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Hi Folks,

I'm infected with 'pup.optional.terraclicks.shrtcln' and have followed the advice posted here to download and use Farbar.  However, when I try to run the programme, the main user screen of Farbar flashes up on my screen, but before I can do anything it disappears from my screen and and the downloaded file also vanishes!!

Any thoughts /assistance appreciated.

BTW I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit (and I am downloading the 64 bit file).




P.S.  FYI, I also just re-ran the malwarebytes scanner it picked up SpigotA....I did a 'Delete' and re-ran MWB and it now seems to be gone 

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Ok tried that and managed to get it to run.  I performed the scan and it gives me the scan report, but when I select 'fix' it says:

"nofixlist.txt found.  The fixlist.txt should be in the same folder/directory the tool is located."  

However, the text file does appear in the same download folder as the FRST programme and so what do I do next?

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Yes, please I would like to see FRST report from normal mode.


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.txt option is checked. option is checked.


  • Press Scan button and wait.

  • The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.

Please attach report into your next reply.

51a612a8b27e2-Zoek.png Scan with ZOEK

Please download ZOEK by Smeenk and save it to your desktop.
Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.

  • 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)

Upload it in your next reply.

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remove%20outdated.jpg Uninstall some programs
We need to uninstall some unwanted/unneeded programs.

  • Press the WindowsKey.png + R on your keyboard at the same time. Type appwiz.cpl and click OK.
  • Search there for each entry mentioned below, right-click the entry and click Uninstall one at a time

The list of programs to uninstall:

  • YTD Video Downloader 4.9

Note: If you get the message like: An error occurred while trying to uninstall, just press Yes.

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 finishes FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please attach it to your reply.

After reboot, tell me is everything okay now.


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