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searchfunmoods keeps reappearing after several attempts at removal


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#1 olyol

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 02:22 PM

Hello! As per the title, I'm currently having a bit of a problem getting rid of this searchfunmoods thing from Chrome, which I -believe- I got infected with after installing utorrent and accidentally agreeing to the Yahoo! toolbar (which I've since uninstalled). I've tried just about everything I could think of, taking advice from both reddit and some of the posts I've seen around here: I've used rkill, Malwarebytes, ADWcleaner, JRT, Hitman Pro, ESET, Windows Defender.. I've reset my browser settings to default, deleted search engines.. I've even deleted my partitions and reformatted (this is a new computer so this wasn't too bad). After restarting/shutting down, though, searchfunmoods always reappears on ADWcleaner's list of detected threats. Strangely, none of the other applications I've mentioned detect anything at all.

 

I'm on Windows 10 Home Edition, using Google Chrome as I mentioned above. I haven't really noticed any negative side effects; I don't get redirected to different sites, and I can't say I've noticed any slow-down, though this is a new computer so I don't exactly have much of a benchmark to compare to. I'm at my wits end here, so I'd really appreciate the help!

 

Thanks!

 

 

 

edit: Is there any chance the imported Chrome settings attached to my Google account could be reinfecting Chrome whenever I reinstall it? I thought this might be the case, which is why I reset my settings but maybe I missed something?


Edited by olyol, 18 September 2016 - 03:49 PM.


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#2 kaljukass

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Posted 18 September 2016 - 04:59 PM

edit: Is there any chance the imported Chrome settings attached to my Google account could be reinfecting Chrome whenever I reinstall it? I thought this might be the case, which is why I reset my settings but maybe I missed something?

  1. open Chrome and type on URL area chrome://settings then Enter
  2. click "Disconnect your Google Account...." button
  3. open in new tab https://www.google.com/settings/chrome/sync

 

  • Reset Sync => select OK or Clear and clear all data.
  • Then clear Your Chrome User Data from computer.
  • Usually they are %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data

(How to open Win Key + R => copy there %LocalAppData%\Google\Chrome\User Data click OK or Enter and delete all)

Chrome Browser must be closed, else cannot delete.


Edited by kaljukass, 18 September 2016 - 05:04 PM.





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