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Help with Chromium removal and possible other malware


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#1 Encino Stan

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 08:56 PM

I was looking for freeware video conversion, and think something got installed.

 

Startup kept loading a Chromium browser and redirects to search.yahoo.com.

 

I thought I was able to remove Chromium (deleted folders and registry entries), but something keeps eating CPU cycles and I am now getting random BSOD that I haven't gotten before. I suspect something is still lingering that I cannot find. I have ran several scanners (Malwarebytes, Windows Defender, AdwCleaner) and they cleaned a couple of PUP's, but I am still having random issues.

 

Is there some way to confirm that nothing suspicious is running? I have many things in task manager, but don't know what is legitimate and what is malware.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 09:25 AM

Yes, let's get a deeper look.
Please follow this Preparation Guide and post in a new topic.
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Posted 20 September 2016 - 02:24 PM

Created new topic "Possible infection. Manually removed Chromium, now getting random BSOD"
 
​I don't know why it double-posted. I clicked the button and got 2 duplicate topics. I tried to delete one, but was only able to delete content of posting within topic, not topic itself.
 
I wish I had written down exact phrasing of BSOD, will do next occurrence.


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:15 PM

Thank you !

Now that your log is properly posted, you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a Malware Removal Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make on your own may cause confusion for the helper assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.
From this point on the Malware Removal Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.
Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the Malware Removal Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the Malware Removal Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another MRL Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.
The current wait time is 1 - 3 days and ALL logs are answered.
If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.
To avoid confusion, I am closing this topic.
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