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Win32/Fareit Virus on Windows 8.1 PC


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:16 PM

Hello,

 

Yesterday I started Chrome and had a warning to update Flash Player before continuing. Windows defender picked up the following on my system: PWS: Win32/Fareit. I got rid of this, and ran Malwarebytes, CC Cleaner, and did a full system scan with Windows Defender and did not pick up anything else. However, here is my problem. I am unable to execute a web search from the Chrome browser or MS Explorer due to the continuous prompts to update Adobe Flash Player and 404 errors. I deleted Chrome and all Google software from my PC. Using MS Explorer is hit or miss so I am accessing the internet through the Start Page search charm which has been working ok.

 

The same thing has happened on my MacBook Pro with Safari, all of this started yesterday as well when I tried to see if this was a PC vs internet issue.

 

I also am unable to connect via wireless router with my android phone and Google Nexus tablet. The tablet is only two days old, and when I tried to connect it to my wireless router, I got the same Adobe Flash page asking to update.

 

I am assuming this may have something to do with my Google account on these devices?

 

My PC is running Windows 8.1 with firewall and Windows Defender. I have done numerous scans with Defender and ran MalwareBytes Antimalware, Adw Cleaner, Hitman Pro and Super antispyware. Nothing has come up with these, except the original virus found which was deleted. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

 

 



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