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Hey, I seem to be affected by this same malware/adware.

I restart my computer but it comes up again. I've tried every antivirus program but it didn't work. 

I think "Zemana" found something, but did not delete it. Maybe it's AutoconfigURL. I should not have used KMSPico...
(I also completely uninstalled Cheat Engine after the Malwarebytes scan.)

 

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Detections

MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\connections
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting f
Action    :  -
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\control panel
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting
Action    :  -
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\wow6432node\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\control panel
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting
Action    :  -
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

FRST.txt Addition.txt AdwCleaner[S00].txt Malwarebytes report.txt

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Hello @stewiegriffin

Please fully disable your Kaspersky Total Security temporarily and run the following fix.

 

 

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

Please make sure you disable any real time antivirus or security software before running this script. Once completed make sure you re-enable it.

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 that cannot be undone.

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) or wherever you ran FRST from. 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Note: If the tool warned you about an outdated version please download and run the updated version.

NOTE-1:  This fix will run a scan to check that all Microsoft operating system files are valid and not corrupt and attempt to correct any invalid files. It will also run a disk check on the restart to ensure disk integrity. Depending on the speed of your computer this fix may take 30 minutes or more.

NOTE-2: As part of this fix all temporary files will be removed. If you have any open web pages that have not been bookmarked please make sure you bookmark them now as all open applications will be automatically closed. Also, make sure you know the passwords for all websites as cookies will also be removed. The use of an external password manager is highly recommended instead of using your browser to store passwords.

The following directories are emptied:

  • Windows Temp
  • Users Temp folders
  • Edge, IE, FF, Chrome and Opera caches, HTML5 storages, Cookies and History
  • Recently opened files cache
  • Flash Player cache
  • Java cache
  • Steam HTML cache
  • Explorer thumbnail and icon cache
  • BITS transfer queue (qmgr*.dat files)
  • Recycle Bin

Important: items are permanently deleted. They are not moved to quarantine. If you have any questions or concerns please ask before running this fix.

The system will be rebooted after the fix has run.

fixlist.txt

Thanks

 

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I started the fix process and it finished, but after 60 minutes passed, it gave an error. I also tried to search with Opera and it gave an error too. I scanned it with Zemana and found more malware this time. I deleted them and after that, it searched without error. I am 100% sure that it's proxy virus, but I cannot delete it.
 

 

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Detections

MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\connections
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting f
Action    :  Delete
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\control panel
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting
Action    :  Delete
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\wow6432node\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\control panel
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting
Action    :  Delete
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  s-1-5-21-4064830147-3032579019-4144101671-1001\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting http:\127.0.0.1:86\
Action    :  Delete
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

Fixlog.txt

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The log did not finish and we're not going to be able to clean the browser with it very well. You'll need to manually clean up your browser.

Fixing is terminated due to reaching maximum fixing time of 60 minutes. <==== ATTENTION

I'll write a new, smaller script to try and use.

While I'm working on a new script, please review the following and clean out your Opera browser

https://www.opera.com/case-studies/clean-browser-and-remove-trackers

Thanks @stewiegriffin

 

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Please save the attached FIXLIST.txt file as before in the same location as the FRST program.

 

fixlist.txt

Then click on the FIX button.

Then after the restart post back the new FIXLOG.txt file.

 

NEXT,

Please run this other antivirus scanner. Make sure you disable any other antivirus or security software you're using first.

 

Let me have you run a different scanner to double-check. I don't expect it to find anything, but no harm in checking.

I would suggest a free scan with the ESET Online Scanner

Go to https://download.eset.com/com/eset/tools/online_scanner/latest/esetonlinescanner.exe

  • It will start a download of "esetonlinescanner.exe"
  • Save the file to your system, such as the Downloads folder, or else to the Desktop.
  • Go to the saved file, and double click it to get it started. 
  • When presented with the initial ESET options, click on "Computer Scan".
  • Next, when prompted by Windows, allow it to start by clicking Yes 
  • When prompted for scan type, Click on Full scan 
  • Look at & tick  ( select )   the radio selection "Enable ESET to detect and quarantine potentially unwanted applications"   and click on the Start scan button.
  • Have patience.  The entire process may take an hour or more. There is an initial update download.
  • There is a progress window display.
  • You should ignore all prompts to get the ESET antivirus software program.   ( e.g. their standard program).   You do not need to buy or get or install anything else.
  • When the scan is completed, if something was found, it will show a screen with the number of detected items.  If so, click the button marked “View detected results”.
  • Click The blue “Save scan log” to save the log.
  • If something was removed and you know it is a false finding, you may click on the blue ”Restore cleaned files”  ( in blue, at the bottom).
  • Press Continue when all done.  You should click to off the offer for “periodic scanning”.

 

Note: If you do need to do a File Restore from ESET please follow the directions below

[KB2915] Restore files quarantined by the ESET Online Scanner version 3

https://support.eset.com/en/kb2915-restore-files-quarantined-by-the-eset-online-scanner

 

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Sorry for being late, the ESET scan took 6 hours. I don't think the scan found much. I also researched this malware myself and found a freeware software called ZHPCleaner. It deleted approximately 53 malicious records and malicious files. I hope this works. I'll restart my computer now and see if the problem persists. What do you think sir?

esetonlinescanner.txt Fixlog.txt

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I solved the problem in the screenshots I took above by resetting my Proxy settings and doing the scans again. 4 malicious objects still appear when I scan, but what is more strange is that my proxy settings are automatically changed in this way. 

And whenever I try to change it, it gets back to what it was. It's setup proxy actually: 127.0.0.1.86. (proxy pac virus)

What should I do to delete these 4 malicious objects and remove this proxy virus?

zrs2712.png

 

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Detections

MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings\connections
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting f
Action    :  Delete
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\control panel
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting
Action    :  Delete
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  software\wow6432node\policies\microsoft\internet explorer\control panel
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting
Action    :  Delete
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
MD5    :
Status    :  Scanned
Object    :  s-1-5-21-4064830147-3032579019-4144101671-1001\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\internet settings
Publisher    :
Size    :  0
Detection    :  MaliciousSetting http:\127.0.0.1:86\
Action    :  Delete
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

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Why is PowerShell running in process?

Did you update Kaspersky and do a Full scan with it?

 

Please uninstall CCleaner

Why You Shouldn’t Download CCleaner for Windows Anymore
https://helpdeskgeek.com/free-tools-review/why-you-shouldnt-download-ccleaner-for-windows-anymore/

Microsoft Windows 10 is warning users not to install CCleaner
https://www.techradar.com/news/windows-10-is-warning-users-not-to-install-ccleaner

Is CCleaner Safe? Not Quite. And We Show You How to Replace It
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/stop-using-ccleaner-windows/

 

The Windows Firewall has been turned off. Is Kaspersky managing the Firewall for you?

mpsdrv => Firewall Service is not running.
MpsSvc => Firewall Service is not running.

 

Please clean up Google Chrome as well

Please make sure you also clean up Google Chrome on each system

Set your default search engine
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95426?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Clear cache & cookies
https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Clear browsing data
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2392709?hl=en&ref_topic=7438008

Remove unwanted ads, pop-ups & malware
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2765944?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Set your homepage and startup page
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95314?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Update Google Chrome
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95414?hl=en&ref_topic=7438008

 

 

If you need further help with cleaning Google Chrome or more extensive information please review the following.

Resetting Google Chrome to clear unexpected issues
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/258938-resetting-google-chrome-to-clear-unexpected-issues/

 

 

Please save the attached updated FIXLIST.txt file to the same location as FRST as you did before.

Then click on the FIX button and run it. Then post back the updated new FIXLOG.txt file

fixlist.txt

I'll check back on you again tomorrow

Thanks

 

 

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Glad we could help.

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Thank you

 

 

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