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Malwarebytes found these 2 unwanteds on my computer.


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#1 gofishn

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 11:25 AM

Hello All,

I am copying what Malewarebytes found: Can anyone tell me what or how bad theses are?

Will removing with Malewarebytes be good enough or should I use something stronger like

AdwCleaner or ComboFix?

 

I believe my computer was infected or tried to be on Jan 20th while using my google chrome browser. I was downloading a free version of Spybot.

 It did not seem to affect Explorer, but not sure. I have been cleaning up with Malwarebytes and Spybot ever since. Now seems to be down to

theses 2 items. Just wondering how bad these are and should I do some heavier cleaning?

 

I am Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit  Service Pack 1  Google Chrome,  sometimes Explorer 11

 

If anyone could advise I would greatly appreciate it.

 

This is my first post for help on this site so please be gentle.

 

Thanks gofishn

 

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 1/23/2016
Scan Time: 12:22 AM
Logfile:
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1024
Malware Database: v2016.01.22.09
Rootkit Database: v2016.01.20.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Alan

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 339818
Time Elapsed: 6 min, 16 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 2
PUP.Optional.CrossRider, C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_d19tqk5t6qcjac.cloudfront.net_0.localstorage, , [d6db211bb2e751e57e62a695c1435ca4],
PUP.Optional.CrossRider, C:\Users\Alan\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\https_d19tqk5t6qcjac.cloudfront.net_0.localstorage-journal, , [654c70cc34654beb677960db1de732ce],

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 11:41 AM

This files which left by your browser when you were browsing the web. The two file were found by Malwarebytes Anti-Malware are unwanted files. The AdwCleaner is one of unwanted file remover.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 11:55 AM

Do you think the  Malwarebytes is good enough for the removal or should I scan again with something else?

 

Thanks for your response



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:03 PM

The Malewarebytes should remove these file easily.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 12:55 PM

Those items are detections by Malwarebytes to indicate a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) and can be safely removed.A Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) is a very broad threat category which can encompass any number of different programs to include those which are benign as well as problematic. Thus, this type of detection does not always necessarily mean the file is malicious or a bad program. PUPs in and of themselves are not always bad...many are generally known, non-malicious but unwanted software usually containing adware or bundled with other free third-party software as a common practice by legitimate vendors to include toolbars, add-ons/plug-ins and browser extensions. PUPs are considered unwanted because they can cause undesirable system performance or other problems and are sometimes installed without the user's consent since they are often included when downloading legitimate programs.

Malwarebytes has an aggressive PUP Policy and has been in the forefront to educate product users and blog readers.

Malwarebytes feels most of our users have no knowledge that these PUPs were installed and would like them removed. Several thousand forum posts and support tickets confirm our standpoint. Ranging from difficult to uninstall applications to software that makes you opt-out, weve had enough of it all! We invite all antivirus companies to join our fight, not only against malware, but also against unwanted and undesirable software. The only way we will make a difference is collectively.

Malwarebytes Adopts Aggressive PUP Policy

We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. PUP Friday, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and quite notable potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)

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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:35 PM

Thank you,

I will let Malwarebytes remove it.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 01:39 PM

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