Windows Script Host error popping up, Can not find script file "C:/Users/Public/Libraries/Checks.vbs".

Hello so yesterday i randomly turned on avast antivirus to do a clean check on my pc. 10 Minutes later i got a windows script host error saying, Can not find script file "C:/Users/Public/Libraries/Checks.vbs". Since then it has been popping up every 2 minutes and did research on how to fix it but nothing is working. I tried to turn of avast, go into regedit and clean stuff in there that might have to do with it, etc. Please help me as soon as possible on how to disable it or how to fix it!

Kind Regards, 

Bastiaan

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Hi bastiaanbijen, that is the remnants of malware that has been removed from your system by Defender or your chosen Anti-virus package

You should run a scan with the free version of MalwareBytes to see if it can remove this errror message . . .

https://www.malwarebytes.com/

If that does not remove this annoyance, here is a way to stop the popup

Open File Explorer

Go to C:/Users/Public/Libraries/

On the View Ribbon make sure you can see file name extensions

Create a new text file and add this text to that file:

WScript.Quit

Save that text file, then rename it to (change the txt files extension to vbs):

Checks.vbs

That's it, restart your PC and that annoyance will be gone . . .
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