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"Adware Installer Activity 7" infection


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#1 speda07

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 09:59 PM

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My Norton 360 keeps blocking "Adware Installer Activity 7."  Additionally, I found that my IE browser now has a proxy setting tied to my localhost IP of 127.0.0.1 and whenever I uncheck the proxy, it comes back on browser restart.  Naturally, I'm getting "Page cannot be displayed" errors from my browser.  How do I get rid of this pesky thing?  I've tried Malwarebytes, Superantispyware as well as Norton.  Nothing is working.

 

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Daryl



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#2 boopme

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:34 PM

Hello Daryl
This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

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Posted 27 January 2015 - 10:57 PM

Thanks for the fast response!  Actually, while I was writing and waiting for a response I kept trying to resolve the issue and was successful.  Normally, malware and trojans make its first attack on your PC to include your restore points.  I was amazed to find my restore points had not been obliterated!  I used a safe RP from a few days ago and the protection tools I have on hand to confirm that whatever it was had been eradicated.  

 

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 11:26 AM

Great news!!
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