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#1 Ammiit

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 02:50 PM

Hello,

 

I was wondering if anyone could help me remove infected items reported by Malwarebytes. I removed them before however they seem to have returned. They are named variations of PUP.optional.Conduit.A and are registry keys and files/folders. I have done another scan and it says they are removed but I would like to be certain they are gone is there any other ways I could do this?

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:42 PM

 I'd do a scan with Malwarebytes and my antivirus program in Safe Mode.  I have to tell you that Conduit malware is very hard to get rid of because it sinks it's teeth into many parts of your system.  You might try the Revo Uninstaller too.

 

Good luck.


Edited by wpgwpg, 22 June 2014 - 03:43 PM.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:55 AM

Ah.. would it be better to reset the computer then? I have done a scan on Malwarebytes and the Antivirus (McAfee) and it said it had found the conduit malware again and deleted it but i'm not sure it is completely gone. I haven't tried Revo Uninstaller but ill try it now, is it a program like malwarebytes that can be removed easily?


Thanks for the help



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 12:49 PM

 Revo Uninstaller is easy to install and uninstall, but it's function is different from Malwarebytes.  Revo just gives you a screen showing everything that's installed on your computer with the option to remove it.  

 When I had Conduit, I ended up doing a restore to factory settings.  I reached a point where it's easier to do that than to keep trying to get rid of Conduit.  YMMV.

 

Good luck.


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Posted 23 June 2014 - 03:32 PM

Run ADW to see if there are traces.

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ADW Cleaner

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.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open in Notepad for review.
  • After reviewing the log, 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[S0].txt) will open automatically.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.
  • -- Note: The contents of the AdwCleaner log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you recognize and know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, return to AdwCleaner before cleaning...all detected items will be listed (and checked) in each tab. Click on each one and uncheck any items you want to keep (except you cannot uncheck Chrome and Firefox preferences lines).

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