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What is the green "i" ad that pops up on the bottom of my screen?


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#1 noel258366

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

Hi, folks. First post. ;)

 

Lately, I've been getting this box that pops up on the bottom left of my screen. It has a green "i" (for "information", I presume) with ad text stating something about pardons (for crimes having been committed) now being possible (shorter text to that effect).

 

It's obviously adware (or possibly spyware), and I want to get rid of it. Does anyone know how to do this?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:37 PM

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


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  • 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


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  • 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


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


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aswMBR

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  • 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.


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


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  • 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.


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ESET Online Scanner

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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.

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  • 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.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.


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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
  • ESET results


 



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

Hey, narenxp,

 

Did my due diligence, and I researched Kaspersky TDSS Killer on ComputerWorld's site before I started:

 

http://blogs.computerworld.com/16691/kasperkys_tdss_killer_lives_on ... good stuff!  :bananas:

 

However, there is a 4th option in the "Objects to scan" panel, called "Check system memory" ... should I leave that checked too?


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:17 PM

Just follow my instructions :)



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:38 PM

I have asked one of the mods to close this topic

 

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/487964/should-domaid-be-removed/

 

Do not create multiple topics when you are being helped.This could avoid confusion :)

 

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:42 PM

OK, 1 threat found - "Akamai" - suspect object, medium threat. I clicked on "Skip" (even though it was already selected in the menu), and I will reboot the computer (from the "Start" menu.)

 

I'll need some help getting the log from the root directory when I get back, tho (did I mention I'm a n00b? lol) ...



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:43 PM

Akamai is not a threat.TDSSkiller Log is not required.Skip it and move to other scans.



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:28 AM

narenxp,

 

I got the Blue Screen of Death when I launched aswMBR last night (it took a while to scan. I also noticed that the counter paused frequently.) Anyway, I'm re-doing it now.

 

BTW, I know it shouldn't make a difference if I'm using wi-fi -- since once it and Avast! downloads, it's a local app -- but never hurts to ask if it does affect the operation. Also, should I shut down all apps while it's scanning?


Edited by noel258366, 09 March 2013 - 11:31 AM.


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:35 AM

Ignore ASWMBR and move to ESET scan if you still get BSOD.ASWMBR is causing BSODs on lot of system.Thinking of removing it from my list of tools :lmao: .



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:42 AM

Man, was I worried for nuthin'! I thought aswMBR found a massive, Hugh Hefner's Mansion-sized virus that beat it up!  :hysterical: OK, ESET it is!

 

"Too err is human ... to REALLY f*ck things up, you need a computer!" Ha ha!



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:46 AM

:lmao:



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

Aw, man, I just thought of something: my wi-fi has been a little off-and-on since yesterday evening. if ESET is an online scanner (i.e. scanning from the 'net), won't this interrupt the scanning process if the signal blinks? I hope not -- I just launched it ...



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

How about safemode with networking? ESET online scanner needs uninterrupted connection to atleast update definitions



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:12 AM

narenxp,

 

Hey! Did the ESET scan ... it discovered and removed 14 threats, and quarantined 1, which I manually deleted. Thanks a million!

 

P.S. Everything seems OK now, EXCEPT FOR the fact that, for some reason, if I leave my computer unattended, it will shut off occasionally, which it rarely, if ever, did before :(  ... trying to see what it could be ...



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

Please read my instructions.I need the logs :)






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