Malware Analysis I have a windows app of TED which shows a skull, is my PC infected?

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Purshu_Pro

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Today I opened my start menu and I found this hanging around instead of the official TED icon. I got skeptical and didnt open the app. What could this be guys?

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How does the "TED" app appear in the Start Menu?
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Open Start Menu
Right-click > More > Turn Live Tile off

No change?
Right-click > Uninstall

Launch Microsoft Store
Get App: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/ted/9wzdncrfj07f

Apps from the Microsoft Store are located in C:\Program Files\WindowsApps
 
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RoboMan

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These are the kind of infections I dream about waking up to, the ones that will inject me with the adrenaline of "oh my god after so many years I'm infected WHAT AM I GONNA DO NEXT?". But all I get is cookies, cookies, AND COOKIES! :(
 

Vasudev

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Today I opened my start menu and I found this hanging around instead of the official TED icon. I got skeptical and didnt open the app. What could this be guys?

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Grab a AV LiveCD from Eset or kaspersky and scan Program Files\WindowsApps to remove the hacked app. Normally you need TrustedInstaller privilege to delete them.
 

lunarlander

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Always have a drive image handy. Always, always, always. If the removal tools don't work and you don't have backup, you lose everything and have to a clean install of Windows and have to re-setup your security and other programs. If your security set up is elaborate, it will take time.
 
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