you very much.   I didnt think it came from my behavior, it sounds like MS's behavior more and that I'll need to lean on their recommendations. 

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 04:13:47 am »
hmm....ok, I would imagine somewhere in my cpu there is a log of those updates....any idea where I can see if it was updated around that time?

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 04:02:50 am »
the upgrade your talking about is that an automatic one that windows did? 

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:45:13 am »
man, that sucks....do you have any ideas how/why this could have happened?  I literally use this to pay bills, run sound for my band and run some football pools. 

And its been fine til a few months ago....


With what is 'not' repaired at this point is there a risk of any catastrophic issues?  or is whats not working a minimal thing and for lack of a better word...cosmetic? 

I'll follow up on a windows forum, and great appreciate your help and expertise in trying to assist me. 

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 03:00:48 am »
I went back and tried to rerun the program, it kept wanting to update and wouldnt let me run it.  so I deleted it, and clicked the link to reinstall it.

I ran as administrator, i did not get the pop up this time at the beginning.  However...It ran, and I got the same results....

started the scan as admin (right click, run as admin)...let it do its thing, at the end it said that the FRST log was created in the same directory as the .exe (or something similar to what you posted....it then opened a notepad window with an error, and another window that said created addition.txt file in the same directory as FRST.  Only button to click on was ok, which then brought the 'active' window to the 2nd notepad screen, which is blank...with an error that says could not locate the frst.txt file...do I want to create one?  I click yes, and both notepads are blank....

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 01:39:02 am »
HEre are the logs

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 01:37:32 am »
completed, didnt show any errors....this time.   restarted.....

I did get the proxy thing again when I first tried to load the forum, however, a simple refresh brought the page up fine.  I'll continue to browse a bit here....


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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 12:34:38 am »
What came with the laptop when I purchased it is Windows 10 Home, 64 Bit (x64 based processor)

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 16, 2019, 12:18:19 am »
Completed, ran once...when I first got home, it either went really quick or took me longer than normal to change in to my relaxing clothes, lol...


Sat down and ran it again and it went through the 'repair' process. 

Not sure if there is something I should be looking for.  I know when I tried to pull up the forum here, I did initially get a proxy error, but eventually it loaded and seems ok. 


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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:38:45 am »
its definately better...the one website I was trying to purchase those files from played the audio samples fine, added to cart fine...I had some issues checking out, not sure if it was cpu or website related....but its a move in the right direction. 

What do you see if anything in the logs, I'll continue to monitor tonight as I have plenty of stuff to catch up on. 

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:25:09 am »
so literally after I posted that last question...it went further and came up with this...I've attached what you asked that was available as well. 

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.18362.295]
(c) 2019 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\WINDOWS\system32>DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.18362.1

Image Version: 10.0.18362.295

[==========================100.0%==========================]
Error: 0x800f081f

The source files could not be found.
Use the "Source" option to specify the location of the files that are required to restore the feature. For more information on specifying a source location, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=243077.

The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

C:\WINDOWS\system32>

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 15, 2019, 01:08:48 am »
How do I know when its finished... there was a % that climbed up and it's been on the 100% for a bit, with the cursor flashing after the [=======100%=======] _


Is there more or is that "it" and I should restart, it maybe took about 15 min...

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 14, 2019, 05:25:45 am »
Ok, so I downloaded it....reference issues from #1 of my previous post, lol...but i got it.

started the scan as admin (right click, run as admin)...let it do its thing, at the end it said that the FRST log was created in the same directory as the .exe (or something similar to what you posted....it then opened a notepad window with an error, and another window that said created addition.txt file in the same directory as FRST.  Only button to click on was ok, which then brought the 'active' window to the 2nd notepad screen, which is blank...with an error that says could not locate the frst.txt file...do I want to create one?  I click yes, and both notepads are blank....

I reran the scan again, and got the same issue..  when I have the C:\Users\theme\Desktop window open, I can see the initial FRST program link there....but nothing else after that when sorted by time/date modified.





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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 14, 2019, 04:37:36 am »
well the behavior that is triggering my searching and interest is that for the past month or 2 at most internet pages have been loading very poorly.  its not a speed thing cause I can stream other devices fine, I can game/download updates with xbox fine, its only on my laptop.

Here is a few scenarios I've noticed:

1) check my gmail so I can get my nfl pools up and running this year...type in gmail.com.  Previously it would be up and running in maybe 1-2 seconds...now, my browser tab spins for anywhere from 5-10 seconds.  Then one of 2 things happens (really 3 things), a) the page loads fine, b) the page displays an error that says "<insert website name here> failed to send any data".  Now...the tab is still spinning when that pops up so the b1)error is that it will stop there and nothing happens, b2) error pops up, tab is still spinning and ultimately (another 5-10 seconds it will load the page fine).  I've noticed this with random web pages at random times.  I just tried the gmail.com website and it loaded fine within about 3-4 seconds (acceptable).  But...while waiting for responses on this thread (playing Madden on xbox) I was shopping for my wife's birthday this weekend and had a hell of a time loading search results on google for an item I'm looking for.  I found an item, looked like it was via amazon.com and clicked on the item description, picture, item title....all of them seemed to want to link to Amazon's website...but all failed to load the page and ultimately stopped running. 

2) While surfing my guitar/gear forums...among the issues in number one intermittently happening...when I CAN load a thread....and someone has posted a youtube video or similar...those will show up as the same error as number one...only way to load it (its like a game of roulette) is to refresh the page...which then might not even refresh resorting back to issue 1.  This was particularly frustrating last night as I was trying to purchase something from the website https://www.3sigmaaudio.com/electric-impulses/  As you can see on that site (if you dont want to go its fine....there are several windows where you can 'add to cart' that also included a short audio sample which I had a hell of a time getting to work right...but even then when I was convinced I wanted to purchase some of the files...i spent 30 minutes trying to get the 'add to cart' links to work right.  I eventually got 3 of the 4, but could not get the last one to load/add correctly.

3) while using my credit union's online banking, again the web page has the issues in #1...the place where I enter id/password will pop up with the same issue as number 2, and if left alone for a minute will eventually load...or need to be refreshed...resorting back to the issues in number 1.

This is all new behavior since I switched internet companies...again, no idea why that matters when i'm connected to the same router/modem as other devices and nothing on my laptop was touched during installation.  Its not normal for this machine either as I've had it around a year-ish...

I'm open to any ideas....that could be causing it cause its very time consuming and frustrating.  I unfortunately did not have the 'restore' function turned on prior to the issues happening so a simple system restore isnt an option...if that would even be an possible solution.

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Malware removal help / Re: Proxy Virus - need help eliminating
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:57:51 am »
Yes, that worked....attached

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