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Elusive Malware...I think, Help!


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#1 Gyork

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Posted 21 January 2016 - 11:41 PM

Hi, so I recently had to format my computer and decided to redownload a free software called "Super" it's a free video converter that I've used for years without any problem, not exactly the best but it gets the job done, anyway I was going through the installation wizard and apparently a malware came along with it, the antivirus quickly detected it but it was still around,some sort of chinese ads started to popup in my desktop and browser then I downloaded some spyware software and apparently that was the end of it BUT I noticed today that when I enter any Article page from the site "IGN.com" my computer would start to get slower,the page will load forever and in the lower left corner it will show me a "Waiting for v4.moatads.com" or "waiting for pixel.adsafeprotected.com" among many others, what's weird is that it ONLY happens on their article pages since they also have wikis and videos everything is fine in those. I tried to google about it and to my surprise it wouldn't load anything related with deleting the malware but I had no trouble opening this sites from my phone, so far nothing has work for me and nothing detects it I followed some instructions to delete it manually from the regedit but it didn't match with what I have in my computer I use mainly Chrome but the issue is present in the other browsers too and it's even worse in Firefox I simply can't load the site there.Finally I used the "inspect" tool from Chrome and this is what's happening not sure if it helps, the errors just keep coming forever, Anyway I'd appreciate some help in the matter or I'd have to reformat my computer again Thanks!

 

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 09:54 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
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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).
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • If potential threats are detected, ensure that Quarantine is selected as the Action for all the listed items, and click the Apply Actions button.
  • 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 MY REVIEW.

Note:
If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts.
Click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process.
If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

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Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.
IMPORTANT
  • If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.
If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
  • Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.
  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).
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Download the version of this tool for your operating system.
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.
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Attach the file.
Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.
Click the file you wish to Attach.

Click the Add reply button.
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How is the computer running now?
Wait for further instructions.

#3 nasdaq

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Posted 28 January 2016 - 08:49 AM

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