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Old 02-12-2017, 01:03 PM   #1
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I have acquired a virus on my Windows 10 Desktop that Windows Defender cannot wipe clean. It's called Exploit.Poweliks.Gen.4. If someone can give me an understandable solution to this it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:53 PM   #2
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Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit should handle it.
Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit - MajorGeeks

It has a 14-day trial of its premium version, then it reverts to the free version witch is on-demand scanning only.

You may want to follow it up with the full Malwarebytes Anti-Malware just to be safe.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/deta...i_malware.html
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Also give AdwCleaner a go
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Thanks guys!!!
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Those suggestions didn't work.
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Old 02-13-2017, 07:17 AM   #6
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Try following the steps in this guide How to remove the Poweliks Trojan (Removal Guide)
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Old 04-11-2017, 04:10 AM   #7
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It looks like a nasty Trojan virus. The best way to remove such thing is to use removal tool.

There are many malware tools available in the market, and most of them can be used to deal with malware. However, not every tool can detect and remove all types of malware threats. Hence, sometimes you need to install different tools on your PC. Below I will list several tools that I find useful in dealing with malware.



- Malwarebytes Anti-Malware -
https://www.malwarebytes.com/antimalware/ - One of the best removal tools out there right now.


- TDSSKiller -
http://support.kaspersky.com/faq/?qid=208283363 - Rootkit removal tool from Kaspersky. Pretty snazzy if you ask me.

- Avira AntiVir Personal -
Avira Free Antivirus 15.0.19.164 - Really good free anti-virus application. Has somewhat annoying ad that pops up reminding you of all the fantastic other stuff you get it you would just buy it already. I've found this confuses and scares less savvy users that think it may be one of those fake-AV trojans.

-SpyHunter - Download Tool – Trymytools- Fix Your Malware&Virus Issues! - A powerful anti-malware program that can deal with different types of malware including Trojans, worms, viruses, browser hijackers, adware and PUPs.



- Microsoft Security Essentials -
Windows | Official Site For Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Laptops, PCs, Tablets & More - Microsoft's free Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware program. Has gotten great reviews and I've been using it on systems instead of Avira. Doesn't catch everything but neither does Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, ESET, Avira, Avast, Panda, Trend, etc . . .
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