I did an upgrade to my computer last week. I got everything up and running, all of my software installed, and all was fine.
Until this morning.
I woke up to find that I was infected with a malicious program called Startpoint. It was nasty. It high jacked my internet browser, and according to online sources, it is also a keylogger and leaves your system open to numerous exploits.
I tried quite a few tricks to rid myself of it. Following online directions didn’t work- using three different anti virus programs didn’t work. I tried editing the registry directly, that didn’t work.
Finally, I used Malware Bytes. That did the trick. It found 6 entries in the Registry that I had missed, along with two files that reinstalled the program every time it was deleted.