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Hi, 2 days ago this nightmare started. As always I was doing a scan with Malwarebytes and 4 problems came out: 2 of them have been solved, the others no.

Their name is Adware.Elex.ShrtCln and they're located in C:\Users\bruno\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\USER DATA\Default\Web Data.

Useless to say that when Malwarebytes delete them, when i restart my pc they return. I've installed a new copy of windows, a clean installation obiviously, and until I haven't reinstalled Chrome, the problem did not show up. Now, what I have to do?  Thanks if you will answer, i hope fast because i'm a little bit scared from this, also because google detected some suspicious attempts to acces my account from Russia.. I'm italian so there's a problem :D

I also post a picture of them.


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Hello TunguskaMed and welcome to Malwarebytes,

Follow the instructions in this link to clear your current problem: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/214325-chrome-secure-preferences-detection-always-comes-back/

Be aware there are two posts in that thread, if the first instruction does not help move onto the second....

Let me know if the issue is cleared...

Thank you,



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Hi kevin, and thanks for answering me. Before you answered, i uninstalled and reinstalled Chrome and also restarting my computer the problem seems to be solved... I'll monitor the situation and if the problem shows up again, i'll surely follow this guide, thanks really much, glad to see that it isn't a malware.

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