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#1 Nervyl

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 06:18 AM

So, when i ran hitman pro, it found cca 130 tracking cookies that always come with start of the browser. At first, im not native english speaker and my english is not quite good. I used Malwarebytes, tdsskiller, combofix, jrt, hitman pro, ccleaner, but these cookies always came back... Help is appreciated. :)

 

-Windows 7 home 64bit

 

-Farbar Recovery Scan Tools logs are below.

 

 

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 09:33 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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Remove these programs in bold via the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features. - Keep only version 151...

Java 7 Update 76 (64-bit) (HKLM\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F06417076FF}) (Version: 7.0.760 - Oracle)
Java 8 Update 101 (HKLM-x32\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F32180101F0}) (Version: 8.0.1010.13 - Oracle Corporation)
Java 8 Update 131 (HKLM-x32\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F32180131F0}) (Version: 8.0.1310.11 - Oracle Corporation)
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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.
 
Start

CreateRestorePoint:
EmptyTemp:
CloseProcesses:


(Skype Technologies) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Browser\SkypeBrowserHost.exe
(Skype Technologies) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Browser\SkypeBrowserHost.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows Defender: Restriction <==== ATTENTION
GroupPolicy: Restriction - Chrome <==== ATTENTION
GroupPolicy\User: Restriction <==== ATTENTION
FF Plugin: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @microsoft.com/GENUINE -> disabled [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @tools.google.com/Google Update;version=3 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.33.5\npGoogleUpdate3.dll [No File]
FF Plugin-x32: @tools.google.com/Google Update;version=9 -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\1.3.33.5\npGoogleUpdate3.dll [No File]
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [eofcbnmajmjmplflapaojjnihcjkigck] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [gomekmidlodglbbmalcneegieacbdmki] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
CHR HKLM-x32\...\Chrome\Extension: [nagnmfhgkjkplbhplkbicmpkfopmnefp] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
S2 Framework; C:\ProgramData\WindowsSQL\System.exe [8192 2016-02-17] () [File not signed] <==== ATTENTION
S3 ALSysIO; \??\C:\Users\Nervyl\AppData\Local\Temp\ALSysIO64.sys [X] <==== ATTENTION
S3 catchme; \??\C:\ComboFix\catchme.sys [X]
S3 cpuz138; \??\C:\Users\Nervyl\AppData\Local\Temp\cpuz138\cpuz138_x64.sys [X] <==== ATTENTION
S3 X6va062; \??\C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Drivers\X6va062 [X]
ContextMenuHandlers1: [ANotepad++64] -> {B298D29A-A6ED-11DE-BA8C-A68E55D89593} =>  -> No File
ContextMenuHandlers5: [igfxcui] -> {3AB1675A-CCFF-11D2-8B20-00A0C93CB1F4} =>  -> No File
Task: {738A4966-AEC6-4247-8F38-69C425EC5C67} - \GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {C8E408FC-F26E-46FA-B9FA-05A708A429C5} - \GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA -> No File <==== ATTENTION
AlternateDataStreams: C:\ProgramData\TEMP:56E2E879 [135]
C:\ProgramData\WindowsSQL\System.exe

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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.
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Reset Internet Explorer:
Menu > Tools > Internet Options > Advanced Tab.
Click the Reset button on the bottom of the pane.
Click the Apply button.
Close IE.
===

Please let me know what problem persists with this computer.

p.s.
Most cookies are harmless. This host file (no extension) can decrease/stop a good number of bad ones.

Read the instructions on this page.
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

Decide if you want to download the file and replace your current version.

The Host file is located in this etc... folder and is hidden.
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC

Unhide files/folders Windows.
How To:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows/show-hidden-files#show-hidden-files=windows-7
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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:30 AM

I did what you asked for. I didnt have obvious symptoms, so only way to check if bad cookies persist is run hitman pro (Should i do so ?). Also i want to use google chrome again. Does this fix work on chrome too ? I didnt really understood the part about host file... Ill look it up and probably install it. So.. 1. Can i run hitman pro ? 2. Can i redownload google ?

 

Also is there a chance i got infected, when i opened up ie for posting this ?

 

Fixlog.txt is below

 

Thanks for help :)

 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 11:14 AM

I think the problem is fixed. If you know any way to be sure, ill be glad to hear them. Thanks for your effort. You're one of the good guys on the internet. :)



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 08:29 AM



Hi,

If all is well you do not need to install the HOSTS file suggested.

You can run Hitman pro and install Chrome.

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If all is well.

To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read this little guide best security practices keep safe.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/407147/answers-to-common-security-questions-best-practices/


https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/keep-your-computer-safe-online/
Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet.
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 01:42 PM

Hi,

I ran HitmanPro and it found 3 cookies: adtechjp.com, dotomi.com, openx.net

 

Its definetily better than before, but ill install the host file anyways. I already downloaded it, extracted it to a file, and ran the "mvps" file as administrator. Is it enough or do i have to do more ?

 

Thanks again

 



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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

Open the Hosts file and see if it's from Winhelp2002.

The first 2 line will look like this.

# This MVPS HOSTS file is a free download from: #
# http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm #
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:02 PM

Opened the host file and it does say: 

 

# This MVPS HOSTS file is a free download from: #
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm #

 

But 4 cookies stick at google and the 3 cookies does on ie

 

Google ones: adtechjp.com, contextwep.com, dotomi.com, openx,net

 

Any advises ? Ill try reseting browser and will scan with frst and post log below ( just in case ) 



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:10 PM

Opened the host file and it does say: 

 

# This MVPS HOSTS file is a free download from: #
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm #

 

But 4 cookies stick at google and the 3 cookies does on ie

 

Google ones: adtechjp.com, contextwep.com, dotomi.com, openx,net

 

Any advises ? Ill try reseting browser and will scan with frst and post log below ( just in case ) 

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:58 PM

They may be set by this crack program

IDM Crack 6.28 build 9 (HKLM-x32\...\IDM Crack 6.28 build 9) (Version: build 9 - Crackingpatching.com Team)

Unless you remove it I will no longer help you.

It's the policy of this forum.

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Posted 08 November 2017 - 08:40 AM

I used it only once anyways... 

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Posted 09 November 2017 - 08:48 AM

Hi,

Open the run box.

Navigate to the this folder C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\ETC and open the Hosts file.

Add these 5 lines

# [My added links.]
0.0.0.0 adtechjp.com
0.0.0.0 contextwep.com
0.0.0.0 dotomi.com
0.0.0.0 openx.net


# [My added links.] <- this line will not be interpreted by the compiler. It's only a remark for you.
The other lines please copy and paste them at the very beginning of the file just under
 

# [Start of entries generated by MVPS HOSTS]
#
place it here before the line below.
# [Misc A - Z]

Save the file.

If you update, replace the HOSTS file you will probably loose these lines.
If they have not been added by WinHelp2002 then add then to the new file.

This file is normally updated every 4 to 6 weeks.
You can check by opening this link.
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt

If you add any others sites to this section[b]# [My added links.] make sure that the domain is not already listed and is exactly as you wish it to be. An error can cause some surfing problems.

Keep me posted.

Edited by nasdaq, 12 November 2017 - 07:36 AM.


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Posted 10 November 2017 - 11:12 AM

The host file acctually fixed the issue, but it slows the pc down and when i disable it, Its full of tracking cookies again....



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Posted 10 November 2017 - 01:43 PM

Was the slowdown before or after you have added the lines I suggested?

Refer to this topic again.
http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hostswin7.htm

Look at these instructions. Apply the fix.

Editors Note: in most cases a large HOSTS file (over 135 kb) tends to slow down the machine.

To resolve this issue (manually) open the "Services Editor"

Start | Run (type) "services.msc" (no quotes)
Scroll down to "DNS Client", Right-click and select: Properties - click Stop
Click the drop-down arrow for "Startup type"
Select: Manual (recommended) or Disabled click Apply/Ok and restar

Edited by nasdaq, 10 November 2017 - 01:47 PM.


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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:46 PM

It was before adding lines and I disabled dns. It helped, but pc is still faster without hostfile.






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