How to remove windows update/security virus

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  1. MaelRadecs

    MaelRadecs Best Damn ODST
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    Hello folks, I've recently encountered a newer virus alongside @Flanders which essentially freezes your windows security and update. It's hidden in cracked versions of photoshop and other things, basically putting harmful DLL's on your system which tamper with the registry (or so I think)

    If you don't think you have this, well you might! It's rather tricky to discover because that's all it actually does. This is considerably dangerous because you will not be able to update windows or utilize the in-built security functions the OS offers. Future viruses will go right past your firewall and you won't be able to remove them with the OS's in-built security.

    Now, to see if you have it?

    Open up windows update, click on 'check for updates'. Taking forever? Not working? You probably have it.

    Another way of seeing is opening up windows security. If the only thing you see is 'Security at a glance' and nothing beneath it... Well, you have it.

    How to remove it?

    You'll need to install Microsoft's Windows Update Tool and manually reinstall windows again. In doing so, Windows Security will essentially reboot successfully and quarantine the harmful DLL's.

    You can find the Windows Update Tool here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10


    To find said DLL's, you'll also want to use a program called Autoruns. It's like an advanced version of task manager, showing literally everything that is on start-up: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/autoruns

    Once you've manually reinstalled Windows 10, you can utilize Autoruns to find said DLL's and remove them, as it'll show you what files it has quarantined. The files that are quarantined won't be able to harm your computer any longer, so you should be alright anyways if you decide to keep them on there for whatever reason.

    Confused?

    I'm willing to voice chat and run anyone through this removal process if they have the virus.

    Alternatively? I've linked a video down below where someone had the same issue and can help you out!



    Have a good day!
     
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  2. Sloth

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    @Flanders

    Please don't tell me you own a company and still use a cracked version of photoshop
     
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  3. Flanders

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    Real talk though. Our on-site machines all use proper licensed versions of the Adobe suite, but not by choice. I used a cracked version at home because I refuse to spend a dime more than I have to on Adobe's predatory business model that takes advantage of their monopoly on the professional creative industry.
     
  4. Sloth

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    Commit Tax Fraud.
     
  5. Flanders

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    Been there, tried that, got audited. 2/5 wouldn't recommend
     
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  6. Yurrie

    Yurrie Molecule
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    i don't have this virus :grinning:
     
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  7. Ricsow

    Ricsow professional retard

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    Just get Affinity Photo, it‘s a one time pay.
     
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