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Another sd-steam.info / zodiac-game.info popup

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#1 zenonz


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Posted 21 August 2016 - 06:51 AM



So I am having this problem too since few days. After starting my PC, firefox opens with sd-steam.info and redirects to zodiac-game.info after few seconds. Nothing changed and I do not installed anything recently.


My observation:


There is a regedit entry called sd-steam.info, if I delete it and restart my PC, the pop up is gone but randomly the entry keeps comming back at a point. There is also  a taskeng.exe (or something like that) pop up for a sec it is just black and says nothing but it is gone really fast. I think after that the regedit entry is also back.


I tryed multiple malware removing tools already but there are no hits.


I know that the internet is full of this right now but I can not find a working solution. So my questions are:


What is this? Is this damaging my files and causing more problems or just an advertisement?


How can I fix it and remove it completely?


Sorry for not the best english. Please help!

Edited by zenonz, 21 August 2016 - 09:02 AM.

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#2 nasdaq


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 09:43 AM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.

If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.

Download the version of this tool for your operating system.
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

How to attach a file to your reply:
In the Reply section in the bottom of the topic Click the "more reply Options" button.

Attach the file.
Select the "Choose a File" navigate to the location of the File.
Click the file you wish to Attach.

Click the Add reply button.

Please post the logs.

This infection is a browser hijacker.
I should be able to give you a fix to remove it.

#3 nasdaq


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Posted 29 August 2016 - 08:59 AM

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