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Palikan virus? Came with Filezilla


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#1 amazonhelp

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Posted 27 November 2015 - 08:46 AM

Hi,

 

I tried installing Filezilla and downloaded thru sourceforge.  I got hit by the Palikan search bar virus even though I swear I clicked Decline on installing it.

 

What I did immediately is uninstall chromium that was with it, change back my default engines and search bars, rebooted into safe mode with networking and ran MBAM which then detected it and removed it, and then ran Adwcleaner then JRT.

 

My question is... how do I know it's gone?  Do I have to reformat my whole computer and change all my passwords and bank tokens and IDs???



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 10:26 AM

Palikan infects ALL shortcuts for ALL browsers. If AdwCleaner didn't clean up the shortcuts you will need to do that manually.

Simply delete the shortcuts in the Start Menu, Desktop and Task bar and then create new ones.

 

Other than that, if your searches aren't being redirected....you are good to go.


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A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 11:07 AM

Hey, I am desperate. Just joined in at the recommendation of a friend. I got the palikan infection and maybe also smth else called hijackit (looked in my control panel and removed everything that looked weird. But this hijackit thing doesn't go it asks me for a command line )
I can't even use my computer to make an account with you guys, I am now typing from the iPad and looking at my Firefox browser being redirected over and over again. How do I even start? I know you are getting this question million times...I am so afraid i don't even know what's real and what's fake anymore. Can you please help? Thanks so much.
I am a bit overwhelmed, if there is another place I should post this please let me know

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 11:44 AM

Try booting into safe mode with networking. Then run the two programs below.

 

Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
  • Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  • If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
  • When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
  • Click the Remove Selected button.
  • MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.

POST THE LOG FOR  REVIEW.

 

  • 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"
  • 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.

If the above is unsuccessful...then try downloading RKill and MBAM to a flash drive and then moving them to the infected computer and attempt to 

install and run a scan using them. Run RKill first and do not reboot the computer until after MBAM has finished scanning and asks you to reboot.

 

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As RKill only terminates a program's running process, and does not delete any files, after running it you should not reboot your computer as any malware processes that are configured to start automatically will just be started again. Instead, after running RKill you should immediately scan your computer using some sort of anti-malware or anti-virus program so that the infections can be properly removed.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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