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I need to get rid of an iMesh pest


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#1 dubina

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:13 AM

To begin, I foolishly downloaded iMesh to get a song. Imesh subsequently hijacked my browser, google search and now I find that it seems to hichjack links that I click to go to other web pages.

I have already uninstalled iMesh (I think iMesh did the uninstall after "refusing to do so" effectively for several hours over multiple attempts). Anyway, that apparent uninstall didn't put an ened to iMesh. I then had to remove iMesh from the start menu, block it in my restricted sites, delete it in my browser history and so on.

It now shows up as an "O2 BHO Mediabar" in my Highjack This log.

How can I finally ditch this rascal?

Edited by Blade Zephon, 14 January 2011 - 05:36 AM.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 05:45 AM

If it appears as a Browser helper object (BHO) try going to IE options and disable the BHO. If that disables the BHO, your next step is to try and uninstall the BHO in the same place where you disable it. Also, if that uninstall the BHO try to reset your browser to default.

Another possible solution is to try and repair through the fixchecked button in Hijackthis. Have hijackthis run a scan and when scan is done mark the BHO you mentioned and click the fixcheck button. Hope that helps.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:11 AM

Fidel,

I disabled some stuff in my Restricted Sites, but that had no effect on the link hijacking. How exactly am I supposed to disable BHOs in Internet Options?

Re the HJT fix, I tried that fix and the BHO keeps coming back.

Any other thoughts or ideas?

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 11:28 AM

Hello. :)

Let's see what we're dealing with here.

Please download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
  • Before we begin, you should disable any anti-malware software you have installed so it does not interfere with RKill running. This is because some anti-malware software mistakenly detects RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how to disable your security software.
  • Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
  • A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
  • If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next reply
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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
alternate download link 1
alternate download link 2

IMPORTANT!!! - when you save the file, rename it to something random, such as bubbles.exe This must be done before beginning the download!

MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.
  • Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
  • Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:
    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.
  • If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.
  • If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.
On the Scanner tab:
  • Make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Then click on the Scan button.
  • If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.
  • The scan will begin and "Scan in progress" will show at the top. It may take some time to complete so please be patient.
  • When the scan is finished, a message box will say "The scan completed successfully. Click 'Show Results' to display all objects found".
  • Click OK to close the message box and continue with the removal process.
Back at the main Scanner screen:
  • Click on the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When removal is completed, a log report will open in Notepad.
  • The log is automatically saved and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that report in your next reply. Be sure to post the complete log to include the top portion which shows MBAM's database version and your operating system.
  • Exit MBAM when done.
Note: If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so MBAM can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally (not into safe mode) will prevent MBAM from removing all the malware.

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In your next reply, please include the following:
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Edited by Blade Zephon, 14 January 2011 - 11:28 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:21 PM

Thanks, BZ. Will do and get back to you.

What a good reason to steer clear of iMesh and other P2P sites!

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Posted 16 January 2011 - 12:32 AM

Alright.

Will look for your response.

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