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The malware is affecting my browsers (IE, Mozilla, Chrome)... At first it doesn't do much but appear as the landing page and put my Chrome search engine into custom search instead of the usual... Now it keeps on closing my Chrome browser everytime I open it. I have tried to manually remove it but it's hiding in a location I can't seem to run... Scanning it using malwarebytes detects it but doesn't really remove it...

Any suggestions? Getting frustrated with how stubborn it is :(

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Hello veee and welcome to Malwarebytes,

My screen name is kevinf80, i`m here to help clean up your system. Make sure to run all scans from accounts with Administrator status, continue as follows please:

Anyone other than the original starter of this thread please DO NOT follow the instructions and advice posted as replies here, my help and advice is NOT related to your system and will probably cause more harm than good...

Change the download folder setting in the default Browser so all tools we may use are saved to the Desktop:

user posted imageGoogle Chrome - Click the "Customize and control Google Chrome" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image
Choose Settings. at the bottom of the screen click the
"Show advanced settings..." link. Scroll down to find the Downloads section and click the Change... button. Select your desktop and click OK.

user posted imageMozilla Firefox - Click the "Open Menu" button in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image Choose Options. In the downloads section, click the Browse button, click on the Desktop folder and the click the "Select Folder" button. Click OK to get out of the Options menu.

user posted imageInternet Explorer - Click the Tools menu in the upper right-corner of the browser. user posted image Select View downloads. Select the Options link in the lower left of the window. Click Browse and select the Desktop and then choose the Select Folder button. Click OK to get out of the download options screen and then click Close to get out of the View Downloads screen.
NOTE: IE8 Does not support changing download locations in this manner. You will need to download the tool(s) to the default folder, usually Downloads, then copy them to the desktop.

user posted imageChange default download folder location in Edge -Boot to a user account with admin status, select start > file explorer > right click on "Downloads" folder and select "Properties"

In the new window select "Location" tab > clear the text field box and type in or copy/paste %userprofile%\Desktop > select "Apply" then "OK"

Be aware you are not changing the Browser download folder location, you are changing the user’s download directory location.....

Next,

Follow the instructions in the following link to show hidden files:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/

Next,

Download RKill from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

There are three buttons to choose from with different names on, select the first one and save it to your desktop.
 
  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista or Windows 7/8/10, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • A log pops up at the end of the run. This log file is located at C:\rkill.log. Please post this in your next reply.
  • If you do not see the black box flash on the screen delete the icon from the desktop and go back to the link for the download, select the next button and try to run the tool again, continue to repeat this process using the remaining buttons until the tool runs. You will find further links if you scroll down the page with other names, try them one at a time.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.


Next,

Please open Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
 
  • On the Settings tab > Detection and Protection sub tab, Detection Options, tick the box "Scan for rootkits".
  • Under Non-Malware Protection sub tab Change PUP and PUM entries to Treat detections as Malware
  • Click on the Scan tab, then click on Scan Now >> . If an update is available, click the Update Now button.
  • A Threat Scan will begin.
  • When the scan is complete Apply Actions to any found entries.
  • Wait for the prompt to restart the computer to appear (if applicable), then click on Yes.
  • After the restart once you are back at your desktop, open MBAM once more.


To get the log from Malwarebytes do the following:
 
  • Click on the History tab > Application Logs.
  • Double click on the scan log which shows the Date and time of the scan just performed.
  • Click Export > From export you have three options:
    Copy to Clipboard - if seleted right click to your reply and select "Paste" log will be pasted to your reply
    Text file (*.txt) - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
    XML file (*.xml) - if selected you will have to name the file and save to a place of choice, recommend "Desktop" then attach to reply
     
  • Please use "Copy to Clipboard, then Right click to your reply > select "Paste" that will copy the log to your reply…



If Malwarebytes is not installed follow these instructions first:

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
  • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • A 14 day trial of the Premium features is pre-selected. You may deselect this if you wish, and it will not diminish the scanning and removal capabilities of the program.
  • Click Finish. Follow the instructions above....


Next,

Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system (32 bit or 64 bit). If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

If your security alerts to FRST either, accept the alert or turn your security off to allow FRST to run. It is not malicious or infected in any way...
 
  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.(Windows 8/10 users will be prompted about Windows SmartScreen protection - click More information and Run.)
  • Make sure Addition.txt is checkmarked under "Optional scans"
  • Press Scan button to run the tool....
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The tool will also make a log named (Addition.txt) Please attach those logs to your reply.


Let me see those logs in your reply...

Thank you,

Kevin...
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At this stage I am really unable to open bleepingcomputer, even for FarBar... Not unless this thing is blocking me to get to the site? I tried opening the site through my phone and gives me the same error message though: "We apologize for the temporary outage. The administrators have been notified and the problem should be rectified soon.

Please try again shortly."

 

I'll try in a couple of minutes

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Thanks for those logs, continue as follows:

Download attached fixlist.txt file (end of reply) and save it to the Desktop, or the folder you saved FRST into.
NOTE. It's important that both FRST and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

Open FRST and press the Fix button just once and wait.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt) or the folder it was ran from. Please post it to your reply.

Next,

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
 
  • Double click on Adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on the Scan in the Actions box
  • Please wait fot the scan to finish..
  • When "Waiting for action.Please uncheck elements you want to keep" shows in top line..
  • Click on the Cleaning box.
  • Next click OK on the "Closing Programs" pop up box.
  • Click OK on the Information box & again OK to allow the necessary reboot
  • After restart the AdwCleaner(C*)-Notepad log will appear, please copy/paste it in your next reply. Where * is the number relative to list of scans completed...


Next,

Download Sophos Free Virus Removal Tool and save it to your desktop.
 
  • Double click the icon and select Run
  • Click Next
  • Select I accept the terms in this license agreement, then click Next twice
  • Click Install
  • Click Finish to launch the program
  • Once the virus database has been updated click Start Scanning
  • If any threats are found click Details, then View log file... (bottom left hand corner)
  • Copy and paste the results in your reply
  • Close the Notepad document, close the Threat Details screen, then click Start cleanup
  • Click Exit to close the program
  • If no threats were found please confirm that result....


Let me see those logs, also tell me if there are any remaining issues or concerns...

Thank you,

Kevin

Fixlist.txt

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AdwCleaner [C0]

 

# AdwCleaner v6.020 - Logfile created 25/09/2016 at 18:03:01
# Updated on 14/09/2016 by ToolsLib
# Database : 2016-09-24.2 [Server]
# Operating System : Windows 8.1 Single Language  (X64)
# Username : Venus Su - YENSU-PC
# Running from : C:\Users\Venus Su\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Mode: Clean
# Support : https://toolslib.net/forum

 

***** [ Services ] *****

 

***** [ Folders ] *****

[-] Folder deleted: C:\Users\Venus Su\AppData\Roaming\tencent
[#] Folder deleted on reboot: C:\Users\Venus Su\AppData\Roaming\Tencent
[-] Folder deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\tencent
[-] Folder deleted: C:\Program Files (x86)\Amazon\Amazon1ButtonApp
[#] Folder deleted on reboot: C:\Program Files (x86)\Tencent
[-] Folder deleted: C:\Users\Default User\AppData\Local\Pokki
[#] Folder deleted on reboot: C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Pokki


***** [ Files ] *****

 

***** [ DLL ] *****

 

***** [ WMI ] *****

 

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

 

***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

 

***** [ Registry ] *****

[-] Key deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-3664105167-183980594-2023469109-1001\Software\Classes\pokki
[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKCU\Software\Classes\pokki
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\Classes\pokki
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1AA60054-57D9-4F99-9A55-D0FBFBE7ECD3}
[-] Key deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-3664105167-183980594-2023469109-1001\Software\Mail.Ru
[-] Key deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-3664105167-183980594-2023469109-1001\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Mail.Ru
[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKCU\Software\Mail.Ru
[#] Key deleted on reboot: HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Mail.Ru
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\Mail.Ru
[#] Key deleted on reboot: [x64] HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Mail.Ru
[-] Key deleted: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AA9A4890-4262-4441-8977-E2FFCBFB706C}
[-] Key deleted: [x64] HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AA9A4890-4262-4441-8977-E2FFCBFB706C}
[-] Value deleted: HKU\S-1-5-21-3664105167-183980594-2023469109-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StartupApproved\Run [Wechat]


***** [ Web browsers ] *****

[-] [C:\Users\Venus Su\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: dts.search.ask.com
[-] [C:\Users\Venus Su\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] [Search Provider] Deleted: google.com
[-] [C:\Users\Venus Su\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default] [extension] Deleted: bopakagnckmlgajfccecajhnimjiiedh


*************************

:: "Tracing" keys deleted
:: Winsock settings cleared

*************************

C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [2666 Bytes] - [25/09/2016 18:03:01]
C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [2766 Bytes] - [25/09/2016 18:01:42]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [2812 Bytes] ##########

 

Fixlog.txt

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Download and run SFCFix

Please download and run SFCFix from here: www.sysnative.com/niemiro/apps/SFCFix.exe

It will take about 15 minutes to process. You will be prompted to select any key to continue several times, Please do so

Once the scan has completed a notepad file called SFCFix.txt will launch with the results.

Please copy or attach that file to your reply...

When SFC completes re-boot your system, try Sophos again...
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Thanks for the update veee, lets go for fresh installs of both browsers:

If your Chrome Bookmarks are important do this first:

Go to this link: http://www.wikihow.com/Export-Bookmarks-from-Chrome follow the instructions and Export your Bookmarks from Chrome, save to your Desktop or similar. Note the instructions can also be used to Import the bookmarks.....

Continue for a clean install:

Remove all synced data from Chrome go here: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/6386691?hl=en-GB follow those instructions... It is essntial that any/all synced data is removed when the browser is hijacked or exploited in anyway...

Uninstall Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95319?hl=en-GB follow those instructions, ensure the option to "Also delete your browsing data" is selected. <<--- Very important!!

Navigate to C:\Users\Your user name\Appdata\Local from that folder delete the folder named Google (you will need to show hidden files/folders to see the folder Appdata)

For XP that will be My Computer > C:\ Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Application Data\Roaming

How to show hidden files and folders for windows: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-windows-vista/

Install Google Chrome from here: https://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/chrome/browser/desktop/index.html

Install Adblock Plus to Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus/cfhdojbkjhnklbpkdaibdccddilifddb

Install DrWeb Link Ant-virus Link Checker: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/drweb-anti-virus-link-che/aleggpabliehgbeagmfhnodcijcmbonb?hl=en

Next,

Make a "Clean" install Firefox:

Use the following link for instructions how to back up your bookmarks, same link can be used to import saved Bookmarks:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/export-firefox-bookmarks-to-backup-or-transfer

Next,

Go here: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/ download save the latest version of Firefox.. We will install this later...

Next,

Lets totally remove Firefox and start over.

Go here: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/uninstall-firefox-from-your-computer and follow those instructions...

Ensure when the uninstall completes to navigate to and delete the firefox installation folder (if present):

(32-bit Windows) C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox
(64-bit Windows) C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox

It is essential the installation folder is removed. Re-boot your system when that is completed....

Next,

To remove all remaining data and profile information...

Press "Windows key + R" to open the Run box
In the Run box, type in or copy and paste %APPDATA%
Click OK. A Windows Explorer window will appear.
In this window, choose/open in succession Mozilla > Firefox > Profiles.
Select Delete on each entry in reverse, eg Profiles > Delete. Firefox > Delete. Mozilla > Delete.

Re-boot your system when complete!

Next,

Use the Mozilla Firefox installer to reinstall your Browser....

When Firefox is installed and open select these keys together :- Ctrl - Shift - A that will access Addons manger, this gives access to find addons/extensions, use, start, stop or disable those features etc....

Ensure to use search to find and install AdBlock plus, Flashblock and DrWeb Anti-Virus Link Checker plus any other addons you normally use....

Do you have any remaining issues or concerns?

Thank you,

Kevin..

 

 

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Hiya veee,

Thank you for the update and the kind words, good to hear your system is ok. We do need to clean up...

Uninstall Sophos via programs and features...

Next,

Download "Delfix by Xplode" and save it to your desktop.

Or use the following if first link is down:

"Delfix link mirror"

If your security program alerts to Delfix either, accept the alert or turn your security off.

Double Click to start the program. If you are using Vista or higher, please right-click and choose run as administrator

Make Sure the following items are checked:

 
  • Remove disinfection tools <----- this will remove tools we have used.
  • Purge System Restore <--- this will remove all previous and possibly exploited restore points, a new point relative to system status at present will be created.
  • Reset system settings <--- this will reset any system settings back to default that were changed either by us during cleansing or malware/infection


Now click on "Run" and wait patiently until the tool has completed.

The tool will create a log when it has completed. We don't need you to post this.

Any remnant files/logs from tools we have used can be deleted…

Next,

Read the following links to fully understand PC Security and Best Practices, you may find them useful....

Answers to Common Security Questions and best Practices

Do I need a Registry Cleaner?

Take care and surf safe

Kevin... user posted image
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