Receiving malware spam notifications

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jaywag85

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Jul 12, 2021
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I made a foolish mistake by installing a questionable program and accidentally hitting Enter when it asked to allow changes with these unknown sources. I have since uninstalled the original software, but my PC is receiving frequent and endless notifications from kokotrokot.com and apsolumente.com. I have scanned using MalwareBytes, Emsisoft Emergency Kit, and HitmanPro with no results, no quarantine, etc. They appear in my Windows Notifications, mostly trying to bait me into reactivating McAfee, or updating Chrome. If I dismiss one, another immediately pops up. I cannot locate anything within Chrome having to do with these, either. I'll try to add a screenshot, but any assistance is greatly appreciated.
 
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Hello, Welcome to MalwareTips.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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Follow the first part of the instructions on this page.

PUP.Optional.PushNotifications

Restart the computer normally.

Download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST).
Choose the 32 or 64 bit version for your system.
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Ensure that you are in an Administrator Account
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Check the boxes as seen here:
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Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.
[img=[URL]http://deeprybka.trojaner-board.de/eset/eng/attachlogs.png[/URL]]

Attach the file(s). A 2 Steps process.
Reply to this topic.
Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.
Click the file you wish to Attach. <- Step 1.
Click Attach this file. <- Step 2.
Click the Add reply button.

Please post the logs for my review.

Let me know what problems persists.

Wait for further instructions

p.s.
The Farbar program is updated often.
If it's identified as suspicious by your Anti-Virus program trust it if Downloaded from the link I provided.
You should restore the program from the Quarantine folder.
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