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#1 paintboxz


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:20 AM

I have tried various antl Malware programs, MalwareBytes, esetsmart, AdwCleaner.exe, tdsskiller.exe, MiniToolBox.exe, all of which find various Malware occurrences and remove offending files but, even though I delete the directory in the Programs  File (x86) directory, within a few seconds it reappears!  I have Malware bytes running and ever few seconds its pop up informs me that chroomium Browser has been detected - pup.optional.chroomium at the location chroomium Browser\browserServer.exe. Something also keeps changing my keyboard type. Could anyone help me sort this out? Many thanks.

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#2 MoxieMomma


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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:28 AM

Hello and welcome:


It's hard to say without a bit more specific information (such as scan logs).

But it sounds as if something is respawning from malware embedded on the system, or from Google sync, or via another mechanism.

(For MBAM, if your settings are not correctly configured, it will only DETECT PUPs and other non-viral malware, not REMOVE them.)


As we don't work on possible malware infections here in this area of the forum, you might want to start with the advice here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/34773/preparation-guide-for-use-before-using-malware-removal-tools-and-requesting-help/


Then, you might want to post the requested diagnostic logs in a new, separate post here, for a bit of free, expert help with scanning and cleanup: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/22/virus-trojan-spyware-and-malware-removal-logs/


I hope this helps,



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 07:42 AM

Have you tried The Chrome Cleanup Tool for Windows which searches for then removes a limited number of unwanted adware programs and resets Chrome profile settings?
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