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#1 datastrain

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 01:18 PM

"browser safer" is installed on friends computer (Windows 10), and it has a 900GB .dat file.  (Yes... 900GB as in almost 1TB).  i've never heard of browser safer, nor a 900GB file being used to capture typical web surfing data.
 
anybody have infor on this?

Edit: Moved topic from Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
a million monkeys using windows will eventually produce all possible error messages... eventually...

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 01:49 PM

You sure that's the name and not Safer Browser? Will you be cleaning it up or your friend?

If your friend will be doing the cleaning and needs help cleaning up....it would be best to let your friend know about BC and how to ask for help.


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

#3 datastrain

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 02:28 PM

You sure that's the name and not Safer Browser? Will you be cleaning it up or your friend?

If your friend will be doing the cleaning and needs help cleaning up....it would be best to let your friend know about BC and how to ask for help.

thanks for reply.

 

it will be me - they are completely computer illiterate, but it's detrimental they use one. :)  

 

it is specifically "Browser Safer".


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 02:41 PM

Let's see if the programs below recognize it and remove it.

 

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 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  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.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.

 

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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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the input.  The IT manager helped him, but I still don't undersstand the need for the "virus" to have such a large .dat file.  Any insights on this??


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Posted 06 May 2016 - 06:48 PM

I don't have any info on what that was. I would be interested in hearing what your friend found out and

what the solution/ cure was.


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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 09 May 2016 - 10:58 AM

I don't have any info on what that was. I would be interested in hearing what your friend found out and

what the solution/ cure was.

update:

 

it was removed through Add Remove Programs.  SuperAntiSpyware, along with others, did not detect it.  once it was removed, 900GB file was deleted and hard space is back.

 

IT suggested it was maleware that clogs up your hard drive space, and then the program recommends that it helps clean up your computer for a fee.  but this never happened; user was not prompted with anything like this.

 

an online search suggested it as a hijacker (takes over web browsers and emails, and records web habits (but none of this happened either)).  

 

the 900GB .dat file was encrypted of course.  nothing was deemed from it.

 

nobody wants to investigate it further, so it's a closed issue here.


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Posted 09 May 2016 - 11:55 AM

Thanks for reporting back. I still can't find anything about browser safer on the web. Google only shows results for Safer Browser.


“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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