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Internet Explorer will not work; Chrome has mind of its own ... Infected?


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#1 piperca

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 08:27 PM

I am currently using Chrome, since Internet Explorer will not allow me access to the internet; it just hangs.  With Chrome, each time I click a link on a website, I get spammed with all kinds of virus/spyware removal tools.  The computer is extremely slow and takes forever to do anything.

 

I have run Malwarebytes and Eset online scanner ... both from safe mode with networking.  I am running Microsoft Security Essentials as an antivirus.

 

Would someone be kind enough to take a look to see if this thing is salvageable?

 

Thanks in advance!



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#2 piperca

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 03:40 PM

An update that might help others:

 

After some research, I stumbled across an article on the "moon worm" that infects Linksys routers.  The symptoms appeared to be the same, loading fake Adobe update pages, etc, so I upgraded the router's firmware and removed Internet Explorer 8 and 9 updates.  I reset both Chrome and Internet Explorer 7 to default and, voila, the problem ceased.  Hopefully this took care of the issue.  I intend on using Chrome from here on out.



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 04:03 PM

Y u no use Firefox???



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 05:21 PM

Y u no use Firefox???

No reason, just never tried it.  What is the benefit?



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Posted 31 December 2014 - 08:48 PM

Hi. I am here just to mainly say to run RKill from here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/rkill/

This is just in case to check.



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Posted 03 January 2015 - 12:24 AM

RKill found nothing, but I ran Malwarebytes afterwards to be sure.

 

I'm having a recurring incident, since running RKill.  It appears popups are being generated from within the Chrome extensions folder.  I delete the extensions and the problem disappears ... any ideas?






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