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  1. At least once a minute, for 15 minutes, from 11:27 to 11:42 local time, MalwareBytes notified me that it was blocking an outgoing connection to howlong.top at the IP address 109.206.182.9 and the port 60089, referencing that the connection was coming from Chrome and telling me the website was being blocked for malware threats. I've been using the premium trial of MalwareBytes for a bit now, and it expires in about 3 days. I performed a manual scan that found nothing as soon as I realized something may be wrong, and after it concluded, I got about 1 or 2 more notifications that the site had bee
  2. Hello - I have been “infected” by some sort of browser redirect, where ALL Google searches on both Chrome AND Safari are automatically redirected to Yahoo. On Chrome, the tab w/ results says “Wajam Yahoo Search” and on Safari, a URL that includes “searchpage.com” appears briefly before the Yahoo results page. I’ve tried multiple things on various forums and YouTube video, but nothing addresses this specific problem. Malwarebytes found 7 threats that were cleared, but none of them solved for the browser redirect problem. Please help, I’m getting desperate and don’t want to resort to
  3. I keep receiving the popup notification for "Website blocked due to riskware". It happens randomly while my browser is open and sometimes when I click onto new sites. Report: Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.com -Log Details- Protection Event Date: 4/28/18 Protection Event Time: 11:52 PM Log File: 21d2a0d6-4b69-11e8-a3b9-60e327017c38.json Administrator: Yes -Software Information- Version: 3.4.5.2467 Components Version: 1.0.342 Update Package Version: 1.0.4902 License: Trial -System Information- OS: Windows 10 (Build 16299.371) CPU: x64 File Syst
  4. Hello, So ive been furiously researching and trying to get rid of some malware (Ad by Advertise) i noticed on my Mac and I can't get rid of it. I downloaded malwarebytes and got zero hits at all. downloaded another program Antivirus Zap from app store and it found 3 items, deleted them all, and adware still there. I then noticed that if I opened chrome on a different chrome user account i had no adware at all and i was fine. I tested this further and opened a fresh windows server and downloaded chrome and then signed into my chrome account and WALA got adware. So basically I know for a fact 10
  5. Hello all, Everytime I open chrome I get a notification telling me that malwarebytes has blocked "api.testrequest.info" and there is usually a 1-4 after api. I have scanned with malwarebytes and used adwcleaner but the problem still persists. Anybody got an idea of how to fix this?
  6. I received an alert from tonights scan that contained the info at the bottom. Each of the mentioned Registry keys is completely empty. An example of one of the triggered files c:\userdata\ntuser.pol is clearly not infected by anything. The other .pol files are very similar, no indication of any malware. Although its uncler what that .exe is (i tried to run it in EC2 instance and it wont execute/install), the fact that empty registry keys and normal .pol files are mentioned give me concern about this detection. Nor am I experiencing any issues. Reg� [ S o f t w a r e
  7. Dear Forum members. I installed the Swagbucks extension into Chrome. It is a nuisance, and I'd like to get rid of it. I saw some tips on YouTube, which didn't help. Can't really find an answer using Google. So I'm turning to my trusted source of information ... this forum. I know you have all the answers ... right? KPP
  8. Trovi and Spigot returns every time I open Chrome. If I remove and restart and scan without opening Chrome, nothing is detected. If I then run Chrome and do a scan it will detect it. Please help. Log are attached. I appreciate it very much thank you! Addition.txt FRST.txt MBLog.txt
  9. So thank god for my older brother finding out about the crytomining drive by going on now effecting millions of people. I was one of them as my computer would start up launch chrome in background and will cause HDD usage to 100%. I used adwCleaner and found the PUPs. I actually said screw it and uninstalled Chrome entirely and Im now using Firefox. Now I did try and using aswMBR to scan and did see something show up in gold in some sorts saying somelike "memory lockup" for a driver or something and then it BSOD in in regular and safe mode. This is making me feel uneasy and I did make a scan wi
  10. Do you guys know some new/good (Material Designs) that i can enable in Chrome and some worth flags to enable for more security/speed and for Omnibox-tweaks such as Favicons and need some good/virus-free, trusted (Black Theme for Chrome, from Chrome Store!) that is good for the eyes. Already have enabled these Flags on Windows/Android: Fast tab/window close Smooth Scrolling Material Design in the rest of the browser's native UI Number of raster threads Tab audio muting UI control Strict site isolation (i have it enabled but it doesn't increase my RAM i
  11. Hey there, just an short question does Google chrome Themes from the official Chrme Store (For Desktop) can have Viruses inside them? or does Google always scan the themes that People have created and uploaded, is it even possible to get virus from Themes from the Google store :/ bc i want a good Black theme for my Chrome browser but i cant finy any good one, and im scared that i get a virus from themes hope somebody can help me out
  12. Software (all current as of Jan 13, 2018) OS: Win 7 x64 SP1 MB: Premium 3.3.1 AV: eSet v11 Roboform: 8.4.6.6 Chrome x64 When I'd run Chrome with Roboform enabled, I'd notice lag and high CPU use (2-5% constant) for the Roboform process (rf-chrome-nm-host.exe) attached to Chrome. This does not occur when I use Firefox x64 with Roboform enabled - the same executable is used for Firefox and the filename is not specific for Chrome (weird huh?). I used Procmon (from Sysinternals) to see what the Roboform process was doing only when Chrome was in use. There's a constant registr
  13. I'm a fan of the Chrome browser's Desktop Icons†, and had several of them, principally an icon for my Gmail. After installing MalWareBytes, and running a scan, and then quarantining the 21 items found, I was horrified to discover that my Chrome Icons had disappeared. I've appended the log as Malwarebytes.txt so you can see which files had been quarantined. I re-built my desktop icons and the next day, after Malwarebytes had quarantined the same 21 items, the icons were gone again. I began to notice the pattern. How can I determine if these 21 items are false positives, or indic
  14. Hello I need some help getting rid of an unwanted malware that took over the search engine on my chrome. It seems to be from yahoo but it is a malware. Reading other posts I saw that I needed to post my own topic so here I am. I will attached a screenshot of this nightmare thanks in advance.
  15. My other machine is blocked from the Internet as reported by Chrome and IE. Malwarebytes is blocking outbound every few seconds, referring to dropbox,norton wifi privacy, chrome, etc. I ran both Norton and Malwarebytes without a cable or wireless enabled. Neither found any issue. I'm typing this from another machine using the same network with no issue. Two other machines have accessed the network, also with no issues. I need some assistance to get the faulty machine back online. Thanks. Joel
  16. Heya, So lately I've noticed that our computer has one PUP file in the Google Chrome directory that keeps popping up. I can delete it, but whenever we start Google Chrome it reappears in scans. When I delete it, Google Chrome shuts down. Last time I ran a scan and it seemed that our PUP file has multiplied itself, at least I suspect that (there where 75 PUP files suddenly). After deleting these, they haven't showed up again. Nevertheless, because of this I really want to get rid of that one single PUP file that keeps reappearing whenever I open Google Chrome. Its name is PUP.Optional
  17. About an hour ago malwarebytes suddenly began flagging a bunch of outbound and inbound processes on my computer as malicious. I ran a scan (which I do every hour automatically anyway) and it found nothing. I made sure my database was updated. I shut off my modem and computer, etc. I tried getting onto the internet with opera instead of chrome, but couldn't establish a secure connection from that browser either. I am only on the internet now because I disabled malwarebytes malware protection. I saved screen shots of quite a few of my errors though not all of them. I just renewed my Malwarebytes
  18. I installed Malwarebytes on my android phone, using recommended settings. No malware found. I had been using Firefox and Chrome. Now neither one functions. I can still make calls. Appreciate any replies, no comment is too basic....
  19. The Fastest and Safest Web browsing experience! I am pleased to announce the Early Technical Preview of Malwarebytes for Chrome. This extension will protect our users from web annoyances such as Tech Support Scams, Ads, Trackers and Clickbait. What is it? Malwarebytes for Chrome provides a safer and faster web browsing experience by cleaning up unwanted content, resulting in up to 3x faster webpage load times while saving megabytes of bandwidth. It is the world’s first innovative browser extension which heuristically identifies and blocks Tech Support Scams browser-lockers wh
  20. When I run Chrome, Malwarebytes popup indicates: "Malwarebytes blocking outbound n65adsrv.com" I found on this forum to run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool. I have done that. I have attached the two text files from Farbar: FRST.txt and addition.txt Addition.txt FRST.txt
  21. Hello again forum, Thank you again AdvancedSetup for helping me with my inclk problem. I logged into my other laptop to clean the same issue, and discovered some additional issues. Hoping to get some assistance please. I ran MalwareBytes and ADWCleaner a few times each. It looks like there are a couple of items that are persistent. 1. Myfree Codec, and 2. Freemake Video Converter. 3. Also, although not in the current set of logs, pup.optional.legacy was also persistent. I also have a number of other computers in my household. Should I post the
  22. On a daily basis Malwarebytes scans detect , Name= PUP.Optional.Conduit , Type = File , Location=C:\Users\usersname\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\SecurePrefences So my question is. Is chrome infected with a potential threat or could this be a valid chrome file that is being detected as a threat. Thanks for any input.
  23. I'm pretty sure that I know what caused the problem, I installed PDF Exchange and during the install I accidentally gave my permission for it to change my default search engine to Yahoo. When I changed back to Google it kept changing back to Yahoo on reboot. I managed to stop the reinstall of Yahoo by doing a cleanup of Chrome, including removing it & reinstalling, but now on bootup of the OS (W10) on starting Chrome hangs with a blank white screen. If I close the window & restart Chrome will restart asking if I want to restore tabs. It then works fine until the next reboot. I've done
  24. Starting on Friday the 13th, I've been having a lot of trouble. I suspect a virus. The first problem I noticed was with Firefox, my default browser. It would not launch. When I look in Task Manager only about 8000kb loads into memory and then it chokes. Sometimes if I reboot I can get Firefox to open. But if I click the wrong thing it hangs or freezes. Once that happens Firefox is "tainted" somehow and it gets stuck at around 8000kb no matter what I try. Once this happens I can't get my back-up browsers (Chrome, Opera, etc.) to launch either. While struggling with that I found that I cou
  25. Hello, I have looked at various post on how to remove yontoo with Malwarebytes and it has come to this. I have followed the steps posted here: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/214325-chrome-secure-preferences-detection-always-comes-back/ I went ahead and turned off sync for all 3 accounts tied to my Chrome, removed all search engines except Google, and RESET Chrome. I was able to remove 3 of the 4 infections tied to it but the one infection cannot be quarantined at all...... Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. I have also tried HitmanPro as I saw in older post
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