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hi.fo on Chrome startup

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#1 matb


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Posted 19 January 2018 - 11:28 PM

Whenever I startup Chrome the default page that is opened is http://hi.fo/?44. I have already checked the properties of my Chrome shortcut where I found an additional address in the target location. I removed this address but I continue getting this hi.fo webpage.



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Posted 20 January 2018 - 08:59 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.

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.


CHR HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\...\Chrome\Extension: [mjbepbhonbojpoaenhckjocchgfiaofo] - hxxps://clients2.google.com/service/update2/crx
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{1423F872-3F7F-4E57-B621-8B1A9D49B448}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{144DF3B2-2402-47AE-9583-5A045929A8D4}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{590C4387-5EBD-4D46-8A84-CD0BA2EF2856}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{5C8C2A98-6133-4EBA-BBCC-34D9EA01FC2E}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{78550997-5DEF-4A8A-BAF9-D5774E87AC98}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{793EE463-1304-471C-ADF1-68C2FFB01247}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{8C46158B-D978-483C-A312-16EE5013BE04}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{CB492AF1-2CEF-4E58-BE47-471C77D0C8BA}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{CC182BE1-84CE-4A57-B85C-FD4BBDF78CB2}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
CustomCLSID: HKU\S-1-5-21-3668246726-2246205723-2145940064-1001_Classes\CLSID\{D1EDC4F5-7F4D-4B12-906A-614ECF66DDAF}\InprocServer32 -> C:\Users\Matt\AppData\Local\Google\Update\\psuser_64.dll => No File
Task: {33CE3276-2B1A-43C3-B922-C647A3F9E25D} - System32\Tasks\{8FE57C0B-61A4-4206-950C-3AAAC66C8697} => "c:\program files (x86)\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe" hxxp://ui.skype.com/ui/0/
Task: {54B90571-DC40-40CE-83F8-40E21B8F20F3} - \OfficeSoftwareProtectionPlatform\SvcRestartTask -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {577C8438-9EE9-4211-BD0B-55C8AB3E55FC} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\refreshgwxconfig-B -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {5F957CDC-8CBF-467C-9A70-FBBDE47321CC} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\Logon-5d -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {729CC614-A516-406E-855F-F07886EA3F56} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfig -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {83BA9DBA-F861-4C1B-ABB1-E62B10D58F3A} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\Telemetry-4xd -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {8F91505C-F1BA-4C74-B65F-F7216D774EBF} - \LuckyTab -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {911E41D3-E7F6-48B2-BE20-D0C6E135BED7} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\launchtrayprocess -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {986D881E-76AD-415E-9498-549A0B37DEAF} - System32\Tasks\{0D006591-469E-44DF-9841-52AA64633CCE} => "c:\program files (x86)\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe" hxxp://ui.skype.com/ui/0/
Task: {9E87586D-6B38-4FB3-BAAE-F3D666E7B59B} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxconfigandcontent -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {9EA2A9C6-A5E5-4F61-84B1-ED96F8A3AB97} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\Time-5d -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {A540289C-FAF8-4A3F-8C49-102325AE8E30} - System32\Tasks\EYGKO => C:\ProgramData\890cb5f003d1430780c8d0c74565cd1e\890cb5f003d1430780c8d0c74565cd1e.exe <==== ATTENTION
Task: {A68995E6-B90C-4084-8BCB-4A1D2417A80E} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\MachineUnlock-5d -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {E7421123-01E5-4147-9069-35C1406B60B3} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\OutOfIdle-5d -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {F02D0B75-09A8-44F8-8EC7-E1C5DA88B07A} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\GWXTriggers\OutOfSleep-5d -> No File <==== ATTENTION
Task: {F2CD3915-B875-4FF4-A060-1CDE7507E6CD} - System32\Tasks\{B58ECF1A-A5B9-4A07-8319-462238984B0C} => "c:\program files (x86)\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe" hxxp://www.skype.com/go/downloading?source=lightinstaller&ver=
Task: {F3479352-7D3F-496F-82E6-32BAB27DD116} - \Microsoft\Windows\Setup\gwx\refreshgwxcontent -> No File <==== ATTENTION

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 the update you can remove the old versions of Java via the Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features.
Java 8 Update 121 (64-bit) (HKLM\...\{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F64180121F0}) (Version: 8.0.1210.13 - Oracle Corporation)

Please let me know what problem persists with this computer.

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Posted 26 January 2018 - 08:11 AM

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