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Guess what guys, I broke my Computer again. Search Protect issue I believe.


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#1 golden87

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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:39 PM

I am actually new to this site. I downloaded Search Protection and I See Spigot. It's been on my computer for a few months I believe. I removed it out of control panel and spigot. I didn't remove it from the registry I believe. Anyway to make a long story short my computer started to do weird things like I will type and programs will pop up. Big problem obviously lol. So, my internet connection would also say unidentified network form time to time and I could not access. But most times I could just restart my computer and it would be fine. Well a few days it went out saying that it was not connected at all. I went to firefox and it said that there was a problem and could not open the internet. In the search bar I had the site I was on and then at the end SPIGOT! So I believe it't the culprit. But since my computer is already suffering from the issues of having it for long. I also have not been able to update my computer because of whatevers blocking that. Can anyone help. Is it too late to save it before the harddrive fails completely. This has happened before. Window 8 of course. I cannot access Internet at all. I can get into internet explorer. I uninstalled firefox because I could not open after I did a system restore back to 2 months ago. cannot access xp.com error message. on firfox.



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Posted 09 March 2015 - 02:49 PM

Hello, I moved this to the Am I Infected forum=m from Win 8.
 
 
 
Lets do this from Interne Explorer...
 
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
 
 
 
Download TDSSKiller  and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.
  • Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.
  • If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.
  • If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.
  • If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  • If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
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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
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  • 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.
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • 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.
  • >>>
  • Last run ESET.
    • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
    • Click the esetonlinebtn.png button.
    • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
    • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
    • Click the Start button.
    • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
    • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
    • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
    • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
    • When the scan completes, click List Threats
    • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
    • Click the Back button.
    • Click the Finish button.
    • NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:02 PM

This is all great but I cannot Access the Internet on my computer. Which is the main issue. Is it possible for me to download these programs on another computer and burn it to a disc then run on my computer?



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:25 PM

Ohh yeah. And guess what I tried some directions I got from someone on youtube. I searched for spigot and search protection in regedit. I did find files for both. I deleted them both. For Spigot had to rename it then it let me delete it. I went to internet options and went to manage add ons. This is what was directed in the instructions to remove anything with yahoo search. So I found yahoo in the adds ons but I believe the virus disabled it so that I cannot remove. When I go to the other add on I can disable and remove. So I'm stuck and Spigot is still preventing me from accessing internet. I also have rootkits that were discovered by spybot.  In these places C Users/myname/AppData/Local/Temp= Under file and 8 HKLM System/control/set = Under Registry Keys/ And these are just 2. I have about 10 more under File and 3 more under Registry key. And also I have been thinking about reformatting my hardrive and reinstallin windows 8 complete. I am sure I am missing files out of my registry. Is it too late to do this also?



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:46 PM

OK, I thought this meant you could get on.
I can get into internet explorer.

For the connection try these...

Please click Start > Run, type inetcpl.cpl in the runbox and press enter.
Click the Connections tab and click the LAN settings option.
Verify if "Use a proxy..." is checked, if so, UNcheck it and click OK/OK to exit.
Now check if the internet is working again.

OR

WIN7.. Please Download this file, Click Me
Right-click on winsockfix.bat and click on Run as Administrator.



THese can be downloaded to a flash drive and run from there if needed. Except ESET.
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Posted 10 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

Thanks I'll try it



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Posted 11 March 2015 - 01:52 PM

Well I tried the proxy change and it was set normally. Unfortunately that didn't help. I'll try the flash drive next. So can I use a flash drive for the other programs you suggested?



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 03:58 PM

Yes, all but ESET..you can try that again after the others.
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