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Bobcarper99

MalwareBytes To The Rescue....Way To Go

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I don't get a chance very often to post a success story, but this is one of them. About a week ago, strange things began to appear on my computer. At first, they were little warning notices that would creep in on the lower right corner of the screen. These were from a source called "Security Center" and warned that my computer was undergoing an attack by viruses.

I didn't believe these notices and took no action to click on the TrustSoldier entry line. Next, pop-ups began to appear at the lower edge of the screen. By then, it looked like I had an annoying problem and I didn't know how to get rid of it.

By the next day, full screen messages began to appear from TrustSoldier. It kept on repeating the options...do I want TrustSoldier to act on my problem, or do I want to ignore the threat. These full screen messages appeared every five minutes. I could not get any work done because these messages kept getting in my way.

I went over to Google to see if there were any TrustSoldier posts. There were a bunch of them, and MalwareBytes 1.4.1 was cited as an effective killer for TrustSoldier. However, I could not download MalwareBytes because our friend Windows Vista was blocking the download. I tried another anti-malware software package. This downloaded successfully, but I could not get the software to begin removing the malware that was infecting my computer.

The next day I tried to download MalwareBytes once again. This time, quite by accident, I got into a downloader that evaded the scrutiny of Windows. MalwareBytes downloaded and compiled successfully. The appearance of a MalwareBytes icon on my desktop was proof enough of a successful compile

It was now time to run the scan. This took slightly under two hours. 187 files were found that were infected Following the software along, this resulted in a list provided by Notepad. I ran the removal software and the computer re-booted. There was not any more sightings of Trust Soldier that day

The next day, I re-ran MalwareBytes. It caught only seven files that were infected. However, one of these files belonged to TrustSoldier. This indicated that TrustSoldier managed to hide out when the computer was getting "cleansed." I re-ran the Malware Bytes software and the TrustSoldier malware was now history ;)

Bob Carper

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Welcome Bobcarper99 to MBAM Forum.

Nice to hear your problem was resolved by MBAM prog.

This time, quite by accident, I got into a downloader that evaded the scrutiny of Windows. MalwareBytes downloaded and compiled successfully.

If you don't mind can you reveal the name of the downloader, because it will be useful in this type of situations, for us.

Regards.

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Hi Bobcarper99 -

You will now find that you only need to run a quick scan to find if you are infected - That will find most problems and only take 5-7 mins -

The other main thing now is to always update (Malwarebytes anti malware) 'MBAM' every few days and especially prior to a scan - ;)

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Let me clear some things up... The quick scan will find 99.9% of what would be found through a full scan, so a quick scan is the only scanning method needed. This was spoken by one of the main developers of MBAM. The full scan is really only there for pleasing users who like to see "full scan" and it allows the ability to scan other drives or partitions. Secondly, it depends on how many files you have and the speed of your computer, but the quick scan is a lot faster than the full scan. It can range from 2 mins to 30 mins.

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