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Browser is hijacked by Weevah and others


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#1 aveenam

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 12:26 PM

For the past few weeks I have been getting popups out of nowhere on Google Chrome.  The popups do not happen in Firefox.
Many of these popup start with the url http://weevah2.top and then they readdress to another website.
Sometimes Norton blocks the site it is redirected to.

I am running Windows 10.  I have Norton as an anti-virus.  I ran Malewarebytes and it did not find anything.  I have no odd Chrome extensions.  I have uninstalled and re-installed Chrome.  This did not help.  These are all the steps I have taken.

If someone could please advise it would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

 

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 01:56 PM

For the past few weeks I have been getting popups out of nowhere on Google Chrome.  The popups do not happen in Firefox.
Many of these popup start with the url http://weevah2.top and then they readdress to another website.
Sometimes Norton blocks the site it is redirected to.

I am running Windows 10.  I have Norton as an anti-virus.  I ran Malewarebytes and it did not find anything.  I have no odd Chrome extensions.  I have uninstalled and re-installed Chrome.  This did not help.  These are all the steps I have taken.

If someone could please advise it would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

 

I've had the same problem, however, with StayFocusd (free Chrome extension) i've managed to stop the redirects and unknown pop-up tabs.

 

As i looked for different removal options, StayFocusd is the easy way out but it doesn't delete the virus or anything related.

 

The browser hijacker redirected me randomly to two websites and sometimes changed my search engine when i opened a new tab.

All i had to do was block those two websites with Stayfocusd.

Since then i had no redirections anymore.

 

Most solutions require multiple scanning & virus removal programs and even then it's not certain that everything's clean.

"It takes a virus to recognize a virus"

 

I never use anti-virus programs, thus, sometimes my pc gets infected when i visit a potentially malicious website or download link.

But generally i'm pretty careful when i'm online and i know where to find most malware and viruses for manual removal if an infection occurs 

 

weevah2.top was an exception for me.

 

That sucker digged in deep and acted very annoying.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 09:51 AM

aveenam...welcome to BC

 

Use the programs below to clean, remove adware and remove 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 to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-1878.1878-3.5.1.2522.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
  • The Scan log is available throughout History ->Application logs. Please post it contents in your next reply.

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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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:12 AM

Just use a standar pop-up blocker, is the best solution that I know by now, the antivirus wont detect the browser hijacker

 



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 11:16 AM

It would be a good idea for someone to run all of the programs I mentioned above. If one or more of those programs does not

solve the problem then further analysis by BC's malware removal team will be recommended. It is obvious that this topic has gained

a lot of attention so that is the best/ proven way to help/ assist you and others.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 03:59 AM

Hi everyone

 

Please check your Proxy-Settings in Internet Explorer or within the Settings in Windows 10.

 

It seems you have something inside there:

--> R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,AutoConfigURL = http://nonereblock.net/wpad.dat?d20a48c85afda9d052d1d41eb45bad3925091298

 

Just disable this. That's the trick.

 

Cheers

Alex



#7 Brijitte

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 05:07 AM

buddy215 I tried all of that and it does not delete the virus, nothing works! :( 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 08:42 AM

Brijitte...welcome to BC..

 

It would of been more helpful if you had posted the results of those scans.

 

Try one more and post its results.

 

Please download Zemana AntiMalware and install it

  • Run the application
  • Click "Next" and then Scan
  • When the scan has finished click Next to remove any threats.
  • Click the bars in the top right corner to display the logs, double click your log
  • copy and paste the log into your reply

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#9 Brijitte

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:01 PM

buddy215 

 

Thank you! No, I'm not going to do that again, I've done it multiple times, downloaded about 5 different sofware and yesterday I found on this thread to go to extensions in chrome and put a check next to the developer mode and then I could see 1 extension that was strange, I deleted that, then another appeared,I deleted that as well. Since then no pop ups! I pray to God it's finally over. Never ever in my 28 year, had this happened before... It was very hard to get rid of it, I guess because I was looking in the wrong direction. This developer mode saved my ass! I mean it was popping up porn and all sorts of things and it would be really embarrassing if that would happen for example at school......not to mention my bank details etc. 



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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:08 PM

Brijitle...Thanks for posting that info.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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