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Infected with Softonic - No Internet Connection


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#1 Epcee

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:54 PM

Hello, and thank you for checking out my problem.

MBAM ran a scan that discovered Softonic, so I googled it before trying to clean it. The site I found earlier stated to run AdwCleaner, then Junkware Removal Tool, then MBAM, and finally Hitman Pro. Well, I made it as far as the JRT and then I lost my interenet connection (wired).

Windows Network Diagnostics troubleshooting report says I'm missing Diagnose.Admin.0.etl & NetworkConfiguration.cab. It also offers me direct downloads of these items, but I do not know where to place them.

I also believe the computer may still be infected, as I did not get to complete all 4 steps recommended. Attached below are the AdwCleaner log, the JRT log & the Network Diagnostics troubleshooting report.

Help & advice would be greatly appreciated at this point.

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:29 PM

Greetings Epcee and :welcome: to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.

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Posted 20 December 2014 - 12:40 AM

Solved. Thank you.



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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:35 AM

Thank you for letting us know. Sorry for the delay.


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Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:35 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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