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White Smoke toolbar? Help!?

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#1 Cauthon


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:15 PM

I don't have to ask if I am infected, I can see the bleeping toolbar. I am running a Dell XPS with an I7 processor, and Windows 7.


I have looked over the extensive list of work that the


member did, which was apparently successful in the end. Do you recommend I start in the same place, or based on those results could I skip some of the steps? I have tried the Windows uninstall function and it seemed to think it had the job done, but the toolbar is still right there, and some strange popup ads are popping up. Somebody elsewhere recommended Revo Uninstaller Freeware, but I don't know anything about that so I hesitate to jump into it.


Search found this




in C:|Users\[name of this computer] \Appdata\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default


but just looking there with Windows Explorer does not show it. So I told Windows Explorer to delete it and it seems to be gone ("No items match your search"), but the toolbar is still here.


I already have Avast installed; I like Avast, because a few years ago I had a close encounter with something that said it was Windows security or some such and promised to fix all my problems for $58, and I downloaded Avast and installed it even though the problem was already there, and it swept it clean. Two of my friends said they had to hire a professional cleaner to get rid of that. Avast is running as usual, and I told it to scan, and it says it scanned about 305k files and didn't find anything. It says real time shields (shields! shields!) is on, but it says there is a 2013 update, so I will get that. I also run CrapCleaner at least once most days, and that generally helps, but I do not expect it to fix stuff like this. OTOH, for a while, whenever I used a USB memory and asked for permission to remove it, the demon in the machine said it was in use, no matter how closed all the programs were; since I have been using Ccleaner, I do not have that problem.


Thanks for helping me worry about the #!??#!! problem.


Still looking forward

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#2 narenxp


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

Do not run any other tools when you are being assisted


  • Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop
  • Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


  • Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file systemDo not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)
  • If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


  • Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

  • If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwise
  • Click Continue


  • Click Reboot computer
  • Please post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply




  • Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
  • Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.
  • If you need help to disable your protection programs see here and here.
  • Double click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.
  • Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

  • When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

  • Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.

NOTE:  aswMBR will create MBR.dat file on your desktop. This is a copy of your MBR. Do NOT delete it.


ESET Online Scanner


I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan  This process may may take several hours, that is normal

  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png  button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)

    • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the icon on your desktop.


  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:

    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Copy and paste the information in your next reply.   Note:  If no malware was found you will not get a log.
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  • Click the Finish button.


Things I would like to see in your next reply. Please be sure to copy and paste the information rather than send an attachment. :thumbsup2:

  • TDSSKiller log
  • aswMBR log
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#3 Gorny85


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 07:50 AM

Hi, I have somehow managed to download white smoke, I have been trying for hours to get rid of it, I tried the walk through you posted for windows 8 to delete it but it still pops up when I open google chrome after I restart my laptop. Please help me, nightmare!!

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:04 AM



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