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#1 DanieI

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:45 AM

Hello. In my registry files, there is this one key called "AutoConfigUrl" that is set to "http://unstops.org/wpad.dat?" and I can't modify the key or delete it. I looked up "unstops.org" and it turns out to be a very dangerous malicious program that changes it's key name and value all the time, so you can never catch it. I ran Zemana AntiMalware Free and did a Smart Scan and it found "unstops.org" so when it was finished, I selected "Delete" and Zemana said it removed it. I opened my Windows 7 start menu and typed "regedit.exe" - then, I located the AutoConfigUrl key and "unstops.org" was still there. Any ideas on how to remove this bugger?



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#2 DanieI

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 08:50 AM

Hello. I just posted a thread on this forum under "Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs" and a lot of my words were turned into links for no reason. It redirected me to "play-bar.com", but my antivirus web protection stopped me and it said the website ahead is malware. Sometimes when I open Google Chrome and go to Google, there is a little gray bar on the top. When I right click it and select "Inspect Element", I find something with "play-bar.com" somewhere in there. I'm assuming that "play-bar.com" is some sort of virus that lurks around several parts of your browser. Any ideas? I'm running a Deep Scan with Zemana AntiMalware Free right now.
 
EDIT : The Zemana AntiMalware (Free) Deep Scan has just finished. I quarantined everything that it said I should, but "unstops.org" is still lurking in my registry.

Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2016 - 11:37 AM.
Moved from MRL to AII, merged topics - Hamluis.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 03:23 PM

Hello DanieI and Welcome to the BleepingComputer. :welcome:  
 My name is Yılmaz and I'll help you with the cleanup of malware from your computer.

Before we move on, please read the following points carefully.

  • Please complete all steps in the specified order.
  • Even if tools don't find malware, I want you to post the logfiles anyway.
  • Please copy and paste the logfiles directly into your posts. Please do not attach them unless you are instructed to do so.
  • Read the instructions carefully. If you have problems, stop what you  were doing and describe the problems you encountered as precisely as  you can.
  • Don't install or uninstall software during the cleanup unless you are told to do so.
  • Ensure your external and/or USB drives are inserted during always the scan.
  • If you can't answer for the next few days, please let me know. If  you haven't answered within 5 days, I am assuming that you don't need  help anymore and your topic will be closed.
  • If you have illegal/cracked software, cracks, keygens, etc. on the system, please remove or uninstall them now!
  • I can not guarantee that we will find and be able to remove all  malware. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review  my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean
  • Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic
  • As my first language is not English, please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to understand.
  • Please open as administrator  the computer. How is open as administrator  the computer?
  • Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, as they will  interfere with our tools and the removal. If you are unsure how to do  this, please refer to get help here

Thanks
 
Please do the following.
Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:

  • Flush DNS
  • Report IE Proxy Settings
  • Reset IE Proxy Settings
  • Report FF Proxy Settings
  • Reset FF Proxy Settings
  • List content of Hosts
  • List IP configuration
  • List Winsock Entries
  • List last 10 Event Viewer log
  • List Installed Programs
  • List Users, Partitions and Memory size.

Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.
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Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.

  • Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.
  • Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.
  • If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.
  • If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.
  • It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.
  • If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.
  • If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.

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Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Delete or Clean.
  • A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

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Please 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 / 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.

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Please download ZHPcleaner to your desktop.

  • Double click on ZHPCleaner to run the tool.
  • If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click ZHPCleaner and select "Run as Administrator".
  • Please klick Ashampoo_Snap_20140819_13h09m50s_001__zp
  • Then press ''Repair'' button.
  • Browsers will automatically shut down.
  • A logfile will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.

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Last run ESET.

  • 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"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
  • Scan potentially unwanted applications
  • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
  • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • 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 17 May 2016 - 06:47 PM

Is this on the same computer you posted about in Malware Removal Logs here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614336/malicious-registry-key-help/?  (which does not include the logs requested in the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help)



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 07:15 PM

Is this on the same computer you posted about in Malware Removal Logs here http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/614336/malicious-registry-key-help/?  (which does not include the logs requested in the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help)

Yes, I only post about 1 PC.



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Posted 17 May 2016 - 07:16 PM

In your MRL you indicated it is the same computer.

 

MRL topics trump those in Am I Infected.

 

To avoid confusion, this topic is closed.

 

note that I have deleted some no longer needed posts in your MRL topic.






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