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JS/Adware.Tablayouts.A infection

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#1 Mescal604


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:29 AM



I was wondering if someone could be of assistance with removing the infection with the above mentioned malware.

My default browser (and favorite one) is Google Chrome, and that recently seems to have been infected by the JS/Adware.Tablayouts.A bug, My virusscanner doesn't seem to pick it up as being an infection, Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro and other applications don't either, and I'm actually currently using Firefox since the popup tabs and what not are getting slightly on my nerves.

After trying to remove and failing miserably at it I searched the internet and found the following post: https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/652325/self-reinstalling-malicious-software/

And what Nasdaq did seems to be the solution to my problem, as it seems to have worked for the OP of that thread.


Now, in the meantime I've already installed the farbar tool and I have the logs, would anyone be able to assist in analyzing and writing up the few lines of code?


Thanks in advance!


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#2 nasdaq


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:00 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.

ATTENTION: System Restore is disabled
Turn your System Restore ON - Windows Help

Press the Windows key + r on your keyboard at the same time. This will open the RUN BOX.
Type Notepad and and click the OK key.

Please copy the entire contents of the code box below to a new file.


GroupPolicy: Restriction - Chrome <==== ATTENTION
CHR HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Google: Restriction <==== ATTENTION
FF Extension: (No Name) - C:\Program Files (x86)\TomTom HOME 2\xul\extensions\MapShare-status@tomtom.com [not found]
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin: @videolan.org/vlc,version=2.2.1 -> C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\npvlc.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @foxitsoftware.com/Foxit Reader Plugin,version=1.0,application/vnd.xdp -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\plugins\npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @foxitsoftware.com/Foxit Reader Plugin,version=1.0,application/vnd.xfdf -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Foxit Software\Foxit Reader\plugins\npFoxitReaderPlugin.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [clgckgfbhciacomhlchmgdnplmdiadbj] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
S3 Synth3dVsc; System32\drivers\synth3dvsc.sys [X]
S3 tsusbhub; system32\drivers\tsusbhub.sys [X]
S3 VGPU; System32\drivers\rdvgkmd.sys [X]
Task: {B0D0026C-BCE4-4BAA-A02F-586ED133E320} - System32\Tasks\{66723439-01A1-4E3C-8F57-149DCB6832E8} => C:\Windows\system32\pcalua.exe -a C:\Users\Michel\AppData\Local\Temp\jre-8u141-windows-au.exe -d C:\Windows\SysWOW64 -c /installmethod=jau FAMILYUPGRADE=1 <==== ATTENTION

cmd: ipconfig /flushdns
cmd: IPCONFIG /release
cmd: IPCONFIG /renew
CMD: netsh advfirewall reset
CMD: netsh advfirewall set allprofiles state ON
CMD: netsh winsock reset catalog
CMD: netsh int ip reset c:\resetlog.txt
CMD: netsh int ipv4 reset
CMD: netsh int ipv6 reset
CMD: bitsadmin /reset /allusers

Save the file as fixlist.txt in the same folder where the Farbar tool is running from.
The location is listed in the 3rd line of the Farbar log you have submitted.

Run FRST and click Fix only once and wait.

The tool will create a log (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply.

Reset Chrome...
Open Google Chrome, click on menu icon google-chrome-setting-icon.png or the 3 vertical dots located right side top of the google chrome.
Click "Settings" then "Show advanced settings" at the bottom of the screen.
Click "Reset browser settings" button.
Restart Chrome.

Your version of Java is outdated and needs to be updated to take advantage of fixes that have eliminated security vulnerabilities.

You can manually check your present version and update as recommended. (You need to check with Internet Explorer) <- Important.

Be careful not to install malware posing as Java update!
Important read this blog.

Quoted from the page.
"In light of the recent events surrounding Java, users must seriously consider their use of Java. Do they really need it? If yes, make sure that users follow the steps we recommended and get the security update directly from the official oracle website." at:

How to disable Java in your browsers

If still present after these updates remove these old version(s) via the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
Java 8 Update 131 (HKLM-x32\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F32180131F0}) (Version: 8.0.1310.11 - Oracle Corporation)
Java 8 Update 141 (HKLM-x32\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F32180141F0}) (Version: 8.0.1410.15 - Oracle Corporation)

Please let me know what problem persists with this computer.

#3 Mescal604

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 03:48 PM

Thanks Nasdaq, that did the trick!


here's the repair log you asked for, if I notice anything weird still happening I will let you know :)


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 06:37 AM


If all is well.

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Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet.

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