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Hello, When I woke up this morning, I opened chrome to find this 

 

http://gyazo.com/50cf2931fcb33f056d1971bf25b4fdf4

 

I tried resetting my default browser, but to no avail. 

 

I looked it up online and saw that I was dealing with a virus. Webroot and Malware bytes didnt notice anything wrong. I Went into task manager and ended SearchSettings.exe and went to programs and uninstalled spigot, but, it still took me to the same yahoo search. 

 

I've tried numerous things to try and remove it myself, but then I realized that I need some professional help.

 

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Welcome to the forum, please start HERE

Post back the 2 logs here.....DDS.txt and Attach.txt

(please don't put logs in code or quotes)

P2P/Piracy Warning:

1. If you're using Peer 2 Peer software such uTorrent, BitTorrent or similar you must either fully uninstall it or completely disable it from running while being assisted here.

Failure to remove or disable such software will result in your topic being closed and no further assistance being provided.

2. If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now and read the policy on Piracy.

Failure to remove such software will result in your topic being closed and no further assistance being provided.

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Next................

Please download and run RogueKiller 32 bit to your desktop.

RogueKiller<---use this one for 64 bit systems

Quit all running programs.

For Windows XP, double-click to start.

For Vista or Windows 7-8, do a right-click on the program, select Run as Administrator to start, & when prompted Allow to run.

Click Scan to scan the system.

When the scan completes > Close out the program > Don't Fix anything!

Don't run any other options, they're not all bad!!!!!!!

Post back the report which should be located on your desktop.

(please don't put logs in code or quotes)

MrC

Note:

Please read all of my instructions completely including these.

Make sure you're subscribed to this topic: Click on the Follow This Topic Button (at the top right of this page), make sure that the Receive notification box is checked and that it is set to Instantly

Removing malware can be unpredictable...unlikely but things can go very wrong! Backup any files that cannot be replaced. You can copy them to a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive

<+>Please don't run any other scans, download, install or uninstall any programs while I'm working with you.

<+>The removal of malware isn't instantaneous, please be patient.

<+>When we are done, I'll give to instructions on how to cleanup all the tools and logs

<+>Please stick with me until I give you the "all clear" and Please don't waste my time by leaving before that.

------->Your topic will be closed if you haven't replied within 3 days!<--------

(If I don't respond within 24 hours, please send me a PM)

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Please download AdwCleaner from here and save it on your Desktop.

AdwCleaner is a reliable removal tool for Adware, Foistware, toolbars and potentially unwanted programs.

AdwCleaner is a tool that deletes :

· Adwares (software ads)

· PUP/LPI (Potentially Undesirable Program)

· Toolbars

· Hijacker (Hijack of the browser's homepage)

It works with a Search and Deletion method. It can be easily uninstalled using the "Uninstall" mode.

  • Right-click on adwcleaner.exe and select Run As Administrator (for XP just double click) to launch the application.
  • Now click on the Search tab.
  • Please post the contents of the log-file created in your next post.
Note: The log can also be located at C:\ >> AdwCleaner[XX].txt >> XX <-- Denotes the number of times the application has been ran, so in this should be something like R1.

Note:

Please look over what was found......especially any folders, we're going to permanently delete it all in the next step....if there's something you may want to keep...please let me know and I'll explain to why it shouldn't be on your system.

If you see AVG Secure Search being targeted for deletion, Here's Why and Here. You can always Reinstall it.

Please note that Antivir Webguard uses ASK Toolbar as part of its web security. If you remove ASK by using Adwcleaner, Antivir Webguard will no longer work properly. Therefore, if you use this program please use the instructions below to access the options screen where you should enable /DisableAskDetections before using AdwCleaner.

You can click on the question mark (?) in the upper left corner of the program and then click on Options. You will then be presented with a dialog where you can disable various detections. These options are described below:

/DisableAskDetection - This option disables Ask Toolbar detection.

MrC

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Please create a new system restore point before continuing.

Lots of adware found....lets clear it out.....

  • Please re-run AdwCleaner
  • Click on Delete button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart. Please post the content of that logfile in your reply.
Note: You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[sn].txt as well - n is the order number.

Then......

For Chrome...........

First make sure you have the latest version of Chrome:

Open up Chrome > Click on the 3 bars in the upper right hand corner

Click on About Google Chrome

If there's an update available it will automatically update

Next:

Go to Tools > Clear Browser Data

Put a check next to all of these:

  • Clear browsing history
  • Clear download history
  • Empty the cache
Click "Clear Browsing Data"

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Next:

Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.

Select Settings.

In the "Search" section, click Manage search engines.

Check if (Default) is displayed next to your preferred search engine. If not, mouse over it and click Make default.

Mouse over any other suspicious search engine entries that are not familiar and click X to remove them.

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Click the Chrome menu .

Select Settings.

In the "On startup" section, select Open a specific page or set of pages.

Click Set pages. (in blue to the right)

Remove any unfamiliar pages.

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Click the Chrome menu .

Select Settings.

In the "Appearance" section, if the "Show Home button" checkbox is selected, see if the page listed below is the home page you’d like to use.

If the page isn't the home page you'd like to use, click Change and select your preferred page.

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Carefully check for any odd extensions or plugins: (it's a good idea to disable them all and see if you're still redirected and then add each one back until you find the culprit)

Type the following into the address box and hit Enter:

chrome:plugins

Do the same for:

chrome:extensions

Let me know.....MrC

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It's OK now???

Lets check your computers security before you go and we have a little cleanup to do also:

Download Security Check by screen317 from HERE or HERE.

  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt.
  • Please Post the contents of that document.
  • Do Not Attach It!!!
MrC
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 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.71  

   x64 (UAC is enabled)  

 Internet Explorer 10  

``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` 

 Windows Firewall Enabled!  

Windows Defender         

Webroot SecureAnywhere   

 Antivirus up to date!   

`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` 

 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware version 1.75.0.1300  

 Java 7 Update 25  

 Java SE Development Kit 7 Update 17 

 Adobe Flash Player 11.8.800.94  

 Mozilla Firefox (22.0) 

 Google Chrome 28.0.1500.72  

 Google Chrome 28.0.1500.95  

````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  

`````````````````System Health check````````````````` 

 Total Fragmentation on Drive C:  % 

````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 
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Looks Good.....

A little clean up to do....

Please Uninstall ComboFix: (if you used it)

Press the Windows logo key + R to bring up the "run box"

Copy and paste next command in the field:

ComboFix /uninstall

Make sure there's a space between Combofix and /

cf2.jpg

Then hit enter.

This will uninstall Combofix, delete its related folders and files, hide file extensions, hide the system/hidden files and clears System Restore cache and create new Restore point

(If that doesn't work.....you can simply rename ComboFix.exe to Uninstall.exe and double click it to complete the uninstall or download and run the uninstaller)

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If you used DeFogger to disable your CD Emulation drivers, please re-enable them.

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Please download OTC to your desktop.

http://oldtimer.geekstogo.com/OTC.exe

Double-click OTC to run it. (Vista and up users, please right click on OTC and select "Run as an Administrator")

Click on the CleanUp! button and follow the prompts.

(If you get a warning from your firewall or other security programs regarding OTC attempting to contact the Internet, please allow the connection.)

You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process, choose Yes.

After the reboot all the tools we used should be gone.

Note: Some more recently created tools may not yet be removed by OTC. Feel free to manually delete any tools it leaves behind.

Any other programs or logs you can manually delete.

IE: RogueKiller.exe, RKreport.txt, RK_Quarantine folder, C:\FRST, MBAR, etc....AdwCleaner > just run the program and click uninstall.

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Any questions...please post back.

If you think I've helped you, please leave a comment > click on my avatar picture > click Profile Feed.

Take a look at My Preventive Maintenance to avoid being infected again. (may be down right now)

Cached version:

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:T4_y-D1qZAoJ:maddoktor2.com/forums/index.php%3Ftopic%3D46886.0+&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Good Luck and Thanks for using the forum, MrC

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Glad we could help. :)

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