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Heads up about incomplete AdwCleaner functionality


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#1 gandydancer

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 02:56 AM

This is not a complaint. I foolishly went though a third party to download .NET Framework (and Dell's support site is still demanding "Full 4.0" even after Microsoft "repaired" it, but that's another, as yet unresolved problem) and it installed the Conduit/MixiDJ browser hijacker, without even asking me (I think). The uninstalls are dummy, so I came to bleeping, where I found a thread (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/491849/browser-hijackingpossible-viruses-etc/?hl=%2Bconduit) that pointed me at AdwCleaner, a great service which seems to have done the job.

 

However... I found some remaining scat, removal of which is still needed. (1) The Softonic downloader which installed the hijacker was still in My Documents/Downloads; (2) MixiCND_CID1.exe was still on the deskltop; (3) conduit  (which it is reasonable to expect will attempt to install malware if visited) was still set as the default search engine in Chrome (babylon search, from a previous hijack infection, was also there, and I deleted it too). This is not intended to be an exhaustive list. I have not checked my other browser's search engines, for example.

 

I think this is worth mentioning. Consider it a heads up.


Edited by gandydancer, 18 April 2013 - 02:58 AM.


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