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Taking precautions: Mindspark and Spoofed email

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#1 ChicagoMel


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Posted 10 April 2017 - 12:10 AM

I'm not sure if there's anything still on my PC or not. Someone got what I think was a spoof spam email, and I also found some Mindspark PUPs when I ran MBAM. Removed them after the scan finished. Here's what else I've done:



Found these, cleaned and removed.


C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Users\Melinda\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\lfj0o4nd.default-1354510197761\Extensions\{462be121-2b54-4218-bf00-b9bf8135b23f}\chrome\CT3244149\content\popup.js.vir Win32/Conduit.SearchProtect.BC potentially unwanted application
C:\Users\Melinda\Downloads\Unconfirmed 213996.crdownload a variant of MSIL/Packed.Confuser.J suspicious application
C:\Users\Melinda\Downloads\Unconfirmed 291697.crdownload a variant of MSIL/Packed.Confuser.J suspicious application
C:\Users\Melinda\Downloads\Unconfirmed 713377.crdownload a variant of MSIL/Packed.Confuser.J suspicious application
C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_32\System.Data.SQLite\\System.Data.SQLite.dll a variant of MSIL/Toolbar.Linkury.BM potentially unwanted application
Ran ADWCleaner, it found nothing. 
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Malwarebytes
Version: 8.1.2 (03.10.2017)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home x64 
Ran by Melinda (Administrator) on Sun 04/09/2017 at 22:40:10.97
File System: 5 
Successfully deleted: C:\Users\Melinda\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gdalhedleemkkdjddjgfjmcnbpejpapp (Folder) 
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\sho241.tmp (File) 
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\sho4039.tmp (File) 
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\shoBB51.tmp (File) 
Successfully deleted: C:\WINDOWS\SysWOW64\shoCC0C.tmp (File) 
Registry: 1 
Successfully deleted: HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\\GoogleChromeAutoLaunch_AF6E61B1C087A4D28B80F90CDACF9225 (Registry Value) 
Scan was completed on Sun 04/09/2017 at 22:46:33.27
End of JRT log
I tried to run Trend Micro complete scan, but it was like five hours in and still going, which I hear is not too unusual...
Ran Malwarebytes again, it did not find anything. Is there anything else I should do to make sure i'm clean or am I probably OK?

Edited by ChicagoMel, 10 April 2017 - 12:11 AM.

Was using Firefox...until Chrome took over.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 07:00 AM

If you are not seeing any symptoms of adware or malware then the cleaning you have done is good enough. Suggest you run the

two programs below to clean and to check security.


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


  • Please download Security Check by glax24 and save the file to the Desktop
  • Run the tool by accepting all the Security prompts
  • when complete the tool will produce a log file C:\SecurityCheck\SecurityCheck.txt and also copy the contents to the Clipboard
  • Simply Paste the log to your reply

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#3 ChicagoMel

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:03 PM

Ok thanks.

Was using Firefox...until Chrome took over.

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