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strange objects not in history or cookies o.0


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#1 maxwelldarkdweeb

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:13 PM

I ran a spybot search and destroy scan on my pc that showed what looked like a bunch of objects from either spam emails, or dating sites, however I could not find them in history, cookies, or with a c drive search and spybot did not remove them. Does anyone have a clue where else I could look? I have windows 10 and run ice dragon. comodo dragon, firefox, chrome, and opera browsers.

 

alternately, does anyone know a program that would display a full searchable list of files with their locations that would have at least the same access as spybot?


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:43 PM

They are stored in your browser cache folders.

 

I'm not sure how how to search these files, but a quick search online will let you know how to delete them if that is your objective.



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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:51 PM

Run CCleaner to clean up the browsers caches if you are not doing that any other way. You can view the files that CCleaner removes.

 

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

 

Spybot S&D has long since lost any favor of security pros. I suggest you use another program such as Malwarebytes Antimalware.

It's free to use for scanning or you can purchase it for real time protection. Malwarebytes


Edited by buddy215, 31 July 2017 - 06:52 PM.

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#4 maxwelldarkdweeb

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 08:54 PM

Neither CC cleaner or a cache search showed the files. I suspect the virus I just removed, which had blocked updates on, blocked installation of, or broken, Malwarebites, Sophos, F-scan, bitdefender, house call online, house call home network, eset online scanner, avira, ClamWin, Chomodo, Panda Cloud, Hitman,NPE and Firefox, has burried them somewhere deep in the laptop.

I wound up trying about 8 scanners before RougeKiller finally removed the virus.

Disclaimer: I do not run multiple active anti viruses simultaneously, and had Chromodo firewall at the time of infection.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 04:50 AM

So, are you able to update Malwarebytes now?

 

Have you uninstalled all the other scanners you have used?

 

Why do you have so many browsers installed?


Edited by buddy215, 01 August 2017 - 04:52 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 August 2017 - 07:13 PM

I was able to update other scanners for about a day before the virus came back.

I don't plan on removing stand alone scanners, unless there's some reason other than disk space that I should, but I will try to upgrade my active from zone alarm free soon.

 

some of the things i like to do pretty much only work on some of the browsers or work way better on others while chomodo browsers seem to do a good job of keeping me safer for general browsing. for example some of the software and/or sites my college requires only works on firefox, or edge...and there's no way i'm using edge. that and i like to be familiar with different programs when i can be.


edit: i thought i already posted this but im not seeing it, but I believe the files with suspicious names spybot listed under "Product:" during active scan were the files it was searching for and not files it found on my pc, as I originally thought.


Edited by maxwelldarkdweeb, 02 August 2017 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2017 - 07:24 PM

If I'm understanding you....you are not able to update Malwarebytes at this time...right?

 

If that is the case then you should start a new topic in the malware removal forum.

 

Please follow the instructions in the Malware Removal and Log Section Preparation Guide starting at Step 6.

  • If you cannot complete a step, then skip it and continue with the next.
  • In Step 6 there are instructions for downloading and running FRST which will create two logs.

When you have done that, post your logs in the Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs forum, NOT here, for assistance by the Malware Response Team.

Start a new topic, give it a relevant title and post your log(s) along with a brief description of your problem, a summary of any anti-malware tools you have used and a summary of any steps that you have performed on your own. If you cannot produce any of the required logs...start the new topic anyway. Explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happened when you tried to create them. A member of the Malware Removal Team will walk you through, step by step, on how to clean your computer.

After doing this, please reply back in this thread with a link to the new topic so we can close this one.

 

DO NOT bump your new topic. Wait for a response from one of the Team Members.


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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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