Posted 03 June 2012 - 10:17 PM
Hello! I'm hoping someone here can help me with a problem that's been plaguing me for literally an entire day. I'll try and make this short: I woke up this morning, and my brother had somehow gotten this thing on my computer called "RivalGaming". Did some research, and it's a free game website, and in exchange for games, they place something on your computer that displays advertisements. The advertisement highlights certain words on a webpage as orange, and if you hover over it, a pop up comes up selling some product.
I've been googling all morning, all afternoon, and now all night. I've run Kaspersky (my main AV), Malwarebytes, Kaspersky TDSSKiller. Someone with a similar problem to mine was recommended ComboFix, which I downloaded and used. The first four scans found NOTHING. Combofix found some stuff, deleted it, but nothing happened it to RivalGaming.
I ended up manually searching my computer for anything tied to "RivalGaming". I deleted stuff from my Programs>Rivalgaming, Localdisk>Owner>Local, and a few other locations. Rivalgaming persists despite all of this!
I'm out of ideas and am tearing my hair out in anger. I'm using google chrome, and if I open it's personal task manager, I can see RivalGaming running as an extension and an AddOn. I have no option to disable them in the extensions menu however. I can close them via the task manager, but as soon as I close and reopen Chrome, they're back.
If anyone can please steer me in the right direction of getting rid of this burdensome adware, I'd appreciate it more than I can ever put into words.
I don't know what else to do and need guidance.