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#1 Kalidevi

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 02:38 PM

I got a job offer on odesk and was asked to interview via skype.  The man asked me to install this toolbar, so I could have a demo of it and see if I wanted to help promote it.  Hesitant, I felt something wasn't quite right, so I ran the link in an online scanner and everything came back clean, so I installed.  Firefox stopped the request, so I had to allow it.  Then Advanced System Care did the same for 2 different start up items.  I know to trust my gut, but I thought since this was from odesk, this would be legit. 

 

I install the toolbar and review it.  It allows you to search for a job on all of the major job search boards with one click.  It was a bit cheesy, but I could see how it would be useful.  Still feeling not right about it, but a bit too late, because I already installed. Then, the man proceeds to tell me that they offer no interest loans for $300-900 to be paid back within 6 months. He said since they know freelancers sometimes struggle, they like to help them out, because happy employees, whatever. Okay, so this has scam written all over it.

 

I disabled and removed the toolbar through Firefox addons.  Then, I uninstalled through add/remove programs. My concern is there might be something lingering, something stealthy, stealing my info or perhaps a trojan, rootkit, etc.  What can I do?  How can I check for this?

 

Is there anyone that can help me check my computer for the aforementioned? Pretty, pretty please?

 

I am working on a toshiba satellite, running windows 7.  Thanks!

 

P.S.  Will using my computer under a different user be safer at this time, until I get it figured out?

 

P.P.S  I just ran malwarebytes and it didn't find anything.


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:24 PM

Please download and perform a scan with AdwCleaner by Xplode.
This is a utility which will identity and remove any unknown Toolbars, adware and potential unwanted programs (PUP).
You can refer to these instructions: How To Use AdwCleaner

- A logfile (AdwCleaner.txt) will automatically open in Notepad after the scan has finished.
- The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it.
- Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.


Please download Junkware Removal Tool thisisujrt.gif and save it to your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and shut down any protection/security software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Double-click on JRT.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log file named JRT.txt will automatically open and be saved to your Desktop.
  • Copy and paste the contents of JRT.txt in your next reply.

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