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Downloaded from CNET: Other unwanted programs have been installed


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#1 T.B.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:50 PM

Hi.

 

I downloaded FLV player from CNET.com earlier and a few unwanted programs appeared on my desktop - namely stuff like mypcbackup and checkpoint. I had a quick google and some people have had the same problem. I disconnected my internet, manually uninstalled them and then ran a quick scan on antimalware bytes. Antimalware bytes said no threats were detected.

 

If possible I would like help in checking that my laptop is virus free so I can backup some important files ASAP. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

Cheers,

 

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#2 dmoorecomputertech

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:00 PM

*POST ALL LOGS FOR DETAILED HELP AND MORE INSTRUCTIONS IF NECESSARY*

 

Please download Rkill (courtesy of BleepingComputer.com) to your desktop.
There are 2 different versions. If one of them won't run then download and try to run the other one.
You only need to get one of these to run, not all of them. You may get warnings from your antivirus about this tool, ignore them or shutdown your antivirus.

rKill.exe: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/10/
iExplore.exe (renamed rKill.exe): http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/dl/11/

 

  • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
  • If using Vista or Windows 7 right-click on it and choose 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.
  • Do not reboot until instructed.
  • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.


If normal mode still doesn't work, run the tool from safe mode.

When the scan is done Notepad will open with rKill log.
Post it in your next reply.

NOTE. rKill.txt log will also be present on your desktop.

NOTE Do NOT wrap your logs in "quote" or "code" brackets.

 

 

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/ to your desktop.

* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
* When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
* Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
* When completed, a log will open in Notepad.
* Post the log back here.

Be sure to restart the computer.

The log can also be found here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Malwarebytes\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
Or at C:\Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware\Logs\log-date.txt
 

Download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit from HERE to your Desktop.
 

  • Unzip downloaded file.
  • Open the folder where the contents were unzipped and run mbar.exe
  • Follow the instructions in the wizard to update and allow the program to scan your computer for threats.
  • DO NOT click on the Cleanup button. Simply exit the program.
  • When done, please post the two logs produced they will be in the MBAR folder..... mbar-log-xxxxx.txt and system-log.txt

 



#3 noknojon

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

Hi -

There has been a few problems with CNET adding extras to downloads recently, so please run these programs first.

 

Download Security Check by Screen317 from Here
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.

 

 

Next : Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.
Now : Close any Firefox browsers you may have open
Checkmark the following boxes:
•Flush DNS
•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
•List content of Hosts
•List IP configuration
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files
 
Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).

 

These may show us any of the extras that were added or changed on your computer.

 

Thank You -



#4 NorthernScally

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 08:24 PM

Its not just CNET who are adding extras in. Ive had a few from filehippo (ive always sworn by that site too).



#5 noknojon

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:40 PM

Thanks for the comment, but each site uses their own Add-ons -

Search for WinPatrol (free), and keep this installed to notify you about these -






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