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Getting a lot of insecure connection notices, other symptoms


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#1 HelloWorld1

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 03:24 PM

Hey everyone,

 

As I type this it seems obvious some sort of man-in-the-middle thing is going on, but this is primarily on job sites that I'm applying to, and I don't seem to be getting these notifications in Chrome on most other sites. 

 

1. Is this common, that malware would only target websites that recieve personal information, and wouldn't be interested in most other sites, making most other HTTPS requests work perfectly fine?

 

2. Is this even malware, or do some job sites, in your experience, use HTTP to transfer personal information? This seems incredibly dangerous, but is it that the actual form on the website is encrypted, but not the page itself?

 

3. What would you recommend doing to check this issue out? I've been having some slowing of the PC itself, but Windows Defender doesn't pick up anything. 

 

Here's the error I'm getting, specific url removed:

 

"Attackers might be trying to steal your information fromjobs.******.net (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards).Learn more

NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID
Automatically send some system information and page content to Google to help detect dangerous apps and sites. Privacy policy
Back to safetyHIDE ADVANCED

This server could not prove that it is jobs.******.net; its security certificate is from *.smartsearchonline.com. This may be caused by a misconfiguration or an attacker intercepting your connection."

 

 

 

 

Thanks!



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:19 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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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware from here
  • Right-click on the MBAM icon and select Run as administrator to run the tool.
  • Click Yes to accept any security warnings that may appear.
  • Once the MBAM dashboard opens, on the right detail pane click on the word "Current" under the Scan Status to update the tool database.
  • On the left menu pane click the Settings tab, and then select the Protection tab on the top.
  • Under the Scan Options, turn on the button Scan for rootkits and Scan within archives.
  • Click the Scan tab on the right detail pane, select Threat Scan and click the Start Scan button
  • Note: The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
  • If potential threats are detected, ensure to checkmark all the listed items, and click the Quarantine Selected button.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the View Report button, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log can also be viewed by clicking the log to select it, then clicking the View Report button.
Please post the log for my review.

Note: If asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.
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Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.
  • Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.
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If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
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  • A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
  • Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
  • You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).
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Download the version of this tool for your operating system.
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)
Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)
and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.
It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

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Please post the logs for my review.

Let me know what problems persists.
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Posted 12 July 2018 - 10:47 AM

Hey,

 

Thanks for the response, I downloaded both programs and ran them, I would post the logs but they contain some personal information. The only thing either of them found was a registry edit from a well-known streaming player, but I found another program bloating to use 80% of my cpu after it was stopped. If none of the programs found anything, is it safe to assume this was just an HTTPS error on the part of the job site?

 

 

Thanks!



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 01:31 PM

Edit the logs and using Find and Replace function change the your name to new name.

The only draw back is that your name is part of the PATH then you will need to change the new name to your name in my suggested fix. Other wise the files/folders will not be found.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 06:46 AM

Are you still with me?

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Posted 24 July 2018 - 07:46 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

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