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Thanks to Gringo,I killed "privitize vpn"...


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#1 Stix61

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:11 PM

I came here 1st for help, and read and followed his instructions carefully.
Thank you Gringo!

1st, I killed all I could find myself,even scanned all Registry entries,(there weren't any),/Program files,etc...etc..etc...

I then ran all Gringo's programs in order,looked at the created logs and their entries,and Rogue Killer and ComboFix isolated and killed the entries,and fixed all,
even ESET Online Scanner found 1 entry and killed that.

It worked only 1 or 2 times.

However, when I would reboot Firefox,'privitize' would be back in the bottom as 1st search default.


After many attempts,
I WAS SUCCESSFUL WITH A SMALL OVERLOOKED DETAIL.

Even though it was not on my rig anymore,with Registry and all Folders/Files/Programs clean...again thanks to Gringo!...,
it still bothered me to see it trying to connect,and still in ComboFixes Logfile as 1 default connection for FireFox.





This worked for me with XP...Vista and 7 users might be a little different,but,


In XP,

Go to the "Help" Tab./
Choose "Troubleshooting Information"/

And simply choose "RESET FIREFOX"


I have MY browser back,and "privateyes" has been gone for days.

You will retain "bookmarks",but you will have to re-install "Add-Ons"/"Plug-Ins"...etc.


Here's a link for resetting Firefox in XP;
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems





Thanks all and best of luck!
Stix :thumbup2:

Edited by Orange Blossom, 13 December 2012 - 03:56 PM.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:31 PM

I'm glad you were successful in removing the infection from your computer.

To all readers: Please note that though symptoms may be similar, the cause may be very different. What will work to resolve the issues on one computer at one point may not work on another computer, or even on the same computer at a different point. It is best not to follow malware removal instructions posted for someone else as doing so may turn your computer into an expensive doorstop. I have seen it happen.

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