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MSIL/WebCompanion - is it a threat ?

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So I've decided today to run a scan manually and to my surprise it found 16 pup's,  most of them were harmless I guess, since it only quarantined 4 of them which were those MSIL/WebCompanion.A. I made my digging and it basically says its either a virus/malware. One site states that  MSIL/WebCompanion virus is detected by antivirus software since  it is a threat to your PC or web browse so how come it only detected it as a pup ? Another thing isn't ESET suppose to be doing this automatic scans ? Also my System cleaner seemed to be changed not in a default mode.  After the initial scan( which found these 16 pup's) and and cleaned/quarantine them I run the scan couple of times and It was clean, I also downloaded the free version of malwarebytes and the scan showed nothing( does it mean that I am clean ). And is there a chance that those 4 quarantined files could just come back w/o me doing that?

Couple of days ESET required me to restart my laptop in order to complete the update. 

I don't have BitTorent installed on my OS.

Oh and is it normal that I just had an " An app default was reset" so many often at the same time maybe someone is changing something to my laptop ?  Or I am being paranoid ? I posted a picture down 

Do you guys think that by the time I did this scan I might have been already hacked like browsing history, passwords and so forth ? 

P.S I am not really informed on this subject, so sorry if there were any stupid question, I am just dead worried.

 

 

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Question is how BitTorrent.exe ended up in your downloads folder.

To begin with, this is actually the download for uTorrent. Do you have uTorrent installed? And Eset should have thrown a PUA alert on the attempted download of it per the below screen shot. Did you ignore the Eset alert on the attempted download?

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I had BitTorrent installed before, but I uninstalled it long time ago. I checked if the "BitTorrent" was still in downloads - its not, nor its in my programs (control panel - uninstall programs) . I tried to install uTorrent again sometime ago but ESET was blocking it therefore - BitTorrent, but as I mentioned I uninstalled it because malwarebytes was detecting shady things. I checked I still have the u torrent in my downloads the one that u press and it starts to install (exe?).  Run eset on its clean. I don't think I have ignored ESET either. Is there a way to check the activity log ? And is there a way I can test if ESET will react. 

Do you think that thing could have stolen my passwords, seen my internet activity etc ? 

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1 hour ago, Tio said:

Is there a way to check the activity log ?

All Eset malware detections are logged to the Detections log.

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Thank you 

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