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#1 HeartOfDivias

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Posted 11 August 2016 - 04:44 AM

So, I've encountered quite the nasty little virus on my computer. Having trouble finding it and killing it. Although, I did use a bit of google to learn more about this virus, and the people that run it, and so on and so forth.
 
Here's the scoop. 
 
I'm getting hidden chrome applications being run in the background of my computer, hidden from my applications tab, and my quickbar. I only learned of these when searching through my processes. There is about 20-25 of these open at a time. When I force end these processes, for a moment, I can see them appear in my application tab before they are quickly hidden from me. But, in my luck, I manage to see it's root site, the site that is ran by the data-center. 
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So, I googled this site.
 
I found their domain, their IP, their address, emails, and phone numbers and went on a bit of an adventure online to learn all I could. 
 
Turns out, this particular website, which is one out of countless different domains pulls in about 80 visits a day, and makes 80$ a year from advertisements. Now, searchtopresults.com isn't the only website under this company's canopy. They have many many more, and, what I assume, is they make quite a lot of money raking in all these virus-driven visits from their countless amount of sites, each drawing in only a few visitors and a little bit of money at a time. I'm assuming they do this in some attempt to remain transparent. Not sure if I've uncovered a goldmine of corporate fraud, but this seems pretty sketchy. 
 
This particular company in question is First Colo GmbH, located in Germany. (Hanauer Landstraße 291B, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany) if we want to be exact. Phone number - +49 69 1200690
One little thing I found interesting, is their domain (atleast for searchtopresults.com) is expiring in 14 days, refreshed sometime last in 2015. I have half a mind to buy up their domain under their nose in all honesty. 

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Anyways, fluff and such out of the way. I could use help getting rid of this virus, tried running avira, STOPzilla, and I've even tried reinstalling chrome. No dice. Any help? 
 
P.S Also finding traces from another company called WhoIs PrivacyCorp, not sure where they play into things, but their name likes to show up a lot. 


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 05:07 AM

Welcome to BC...

 

Uninstall Stopzilla....suggest using Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware to uninstall.

 

Use the programs below 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 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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