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We´ll finish the removal process now with some last steps.

 

Scan with ESET Online Scan

Go here to run an online scannner from ESET. Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 users will need to right click on their Internet Explorer shortcut, and select Run as Administrator

  • Note: For browsers other than Internet Explorer, you will be prompted to download and install esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe. Click on the link and save the file to a convenient location. Double click on it to install and a new window will open. Follow the prompts.
  • Turn off the real time scanner of any existing antivirus program while performing the online scan. Here's how.
  • Click the blue Run ESET Online Scanner button
  • Tick the box next to YES, I accept the Terms of Use.
  • Click Start
  • When asked, allow the program to install the "OnlineScanner.cab" activex control by clicking the Install button
  • Once the activex control is installed, on the next screen click on Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications
  • Click on Advanced Settings
  • Make sure that the option Remove found threats is unticked.
  • Ensure these options are ticked
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology

    [*]Click Start[*]Wait for the scan to finish[*]When the scan is done, if it shows a screen that says "Threats found!", then click "List of found threats", and then click "Export to text file..."[*] Save that text file on your desktop. Copy and paste the contents of that log as a reply to this topic.[*]Close the ESET online scan, and let me know how things are now.

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Then we can do the cleanup - if you are facing any issues, report that immediately.

Delete junk with adwCleaner


Please download AdwCleaner to your desktop.


  • Run adwcleaner.exe
  • Hit Scan and wait for the scan to finish.
  • Confirm the message but don´t uncheck anything.
  • Hit Clean
  • When the run is finished, it will open up a text file
  • Please post its contents within your next reply
  • You´ll find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[s1].txt also




Delete junk with JRT

thisisujrt.gif Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.





SecurityCheck

Reboot your system before starting!

Please download SecurityCheck: LINK Mirror (if the link is down)

  • Save it to your desktop, start it and follow the instructions in the window.
  • After the scan finished the (checkup.txt) will open. Copy its content to your thread (Note: Do NOT post this one into a code box!

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hi i rad adw cleaner and JRT.  a few weird things happened to my computer.  my outlook settings are all gone and it doesn't access my email.  also for another program the registration information was deleted "chessbase".  

also my good bookmarks were deleted.  is this all normal?

 

here are the logs

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.3.1 (10.06.2014:1)
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium x64
Ran by d on Tue 10/07/2014 at  9:03:51.41
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
 
 
~~~ Services
 
 
 
~~~ Registry Values
 
 
 
~~~ Registry Keys
 
 
 
~~~ Files
 
 
 
~~~ Folders
 
 
 
~~~ Event Viewer Logs were cleared
 
 
 
 
 
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on Tue 10/07/2014 at  9:11:40.22
End of JRT log
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
 
 
# AdwCleaner v3.311 - Report created 07/10/2014 at 08:22:04
# Updated 30/09/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# Username : d - D-HP
# Running from : C:\Users\d\Downloads\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option : Scan
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
 
***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****
 
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17280
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v38.0.2125.101
 
[ File : C:\Users\d\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
 
Found [search Provider] : hxxp://search.aol.com/aol/search?q={searchTerms}
Found [search Provider] : hxxp://www.ask.com/web?q={searchTerms}
 
[ File : C:\Users\dl\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
 
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [2750 octets] - [23/09/2014 01:44:27]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2814 octets] - [23/09/2014 23:34:25]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [1053 octets] - [29/09/2014 09:59:09]
AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [1114 octets] - [29/09/2014 10:06:50]
AdwCleaner[R4].txt - [1174 octets] - [29/09/2014 20:51:03]
AdwCleaner[R5].txt - [1174 octets] - [07/10/2014 08:22:04]
AdwCleaner[s0].txt - [2606 octets] - [23/09/2014 23:38:48]
AdwCleaner[s1].txt - [1236 octets] - [29/09/2014 20:54:48]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[R5].txt - [1354 octets] ##########
 
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I cannot see anything was removed by these tools.

Let´s have a look to your hard disk and operating system:

 

 

Use the Windows Error Checking utility (Check Disk), with the options to fix file system errors and scan the disk surface for errors, attempt recovery of data and repair the disk:

  • Click the "Windows Orb" Start button, then click Computer.
  • Right-click on the drive that you wish to check > Properties > Tools tab
  • In the "Error checking" section, click on Check now.
  • Place a checkmark in both boxes > Start.
  • If the disk you have chosen is the Windows system disk:
  • A message will notify you that a restart is necessary ask "Do you want to check for hard disk errors the next time you start your computer?".
  • Click Schedule disk check > OK and close all windows.
  • Re-start the computer. The disk will be checked when the system boots.
  • This will take some time to run and at times may appear stalled but just let it run.
  • When the disk check is complete, the system will re-start automatically and load Windows.


A log of the disk check is recorded only if the scheduled re-start is used, and only for drives on the same HDD as the Operating System.
To open Event Viewer and view the log:

  • Click the "Windows Orb" Start button -> type "eventvwr" without the quotes -> press the key.
  • The Event Viewer window will open.
  • In the left pane, expand "Windows Logs" and then click on Application.
  • In the right pane, at the top, click on the column heading Source to sort the list alphabetically.
  • Look in the Source column for "Wininit", with an entry corresponding to the date and time of the disk check.
  • Click on that Wininit entry to select it.
  • On the top main menu, click Action > Copy > Copy Details as Text.
  • Paste the contents into your next reply.

 

 

 

System File Check

For Windows XP:

  • Press the Windows- and the R-key simultanously.
  • Within the text box that jus opened, write cmd and hit Enter.


For Windows Vista/7:

  • Press the Windows key to open the start menu.
  • Don´t highlight anything, just write cmd.
  • The start menu will offer you an entry named cmd.
  • Right click it and select "run as administrator"




Within the opening window, write the following:

sfc /scannow
(See the blank within).


  • Hit enter. Your system will be checked for damaged system files.
  • Tell me the result of that scan in here (as the tool produces no log).

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 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.88  

 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 (UAC is enabled)  

 Internet Explorer 11  

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

 Windows Firewall Enabled!  

avast! Antivirus   

 Antivirus up to date!   

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

 Java 7 Update 67  

 Adobe Flash Player 15.0.0.152  

 Adobe Reader 10.1.11 Adobe Reader out of Date!  

 Google Chrome 38.0.2125.101  

 Google Chrome 39.0.2171.13  

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

 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe  

 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbam.exe  

 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamscheduler.exe   

 windows defender MpCmdRun.exe   

 AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe  

 AVAST Software Avast afwServ.exe  

 AVAST Software Avast avastui.exe  

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

 Total Fragmentation on Drive C: 0% 

````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 
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Your system is clean now! :)

 

 

 

Adobe Reader out of date

Your Adobe Reader is outdated. We will fix this.


  • Get the actual software from here. Important: Uncheck any optional software (for example Google Chrome, etc.) offered.
  • Run setup and follow the instructions.
  • Click upon Start-->control panel-->add/remove programs.
  • Search for and remove any older reader versions.

 

 

 

Uninstall our tools using delfix

Please follow these steps in order:

  1. In the case we used Defogger to turn off your CD emulation software. You can start it again and use the Enable button.
  2. In the case we used Combofix. Deactivate your antivirus software once more, then rename the combofix.exe to uninstall.exe and run it one last time. You shall be noted that Combofix has been removed.
  3. In any case please download delfix to your desktop.
    • Close all other programms and start delfix.
    • Please check all the boxes and run the tool.
    • delfix will now delete all found traces of our removal process

[*] If there is still something left please delete it manualy.





Delete System Restore Points

To ensure your System Restore Points are free of malware, we will delete all of them but the most recent or create a new one.

On Windows Vista: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.
On Windows 7/8: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.
On Windows XP: Please follow these instructions to delete all but the most common System Protection Restore Points.




Temp File Cleaner

We need to download Temp File Cleaner (TFC) by OldTimer:

  • Please download TFC.exe by Oldtimer at one of the two links: Link 1 Link 2
  • Save and close all running applications
  • Double-click on TFC.exe to run the program
  • Click on Start to begin the cleaning process note: this program may close running applications, make your screen disappear temporarily, or require a reboot of your PC - this is normal and part of the cleanup
  • When the scan is complete, if you were not asked to reboot the computer, please do so now

More Information can be found about the tool here: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/files/file/187-tfc-temp-file-cleaner-by-oldtimer/

 

 

 

Recommendations: How to protect yourself

  • System Updates
    Please ensure to have automatic updates activated in your control panel.
    For further information and a tutorial, see this Microsoft Support article.
  • Protection
    What you need is one (not more) virus scanner with background protection. Additionally I recommend a special malware scanner to run on demand weekly.
    Personally I am using avast! Antivirus Free Edition and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. They offer good protection for free.
    • To keep your browser free of advertising, you may install the Adblock Plus browser extension.
      It will filter unwanted advertising out of the website´s content.
    • To protect yourself from accidentally visiting malicious web sites, install the Web of Trust (WOT) browser extension.
      It will display a green (safe), yellow (unknown) or red (potentially dangerous) icon for a visited website within your browser.
      In addition, before accessing a dangerous classified web site, a warning screen is displayed.

    [*]Up to date Software
    Keep your Windows and your third party software up to date. The easiest way to get infected is an outdated windows, followed by: browser(s) (including add-ons and plug-ins), Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader, Java Runtime Environment, your antivirus program and so on. These links may help you to check:

    [*]Backup
    Hardware issues, malware, fire, lightning strike: There is a long list of different ways to loose all your data. Back up your files regularly. Use the windows internal backup function or a third party tool and save your data onto an external hard drive, cloud storage, optical media like CDs or DVDs or (if available) a professional network backup system. [*]Behaviour
    The commonest error when using a computer is "error 80" - what means that the error is located about 80cm in front of the monitor. This is a common joke between IT support technicians but it shows that all the safety mechanisms won´t help if you aren´t careful enough.

    • While surfing the internet, don´t click on anything you don´t know. In the worst case, it infects your system with malware.
    • Watch your step in social networks! Many cyber criminals use them to spread malware, mine personal pata (to be sold to advertising companies, for example) or simply do damage to other users. Even if a received hyperlink within a message seems to be coming from one of your friends, have a closer look. In addition, don´t click everything.
    • When installing software, have a look to each of the setup windows and uncheck any additional toolbars or free programs that may be offered additionally. Most of today´s setup procedures contain potentially unwanted programs so keep them off your system.
    • Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs.
      They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a wide variety of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites.



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Glad we could help. :)

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Other members who need assistance please start your own topic in a new thread. Thanks!

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