Every morning recently after boot and upon opening Chrome I received a message from Avast that it had found this piece of malware and moved it to the Virus Vault. However it does not appear in the Vault at all (last entry Dec 2018).
It is either not being moved or it is and then returns on a reboot.
I am reluctant to use anti malwarebytes because it caused me a major problem the last time I tried to use it so I have shut down the Software Removal Tool by removing permissions.
I have noticed that Avast says it will remove the problem if I Upgrade to a paid version. Given that it is not showing up anywhere I am wondering if it is trying to scare me into paying for the service?
john bunyan Thanks for the suggestion. I don't have 'misgivings' as such because I have been using Malwarebytes for years, but the last time I used it on this machine it caused a massive crash which stopped me from even booting. It was so bad that after a while I was ready to give up and completely re-install until I managed to resolve it using a suggestion from this Forum. As I said I will use it but only in the last resort.
Ok , but I would try ADWCleaner. I wonder if it is worth turning off Avast, temporarily , and running Defender? Again wait for other input. I assume you have looked in Programmes and Features in Control Panel for any recent programmes you don’t recognise?
john bunyan I've been looking for my previous thread but, if I remember correctly, I couldn't even boot into safe Mode. Eventually I followed some advice from here and managed to remove MBAM, then immediately did a restore. If I could find the thread at least I would have a reference point if the problem was repeated.
I have a win10 lappy and only use Defender on that. Would it be safe to only use the free Microsoft Security Essentials on this Win7 machine?