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I've tried everything I can myself at this point following multiple guides but PUP.Legacy keeps coming up in AdwCleaner every time I run it and after cleaning/repair.  It will occasionally release it's payload of telling me I need to update to "Chromium" and tell me to install a bunch of garbage.  I've cleared my cache and cookies in Chrome before and after detection to no avail.

I just need some help.

Here's the Farbar files:




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Hello and welcome. I'm reviewing your logs and I'll be back with you soon.  In the meantime, can you post one of the AdwCleaner logs so I can see exactly what is being detected?

  • Malware removal is a sometimes lengthy and tedious process. Please stick with the thread until I’ve given you the “All clear.”  Absence of symptoms does not mean your machine is clean! 
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I was actually hoping to see a log that had the PUP detection that keeps coming back.  If you can find one of those, please post it.  Please do this now:

icon11.gif   Download and save the attached fixlist.txt file in the same location as FRST.

Now run FRST again.

  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
  • The tool will make a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

Please include the following in your next post:
  • The fixlog.txt Report


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The strange thing about AdwCleaner is that it would scan and find legacy, I would clean and restart, and it then would say it was not removed even when run as an admin.  I don't know why it didn't show up in any other logs besides the first one I ran.  I do have a log of AdwCleaner detecting it the day I first was infected and it does show a few other PUPs but I believe those other ones besi des Legacy were successfully removed.



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If all of your issues are resolved, then I just have some housekeeping for you:

icon11.gif  Uninstall FRST

  • Right click on the FRST icon and select Rename
  • Change the name to Uninstall
  • After renaming it, right click and select Run as Administrator

icon11.gif  Uninstall any other tools or logs from our work that you don't need.

Please post once more so I know you are all set and I can mark this thread resolved. Good luck and stay safe!

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