Can I Be Sure Skeeyah! Is Actually Gone?

concernedtemp

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Howdy,

Last night Windows Defender gave me an alert that it had detected the Skeeyah malware. I've actually had this malware before on another system, and Windows Defender was able to detect it but not able to remove it. In this case though, Defender seemed to immediately quarantine and remove the threat, and I've since run frequent deep scans with Defender, Microsoft Safety Scanner, and Malwarebytes and there doesn't seem to be anything on my system.

Can I be sure that this malware was actually removed despite it's infamously stubborn nature? Or am I better off once again reinstalling the OS?

Thankyou.
 

kasiourasg

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Well, most kinds of malware will leave some kind of trace. They could be visible through what they are doing or through the task manager.

If you're that worried about it that you don't even trust your security programs, then you could just format your main drive and re-install your OS.
 

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