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Offline curiousA4h

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So I downloaded this .exe file as I kept getting a message for it and being suspicious I run it in the avast sandbox. It started a setup which I allowed to run and see what Avast does. Suddenly avast gave the virus message and the computer became nonresponsive for a few seconds until I did CTRL+ALT+DEL and then it went back to usual desktop. The malicious program looked like a adobe setup and said setup completed, which I know is fake. However, it also generated an error message saying it is not getting required previleges from administrator before the compuer screen became blank for a few seconds.

Later I deleted the .exe. I ran virus scan and all was clean. I also tried to find why I was getting this request and it seems it has to do with bittorrent which I have removed from my machine.

Do I need to format the computer? Has my security and data protection been compromised? What do I do next?

Offline Pondus

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do you have a download link to the file?




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Offline Ian107

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Hello,

I am getting that request as well, I have done nothing about it but cancel. How do I stop the damm thing doing that request every 2 minutes anyway? This only started after windows 10 made its way into my life btw

Cheers for your time,

Ian

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How do I stop the damm thing doing that request every 2 minutes anyway?
Instructions given above