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Google chrome is gone, replaced by an obscure search engine


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#1 randomusername

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:29 PM

Hello, After accidentally downloading something I did not mean to download, I noticed something strange about chrome after removing everything I presumably downloaded. When I use google chrome, instead of a page of apps for popular things like google search and youtube, a strange search engine with no apparent URL is opened instead. Underneath, there are extremely spammy adverts, and if someone tells me how, I can place a screenshot (I'm not computer savvy).

 

This has essentially disabled most of the services of google chrome, but I have no idea how to remove it, I have done frequent scans, deleted history, but nothing works.

  

 



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 03:43 PM

Hello and welcome.

I'd like you to please run these and let me know how it is.

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.
  • Link 1
  • Link 2
    • Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.
    • If using Vista, right-click on it and 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.
    • If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.
    • If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
  • Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • 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 Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.



Please Download TDSSkiller
Launch it.
Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system
Click on "Scan".
Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)

Do not change the default options on scan results.



Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on Delete.
Confirm each time with Ok.
You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.
Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.



Last run ESET.
  • 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 esetsmartinstaller_enu.png 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
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.
  • NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 04:08 PM

Erm, why exactly should I run these programs, and should I run all of them, or just 1? Oh, I ran the "Rkill" and  something came up in the DOS box, but I do not know what it is, seems important though. I do not know how to show you what it says . . .

 

But again, it seems important

 

 



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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

Wait, erm, this is what came up in the "Rkill" program

Rkill 2.5.5 by Lawrence Abrams (Grinler)
Copyright 2008-2013 BleepingComputer.com
More Information about Rkill can be found at this link:
 
Program started at: 07/12/2013 10:03:59 PM in x86 mode.
Windows Version: Windows Vista ™ Home Premium 
 
Checking for Windows services to stop:
 
 * No malware services found to stop.
 
Checking for processes to terminate:
 
 * No malware processes found to kill.
 
Checking Registry for malware related settings:
 
 * No issues found in the Registry.
 
Resetting .EXE, .COM, & .BAT associations in the Windows Registry.
 
Performing miscellaneous checks:
 
 * Windows Defender Disabled
 
   [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows Defender]
   "DisableAntiSpyware" = dword:00000001
 
Checking Windows Service Integrity: 
 
 * Windows Defender (WinDefend) is not Running.
   Startup Type set to: Automatic
 
Searching for Missing Digital Signatures: 
 
 * No issues found.
 
Checking HOSTS File: 
 
 * Cannot edit the HOSTS file.
 * Permissions Fixed. Administrators can now edit the HOSTS file.
 
 * HOSTS file entries found: 
 
  127.0.0.1       localhost
  ::1             localhost
  127.0.0.1 www.007guard.com
  127.0.0.1 007guard.com
  127.0.0.1 008i.com
  127.0.0.1 www.008k.com
  127.0.0.1 008k.com
  127.0.0.1 www.00hq.com
  127.0.0.1 00hq.com
  127.0.0.1 010402.com
  127.0.0.1 www.032439.com
  127.0.0.1 032439.com
  127.0.0.1 www.0scan.com
  127.0.0.1 0scan.com
  127.0.0.1 1000gratisproben.com
  127.0.0.1 www.1000gratisproben.com
  127.0.0.1 1001namen.com
  127.0.0.1 www.1001namen.com
  127.0.0.1 100888290cs.com
  127.0.0.1 www.100888290cs.com
 
  20 out of 15399 HOSTS entries shown.
  Please review HOSTS file for further entries.
 
Program finished at: 07/12/2013 10:05:06 PM
Execution time: 0 hours(s), 1 minute(s), and 7 seconds(s)
 

I have no clue what it means, maybe you do?



#5 boopme

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:14 PM

We run these to get system info, to see if there are working malwares, to kill malwares, and to remove malwares,
What good and bad things are running on here.

So far I can tell you you have spybot installed, it was inhibiting Admin control of your Hosts file (fixed) and you use Vista. So when you can run the other tools as they have other info needed.

Edited by boopme, 12 July 2013 - 08:16 PM.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 05:28 AM

Oh, well thank you, but I managed to fix it-turns out they were extensions that must have attacked google chrome during the download.  Thank you for your help, but it is all sorted now!






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