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Malwarebytes 3.3.1.2183  on Windows 10

I just realized that a fake Yahoo search engine has replaced the default Google with something that might be called "Yaahoo". Firefox forum thought it might be malware, but didn't know anything about it. Google still shows in setup as the default, and Yahoo is not listed in the search options, but when I click on the search box it goes to the spoof Yahoo page instead. It seems to be some kind of adware trying to get you to click on links to its advertisers.

There is one suspicious file in the Firefox program : softokn3.dll. Is this a known PUP? Is Yaahoo a known malware?

MWB doesn't report anything amiss. Is there a way to get MWB to look for this specific malware?

See the link below for some information :

 

https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-search-yahoo-com/

 

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Hello @jhearcht and :welcome:

Let me have you run the following scans and we'll see what we can find.

 

Please run the following steps and post back the logs as an attachment when ready.

STEP 01

  • If you're already running Malwarebytes 3 then open Malwarebytes and check for updates. Then click on the Scan tab and select Threat Scan and click on Start Scan button.
  • If you don't have Malwarebytes 3 installed yet please download it from here and install it.
  • Once installed then open Malwarebytes and check for updates. Then click on the Scan tab and select Threat Scan and click on Start Scan button.
  • Once the scan is completed click on the Export Summary button and save the file as a Text file to your desktop or other location you can find, and attach that log on your next reply.
  • If Malwarebytes won't run then please skip to the next step and let me know on your next reply.

STEP 02

Please download AdwCleaner by Malwarebytes and save the file to your Desktop.

  • Right-click on the program and select RunAsAdmin.jpg Run as Administrator to start the tool.
  • Accept the Terms of use.
  • Wait until the database is updated.
  • Click Scan.
  • When finished, please click Clean.
  • Your PC should reboot now if any items were found.
  • After reboot, a log file will be opened. Copy its content into your next reply.

 

RESTART THE COMPUTER Before running Step 3

STEP 03
Please download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. You can check here if you're not sure if your computer is 32-bit or 64-bit

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens, click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). If you've, run the tool before you need to place a check mark here.
  • Please attach the Additions.txt log to your reply as well.

 

Thanks

Ron

 

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