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Hi there,


I rushed through an install and ending of agreeing to some horrible software (Youtube Accelerator + I'm not sure what else). I tried to cancel but it was too late. It was obvious that something was wrong (computer was chugging and kept getting redirected to ads / surveys on the web) so I tried to remove the install.


It wouldn't be removed simply so I tried in safe mode - I thought this has worked but I then couldn't connect to the internet (my network connections says I am connected but in browsers I can't get anywhere). I then used Malwarebytes, which found and removed about 10 dodgy files. However I am still not able to use the internet and I fear that my PC is still infected.


I've downloaded and scanned with Farbar - logs are attached. As my PC is currently offline I'm transferring downloads / uploads across to my laptop.


Any help will be greatly appreciated.



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They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.
Before we start please read and note the following:

  • Limit your internet access to posting here, some infections just wait to steal typed-in passwords.
  • Please be patient. I know it is frustrating when your PC isn't working properly, but malware removal takes time.
  • Don't run any scripts or tools on your own, unsupervised usage may cause more harm than good.
  • Do not paste the logs in your posts, attachments make my work easier. There is a More reply options button, that gives you Upload Files option below which you can use to attach your reports. Always attach reports from all tools.
  • Always execute my instructions in given order. If for some reason you cannot completely follow one instruction, inform me about that.
  • Stay with me to the end, the absence of symptoms doesn't mean that your machine is fully operational.
  • Note that we may live in totally different time zones, what may cause some delays between answers.
  • Do not ask for help for your business PC. Companies are making revenue via computers, so it is good thing to pay someone to repair it.
  • If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.

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FRST.gif Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

icon_exclaim.gif This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine. icon_exclaim.gif
icon_exclaim.gif Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable. icon_exclaim.gif

Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:
Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!

  • Right-click on FRST.gif icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
  • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
  • If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
  • When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please post it to your reply.

51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png Scan with ZOEK
Please download ZOEK by Smeenk and save it to your desktop (preferred version is the *.exe one)
Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.

createsrpoint;autoclean;emptyalltemp;ipconfig /flushdns;b
  • Right-click on 51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Wait patiently until the main console will appear, it may take a minute or two.
  • In the main box please paste in the following script:
  • Make sure that Scan All Users option is checked.
  • Push Run Script and wait patiently. The scan may take a couple of minutes.
  • When the scan completes, a zoek-results logfile should open in notepad.
  • If a reboot is needed, it will be opened after it. You may also find it at your main drive (usually C:\ drive)

Post its content into your next reply.


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Hi TwinHeadedEagle,


Thanks very much for your help - it seems that it has worked. I'm able to connect to the internet again. I've ran the zoek.exe scan and the results are below (file is also attached):


Zoek.exe v5.0.0.0 Updated 14-December-2014
Tool run by Tremma on 15/12/2014 at 20:32:50.96.
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium  6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 x64
Running in: Normal Mode Internet Access Detected
Launched: C:\Users\Tremma\Desktop\zoek.exe [scan all users] [script inserted] 
==== System Restore Info ======================
15/12/2014 20:34:26 Zoek.exe System Restore Point Created Succesfully.
==== Empty Folders Check ======================
C:\PROGRA~2\MSXML 4.0 deleted successfully
C:\Program Files\Google deleted successfully
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Autodesk Shared deleted successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Roaming\uTorrent deleted successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\2K Games deleted successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Metrocide deleted successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\VirtualStore deleted successfully
==== Deleting CLSID Registry Keys ======================
==== Deleting CLSID Registry Values ======================
==== Deleting Services ======================
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\YouTubeAcceleratorService deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\YouTubeAcceleratorService deleted successfully
==== Batch Command(s) Run By Tool======================
==== Deleting Files \ Folders ======================
C:\PROGRA~3\DivX deleted
C:\PROGRA~3\Package Cache deleted
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Installer deleted
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\CrashRpt deleted
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\YouTube Accelerator deleted
C:\Users\Public\Documents\GOOBZO deleted
C:\Users\Public\Documents\YTAHelper deleted
C:\Windows\SysNative\config\systemprofile\Searches deleted
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\AniGIF.ocx deleted
==== Chromium Look ======================
Google Chrome Version: 39.0.2171.95 (Up to date, latest Stable version: 39.0.2171.95)
Google Voice Search Hotword (Beta) - Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn
AdBlock - Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom
Avast Online Security - Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki
Google Dictionary (by Google) - Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja
==== Chromium Fix ======================
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_www.azlyrics.com_0.localstorage deleted successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_www.lyricsfreak.com_0.localstorage deleted successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_www.metrolyrics.com_0.localstorage deleted successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\http_static.audienceinsights.net_0.localstorage deleted successfully
==== Set IE to Default ======================
Old Values:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
New Values:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
==== All HKCU SearchScopes ======================
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes
{012E1000-F331-11DB-8314-0800200C9A66} Google  Url="http://www.google.com/search?q={searchTerms}"
{0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} Bing  Url="http://www.bing.com/search?q={searchTerms}&src=IE-SearchBox&FORM=IESR02"
==== Deleting CLSID Registry Keys ======================
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1987430355-3791207542-236048332-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{FCE3FA8B-BA81-467C-81D8-E43C00D1BC71} deleted successfully
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1987430355-3791207542-236048332-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{FCE3FA8B-BA81-467C-81D8-E43C00D1BC71} deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{FCE3FA8B-BA81-467C-81D8-E43C00D1BC71} deleted successfully
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FCE3FA8B-BA81-467C-81D8-E43C00D1BC71} deleted successfully
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{FCE3FA8B-BA81-467C-81D8-E43C00D1BC71} deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FCE3FA8B-BA81-467C-81D8-E43C00D1BC71} deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FCE3FA8B-BA81-467C-81D8-E43C00D1BC71} deleted successfully
==== Deleting CLSID Registry Values ======================
==== Deleting Registry Keys ======================
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\Autodesk Sync deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\DivXMediaServer deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\DivXUpdate deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\GoobzoYouTubeAccelerator deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\iLivid deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\iTunesHelper deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\JunosPulse deleted successfully
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\shared tools\msconfig\startupreg\StartCCC deleted successfully
==== Empty IE Cache ======================
C:\Windows\system32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Windows\sysWoW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
C:\Windows\sysWOW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5 emptied successfully
==== Empty FireFox Cache ======================
No FireFox Profiles found
==== Empty Chrome Cache ======================
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache emptied successfully
C:\Windows\sysWoW64\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Cache emptied successfully
==== Empty All Flash Cache ======================
Flash Cache Emptied Successfully
==== Empty All Java Cache ======================
Java Cache cleared successfully
==== C:\zoek_backup content ======================
C:\zoek_backup (files=116 folders=64 62247331 bytes)
==== Empty Temp Folders ======================
C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Temp will be emptied at reboot
C:\Windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\AppData\Local\Temp will be emptied at reboot
C:\Windows\serviceprofiles\Localservice\AppData\Local\Temp emptied successfully
C:\Windows\Temp will be emptied at reboot
==== After Reboot ======================
==== Empty Temp Folders ======================
C:\Windows\Temp successfully emptied
C:\Users\Tremma\AppData\Local\Temp successfully emptied
==== Empty Recycle Bin ======================
C:\$RECYCLE.BIN successfully emptied
==== Deleting Files / Folders ======================
"C:\Windows\serviceprofiles\networkservice\AppData\Local\Temp\MpCmdRun.log" not found
==== EOF on 15/12/2014 at 20:46:47.10 ======================


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Very good. Any progress?
FRST.gif Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
Please re-run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool to give me a fresh look at your system.

  • Right-click on FRST.gif icon and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
  • Make sure that Addition option is checked.
  • Press Scan button and wait.
  • The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.

Please include their content into your next reply.

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PC seems clean now :)
Glad I could help. We will delete all used tools and I'll give you some tips to harden your security and learn how to protect yourself :)

Recommended reading:

icon_exclaim.gifMUST READ - security tips:

icon_exclaim.gifMUST READ - general maintenance:

The Importance of Software Updating:


In order to stay protected it is very important that you regularly update all of your software. Cybercriminals depend on the apathy of users around software updates to keep their malicious endeavor running.
Operating systems, such as Windows, and applications, such as Adobe Reader or JAVA, are used by tens of millions of computers and devices around the world, making them a huge target for cybercriminals. Downloading updates and installing them can sometimes be tedious, but the advantages you get from the updates are certainly worth it.

Recommended additional software:

icon_arrow.gifTFC - to clean unneeded temporary files.
icon_arrow.gifMalwarebytes' Anti-Malware - to scan your system from time to time in search for malware.
icon_arrow.gifMalwarebytes' Anti-Exploit - to prevent plenty of mostly exploited vulnerabilities.
icon_arrow.gifMcShield - to prevent infections spread by removable media.
icon_arrow.gifUnchecky - to prevent from installing additional foistware, implemented in legitimate installations.
icon_arrow.gifAdblock - to surf the web without annoying ads! 

Post-cleanup procedures:


Download DelFix by Xplode and save it to your desktop.

  • Run the tool by right click on the 51a5ce45263de-delfix.png icon and Run as administrator option.
  • Make sure that these ones are checked:
    • Remove disinfection tools
    • Purge system restore
    • Reset system settings
  • Push Run.
  • The program will run for a few seconds and display a notepad report. You do not need to attach it.

The tool will also record healthy state of registry and make a backup using ERUNT program in %windir%\ERUNT\DelFix
Tool deletes old system restore points and create a fresh system restore point after cleaning. 

My help is free for everybody.

If you're happy with the help provided and/or wish to buy me a beer for the assistance you received, then you can consider a donation: 


Thank you!

Stay safe,
TwinHeadedEagle   :)

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