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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:12 am 
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Guys. I've foolishly opened some unknown attachement or opened some dodgy file and i find myself with a problem of having all my internet browsers infected with some shit that keeps redirecting me to some ad sites, my start page keeps changing back from google to some dodgy search engines i have never heard of before... My AVG scanner shows that everything is fine, which it clearly isn't.

Can anyone recommend some malware removing app/scanner or whatever? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:13 am 
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Malwarebytes


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:17 am 
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Yes, download malwarebytes and run it. Should sort it out if it's just a browser hijack program which are easy enough to remove. (browser hijack will reroute you via a proxy so you need to remove it as it's a big security risk. Malwarebytes should do it)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:20 am 
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Thx guys. :thumbup: I've downloaded it and I'm running a scan.
I'll be back in case it doesn't work.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:35 am 
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If it doesn't work, you could try returning your PC to a previous snapshot image. Provided it's been enabled prior to infection. Usually enabled is default. If that doesn't work then you could try a system OS restore from either optical disk image, D (usually) drive image, or a more modern cloud restore. Often these methods give the opportunity to retain your own data files. Sometimes not though. If not then get all your files onto external memory first (USB memory drive or cloud). However the aforementioned anti malware stuff is usually good nowadays.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:49 am 
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Change passwords to any sites you visited recently.
A lot of malware these days grabs passwords from memory.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:52 am 
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willmac wrote:
Change passwords to any sites you visited recently.
A lot of malware these days grabs passwords from memory.



+1


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:08 pm 
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Sandstorm wrote:
willmac wrote:
Change passwords to any sites you visited recently.
A lot of malware these days grabs passwords from memory.



+1


yeah - probably a good idea. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:18 pm 
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and stream your porn from reputable sites in future.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:40 pm 
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pigaaaa wrote:
Sandstorm wrote:
willmac wrote:
Change passwords to any sites you visited recently.
A lot of malware these days grabs passwords from memory.



+1


yeah - probably a good idea. :thumbup:


and post your credit card numbers here so that we can check to see if they are not hacked or being used by someone else :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:14 pm 
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I throw my support behind Malwarebytes. It is an excellent program.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:51 pm 
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He never came back, so I'm thinking his browser is so hijacked its redirected him to a rugby league forum. Poor bastard.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:51 pm 
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thehookah wrote:
I throw my support behind Malwarebytes. It is an excellent program.


Indeed. It will sort it out.


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