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Nicorette and VisitCalifornia.com Audio Adware Problem


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#1 Itadaki

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:06 PM

Within the past few hours, I've started hearing snippets of music and audio ads, even while inside a Steam video game with no browser open.

I've tried exiting out of as many apps as possible in the systray, and the ads/music snippets still play. I've heard one Nicorette gum ad, a VisitCalifornia.com ad, and several unidentified music snippets -- about 5-10 minutes apart, though it can vary.

AVG Anti-Virus Free 2012 found nothing. Malwarebytes found nothing. Spybot S&D found nothing beyond the usual tracking cookies. aswMBR.exe crashed on scanning for rootkits, but when run a second time found nothing.

Thanks in advance for any help on this!

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#2 boopme

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

Hello, please try these.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.

Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.

Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.




Download Bootkit Remover to your Desktop.

  • Unzip downloaded file to your Desktop.
  • Double-click on boot_cleaner.exe to run the program (Vista/7 users,right click on boot_cleaner.exe and click Run As Administrator).
  • It will show a Black screen with some data on it.
  • Right click on the screen and click Select All.
  • Press CTRL+C
  • Open a Notepad and press CTRL+V
  • Post the output back here.




Please download TDSSKiller.zip and and extract it.
  • Run TDSSKiller.exe.
  • Click on Change Parameters
  • Put a check in the box of Detect TDLFS file system
  • Click Start scan.
  • When it is finished the utility outputs a list of detected objects with description.
    The utility automatically selects an action (Cure or Delete) for malicious objects.
    The utility prompts the user to select an action to apply to suspicious objects (Skip, by default). Let the options as it is and click Continue
  • Let reboot if needed and tell me if the tool needed a reboot.
  • Click on Report and post the contents of the text file that will open.

    Note: By default, the utility outputs the log into system disk (it is usually the disk with installed operating system, C:\) root folder. The Log have a name like: TDSSKiller.Version_Date_Time_log.txt.

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