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#1 MattBab

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:43 AM

Whenever I open a web browser, a mysearchdial page is opening up instead of my home page. I've also been noticing slower and slower loading times as of late. I try to run Malware Bytes, but it always crashes on me before it can remove anything. I'm pretty confident that my computer is infected with something, but I have no idea how to go about solving it.

 

Thanks in advance, Matt.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:15 PM

Maybe you'll get lucky with the:
https://www.google.com/search?&q=conduit+removal+tool
..and/or the Lavasoft Registry Tuner (trial)
http://www.lavasoft.com/products/lavasoft_registry_tuner.php


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:19 PM

Hi,
 
@Nostromov: Bleeping Computer does not recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers:
 
There are numerous programs which purport to improve system performance, make repairs and tune up a computer. Many of them include such features as a registry cleaner, registry optimizer, disk optimizer, etc. Some of these programs even incorporate optimization and registry cleaning features alongside anti-malware capabilities. These registry cleaners and optimizers claim to speed up your computer by finding and removing orphaned and corrupt registry entries that are responsible for slowing down system performance. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. Advertisements to do so are borderline scams intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product.
 
See the whole post here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/?p=2853053
 
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Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.

  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
    Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • Click on the Clean button.
  • Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
  • Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
  • After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.

 

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thisisujrt.gif Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe 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 (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.

 

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Any improvement after running these tools?
 
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