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Hello - Need some help please!  Working on a computer that keeps getting the same 59 threats even after MWB says they are quarantined. I have also run ADWcleaner and it also keeps finding threats, not as many and sometime none but I can't seem to keep the system clean.  All 59 treats are for MindSpark and all are located/related to Chrome extensions.  Attached are the log files from a scan with FarBar.  Any suggestion would be appreciated!!

Addition.txt FRST.txt

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Thanks for the suggestions.  It appears that the issue here is Google Sync.  I was not able to fully complete the instruction regarding Sync but got far enough to turn it OFF.  Since SYNC has been off I have re-scanned and re-booted the computer multiple times and the result is that the threats are not longer coming back or being detected. So that is success!  I don't know if SYNC can be fixed and re-enabled (I do not have full access to this google account) and not have MWB detect threats but that is for another day.  Thanks!

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Please run the following and we'll double-check that the system is clean

 

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 Now.
  • When finished, please click Clean & Repair.
  • 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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Reply to: Advance Setup post.  Follow you procedure per you post and all seems to be good. Files attached as requested.  However, I am wondering if the issue could come back if the user re-enables Google Sync.  Once I disable (turned off) sync MWB was able to clean and keep the threats from coming back.  I also tried to follow the procedure that was linked in exile360's post above regarding turning off and resetting Google Sync but I was not able to follow the entire procedure only up to the point of turning off sync not resetting sync which seem to do the trick.   I have also attached the original threat scan that shows the repeating threats so that maybe you can tell if these are really issue or not, file name "threat scan 59 issues".  Thanks for the follow up!

Addition.txt AdwCleaner[C05].txt FRST.txt Threat scan results.txt Threat scan 59 issues.txt

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Please uninstall the following software. From Control Panel, Programs, Add/Remove

Bonjour
Java 8 Update 45
Java 8 Update 51

 

 

Please download the attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop.
NOTE. It's important that both files, FRST or FRST64 and fixlist.txt are in the same location or the fix will not work.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on this particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Run FRST or FRST64 and press the Fix button just once and wait.
If the tool needs a restart please make sure you let the system restart normally and let the tool complete its run after restart.
The tool will make a log on the Desktop (Fixlog.txt). Please attach or post it to your next reply.

Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.

fixlist.txt

 

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Thanks. The log looks good. The reason it did not save to the Desktop is that in STEP 3 above the program was not saved to the Desktop. It was saved and ran from C:\Users\GM\Documents\Temp Bernd\FarBar so it saved the log there.

When you remove the Google Chrome Sync that deletes it. As long as you don't have another device like a phone that also has Sync enabled then you can setup Sync again. However, please read the following below first to help you keep your system clean going forward.

 

Let's get real. If you're not backing up your data and you're still using Google Chrome then you're just not serious about Privacy, Safety, and protecting your data. Malwarebytes is a fantastic program but you still need to back up your data and you still need to block scripts and Ads in your browser. 
If you're still using Google Chrome I would highly suggest you consider using Firefox instead. For more advanced users you might consider installing NoScript as well (it does have a higher learning curve though)

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