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  1. I was recently on opera and noticed a search bar pop up on the top of the screen, when you click on the search bar it takes you to a fake search engine and whenever you search something it takes you to a yahoo page I figured it was malware so I even downloaded Malwarebytes right off the bat and ran a scan. Nothing was found. I found the malware in control panel and deleted it but it is still there. I've re-ran Malwarebytes and nothing is found but I can't find a way to prevent this search bar from appearing on the top of my screen. Any thoughts on what I need to do?
  2. I have tried, (seemingly), every method to rid my computer of a browser redirect virus. Chrome's "clean-up" doesnt detect anything, and neither does the malwarebyte scanner. The virus doesnt appear to act like any other i've seen or read about. Google is still the default browser, and is only redirected when i click on a link provided by a google search. In which case, a new window is opened with the link, with the original window turning into a yahoo search result with the original search. Again, i have tried restoring windows, uninstalling chrome completely, scanning with both chrome tools and malwarebytes, but have come to no avail.
  3. This malicious pop-up appears once a week or so on my Windows 10 PC. No way to close it; I have to enter task manager and shut down a process that appears (I'll take a screenshot of that next time). Ran several full malwarebytes scans and it doesn't detect anything. Malwarebytes is up to date.
  4. Is there is a way to block this malicious webpage? It pops up after I log in to Yahoo and am directed to the Yahoo home page. If I do not immediately leave the Yahoo home page, the attd zipped page appears. If I do not immediately close the tab, it locks the screen and I am unable to close the tab. I must power down the laptop and restart it to get rid of the page. This only happens upon logging in to Yahoo. (I don't know what would happen if I didn't log in to Yahoo and just visited the home page.) archive.zip
  5. Hey everyone, Every time I am on yahoo (usually my email) I get a timed redirect to another page. The redirect runs thru' 2-3 URLS but always starts with a beginads.com url, example: https://tracking.beginads.com/nlp/index.php?pid=27&sid=4444444&kw=buy&f=click&bu=http%3A%2F%2Fxml.plaimedia.com%2Fclick.php%3Fkey%3D1vjsyz705lnokxftylxc%26t1%3D4444444%26t2%3Dbacktrafffromxml&url=https://feed.myadsbro.com/ Its driving me nuts! LOL I have enclosed my FARBAR files and a recent Malwarebytes scan. Appreciate any help! best regards Julio Addition.txt FRST.txt malware bytes scan log Jan 3 2018.txt
  6. Title says it all, every time i scan i find the same two Pup.Optional.Win.Yahoo threats. The removal process failed and i don't know what to do
  7. I've encountered an issue where every time i search anything, it simply redirects me to Yahoo search. I've used malwarebytes to scan the PC and found nothing. AdwCleaner and JTR both didnt help either. Every time i search anything, it changes the adress to cleanerserp or something like that and then goes to Yahoo. (i've provided you with a GIF showing the issue- the o1hl8G rar). The ;c RAR is the info that you said to give you in the thread. Thanks for reading / helping. o1hl8G.rar ;c.rar
  8. Hello, I've been dealing with a pop-up like this: http://i.imgur.com/U4RlhJC.png Bear in mind that Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner have failed to eliminate this problem, or I wouldn't be here. Here are my FRST scans, Thank you very much for your help. FRST.txt Addition.txt
  9. I clicked on a link to a news article on Yahoo and my Avast Anti-virus went off saying it aborted a connection with it because it was infected with the above trojan. I scanned with both Avast and Malwarebytes and nothing came up. I would go to the Avast forums but I trust you guys more. Am I infected and just not know it, or am I safe and this is a false positive? Can we run some tests? Here's the malwarebytes scan log: Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.com -Log Details- Scan Date: 9/26/17 Scan Time: 7:17 PM Log File: f57f60a1-a2a3-11e7-adf0-0090f5f744dc.json Administrator: Yes -Software Information- Version: Components Version: 1.0.188 Update Package Version: 1.0.2889 License: Premium -System Information- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: Brandon-PC\Brandon -Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 334046 Threats Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Threats Quarantined: 0 (No malicious items detected) Time Elapsed: 9 min, 59 sec -Scan Options- Memory: Enabled Startup: Enabled Filesystem: Enabled Archives: Enabled Rootkits: Enabled Heuristics: Enabled PUP: Detect PUM: Detect -Scan Details- Process: 0 (No malicious items detected) Module: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Key: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Value: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected) Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected) Folder: 0 (No malicious items detected) File: 0 (No malicious items detected) Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected) (end)
  10. Hello , I purchased a HP laptop 2 weeks ago. It came with Windows 10 Home & Student 2016. I have been facing these problems since the time I installed google chrome(from google.com) Random tabs keeps opening up after every while or so. I noticed mainly these: pipeschannels , one which redirects to ucbrowser, eatyellowmango which redirects to Flipkart.com and cpmofferconvert. Whenever I search in google chrome address bar, it automatically changes my default search engine to Yahoo.com. Every time I remove yahoo search engine from chrome settings but it gets back automatically. Same things I have been facing in Microsoft Edge also. What I have done so far I have uninstalled chrome and installed it again and also stoped syncing data from my google account. I have not signed in till now. I have checked my the extensions. At present I have only 1—Evernote web clipper. I have reset chrome’s settings. I have Scanned my system using Mcafee. I have scanned my system using Malwarebytes,Zemana, and one more such tool. Please guys help me. I have searched a lot on internet but nothing seems to be working. Thanks in advance. Regards.
  11. Alright, now I've lost my patience with this crap. So I've been dealing with a pop-up not unlike this: http://i.imgur.com/U4RlhJC.png Which I had traced as well as I could to this: Kindly bear in mind that Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner and RegInOut have failed to eliminate this problem, or I wouldn't be here. I have no means of accessing the folder listed and attempting to open the folder the process comes from leads to mshta.exe which may or may not be important. Please also keep in mind that if you do manage to offer a solution I haven't already tried, this is a finicky little thing. It tends to take weeks to even show up again.
  12. This is so strange! Yahoo verification codes coming from SAME number as a known scammer calling me for 3 months!! On 10-5-16 I began to get calls from scammers saying they were working for tech support at a company called TechLiveConnect.com, which was just changed to PremiumTechSupport.com and I had a refund coming. I called the company I had done business with for info at 877-958-7560, but was transferred to the scammers IN MID CALL. Later, I got 4 calls from 408-610-4900, some seconds apart, from different live techs wanting to work on my computer all supposedly from Avangate (the parent company to PremiumTechSupport and TechLiveConnect) but they were all telling me to call them back at the number I called in the first place which started the scam: 877-958-7560 (PremiumTechSupport.com & TechLiveConnect.com.) I've gotten 15 calls from 408-610-4900 between 10-5-16 and 12- 15-16 when they may have changed numbers. Now the really strange part. On 12-31-16, and again on 1-12-17, I was logging into my email and had to get a verification code from Yahoo so I had Yahoo call my phone. The verification code came from 408-610-4900, the EXACT SAME NUMBER THE SCAMMERS HAD USED for the past 3 months. That's quite a coincidence!!! The 4 calls mentioned above could not have come from Yahoo because my computer was turned off. I was not using my email. It was not a recorded voice reading numbers, those were real people wanting me to log into my bank account. When I looked up the number months ago, it was registered to a known spammer, not Yahoo. I would like to hear from Yahoo what the actual number is which the verification code call is supposed to come from but there is nobody to talk to there. Does anyone remember what number Yahoo's verification calls came from before 12-15-16? Had Yahoo also just changed this number and just happened to get assigned the scammer's old number? Any guesses as to what's happening??? Thank you.
  13. Hi for a few months now a message pops up on my computer 'Update Required Your version of Yahoo search is out of date. There is a newer and improved version available with the fresh and intuitive Chromium browser. By clicking "OK" you agree to Install Chromium browser as your default browser,install our Desktop search bar, set Yahoo provided search as your default search, homepage and new tab on all of your compatible browsers. ' I don't have Yahoo search so I'm assuming it's malware. There also isn't an X to close the window when it pops up so I usually right-click on it on the task bar and click close. I have tried running a Windows Defender full scan which finds nothing, I have tried running a Malwarebytes scan which finds nothing and I have tried running an AdwCleaner scan which finds things every time but the pop up still occurs even after it has removed whatever it has found. I haven't downloaded or installed anything new or suspicious looking so I don't know how it got into my system. Once I have finished a scan I can't tell whether the malware removals have worked or not because the pop up occurs infrequently and randomly. What can I do? I downloaded the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool as instructed however when I run it it claims there's an update, it installs the update, says that it's ready to use, only to update again etc. this loops endlessly no matter what I do. I have to right click on it in the system tray and Exit to make it stop.
  14. So, I've caught an awful redirect virus that just WON'T GO AWAY! Google results lead me here, and I've seen others get help with this, and I've already taken the liberty to do FRST on my computer. I'm just having a hard time generating a fixlist on my own, if someone could be kind enough to assist me >.< I've tried numerous anti-malware/virus programs, and I'm pretty sure you can tell by looking at my logs..... Thank you kindly in advance FRST_25-11-2015_01-31-05.txt Addition_25-11-2015_01-31-05.txt
  15. Hey so I messed up, I downloaded a game and it came with yahoo piggybacked on it and I accidentally clicked accept when it asked to download yahoo aswell. Now I am having a hell of a time trying to get rid of it. There is no yahoo program installed that i can find so i figure you folks will have a better idea on how to proceed.
  16. When running Windows 8, Yahoo began to hijack all searches in Google Chrome. Also getting a lot of pop up adds. No matter how many times I reset default search or reinstall Chrome, still comes back to Yahoo. Upgraded to Windows 10 in hope that would help, but didn't. Found other instances of this question on-line, but solutions were few, complicated, and very specific to the particular machine. Any suggestions?
  17. Hello I am wondering if anyone can help me. Recently I have been recieving a pop up from MBAM saying that it is blocking an outboud malicous website. It seems to happen everytime I delete spam from my Yahoo e-mail (weird). I've run scans several times but it says no malware. It says its blocking defense47.com and it is going throuh firefox.exe. Should I be worried? Please help.
  18. Hello Malwarebytes forum. I came to you guys with this problem not too long ago and it worked great but now it seems I'm infected again and this time I'm not quite sure what I have. On firefox, my search engine was changed to Yahoo without my permission, but only on Firefox. I checked my extensions and nothing seemed out of the ordinary. I checked my installed programs on my computer, and I found a lot of things from game explorer that I did not recognize but that was the only abnormality. I ran a virus scan on Malwarebytes, and it came up empty. Then ran a scan on Adwcleaner, and a few things came up that I'm not sure if I should delete them or not because I don't want to delete something I actually need. What should I do next?
  19. I read another post where the poster had the same issues I am dealing with. Gringo was assisting him and told him to download DDS and post the logs. I have done that as well and am wondering if I should post them here or attach as files? Please advise.
  20. This topic is focusing more on Yahoo's spam, but Bing is not innocent with this kind of behavior either. Let me start by saying I have many years experience fixing computers, software and hardware. I would consider myself almost an expert at clearing up viruses and spyware, using Malwarebytes as a helper of course, but I'm starting to see an annoying pattern that I feel is either an invasion of privacy or possibly even Yahoo and Bing using viruses to spread their own inferior software. Obviously there are times when Yahoo and Bing toolbars are installed legitimately, annoyingly, but legitimately as companionware when you install other programs, these are not (not all) viruses. However, I've noticed a pattern that whenever a computer has viruses, one or more of the viruses has either: changed default web page to Bing or Yahoo, or installed their crap toolbars or other useless addons from Yahoo and Bing. The same thing happens when I notice a new virus on a computer, to find out Yahoo or Bing crap was installed immediately after, with NO approval, no prompting, just installed without any notice. To me, this is very suspicious, why would someone writing a virus inject Yahoo or Bing software into a computer? What benefit does the software writer get from this, unless they are working for either of the companies? This sounds like conspiracy yes, but to me it is very logical but unethical thing they are doing, and it makes very little sense to me that a software writer for a virus would make such an obvious change like adding toolbars and changing the webpage without any motive. Let me repeat, I am NOT talking about when toolbars and homepages are changed legitimately (although annoying and often very hidden) when you install another program. What I am talking about is 2 cases: 1) You install a program, check to make sure nothing is additional is installed, yet Yahoo or Bing took over your browser somehow by adding toolbars and change homepages. 2) You realize a computer has a virus now, before the virus it has no addons and Google as its home page, now after the virus appeared, your home page is Yahoo/Bing and you get all their addons installed unknowingly. Frankly, this type of crap pisses me off more than viruses.
  21. Hi there, I recently downloaded an application and managed to obtain this annoying infection! Now I have followed the steps on a previous post earlier this year from MrC, using OTL... Now, according to his steps and using OTL it should have been removed, unfortunately though it seems that it hasn't when I open up another Google chrome browser, please help! unsure of what to do next! Please see attached my log: All processes killed========== OTL ==========Prefs.js: "Yahoo" removed from browser.search.defaultenginenamePrefs.js: "chr-greentree_ff&ilc=12&type=800236" removed from browser.search.param.yahoo-frPrefs.js: "Yahoo" removed from browser.search.selectedEnginePrefs.js: "http://search.yahoo....=spigot-yhp-ff" removed from browser.startup.homepagePrefs.js: "http://search.yahoo....type=800236&p=" removed from keyword.URL========== COMMANDS ========== [EMPTYJAVA] User: Adam Jennings->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes User: All Users User: Default User: Default User User: Public Total Java Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb [EMPTYTEMP] User: Adam Jennings->Temp folder emptied: 36335 bytes->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 677188 bytes->Java cache emptied: 0 bytes->FireFox cache emptied: 0 bytes->Google Chrome cache emptied: 6833650 bytes->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes User: All Users User: Default->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes User: Default User->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes->Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytes User: Public->Temp folder emptied: 0 bytes %systemdrive% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes%systemroot% .tmp files removed: 0 bytes%systemroot%\System32 .tmp files removed: 0 bytes%systemroot%\System32 (64bit) .tmp files removed: 0 bytes%systemroot%\System32\drivers .tmp files removed: 0 bytesWindows Temp folder emptied: 2356 bytes%systemroot%\sysnative\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder emptied: 0 bytesRecycleBin emptied: 0 bytes Total Files Cleaned = 7.00 mb [EMPTYFLASH] User: Adam Jennings->Flash cache emptied: 0 bytes User: All Users User: Default User: Default User User: Public Total Flash Files Cleaned = 0.00 mb OTL by OldTimer - Version log created on 03112014_194057 Files\Folders moved on Reboot...C:\Users\Adam Jennings\AppData\Local\Temp\FXSAPIDebugLogFile.txt moved successfully.C:\Users\Adam Jennings\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat moved successfully. PendingFileRenameOperations files... Registry entries deleted on Reboot...
  22. Every time I open Chrome it automatically takes me to a Yahoo searchbar, url: http://uk.search.yahoo.com/?type=586383&fr=spigot-yhp-ch This issue only began today (probably when I downloaded bittorrent, oops), and now no matter what settings I change Chrome always opens to Yahoo. I see this problem has been dealt with before on these forums but the steps involved looked a little complicated and involved the postings of logs so I was hoping to get some help. Thanks.
  23. For some reason every time i start up Google Chrome it comes up with a Yahoo search bar page with this in the address bar : http://uk.search.yahoo.com/?type=599486&fr=spigot-yhp-ch so i Googled Spigot and i found it is some sort of virus (of some description). How do i get rid of it? Please help
  24. Hi, Somehow managed to install this vile program and now I cannot delete it. MalwareBytes scans, CC Cleans, IObit Scans all seem to be unable to detect this spigot program. I am sure i have deleted it from Control panel => Uninstall but I have no idea why http://sg.search.yahoo.com/?type=599486&fr=spigot-yhp-ie and http://sg.search.yahoo.com/search?fr=chr-greentree_gc&ei=utf-8&ilc=12&type=599486&p=(search item) keep appearing. Any help is gratefully appreciated.
  25. My default home page is google but now it leads me to some yahoo search page. I used malwarebytes but it did not resolve the issue.
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