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Kudos0

Windows and Norton

So recently i purchased and downloaded something for GTA V. I downloaded it knowing it was a trustworthy source. Windows defense popped up and said something about it puting my PC at risk. I did some research, and article said that it was just saying that it had not been reviewed by others therefore it is going to remain suspicious until windows is told it’s not. I scanned the file it’s self with Norton and it said there where no threats. Then my keybinds where all messed up. If i clicked D it would open something and i couldn’t type ETC. It could have been when i was trying to find a shortcut when finding a way to minimize my applications. Anyways, i deleted the software and shut down and started my pc back up again. I did two quick scans and Norton gave me the ok. It worked fine after and none of my keybinds where messed up anymore. Am i safe? Or is there something that may have been downloaded such as a Trojan in the backround? Thank you!

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Kudos0

Re: Windows and Norton

Hi, WillT133. If you've deleted the download and also run clean scans, you should be fine.

Did you do a full restart, as that would have been worth doing to eliminate any operating issues.

Also, try running a full scan with MalwareBytes Free edition.

It will often pick up pups/puas and other unwanted programs, as Norton concentrates mainly on virus detections/removal.

If all comes up clean again, I think you can relax.

Windows 10 Home X 64
Kudos0

Re: Windows and Norton

Will, in addition to my earlier post, I'd suggest a FULL Norton Scan as well, as quick scans don't scan your entire computer.

Also RESTART, as opposed to shut down and boot up, as per this article.

To restart (or reboot) a system means that the computer goes through a complete shutdown process, then starts back up again. This is frequently required after software installations or during troubleshooting.

Hope that helps.

Windows 10 Home X 64

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