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My computer is a slut...
« on: June 17, 2015, 11:27:02 PM »
...and went gallivanting around torrents with no protection. Contracted some malware and I can't seem to shake it. I used McAfee and Malwarebytes to no avail. I can't even tell what malware I have. What is the next step before reformatting?
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 11:42:46 PM »
Did you try SpyBot?  You may also want to try pulling the hard drive and scanning it as a secondary drive on another machine.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 03:58:33 AM »
Have you tried installing OpenBSD?
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2015, 04:05:13 AM »
Have you tried installing OpenBSD?

No. I need to run QBs which, in my limited knowledge, does not work on Open BSD. I am also unsure if I can commit to the hours required to properly learn how to install Open BSD.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2015, 04:08:48 AM »
Run MalwareBytes, combofix, and potentially HijackThis. Then reinstall because it's Windows.

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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 04:18:06 AM »
Run MalwareBytes, combofix, and potentially HijackThis. Then reinstall because it's Windows.

Such an optimistic forecast. Secret User must be grateful for you you ray of sunshine 😘
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 10:53:19 AM »
Run MalwareBytes, combofix, and potentially HijackThis. Then reinstall because it's Windows.

Such an optimistic forecast. Secret User must be grateful for you you ray of sunshine 😘
Actually, he learned all that from Secred User.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 11:58:57 AM »
1) what is it doing?
2) does it do it in safe mode? And safe mode with networking?

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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2015, 01:24:57 PM »
1) what is it doing?

Creating hyperlinks to shit sites throughout pages I visit. Creating popups when I navigate to new sites and really intrusive ones. It recognizes my ISP and starts whooping telling me I have won a contest.


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2) does it do it in safe mode? And safe mode with networking?

I will have to check this.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2015, 03:02:52 PM »
Have you recently installed something and just clicked next next next next without bothering to look what each step says?
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2015, 04:41:51 PM »
Yeah, it sounds like adware. A general scan probably won't pick it up. You should probably do a boot-time scan and root kit scan too. Sometimes adware won't be seen as malware by your AV. Usually it will show up in the "unwanted programs" section, which you usually have to pay extra for. Better get a new computer though.
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2015, 06:11:57 PM »
It's already shipped and arrives next week.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2015, 08:14:16 PM »
Pay closer attention when you install your softwares, and make sure to opt out of any and every bullshit third-party pieceses of crap which might by default be marked to be installed along with your softwares.
Going next next next and not paying attention is quite hazardous these days.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2015, 08:59:56 PM »
1) what is it doing?

Creating hyperlinks to shit sites throughout pages I visit. Creating popups when I navigate to new sites and really intrusive ones. It recognizes my ISP and starts whooping telling me I have won a contest.


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2) does it do it in safe mode? And safe mode with networking?

I will have to check this.
Run your browser in safe mode.
If it's IE run it without add-ons.  That's likely what you have: adware add-ons.

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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2015, 11:15:02 PM »
You may also want to consider FireFox or Chrome with NoScript.
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2015, 01:45:56 AM »
1) what is it doing?

Creating hyperlinks to shit sites throughout pages I visit. Creating popups when I navigate to new sites and really intrusive ones. It recognizes my ISP and starts whooping telling me I have won a contest.


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2) does it do it in safe mode? And safe mode with networking?

I will have to check this.
Run your browser in safe mode.
If it's IE run it without add-ons.  That's likely what you have: adware add-ons.

This did not work, in fact nothing has worked.  I am pretty awed by the terrible power of this malware.  I am now really excited for my new laptop to show up so I can get rid of this partition forevah.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2015, 04:01:00 AM »
Check your list of programs in the control panel and uninstall anything you don't recognise.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2015, 09:50:55 AM »
You may also want to consider FireFox or Chrome with NoScript.

That would be a nightmare for him.
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Re: My computer is a slut...
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2015, 09:57:44 AM »
1) what is it doing?

Creating hyperlinks to shit sites throughout pages I visit. Creating popups when I navigate to new sites and really intrusive ones. It recognizes my ISP and starts whooping telling me I have won a contest.


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2) does it do it in safe mode? And safe mode with networking?

I will have to check this.
Run your browser in safe mode.
If it's IE run it without add-ons.  That's likely what you have: adware add-ons.

This did not work, in fact nothing has worked.  I am pretty awed by the terrible power of this malware.  I am now really excited for my new laptop to show up so I can get rid of this partition forevah.
Not even windows safe mode with networking?