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Not sure if i accidently installed a virus

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    Windows 8.1

    Not sure if i accidently installed a virus


    Click image for larger version I just wanted to know if this is a virus. It started poping up after i installed some video editing software, and i cant close it. Any ideas on what this is?



    P.S. when i ran McAfee's Stinger, it closed out.
    and i tracked down the .exe file and it is secureupdater.exe
    Last edited by jammerbam; 05 Dec 2014 at 13:31.

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  2. #2


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    Windows 8


    It Defiantly looks like a Virus . Especially if it's closing out Official Virus Protectors like McAfee.You need to REMOVE whatever hell program you downloaded and Run a Full scan so it can fix whatever damage that program has done. I believe it is Either Spyware or Trojan.
    Last edited by Momosaki; 05 Dec 2014 at 14:17. Reason: Misspelled something.
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    Windows 8.1


    what ever this is, it didnt close out my virus scanners, it closed it self out when i ran Stinger
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    Windows 8.1


    i found the source of that .exe file and deleted it. Now i have this weird user account labeled:

    Account Unknown(S-1-5-21-1397405003-771758488-3733770779-1004)

    i have no idea what this user account is, the weird thing is though when i go to user accounts i don't see anything but my user
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center
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    Windows 8.1


    It found no threats.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jammerbam View Post
    is is safe to use?
    Yes.
    I just used it.
    Took about 15 minutes.
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    Windows 8.1


    yea it found no threats but im still spooked that there is an unknown user that has access to the whole system
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    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by jammerbam View Post
    yea it found no threats but im still spooked that there is an unknown user that has access to the whole system


    Do a System Restore to the point prior to the software download. Or if more concerned a System Refresh.


    System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8.1


    So i got that portion removed, but now my browser keeps redirecting to yahoo search with a random URL in the search box.
    How do i fix it. (I already tried to do a full reset on firefox)
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