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I'm hoping someone can help.

I keep getting constant re-directs and ads on Chrome. I have run the adware cleaner from MalwareBytes. I have MWB Premium, and have run multiple scans. I've tried HitmanPro, as well as CCleaner and Microsoft Security Essentials. I've also reset my Chrome settings and done a system restore back to a few days ago, but there weren't any available restore points from before that, so I think I didn't have an early enough point to go to.

MWB finds nothing. The Adware cleaner finds two tracking cookies and deletes them. HitManPro finds a ton of tracking cookies and deletes them. MSE finds nothing.

Basically it started when I tried to download Goodsync after trying two other programs that didn't really do what I needed them to do. The file from the main Goodsync website wasn't working for some reason, so I looked it up to find a mirror site. Clearly, an awful decision, as it came with a downloader. I canceled it before it finished once I realized it was a downloader program, but I fear the damage has been done. If it helps, the redirect tabs mostly happen when I have a few tabs already opened, and it starts by opening whatever link I clicked (Login to ZohoMail for example) in a new tab, and the old tab redirects to various random addresses, most error out.

I'd prefer not to have to factory reset my machine, as most of the programs are on there for work and it's tedious to have to constantly redownload and reset everything.

Is there anything else I can do to try to kill this adware that won't go away?

Thanks so much.



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Hello and :welcome:


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.


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Okay, this is the fixlog it gave me. I've done some perusing of my usual sites, including logging into Zoho which seemed to trigger it the most and haven't seen any redirects yet. This morning before the fix though, when I booted up my laptop, it said something about something in the BIOS being corrupted and needing to be re-installed. I clicked "Continue" and it loaded Windows as normal. On the reboot for the Fixit tool, it didn't show that so I'm not sure if the fixes sorted that as well or not. So far, so good, though. Since HitmanPro seemed to find a lot of tracking cookies, would it be worth my while to buy that and run it alongside MWB to keep this from happening again,  or was it likely the Goodsync fiasco that contributed to it?


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