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#1 rapscallione

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 11:30 PM

This is what I'm dealing with: http://i.imgur.com/8cdnaJT.jpg

 

The hyperlink ads are inserted onto nearly every webpage I visit, after the page loads.  It happens on both Firefox and Chrome, both of which have different adblockers, and both adblockers don't recognize them as ads from the website.  It happens in safe mode (with networking) as well.  I've scanned with Panda, Malwarebytes, and Spybot, in safe mode, all of which found nothing.  Checking over the HijackThis log didn't show anything either, but I'm not very well versed in this.

 

They all started appearing after I installed a plugin called "Aspera Connect" to download some files for work.  It didn't seem malicious, but I've never had anything remotely like this before I installed it, and couldn't find any other reason for them to appear.  I did some searches but it's hard to pinpoint exactly what this is called, since "ads appear on webpages" is a terrible thing to search for with any specificity. 

 

Running Windows 7.  Any ideas would be appreciated.



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#2 buddy215

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 06:34 AM

Welcome to BC...

Suggest uninstalling or disabling Spybot. It lost the favor of pros years ago and may interfere with other scanners.

 

Use the programs below to clean up the computer and to find and remove adware and malware.

 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message
  • 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.

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