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Adware Trojan disguised as privoxy, computer is now down


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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

While trying to pirate JFK Reloaded, as it is no longer available. I was instructed to use privoxy, stupidly enough, I followed the instructions, using the link provided instead of the official download, and got some serious adware. It added article suggestions, would open new tabs leading to ad sites, covered pages in ads, varying from simple images to pop ups to unpausable video ads, and semi-often ask me to approve downloads titled "update", and all of this continued to happen even in non-browser program like steam.. I could disable this by closing privoxy via the task manager, but this my computer would still be set to use a proxy server, and if I changed that it change back fairly quickly, usually about five to six minutes. After a while, my keyboard had all of its inputs changed (n became tab, enter became escape, etc.) and upon restarting my computer, it could not connect to my network despite using an Ethernet cable. I am running windows seven and currently, I am posting from my phone, and can use an apple laptop to download antivirus software. I have already tried MBAM, adwcleaner, farbar recovery, and combofix, the last of which removed privoxy and reset my computer's proxy settings, but did not put my computer back online.

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