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#1 ofui24

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:52 PM

I have a HP laptop - AMD Vision/Windows 7. The last few months I have been getting annoying popup ads in the bottom corners of my browser and many times if I type in a link in my address bar, I am redirected to several ad sites - sometimes to the point where they won't even let me go back to the previous page and I have to shut the whole browser down and re-open the page and try again. Its happening when I use both IE and Firefox. I use to have Chrome to see if that helped but it happened with that too - so I just deleted it.

Norton doesn't pick anything up and I don't have any other virus programs that would be conflicting with each other either - Norton is also up to date.

In addition to these popups and redirects, my computer has gotten INSANELY slow. I've tried deleting more recent programs that have been downloaded since it started getting slow and there's been no change - only been getting worse. I'm constantly having to reboot just to get it to unfreeze itself. I'm a college student so even when I'm typing in word - what would usually take me 5 minutes to type something - its taking at least 10-15 minutes due to it freezing up so much. I'm also noticing keystrokes are getting messed up too. I'll be typing a sentence and for instance - say I was typing the letter "n" - it would type 8 instead or something to that effect - so its not like its just a mis-type. N is no where near 8... and I'm a pretty good typer... so its not like an accidental keystroke type of deal.

The popups are a mix of iphone looking ads to square ads, sometimes its videos, but mostly its advertisements trying to get you to go to their website.

I've tried everything I know how to get rid of it and I'm at a loss of what to do next... I'm hoping you might be able to help me out. If you need additional information/detail/clarification, please let me know. I can try to give you what you need or clarify further.

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#2 gringo_pr

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 04:12 AM

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!

My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.

I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us

  • Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
    • We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
  • Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
    • Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.
  • Please read every post completely before doing anything.
    • Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.
  • Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
    • A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.
NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the Watch Topic Button, select Immediate Notification, and click on Proceed. This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster.

NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of hartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.

NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.


DeFogger:

  • Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

    Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
  • The application window will appear
  • Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers
  • Click Yes to continue
  • A 'Finished!' message will appear
  • Click OK
  • DeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OK
Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.


Security Check

  • Download Security Check by screen317 from here.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.


Download DDS:

  • Please download DDS by sUBs from one of the links below and save it to your desktop:

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    Please disable any anti-malware program that will block scripts from running before running DDS.

    • Double-Click on dds.scr and a command window will appear. This is normal.
    • Shortly after two logs will appear:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • A window will open instructing you save & post the logs
  • Save the logs to a convenient place such as your desktop
  • Copy the contents of both logs & post in your next reply

information and logs:

  • In your next post I need the following

  • .logs from DDS
  • let me know of any problems you may have had

Gringo

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#3 ofui24

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:33 AM

I just want to let you know - I'm still just trying to get my files backed up - Its been a task and a half - with a few minor setbacks, I'm hoping it finishes over night and I'll be able to run the programs tomorrow. I just didn't want you to think I wasn't responding or ran off on you.

#4 gringo_pr

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:59 AM

no problem and thank you for letting me know


If I have not heard from you in a couple of days I will come check on you



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#5 gringo_pr

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 10:34 AM

Greetings


I have not heard from you in a couple of days so I am coming by to check on you to see if you are having problems or you just need some more time.

Also to remind you that it is very important that we finish the process completely so as to not get reinfected. I will let you know when we are complete and I will ask to remove our tools




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#6 gringo_pr

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:28 PM

Hello

48 Hour bump

It has been more than 48 hours since my last post.

  • do you still need help with this?
  • do you need more time?
  • are you having problems following my instructions?
  • if after 48hrs you have not replied to this thread then it will have to be closed!

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#7 gringo_pr

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 12:38 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days. Please include a link to your topic in the Private Message. Thank you.
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