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A couple of week ago, I noticed that Chrome would randomly switch to using yahoo search when I typed a term in the omnibox. I scanned my computer with Hitman Pro, but didn't find anything other than tracking cookies. So, I scanned it with Malwarebytes, and it found several PUPs. I finished up the scan/quarantine, and when I reopened Chrome, none of the pages opened - they would load indefinitely with the occasional "Page Unresponsive" popup. Chrome only worked if I disabled sandbox, and each time I ran MB, it seemed to quarantine the same group of PUPs. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome but kept running into errors when using the online installer. I had to install the desktop version of Chrome, which appears to be working with sandbox enabled, but I can't set it as my default browser (I don't know if this is Chrome or MB related). MB is still finding the same PUPs when I run it, but I'm hesitant about quarantining them because of the issues I had in the past. I also ran AdwCleaner, which appeared to find another PUP, but I didn't remove it for the same reason. I don't know which log files I should attach. To start, here's the zip file generated by the MB Support tool. mbst-grab-results.zip
I have a couple of PUPs that i want to keep, and it annoys me that they keep coming up in my scans. I want to know how to exclude SOME PUPs from my scans, but i cant figure out how to do that. If you use the "Allow" list, please tell me where to find Registry Keys, and Values in explorer (If thats even possible). IF there is another thread with this information (Specificaly for Malwarebyte 4.1.0) please give me the link Thanks for any help given!
About 2 weeks ago, Malwarebytes Premium 188.8.131.52 flagged PUP.Optional.SaveRecipes. I have PUPs set to warn, not quarantine, but I decided to quarantine this one for a while, since I knew nothing about it. It's true that I do look for recipes on the Internet, but this was the first time this PUP was flagged. It was apparently in C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\yr7xoxf3.default\extensions\. My question is, how am I supposed to determine if it's a potentially useful program that may help me save recipes (which sometimes have unfriendly formatting), or whether it could somehow be malicious? Is the fact that it was added to my computer without my knowledge the only problem? I haven't noticed any difference in the time it has been in quarantine. I'm willing to zap it if it's in any way problematic, but I would like to know how I can tell. I should also mention that I run Malwarebytes scans every day, and the scans have turned up no other problems. Thanks in advance.
hello not very familiar with malware and stuff of this sort but can I remove these? # ------------------------------- # Malwarebytes AdwCleaner 184.108.40.206 # ------------------------------- # Build: 01-27-2020 # Database: 2020-01-24.1 (Cloud) # Support: https://www.malwarebytes.com/support # # ------------------------------- # Mode: Scan # ------------------------------- # Start: 02-05-2020 # Duration: 00:00:21 # OS: Windows 10 Pro # Scanned: 34824 # Detected: 4 ***** [ Services ] ***** No malicious services found. ***** [ Folders ] ***** No malicious folders found. ***** [ Files ] ***** No malicious files found. ***** [ DLL ] ***** No malicious DLLs found. ***** [ WMI ] ***** No malicious WMI found. ***** [ Shortcuts ] ***** No malicious shortcuts found. ***** [ Tasks ] ***** No malicious tasks found. ***** [ Registry ] ***** PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\dotomi.com PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\firstdata.com PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\EdpDomStorage\dotomi.com PUP.Optional.Legacy HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Children\001\Internet Explorer\EdpDomStorage\firstdata.com ***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] ***** No malicious Chromium entries found. ***** [ Chromium URLs ] ***** No malicious Chromium URLs found. ***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] ***** No malicious Firefox entries found. ***** [ Firefox URLs ] ***** No malicious Firefox URLs found. ***** [ Hosts File Entries ] ***** No malicious hosts file entries found. ***** [ Preinstalled Software ] ***** No Preinstalled Software found. ########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\Logs\AdwCleaner[S00].txt ##########