It is worth rescanning after a fresh scan ? (MalwareBytes)

Lester23

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Hello recently I ran a scan with MalwareBytes for first time, it found like 40 threats. Then, I rescan again and it finds another threats. I do mention I'm not changing his search path, how many times I need to do this ? I'm pretty scared though (don't want any of my accs hijacked)
E: even the antivirus found the malware (Safe finder for browsers) it appeared again... any help ?
 
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Sounds like you have problems Malwarebytes can't completely delete. Run a good antivirus program as well. If they keep showing up the best solution is usually to reinstall Windows.

It really depends on what was found though.
 

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Malwarebytes is probably finding the same virus over and over again because it can't remove the original program that's running. No matter how many times you scan it will not be able to completely remove the virus.

You'll probably have to remove the virus manually. What's the name of the virus that it picks up?

 
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Sounds like you have problems Malwarebytes can't completely delete. Run a good antivirus program as well. If they keep showing up the best solution is usually to reinstall Windows.

It really depends on what was found though.
 

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If Malwarebytes finds and removes bugs, and they come back, it may be you need to disable a malicious program from msconfig... Search from the Cortana search bar for MSCONFIG and click on the result > go to the Startup tab > Open Taskmanager > Startup tab > select and disable unknown programs > Run Malwarebytes again... if it comes back again, download AdwCleaner from the Malwarebytes website.

If you find and disable the associated program from msconfig, Malwarebytes may or not ininstall it, and you may have to uninstall it manually.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
 

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Here's the virus: https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?name=Trojan%3aWin32%2fMefurac.E!cl that's what my Windows Defender and Malware Bytes keeps finding. It scares me a lot, even I removed this from ''Unistall a program'' and deleted it many times from quarantine (I'm sure I didn't click Restore)

It all happened when I wanted to install a software and it came with ''Safe Finder'', now I can't get rid of it from my browser. Even though I can't set Google as main search engine.
PS; I rebooted my PC as Windows Defender said to complete the action. I did a scan now and they didn't found anything but still ''Safe Finder'' it's on chrome like a search engine.
E: I deleted its extension, still no success
It creeps me a lot

E2: Apparently antivirus programs doesn't fix broken things made by malwares so I just reset Chrome, everything works normal for now. Thnak you for your support guys, you're the best ! :) (if I could nominate all of you as ''correct solution'' that'd be great)
 

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The AdwCleaner from the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware website should remove that adware... it can do what Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or most any other antitrojan can't.. That's why the Malwarebytes website includes a page with link to Toolslib... the AdwCleaner home website.

https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
 
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