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Webafan Malware


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#1 Thegoldensage

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:19 PM

I have a Toshiba laptop and when I was on facebook, a page randomly opened. The link was from "Webafan" and claimed to be for some advertising site, I believe. Anyways, I was curious so I closed the page and used google. It said that Webafan wasn't a virus but Malware/Spyware. My question is: How can I get rid of this safely? I'm not sure what I clicked on to get this malware, but I just want it gone.

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#2 wpgwpg

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:13 PM

 Try the free version of Malwarebytes.  If you just got a message with a link but didn't open it though, I'm not clear why you think you've got malware/Spyware.  If you do though, Malwarebytes will likely pick it up and you can quarantine it.

 

Good luck.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 08:07 PM

It is an adware.. after running MBAM and posting that log run
 
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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