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Avast is detecting possible threats in C:\Windows\SysWOW64

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#1 mario64325


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 12:53 PM

The system I am using is an Acer Aspire with Windows 8 installed. Recently Avast has been detecting threats in C:\Windows\SysWOW64\explorer.exe.

This brings up constant popups by the notification tray that usually goes something like:

Object: (A .biz URL, one which I remember is dufeloveteuv.biz, there were one or two others as well, they always had pages extending from that base URL) 

URL(I don't remember exactly what this field is named): Mal

Location: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\explorer.exe


It's killed all use of Internet Explorer (10), which whenever I open it brings up a window saying that Internet Explorer has been terminated because of a malicious addon (I checked the addons, there was nothing but Avast there), Chrome still works though.


So what do I do from here, I'm safely assuming that the laptop has been infected with something, but what is it, how would it have come about, and how do I remove it?

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#2 RolandJS


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Posted 09 November 2015 - 01:09 PM

You mentioned IE, there is one Toolbar Cleaner, from Visicom Media Inc, that might help -- if there is an errant toolbar within IE.

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