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You need to close all Chrome processes, scan and remove then re-scan for safety.

 

It seems to stay around if you have any Chrome processes running. Use Task Manager (I've replied on two other HeckCall posts with more detailed steps). No idea where it's come from though as I have MalwareBytes Pro and Avast running all the time.

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Hi @kvamme

I will be helping and guiding you, going forward.
IF this machine runs on Windows XP, please stop and tell me about that.

We need to get information from this machine in order to have the proper detail to help you forward.
 NOTE: The tools and the information obtained is safe and not harmful to your privacy or your computer, please allow the programs to run if blocked by your system.

    Download Malwarebytes Support Tool
    
    
    Once the file is downloaded, open your Downloads folder/location of the downloaded file
    Double-click mb-support-1.4.0.615.exe to run the report
        You may be prompted by User Account Control (UAC) to allow changes to be made to your computer. Click Yes to consent.
        
    Place a checkmark next to Accept License Agreement and click Next
    You will be presented with a page stating, "Get Started!"

    Do NOT use the button “Start repair” !
    Click the Advanced tab on the left column
    
    Click the Gather Logs button
    
    A progress bar will appear and the program will proceed with getting logs from your computer
   
    Upon completion, click a file named mbst-grab-results.zip will be saved to your Desktop. Click OK
    Please attach the ZIP file in your next reply.

 

Thank you.

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Hi Kvamme,

Thanks for the Support tool report.

The block is on IP 198.134.112.243   when Chrome was in use.

Do you recall if perhaps you were reading Email using Chrome ?

or

perhaps the block happened when reading online news, like perhaps Yahoo News ?

what site was it on ?

The website blocks are keeping your pc safe.

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The "Adware.HeckCall" is just a adware.  It is not an infection.

The Chrome browser user default preference history is the area that is causing the trigger of the adware tag.

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The next thing I would like you to do is to run the cleanup tool from Chrome - https://www.google.com/chrome/cleanup-tool/
It is made specifically by Chrome to cleanup Chrome browser.



If running the cleanup tool for Chrome did not help the problem then I would like to reset chrome back to defaults.


You can keep your "Bookmarks" if you want to keep them, but you have to export them first - http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=96816 - Everything else should be removed.

Then I need you to go to https://www.google.com/settings/chrome/sync and sign into your account.
Scroll down until you see the "reset sync" button and click on the button
At the prompt click on "Ok".
 

Reset Your Browser Settings

 

  1. In the top-right corner of the browser window, click the "Chrome Menu" icon (Three horizontal lines)
  2.  
  3. At the bottom, click "advanced "
  4. Scroll down until you see "Reset", Then click where it says "restore settings to their original defaults".
  5. In the dialog that appears, click "Reset".

 

Chrome-Settings-reset.png.52fa3346e1db6c53af083205581d0b32.png

 

Close Chrome and restart it and check it out for me please

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Though it is not a malware-type  one should still take the measures I outlined so that it is to the point of being gone away.   I would not let it go.

Please have patience  & apply my tips.

This can be overcome.  Patience & persistence will pay off.

Cheers,

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