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Win32/PEPatch what should I do? [Closed]

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I was playing around on the Internet when I really should be sleeping (doesn't it always happen at the worst times?!) when I was in a website I frequent a lot and I received an alert from AVG 2014 Resident Shield about a virus, Win32/PEPatch, and it asked me if I wanted AVG to protect me or ignore the threat; so I chose protect me of course. Now, I know this isn't over just yet so I looked on the Internet and apparently this is a pretty nasty virus and accordingly to a blog post (from four years ago) it's not as easy to deal with as just asking AVG to protect me. So what should I do now? I'm running a full scan on AVG right now (and so far it hasn't found anything) and I plan on running a scan on Malwarebytes after that, but I'm really scared of losing everything (as the blog post claims it does). Please help me.

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I haven't experienced any strange behavior from my computer. I don't know if I should attach anything just yet, but I attached a screen capture of the information I get from the vault on AVG in case that helps.

The scans are done now, AVG found nothing and Malwarebytes detected four threats but these were unrelated to Win32/PEPatch, they're 2 PUP.Optional.Installex and 2 PUP.Optional.OpenCandy; the first two and one of the opencandy are on AppData\Local\Temp so I'm assuming these are safe to remove? and the other one is daemon tools lite 4454-0316 which I don't really need, even if I've had it since 2012 and I've run many malwarebytes scans without having any problems with that file.

Should I assume my computer is safe or should I still run a OTL scan?

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Edited by Hexbolts, 31 October 2013 - 11:43 AM.

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Hi Hexbolts and welcome at GeekstoGo!

I'm crooleeck and I'll try to help you. But first please notice that I'm not limitless, I'm not familiar with all software, I don't know everything. However, it has taken me years to learn what I know. I would be glad to help you.

Fight against malware is NOT instantaneous, most infections require several courses of action to completely eradicate. It's also time-consuming, so be patient! We all like to know final result, so if you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please post.

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Please be patient with me as I am currently in training, and all of my responses to you have to be reviewed by my instructor before I post them. Just keep in mind that you get the advantage as you have 2 people examining your issue.

Step 1:
Posted ImageOTL
OTL is currently our primary tool for searching key areas of the registry and other system locations for the telltale signs of malware. It generates a comprehensive log, and offers an initial diagnosis.

  • Download OTL to your desktop.
  • Double click on the OTL icon to run it.
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    Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Select: options:
    • All users.
    • 64-bit scan if appears.
    • Under Extra registry select Use SafeList
    • LOP Check
    • Purity Check
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  • Under the Custom Scan box paste this in:


  • Click the Run scan button.
When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and paste them into your reply.
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Step 2:
  • Download aswMBR to your desktop.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it.
  • Agreed to update.
  • Click the Scan button to start scan.

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  • On completion of the scan click Save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply

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