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Aw crud I think I accidentaly ran malware

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    Windows 8.1

    Aw crud I think I accidentaly ran malware


    When I went to use my computer I noticed that on Steam I had a message that a friend of one of my steam friends wanted to trade with me, and he linked to the person's profile. I didn't notice that the url was "http://steawommunity.com" and of course when it asked me to download and run a helper tool to verify my identity I ran it (because it seemed like a sensible improvement over the stupid mandatory email verification). Five seconds later I noticed the misspelling and moved the file to the trash, but I think it was too late. Windows defender quick scan didn't find anything, and spybot scanning of the file itself showed it to be clean.

    But spybot refuses to do a system scan, closing immediately (I had just installed it so maybe I checked a wrong setting). Windows Defender is still doing a full system scan.

    What the hell did I run? I uploaded it to kapersky virus reporting but they haven't told me the results yet.
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    Why don't you try Malwarebytes ?
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    Windows 8.1


    Good question.
    Running it now.
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    It's still scanning, but so far I think I either don't have a virus or I have a particularly sneaky/bad one. My system is acting completely normal and I haven't found anything suspicious in program uninstaller or either programs folder.

    Malwarebytes did not find anything in memory or the registry so I might be in the clear. It's still scanning the filesystem.
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    Windows 8.1


    Malwarebytes didn't find anything, but I still don't know what that file was.

    I got it from [address removed for security]

    Which looked genuine at first glance, but I don't know what the file did. It automatically downloaded when I tried to login (fortunately I typed in the wrong username - I had abbreviated out my last name but I still login with the full one and forgot)
    Last edited by Barman58; 27 Nov 2014 at 12:43. Reason: adress removed for saftey of other users, just in case it's a bad address ;)
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    There's also Advance Cleaner to try.
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    And HitmanPro.

    HitmanPro 3 - SurfRight
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    Any updates?
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