I recently upgraded some desktop PC components (GPU, SSD). I decided to perform a clean install of Windows 10 onto the SSD. I used a USB created using the Installation Media tool provided by Microsoft, which I created on my personal laptop.
During the initial Windows Update after the first restart, a Trojan “Trojan:HTML/Phish.GR!MSR” is immediately identified, without me doing anything else aside from the Windows Update. No webpages visited, no files downloaded, nothing.
I’m no security expert, so I tried swapping my old parts with the upgraded ones to control the cause and check if my new components had anything to do with it, but it appears randomly. I suspect it’s the installation USB, but not sure.
Any idea what could cause this? What can I do if I can’t even trust a clean Windows install?!
Windows Defender flags microsoft_logo_ee5c8d9fb6248c938fd0dc19370e90bd.svg as the threat. The file is in the IE cache somewhere