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Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, Chameleon, DDS not working


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#1 Delandel

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

I'm infected with something but have no idea what. There are only a couple signs that I've noticed something is wrong.

 

1) When I open Google Chrome, it always opens 2 windows instead of 1. This wasn't the case before.

2) Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will not open.

3) Malwarebytes Chameleon runs but cannot fix the problem. I've tried Chameleon #1 to #13 with the same result. I typed up the log of it:

 

"MBAM-Chameleon ver. 3.0.4

Press any key to continue

Installing Driver...

Protected Path: E:\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\Chameleon\Windows\

...Done!

Trying to start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, please wait...

Failed to start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Killing known malicious processes, please wait...

 

Mbam-killer Timeout set to 1800 seconds.

Mbam-killer is scanning - Press C to cancel...

Mbam-killer scan is complete.

Mbam-killer is exiting.

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has terminated - unable to start the scan.

Removing protection driver...

...Done!

Press any key to continue"

 

 

 

4) I wanted to post a DDS log here but when I attempted to open the program it says "DDS is not meant to run in 'Compatibility Mode'. The program shall now exit." Except I'm running in normal mode, not compatibility mode.

 

 

 

I downloaded the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool because I figured that might be the next step here.  I've pasted the FRST.txt and I have attached the Addition.txt

 

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==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\nvvsvc.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvtray.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\nvstreamsvc.exe
() C:\Windows\runSW.exe
(Realtek) C:\Windows\SwUSB.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\SkyDrive.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\nvstreamsvc.exe
(NVIDIA Corporation) C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\nvstreamsvc.exe
(D-Link Corp.) E:\WirelessAdapter\DWA-182 C1\wirelesscm.exe
(AVAST Software) C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\avastui.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\SettingSyncHost.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\LMS\LMS.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\IMSS\PrivacyIconClient.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Sony Creative Software Inc.) E:\Sony Movie Studio\MovieStudioPlatinum130.exe
(Sony Creative Software Inc.) E:\Sony Movie Studio\ErrorReportLauncher.exe
(Sony Creative Software Inc.) E:\Sony Movie Studio\x86\FileIOSurrogate.exe
(Sony Creative Software Inc.) E:\Sony Movie Studio\x86\sfvstserver.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
(Google Inc.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
 
 
==================== Registry (Whitelisted) ==================
 
HKLM\...\Run: [NvBackend] => C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\Update Core\NvBackend.exe [2352072 2014-05-29] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [ShadowPlay] => C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvspcap64.dll [1279480 2014-05-29] (NVIDIA Corporation)
HKLM\...\Run: [IAStorIcon] => C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe [287592 2014-04-11] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [IMSS] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\IMSS\PrivacyIconClient.exe [1087960 2014-05-14] (Intel Corporation)
HKLM-x32\...\Run: [AvastUI.exe] => C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe [3890208 2014-06-05] (AVAST Software)
Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: igfxdev.dll [X]
HKU\S-1-5-21-539353757-2647851944-645544016-1001\...\Run: [GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_14982A0CCDD689A985EDEA8C5A9EBE66] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe [860488 2014-06-05] (Google Inc.)
HKU\S-1-5-21-539353757-2647851944-645544016-1001\...\Run: [MaxDownloadMgr] => "C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Temp\Stp7A3E_TMP.EXE" <===== ATTENTION
Startup: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Wireless Connection Manager.lnk
ShortcutTarget: Wireless Connection Manager.lnk -> E:\WirelessAdapter\DWA-182 C1\wirelesscm.exe (D-Link Corp.)
ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: 00avast -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} => C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\ashShA64.dll (AVAST Software)
 
==================== Internet (Whitelisted) ====================
 
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page Redirect Cache = http://t.ca.msn.com/
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page Redirect Cache_TIMESTAMP = 0x9B8C317EB785CF01
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page Redirect Cache AcceptLangs = en-CA
BHO: avast! Online Security - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE64.dll (AVAST Software)
BHO-x32: avast! Online Security - {8E5E2654-AD2D-48bf-AC2D-D17F00898D06} - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\aswWebRepIE.dll (AVAST Software)
Tcpip\Parameters: [DhcpNameServer] 64.71.255.204 64.71.255.198
 
FireFox:
========
FF Plugin-x32: @intel-webapi.intel.com/Intel WebAPI ipt;version=4.0.5 - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\IPT\npIntelWebAPIIPT.dll (Intel Corporation)
FF Plugin-x32: @intel-webapi.intel.com/Intel WebAPI updater - C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\IPT\npIntelWebAPIUpdater.dll (Intel Corporation)
FF Plugin-x32: @nvidia.com/3DVision - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dv.dll (NVIDIA Corporation)
FF Plugin-x32: @nvidia.com/3DVisionStreaming - C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\npnv3dvstreaming.dll (NVIDIA Corporation)
FF Plugin-x32: @tools.google.com/Google Update;version=3 - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.24.15\npGoogleUpdate3.dll (Google Inc.)
FF Plugin-x32: @tools.google.com/Google Update;version=9 - C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.24.15\npGoogleUpdate3.dll (Google Inc.)
 
Chrome: 
=======
CHR Extension: (Google Docs) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\aohghmighlieiainnegkcijnfilokake [2014-05-25]
CHR Extension: (Google Drive) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\apdfllckaahabafndbhieahigkjlhalf [2014-05-25]
CHR Extension: (Google Voice Search Hotword (Beta)) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bepbmhgboaologfdajaanbcjmnhjmhfn [2014-05-25]
CHR Extension: (YouTube) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\blpcfgokakmgnkcojhhkbfbldkacnbeo [2014-05-25]
CHR Extension: (Google Search) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\coobgpohoikkiipiblmjeljniedjpjpf [2014-05-25]
CHR Extension: (AdBlock) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gighmmpiobklfepjocnamgkkbiglidom [2014-05-25]
CHR Extension: (avast! Online Security) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki [2014-06-03]
CHR Extension: (Google Wallet) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\nmmhkkegccagdldgiimedpiccmgmieda [2014-05-25]
CHR Extension: (Gmail) - C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pjkljhegncpnkpknbcohdijeoejaedia [2014-05-25]
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki] - C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\Chrome\aswWebRepChrome.crx [2014-06-02]
 
==================== Services (Whitelisted) =================
 
R2 avast! Antivirus; C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe [50344 2014-06-02] (AVAST Software)
R2 IAStorDataMgrSvc; C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel® Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorDataMgrSvc.exe [16232 2014-04-11] (Intel Corporation)
S2 igfxCUIService1.0.0.0; C:\Windows\system32\igfxCUIService.exe [296432 2014-04-09] (Intel Corporation)
S3 Intel® Capability Licensing Service TCP IP Interface; C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\SocketHeciServer.exe [887232 2014-01-31] (Intel® Corporation)
R2 jhi_service; C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel® Management Engine Components\DAL\jhi_service.exe [154584 2014-05-14] (Intel Corporation)
S3 jswpsapi; C:\Program Files (x86)\D-Link\DWA-552 revA\jswpsapi.exe [954368 2008-09-26] (Atheros Communications, Inc.) [File not signed]
S2 MBAMScheduler; E:\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamscheduler.exe [1809720 2014-05-12] (Malwarebytes Corporation)
S2 MBAMService; E:\Malwarebytes Anti-Malware\mbamservice.exe [860472 2014-05-12] (Malwarebytes Corporation)
R2 NvNetworkService; C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\NetService\NvNetworkService.exe [1631008 2014-05-29] (NVIDIA Corporation)
R2 NvStreamSvc; C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\nvstreamsvc.exe [21055432 2014-05-29] (NVIDIA Corporation)
R2 RunSwUSB; C:\Windows\runSW.exe [36864 2012-12-14] () [File not signed]
S3 WdNisSvc; C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\NisSrv.exe [347880 2014-05-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
S3 WinDefend; C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe [23824 2014-05-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
 
==================== Drivers (Whitelisted) ====================
 
R2 aswHwid; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswHwid.sys [29208 2014-06-02] ()
R2 aswMonFlt; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys [79184 2014-06-02] (AVAST Software)
R1 aswRdr; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswRdr2.sys [93568 2014-06-02] (AVAST Software)
R0 aswRvrt; C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\aswRvrt.sys [65776 2014-06-02] ()
R1 aswSnx; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswSnx.sys [1039096 2014-06-02] (AVAST Software)
R1 aswSP; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswSP.sys [423240 2014-06-02] (AVAST Software)
R2 aswStm; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\aswStm.sys [85328 2014-06-02] (AVAST Software)
R0 aswVmm; C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\aswVmm.sys [208416 2014-06-02] ()
R3 MBAMProtector; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mbam.sys [25816 2014-05-12] (Malwarebytes Corporation)
S3 MBAMWebAccessControl; C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\mwac.sys [64216 2014-05-12] (Malwarebytes Corporation)
R3 MEIx64; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\TeeDriverx64.sys [125952 2014-05-14] (Intel Corporation)
R3 NvStreamKms; C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvStreamSrv\NvStreamKms.sys [20256 2014-05-29] (NVIDIA Corporation)
R3 nvvad_WaveExtensible; C:\Windows\system32\drivers\nvvad64v.sys [40392 2014-03-31] (NVIDIA Corporation)
R3 RtlWlanu; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\rtwlanu.sys [2383944 2013-05-07] (Realtek Semiconductor Corporation                           )
R2 RtNdPt630; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\RtNdPt630.sys [28888 2013-09-26] (Realtek Semiconductor Corp.)
S3 RTTEAMPT; C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\RtTeam620.sys [58512 2012-07-03] (Realtek Corporation)
S3 WdNisDrv; C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\WdNisDrv.sys [123224 2014-05-26] (Microsoft Corporation)
 
 
 
 
 
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#2 nasdaq

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Posted 29 June 2014 - 10:35 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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Open notepad (Start =>All Programs => Accessories => Notepad). Please copy the entire contents of the code box below.

start


Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: igfxdev.dll [X]
HKU\S-1-5-21-539353757-2647851944-645544016-1001\...\Run: [MaxDownloadMgr] => "C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Temp\Stp7A3E_TMP.EXE" <===== ATTENTION

end

Save the files as fixlist.txt in to the same folder as FRST
Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

Restart the computer to reset the registry.
The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

====

Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.
IMPORTANT
  • If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.
If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
  • Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.
  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).
===

Download Security Check by screen317 from here.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
  • Double click SecurityCheck.exe and follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
p.s.
If the SecurityCheck program fails to run for any reason, run it as an Administrator.

If the site is busy or not available use this mirror site:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/securitycheck/

Let me know what problem persists.

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 11:50 AM

Thank you for the response! Here are the logs.

 

Fixlog.txt:

 

Fix result of Farbar Recovery Tool (FRST written by Farbar) (x64) Version: 01-07-2014
Ran by Tomer at 2014-07-02 12:35:25 Run:1
Running from C:\FRST
Boot Mode: Normal
==============================================
 
Content of fixlist:
*****************
start
 
 
Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui: igfxdev.dll [X]
HKU\S-1-5-21-539353757-2647851944-645544016-1001\...\Run: [MaxDownloadMgr] => "C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Temp\Stp7A3E_TMP.EXE" <===== ATTENTION
 
end
*****************
 
'HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Notify\igfxcui' => Key deleted successfully.
HKU\S-1-5-21-539353757-2647851944-645544016-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\MaxDownloadMgr => value deleted successfully.
 
==== End of Fixlog ====
 
 
 
AdwCleaner:
 

# AdwCleaner v3.214 - Report created 02/07/2014 at 12:43:29
# Updated 29/06/2014 by Xplode
# Operating System : Windows 8.1  (64 bits)
# Username : Tomer - TOMERPC
# Running from : C:\Users\Tomer\Downloads\adwcleaner_3.214.exe
# Option : Clean
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
 
***** [ Files / Folders ] *****
 
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Max Secure Software
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
 
***** [ Browsers ] *****
 
-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17126
 
 
-\\ Google Chrome v35.0.1916.153
 
[ File : C:\Users\Tomer\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\preferences ]
 
 
*************************
 
AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [808 octets] - [02/07/2014 12:41:28]
AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [732 octets] - [02/07/2014 12:43:29]
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [791 octets] ##########
 
 
 
checkup:
 

 Results of screen317's Security Check version 0.99.85  
   x64 (UAC is enabled)  
 Internet Explorer 11  
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:`````````````` 
 Windows Firewall Enabled!  
Windows Defender   
avast! Antivirus   
 Antivirus out of date!  
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:````````` 
 Google Chrome 35.0.1916.114  
 Google Chrome 35.0.1916.153  
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````  
 AVAST Software Avast AvastSvc.exe  
 AVAST Software Avast avastui.exe  
`````````````````System Health check````````````````` 
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C:  % 
````````````````````End of Log`````````````````````` 
 


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 12:36 PM

avast! Antivirus
Antivirus out of date!


Important - Take care of this.

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If all is well:

Please consider using these ideas to help secure your computer. While there is no way to guarantee safety when you use a computer, these steps will make it much less likely that you will need to endure another infection. While we really like to help people, we would rather help you protect yourself so that you won't need that help in the future.

Please either enable Automatic Updates under Start -> Control Panel -> Automatic Updates or get into the habit of checking Windows Update regularly. They usually have security updates every month. You can set Windows to notify you of Updates so that you can choose, but only do this if you believe you are able to understand which ones are needed. This is a crucial security measure.

Having an effective antivirus is a must for everyone.
In addition to many excellent commercial products there are plenty of good free antivirus programs available. I can recommend:

If you are satisfied with your current protection programs you can ignore the instructions on Antivirus or Firewall listed below.In addition to an antivirus I recommend using a firewall. A software firewall is a software program that helps screen out hackers, viruses, and worms that try to reach your computer over the Internet. I can recommend one of the following free products:Please note: Many installer offer third-party downloads that are installed automatically when you do not uncheck certain checkboxes. While most of the time not being malicious you usually do not want these on your computer. Be careful during the installation process and you will avoid seeing tons of new unwanted toolbars in your favorite web browser.

Please consider installing and running some of the following programs; they are either free or have free versions of commercial programs:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM)
The free version of MBAM can be used to scan the system for traces of malware. Scanning your system regularly will make it harder for malware to reside on your system.
A tutorial on using MBAM can be found here.
Please Note: Only the paid for version has real time capabilities.

SpywareBlaster
A tutorial on using SpywareBlaster to prevent malware from ever installing on your computer may be found here.

Please keep these programs up-to-date and run them whenever you suspect a problem to prevent malware problems. A number of programs have resident protection and it is a good idea to run the resident protection of one of each type of program to maintain protection. However, it is important to run only one resident program of each type since they can conflict and become less effective. That means only one antivirus, firewall and scanning anti-spyware program at a time. Passive protectors, like SpywareBlaster can be run with any of them.

Note that there are a lot of rogue programs out there that want to scare you into giving them your money and some malware actually claims to be security programs. If you get a popup for a security program that you did not install yourself, do NOT click on it and ask for help immediately. It is very important to run an antivirus and firewall, but you can't always rely on reviews and ads for information. Ask in a security forum that you trust if you are not sure. If you are unsure and looking for anti-spyware programs, you can find out if it is a rogue here:A similar category of programs is now called "scareware." Scareware programs are active infections that will pop-up on your computer and tell you that you are infected. If you look closely, it will usually have a name that looks like it might be legitimate, but it is NOT one of the programs you installed. It tells you to click and install it right away. If you click on any part of it, including the 'X' to close it, you may actually help it infect your computer further. Keeping protection updated and running resident protection can help prevent these infections. If it happens anyway, get offline as quickly as you can. Pull the internet connection cable or shut down the computer if you have to. Contact someone to help by using another computer if possible. These programs are also sometimes called 'rogues', but they are different than the older version of rogues mentioned above.

Please keep your programs up to date. This applies to Java, Adobe Flashplayer, Adobe Reader and your Internet Browsers in particular. Vulnerabilities in these programs are often exploited in order to install malware on your PC. Visiting a prepared web page suffices to infect your system.

In general Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome are considered to be more secure than Internet Explorer. In addition there are many useful add-ons that can protect you from possible risks:
  • WOT will warn you when you try to visit sites with poor reputation. The reputation is based on user ratings and is usually very accurate.
  • Script Blocker can help blocking many attempts to infect your system via malicious websites by only allowing scripts at sites you trust.
  • NoScript is a popular Firefox addon,
  • ScriptNo a popular Google Chrome addon.
For much more useful information, please also read Tony Klein's excellent article: How did I get infected in the first place

Hopefully these steps will help to keep you error free. If you run into more difficulty, we will certainly do what we can to help.
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 08:45 AM

It appears that this issue is resolved, therefore I am closing the topic. If that is not the case and you need or wish to continue with this topic, please send me or any Moderator a Personal Message (PM) that you would like this topic re-opened.




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