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Do I trust this spyware?


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#1 BenM

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 03:36 PM

Hi there,

 

This is my first post on this forum, so hello to all!

 

Here's my problem - a while ago I started getting tabs opening redirecting to 'terpoy.com.', which quickly became annoying.  This is an adware problem (?)

 

I run a paid AVG subscription on my computer, which didn't pick anything up.  I downloaded and tried a few free spyware/virus detection packages, which didn't find anything either.

 

I then downloaded Spyhunter4 which then found about 395 threats from both MySearchDial toolbar and Speedial Search!

 

I tried looking on the Control Panel to uninstall these toolbars, but I can't seem to find them!

 

Is Spyhunter legit?  is it really possible for a lesser known spyware package to find nearly 400 threats that all the others can't, and how do I get rid of this f****** adware?

 

Cheers,

 

BenM

 

 



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#2 sasschary

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 05:26 PM

Hey, BenM, and welcome to the forum!

 

I have not personally had any experience with Spyhunter 4, and to be honest, have never even heard of it. I have therefore looked into it a bit, and have found mixed reviews.

 

As far as Spyhunter 4, the program goes: According to Should I Remove It? 43% say that Spyhunter 4 should be removed. This is a very high percentage in comparison to other, known-trustworthy programs, such as Malwarebytes, which 2% of people say should be removed. (Spyhunter 4: http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/SpyHunter-4-126948-program.aspx Malwarebytes: http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Malwarebytes-Anti-Malware-10482-program.aspx)

 

And then for the company's website, from which you would download Spyhunter 4, WOT gives a trustworthiness reputation of 27, which is quite low in comparison to Malwarebytes' trustworthiness score of 95. (Spyhunter 4: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/enigmasoftware.com Malwarebytes: https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/www.malwarebytes.com)

 

I would also suggest reading post #3 on this thread from this very site (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/550005/spyhunter-vs-malwarebytes-vs-iobit/).

 

Again, I do not have personal experience with the program, but it does not seem to have a very good reputation. However, if you have further questions, feel free to ask, and I will do my best to answer them!

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Posted 30 July 2016 - 05:54 PM

Welcome to BC....

 

Uninstall SpyHunter....once you have run the uninstaller, do a search on your computer for Enigma and delete it.

 SpyHunter is known to list cookies as threats. Read the info in the last link given by sasschary.

 

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

 

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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