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So yesterday I decided I was going to do a fresh install as things were starting to slow down so I ordered myself a 250gb WD Black NVMe SSD.

I made a brand new install drive with a brand new memory stick and removed all my existing drives. Installed Windows onto the new NVMe and it booted perfect.

I used ninite to install a few programs then I started to get warnings about a Trojan, checked malwarebytes and nothing came up but windows defender kept popping up with threats.

I have removed the NVMe and put my old drives back in and all is good.

What should I do with the new drive?
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It could have been a false positive if MB diddnt pick anything up.
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Stop using programs to install programs.

Format it, you'll be gucci again..

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What would cause this? And how would I actually remove it? I don't want to just stop windows defender popping up just incase it's genuine
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Craig wroteStop using programs to install programs.

Format it, you'll be gucci again..

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You think ninite could have caused this?

Will do a format once I'm back home
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I've never heard of it so couldn't say. But just install stuff from the developers websites. If nothing else at least you're getting the latest versions.
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I'd do a scan with Windows Defender and see what it picks up. You should be able to see it's location so you will know what caused it.

It could be a possibility that when you downloaded the programs via ninite, it installed the extras that comes with some programs. I've not seen this happen before but it's possible.
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so I formatted the new drive and installed another fresh copy of Windows, I installed Malwarebytes and Google Chrome from the official site and again Windows Defender came up with a Trojan

any help?
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AlexPX3 wroteso I formatted the new drive and installed another fresh copy of Windows, I installed Malwarebytes and Google Chrome from the official site and again Windows Defender came up with a Trojan

any help?

Where does it say the virus is? Take a screenshot of it and show us
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Send a screenshot of what it says. It'll be more help.

Where did you get your Windows image from? Was it direct from Microsoft?
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