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A ****.tmp.exe files in the temp folder. Malware or a browser hijacker?


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#1 kevin777

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:41 AM

Hey guys,

 

So there is this virus/malware whatever you want to call it which bothers me every time I start my computer. Once windows 10 boots up and I open Google Chrome this random ****.tmp.exe file is generated in the temp folder. I have attached the file in the zip folder if you guys want to have a look at it (Please don't open the .exe file as it may affect your PC too). As soon as the files are created in the temp folder it also starts in processes. Multiple times I have done a clean uninstallation of Google Chrome and installed it back again but after opening and closing chrome 2-3 times again it gets affected (Without even logging in Google chrome and syncing the data). Google chrome starts flickering 4-5 times and when you search for a result it displays the less memory error. Also, it has affected Mozilla firefox too but not Edge and Internet E.

 

When the tmp.exe is working in the process all the search results are showed in cse i.e. google custom search which is annoying as hell. Once I kill the process and delete the tmp.exe file everything is back to normal but the flickering of Google Chrome is still there whenever I open Google Chrome. 

 

 Any solution for this problem? Have used CC Cleaner, tried full scan in Kaspersky, etc and still no help. In fact, since my Gmail account was logged in google chrome on my PC and Laptop earlier, this tmp.exe has also affected my laptop too. 

 

Please Help!

 

Thanks.

 

 

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#2 nasdaq

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 09:52 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.
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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from here
  • Right-click on the MBAM icon and select Run as administrator to run the tool.
  • Click Yes to accept any security warnings that may appear.
  • Once the MBAM dashboard opens, on the right detail pane click on the word "Current" under the Scan Status to update the tool database.
  • On the left menu pane click the Settings tab, and then select the Protection tab on the top.
  • Under the Scan Options, turn on the button Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab on the right detail pane, select Threat Scan and click the Start Scan button
  • Note: The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
  • If potential threats are detected, ensure to checkmark all the listed items, and click the Quarantine Selected button.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the View Report button, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log can also be viewed by clicking the log to select it, then clicking the View Report button.
Please post the log for my review.

Note: If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
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Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.
IMPORTANT
  • If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.
If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
  • Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.
  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).
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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:
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Please post the logs.

Let me know what problems persists.
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Posted 25 January 2017 - 09:13 AM

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