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I keep getting redirected to "Yahoo" browser after downloading crack


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#1 dwert

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:38 AM

Hi.

 

I tried to download a serial key for a software. I downloaded it from a suspicious website, offcourse no serial key was given to me at the end and now my chrome browser looks weired and wehenever I try searching in google I get redirected to what seems to be the yahoo search engine - even though it's not it.

 

the url i get when i search starts with us.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search? ....

and when i go incognito the browser is just fine and the google search engine works.

 

I have tried looking at extensions on my Chrome but didn't find anything suspicious. I then removed the Yahoo search engine from the search engine options but that didn't work either.

 

I have looked for new softwares installed in my computer but didn't find anything. and now I ran Malwarebyes antivirus and it didn't find anything either...

 

How do i fix this??



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:51 AM

Welcome to BC...

 

Use the programs below to clean, remove adware and remove malware. Is your Malwarebytes updating before scanning?

 

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 51a5f31352b88-icon_MBAR.pngMalwarebytes Anti-Rootkit (MBAR) to your desktop.

  • Warning! Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit needs to be run from an account with administrator rights.
  • Double click on downloaded file. OK self extracting prompt.
  • MBAR will start. Click "Next" to continue.
  • Click in the following screen "Update" to obtain the latest malware definitions.
  • Once the update is complete select "Next" and click "Scan".
  • When the scan is finished and no malware has been found select "Exit".
  • If malware was detected, make sure to check all the items and click "Cleanup". Reboot your computer.
  • Open the MBAR folder located on your Desktop and paste the content of the following files in your next reply:
  • "mbar-log-{date} (xx-xx-xx).txt"
  • "system-log.txt"

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

 

Download and run the FREE online scanner from Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scan from ESET | ESET

  • Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:
    • Remove found threats
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • Click Start to begin scanning.
  • ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.
  • When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).
  • Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.
  • Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

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Posted 02 July 2017 - 05:57 AM

Thanks!

 

eventually it was a malicious extension named Cookies Control. I managed to remove it.



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Posted 02 July 2017 - 08:01 AM

That is one nasty extension! Seems to affect only Google Chrome. Care to share how you were able to get rid of it?

 

If you haven't used those programs in my first post then I think you should. Often sites such as you visited install rootkits

and trojans designed to download more malware and adware. Up to you...of course.


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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 02 July 2017 - 08:34 AM

They shouldn't take much time to run except for the last one..Eset...it can take much more than an hour. I was thinking you

used that site and that is where I looked after you identified the extension. If you used the programs suggested there then you can

forgo the Eset scan.


Edited by buddy215, 02 July 2017 - 08:35 AM.

“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 02 July 2017 - 08:44 AM

Excellent, thanks for the advice.






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