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zodiac-game.info popup malware

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#1 Crappey


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Posted 04 January 2017 - 04:49 AM

On every startup a website opens up (zodiac-game.info). It only happens once and won't happen again until the next startup.

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#2 nasdaq


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 11:21 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.

Remove this programs in bold via the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
Ace Stream Media 3.1.2 (HKU\S-1-5-21-686650134-1443081346-3692490932-1001\...\AceStream) (Version: 3.1.2 - Ace Stream Media) <==== ATTENTION

Press the windows key Windows_Logo_key.gif+ r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.
Type Notepad and and click the OK key.

Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file.


ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [00avast] -> {472083B0-C522-11CF-8763-00608CC02F24} =>  -> No File
GroupPolicy: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer: Restriction <======= ATTENTION
FF HKU\S-1-5-21-686650134-1443081346-3692490932-1001\...\Firefox\Extensions: [acewebextension_unlisted@acestream.org] - C:\Users\rockd\AppData\Roaming\ACEStream\extensions\awe\firefox\acewebextension_unlisted.xpi
FF Extension: (Ace Stream Web Extension) - C:\Users\rockd\AppData\Roaming\ACEStream\extensions\awe\firefox\acewebextension_unlisted.xpi [2015-12-18]
FF Plugin HKU\S-1-5-21-686650134-1443081346-3692490932-1001: @acestream.net/acestreamplugin,version=3.1.2 -> C:\Users\rockd\AppData\Roaming\ACEStream\player\npace_plugin.dll [2015-08-06] (Innovative Digital Technologies)
CHR Extension: (Chrome Web Store Payments) - C:\Users\rockd\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\nmmhkkegccagdldgiimedpiccmgmieda [2016-04-03]
CHR Extension: (Chrome Media Router) - C:\Users\rockd\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pkedcjkdefgpdelpbcmbmeomcjbeemfm [2016-12-10]
CHR HKLM\...\Chrome\Extension: [flliilndjeohchalpbbcdekjklbdgfkk] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-686650134-1443081346-3692490932-1001\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\...\Chrome\Extension: [mjbepbhonbojpoaenhckjocchgfiaofo] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [flliilndjeohchalpbbcdekjklbdgfkk] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
Task: {E28F5353-BBBA-4653-8A5A-C6DA9B552111} - System32\Tasks\DX => hxxp://kb-ribaki.org


Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

Reset Chrome...
Open Google Chrome, click on menu icon google-chrome-setting-icon.png which is located right side top of the google chrome.
Click "Settings" then "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the screen.
Click "Reset browser settings" button.
Restart Chrome.


Go to this page with Firefox or Opera to download the current version for your browser:

Flash Player is pre-installed in Google Chrome and updates automatically!
Flash Player is pre-installed in IE/Hedge and updates automatically!

Your version of Java is outdated and needs to be updated to take advantage of fixes that have eliminated security vulnerabilities.

You can manually check your present version and update as recommended.

Be careful not to install malware posing as Java update!
Important read this blog.

Quoted from the page.
"In light of the recent events surrounding Java, users must seriously consider their use of Java. Do they really need it? If yes, make sure that users follow the steps we recommended and get the security update directly from the official oracle website." at:

How to disable Java in your browsers

If still present after the update you can remove these old version via the Control Panel > Programs and Features.
Adobe Flash Player 10 Plugin (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe Flash Player Plugin) (Version: - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Java SE Development Kit 8 Update 101 (64-bit) (HKLM\...\{64A3A4F4-B792-11D6-A78A-00B0D0180101}) (Version: 8.0.1010.13 - Oracle Corporation)

Please post the fixlog.txt and let me know what problem persists with this computer.

#3 Crappey

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Posted 06 January 2017 - 05:28 PM

Seems like that fixed the problem as I restarted multiple times and that site never popped up. Going to wait another day or two to see if it comes back but it all looks good for now. Thank you!

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 09:41 AM

If all is well.

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