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#1 Taoplayer

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 12:29 AM

  I recently recieved notice through Avasts free scanner that I had a security issue on my wifi It seems I may have been infected with a dns hijacker. It occurred after running some free software from the internet. I also had avast run and inform me of a trojan at the same time. It isolated the exe, and I uninstalled, but afterwards the wifi scan showed another problem. The strange thing was I hadnt knowingly installed Avast, yet it can alive, and informed me of my issue. Strange. Oh yes the install program was in russian.  If you can help me please let me know?  

 

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Posted 25 May 2018 - 04:02 AM

Welcome to BC...

 

Use the programs below to clean, remove malware and remove adware.

 

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 Google Chrome and Avast.

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

 

Malwarebytes - Clean Mode

  • Download and install the free version of Malwarebytes
    Note: If you have Malwarebytes already installed, you don't need to install it again. Simply start from the next bullet point
  • Once Malwarebytes is installed, launch it and let it update its database. You might have to click on the little arrow by Scan Status in the middle right pane for it to do so
  • Once the database update is complete, click on the Scan tab, then select the Threat Scan button and click on Start Scan
  • Let the scan run, the time required to complete the scan depends of your system and computer specs
  • Once the scan is complete, make sure that the first checkbox at the top is checked (which will automatically check every detected item), then click on the Quarantine Selected button
    • If it asks you to restart your computer to complete the removal, do so
  • Click on Export Summary after the deletion (in the bottom-left corner) and select Copy to Clipboard. Paste the content in your next reply

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop. (compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10)

  • 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 Security Check by glax24 and save the file to the Desktop
  • Run the tool by accepting all the Security prompts
  • when complete the tool will produce a log file C:\SecurityCheck\SecurityCheck.txt and also copy the contents to the Clipboard
  • Simply Paste the log to your reply

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 12:28 PM

  I recently recieved notice through Avasts free scanner that I had a security issue on my wifi It seems I may have been infected with a dns hijacker. It occurred after running some free software from the internet. I also had avast run and inform me of a trojan at the same time. It isolated the exe, and I uninstalled, but afterwards the wifi scan showed another problem. The strange thing was I hadnt knowingly installed Avast, yet it can alive, and informed me of my issue. Strange. Oh yes the install program was in russian.  If you can help me please let me know?  

 

Tao

Can you post a photograph or a screen shot of the language from the install program being in a foreign language? Higher level people would (generally) not include their own language in the install program, which means that the source of your alleged issue could have come from anywhere.






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