Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

How do i get rid of Privitize VPM>


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 Reflextion

Reflextion

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:22 AM

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

I downloaded something and i guess privitize vpm came with it. It basically just replaced my google search bar and from what i've heard, it's bad. How do i remove it? I've tried reading stuff online but i'm still very confused. I use waterfox as my web browser.


Mod Edit:Moved to Am I Infected from Win7 ~~~ boopme

Edited by boopme, 10 December 2012 - 09:05 PM.


BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 boopme

boopme

    To Insanity and Beyond


  • Global Moderator
  • 73,530 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:05:22 AM

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:22 PM

Hello Reflextion

.

Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.
Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.
Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.



Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking
How to start Windows 7 in Safe Mode

Run RKil
Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 1
Link 2
  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.
  • A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.
  • If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.
  • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.


Run MBAM
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Posted Image and save it to your desktop.
  • Important!! When you save the mbam-setup file, rename it to something random (such as 123abc.exe) before beginning the download.
Malwarebytes 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 and double-click on the renamed file to install the application.
  • When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
  • Malwarebytes 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 and continue.
  • If you cannot update Malwarebytes or use the Internet to download any files to the infected computer, manually update the database by following the instructions in FAQ Section A: 4. Issues.
  • Under the Scanner tab, make sure the "Perform Quick Scan" option is selected.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then click the Show Results button to see a list of any malware that was found.
  • Make sure that everything is checked and then 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.
  • 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 the database version and your operating system.
  • Exit Malwarebytes when done.
Note: If Malwarebytes encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be asked to reboot your computer so it can proceed with the disinfection process. If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately. Failure to reboot normally will prevent Malwarebytes from removing all the malware.

-- Some types of malware will target Malwarebytes and other security tools to keep them from running properly. If that's the case, use Malwarebytes Chameleon and follow the onscreen instructions. The Chameleon folder can be accessed by opening the program folder for Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (normally C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware or C:\Program Files (x86)\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware).


Please ask any needed questions,post logs and Let us know how the PC is running now.
How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#3 Reflextion

Reflextion
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:22 AM

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

Report for MBAM:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.06.17.02

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Roger Du :: ROGERDU-HP [administrator]

6/16/2012 8:57:17 PM
mbam-log-2012-06-16 (20-57-17).txt

Scan type: Full scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 103103
Time elapsed: 9 minute(s), 39 second(s) [aborted]

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

#4 boopme

boopme

    To Insanity and Beyond


  • Global Moderator
  • 73,530 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:05:22 AM

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

One more try..
ADW Cleaner

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Delete.
  • Confirm each time with Ok.
  • You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.


If no joy.....I think we should get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.

Let me know if all went well.
How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook

#5 Reflextion

Reflextion
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 3 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:22 AM

Posted 10 December 2012 - 11:34 PM

I'm not a tech wiz but i use Waterfox as my internet browser and i didn't see it get scanned. Should i just switch browsers?

# AdwCleaner v2.100 - Logfile created 12/10/2012 at 20:17:33
# Updated 09/12/2012 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : Roger Du - ROGERDU-HP
# Boot Mode : Safe mode with networking
# Running from : C:\Users\Roger Du\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]


***** [Services] *****


***** [Files / Folders] *****


***** [Registry] *****


***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16448

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v14.0.1 (en-US)

Profile name : default
File : C:\Users\Roger Du\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\fac3yjeo.default\prefs.js

[OK] File is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v23.0.1271.95

File : C:\Users\Roger Du\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

*************************

AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [6454 octets] - [10/12/2012 20:13:46]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1055 octets] - [10/12/2012 20:15:30]
AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [988 octets] - [10/12/2012 20:17:33]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [1047 octets] ##########

#6 boopme

boopme

    To Insanity and Beyond


  • Global Moderator
  • 73,530 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:NJ USA
  • Local time:05:22 AM

Posted 11 December 2012 - 10:36 PM

You can try that, if no joy or to besure it's removed ...repost.

To get a deeper look. Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.

Let me know if all went well.
How do I get help? Who is helping me?For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear....Become a BleepingComputer fan: Facebook




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users