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Strange issue with my Asus laptop Windows 10, Not sure if caused by Malware


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Run CKScanner

  • Download CKScanner from here and save it to your desktop.
  • Doubleclick CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
  • After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File.
  • A message box will verify that the file is saved.
  • Double-click the CKFiles.txt icon on your desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.


Check the operating system


  • Press Windows icon on your Desktop, together with the letter R.
  • Type cmd, and press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run Command Prompt as administrator.
  • Copy and paste the following command and press Enter:
slmgr /dli
  • After running the command, you will get a report. Please take a screenshot of what you got and attach it in your next reply. Here is an article where you can see how do you take a screenshot with the snipping tool, in case you need it.


Scanning with SecurityCheck by glax24


  • Download SecurityCheck by glax24 from here and remember the tool on the desktop.
  • Run the program right-click the administrator name
  • Wait for the scan to finish. It will open in a text file named SecurityType.txt. Copy the contents of this file to your next post
  • You can find this file in the root of the system disk in a folder called SecurityCheck, C: \ SecurityCheck \ SecurityCheck.txt


Re-scan with FRST


  • Double-click FRST.exe/FRST64.exe to run it.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • When finished, it will produce logs called FRST.txt and Addition.txt in the same directory the tool was run from.
  • Please copy and paste the logs in your next reply.



CK Scanner Log:


CKScanner 2.5 – Additional Security Risks – These are not necessarily bad

c:program files (x86)asusatk packageatk…


The strange, unexplained journey of ToTok in Google Play fuels user suspicions

Promotional image of smartphone app.

Enlarge (credit: ToTok.ai)

In late December, Google and Apple removed the ToTok social messaging app from their marketplaces after US intelligence officials told The New York Times it was a tool for surreptitious spying by the United Arab Emirates government. About a week later, Google reinstated the Android version of the app with no explanation, a move that confounded app users and security experts. Now Google has once again baffled industry watchers by once again banishing the app without saying why. (Apple, meanwhile, has continued to keep the iOS version of ToTok out of the App Store.)

(credit: @sooohaib)

Over the past few days, Play Protect, the Google service that scans Android devices for apps that violate the company’s terms of service, started displaying a warning that says: “This app tries to spy on your personal data, such as SMS messages, photos, audio recordings, or call history. Even if you have heard of this app or the app developer, this version of the app could harm your device.”

The message, displayed to the right, then gives the user the option to either “uninstall” or “keep app (unsafe).”

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Biz & IT – Ars Technica

Two strange (and impractical) ways to hack an iPhone and a Mac

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The Strange Journey of an NSA Zero-Day—Into Multiple Enemies’ Hands – WIRED

The Strange Journey of an NSA Zero-Day—Into Multiple Enemies’ Hands  WIRED

The notion of a so-called zero-day vulnerability in software is supposed to mean, by definition, that it’s secret. The term refers to a hackable flaw in code that the …

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