I setup a brand new Windows 8.1 computer for a freinds business. I installed:
- Flash Player
- HMRC App (UK business government thing)
- Teamviewer QS
Thats it. Its for business.
Next day there are popups whenever the internet is visited.
So I Installed Malware Bytes to see if I could track down the cause - nothing found.
So with a bit more manual digging, it turns out that there was something called. Digital More installed, more here:
I removed this and all is well.
I then got to wondering:
1) Was this installed by default on a new computer (no other bloatware on the box)?
2) Did this sneak on somehow, after connecting to the internet and before AV was installed?
3) Did this get loaded by another installer (all the installers were downloaded from their owning sites)?
I was somewhat surprised that malware bytes didnt find it, I was led to belive that it's quite good.
Any views, thoughts, musings anyone?
Edited by hamluis, 01 April 2015 - 07:05 AM.
Moved from Win 8 to General Security - Hamluis.