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Old 08-31-2021, 12:13 PM   #31
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I'm slightly amused that one very similar thread was just closed, and now this one being bumped.
I hope user A-Okay, who did the bumping, will look through all the output OP provided for them.

But, once again, stated many times in this thread now:
Look at the most likely explanations first, and only then go searching for unicorns.
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Old 08-31-2021, 02:31 PM   #32
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Hi, you need to use parameters to localize it.

How at all are you thinking, you're the victim of a RAT?

The only thing I would check for is the "snpp" but i can't see anything unsual going on in your post.

If you already wiped your HD/SSD and reinstalled the OS, I think the RAT would be gone, unless some1 has access to your wlan,eth0 or router.

Correct me, if I'm wrong!

Edit: I did not check all of your logs. Since the commands I gave you where just ideas. You need to use parameters. You'll find a lot of information by googling the commands or just use: man <cmd>

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Old 08-31-2021, 05:16 PM   #33
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Is it possible for a RAT to hide in the BIOS

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Old 09-14-2021, 02:14 PM   #34
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Some very good points here.

If I ever thought that my PC has malware, it would be an automatic wipe and reinstall of all OSs.

I'm hoping that the phish was a valuable learning experience for you (I mean that constructively). As a rule, if I ever suspect a phish attempt, I will contact the actual company by phone before clicking any link in the correspondence. As well, the SMS from your carrier that you'd been hacked was actually your carrier, and not another phish.

I'd like to add that if your hard drive has bad sectors, you'll probably be wanting to replace it. Usually once they start failing, they're untrustworthy and continue to get worse.
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So, the fact the phish was on the phone but the suspected trojan was on the PC is setting off red flags to me in terms of fake post, or lack of understanding how malware works. This thread, IMHO, falls into the controversial "I think I was hacked" category. Could be OP literally has no idea how malware works and is making the assumption that one affected device can infect others. That's plausible. Maybe I am being too harsh and need to go back to my corner...


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