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#1 belthagor

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 05:17 PM

Upon turning on my pc and going to google, I got redirected to a page, and shut off my computer. I have these three links in my history:

 

http://filter.adsparkmedia.net/filter?q=google&i=p7QJKseDbBw_0&t=1471649197

 

http://www.abc-007.xyz/err.html?number=888-343-3297&blah=1&8189a1d=813951

 

http://www.abc-007.xyz/err.html?number=888-343-3297&blah=1&8189a1d=813951#0

 

After looking up one of the links, I found results that this is a virus, and how to remove it on malwaretips. However I don't trust that site, and I felt it would be more appropriate to ask for help here.

 

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I am certain the links are adware......

My problem is that adware can modify your search results, and when searching for one of the urls, I'd get a result in google leading to more computer problems/malicious downloads, so I had to ask here.


Edited by belthagor, 10 July 2016 - 06:06 PM.


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#2 buddy215

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 06:10 PM

Use the instructions in the link below. I think that is what you are up against. If you think differently then follow the next set of instructions for

starting a new topic in the malware removal forum.

Please look over the instructions and if you think you can follow them....then do that.

Remove the WindowsActivationUpdate and Active Windows Scam (Removal Guide)

 

 

 

Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.

  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.

When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.

 

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Posted 10 July 2016 - 06:31 PM

I don't think this is what I'm up against. The url asks me to call some number due to suspicious activity, obviously a scam, but does not say anything for windows activation....?



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Posted 10 July 2016 - 06:38 PM

It's possible that the programs below will remove the adware responsible.

 

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

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