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PUM.Bad.Proxy - found in Malwarebytes - can't get rid of it


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sempai

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That's a clean log, let's now do the housekeeping to properly remove the tools.


Uninstall:

1. ComboFix

  • Click Start > Run > copy/paste the following bolded text into the Run box and click OK:

    ComboFix /Uninstall


2. Bitdefender Online Scanner
  • Go to C:\ > Windows > Downloaded Program Files
  • Right click on Bitdefender QuickScan Control and choose Remove.
  • Click Yes.



Clean-up with OTL:
  • Run OTL
  • Click on the CleanUp! button.
  • Reboot when ask.



Your log is clean, take the time to read below to secure your machine and take the necessary steps to keep it Clean :)

How to prevent malware

How to increase PC speed


Practice Safe Internet
One of the main reasons people get infected in the first place is that they are not practicing Safe Internet. You practice Safe Internet when you educate yourself on how to properly use the Internet through the use of security tools and good practice. Knowing how you can get infected and what types of files and sites to avoid will be the most crucial step in keeping your computer malware free. The reality is that the majority of people who are infected with malware are ones who click on things they shouldn't be clicking on. Whether these things are files or sites it doesn't really matter. If something is out to get you, and you click on it, it most likely will. Below are a list of simple precautions to take to keep your computer clean and running securely:

  • If you receive an attachment from someone you do not know, DO NOT OPEN IT! Simple as that. Opening attachments from people you do not know is a very common method for viruses or worms to infect your computer.
  • If you receive an attachment and it ends with a .exe, .com, .bat, or .pif do not open the attachment unless you know for a fact that it is clean. For the casual computer user, you will almost never receive a valid attachment of this type.
  • If you receive an attachment from someone you know, and it looks suspicious, then it probably is. The email could be from someone you know infected with a malware that is trying to infect everyone in their address book.
  • If you are browsing the Internet and a popup appears saying that you are infected, ignore it!. These are, as far as I am concerned, scams that are being used to scare you into purchasing a piece of software. For an example of these types of popups, or Foistware, you should read this article: Foistware, And how to avoid it.
    There are also programs that disguise themselves as Anti-Spyware or security products but are instead scams. For a list of these types of programs we recommend you visit this link: Rogue/Suspect Anti-Spyware Products & Web Sites
  • Another tactic to fool you on the web is when a site displays a popup that looks like a normal Windows message or alert. When you click on them, though, they instead bring you to another site that is trying to push a product on you. We suggest that you close these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button. Alternatively, you can check to see if it's a real alert by right-clicking on the window. If there is a menu that comes up saying Add to Favorites... you know it's a fake.
  • Do not go to adult sites. I know this may bother some of you, but the fact is that a large amount of malware is pushed through these types of sites. I am not saying all adult sites do this, but a lot do.
  • When using an Instant Messaging program be cautious about clicking on links people send to you. It is not uncommon for infections to send a message to everyone in the infected person's contact list that contains a link to an infection. Instead when you receive a message that contains a link, message back to the person asking if it is legit before you click on it.
  • Stay away from Warez and Crack sites! In addition to the obvious copyright issues, the downloads from these sites are typically overrun with infections.
  • Be careful of what you download off of web sites and Peer-2-Peer networks. Some sites disguise malware as legitimate software to trick you into installing them and Peer-2-Peer networks are crawling with it. If you want to download a piece of software a from a site, and are not sure if they are legitimate, you can use McAfee Siteadvisor to look up info on the site.
  • DO NOT INSTALL any software without first reading the End User License Agreement, otherwise known as the EULA. A tactic that some developers use is to offer their software for free, but have spyware and other programs you do not want bundled with it. This is where they make their money. By reading the agreement there is a good chance you can spot this and not install the software.


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Housecleaning completed!

Couple last questions:
1. Can you provide me with ALL the changes ComboFix and OTL did to my computer settings so I can reset some customized preferences(i.e. Internet Explorer/Mozilla settings, changing hidden files/folders, synchronized time clock settings to the internet, & everything else it did? I don't want to be surprised down the road with something that has changed and NOT know how to fix it!!!


2. Is it normal to still have the "boot selection" screen before Windows loads?
3. So, I will need to re-register a free Avast! to get it to load on bootup (systray)again?
4. What should I do with the quarantined "cookies" that always appear in Super AntiSpyware (shown in previous post)?
5. Do you suggest having "Windows Update" automatically download and install OR warn me when there's an update? I've had problems with Microsoft Software Removal Tool in the past...

Thank you for your answers to these above questions & for your overall help, Sempai
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Hi,

1. Combofix will automatically revert all the major changes done once you uninstall it properly. But you will need to set which default web browser you want to use.

2. That "boot selection" is the recovery console that was installed, it will stay there even after combofix was remove. It is very helpful so I will recommend to keep it, but it can also be remove if you wish.

3. What do you mean by "register"? Uninstall-reinstall?

4. Cookies are not harmful and they are not software. They cannot be programmed, cannot carry viruses, and cannot install malware on the host computer, even those legitimate sites uses cookies to maintain specific information about users.

But you can disable Third Party cookies on your browser, to do that:

Internet explorer:
  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Click Tools > internet Options
  • Go to Privacy tab > Advance
  • Put a check mark on "Override automatic cookie handling"
  • Under "First-party cookies" choose "Accept"
  • Under "Third-party cookies" choose "Block"
  • Click on "OK" twice.

Firefox:
  • Open Firefox
  • Click Tools > Options > Privacy tab
  • Under "History" choose "Use custom setting for history"
  • Put a check mark on "Accept cookies from sites" and unchecked "Accept third party cookies"
  • Click OK.
Or alternatively, you can choose "Never remember history" so that Firefox will use the same settings as private browsing and will not remember any history.

5. Personally I choose "Notify me but don't automatically download or install them" so that I can still review and research the updates for possible issues before installing them.
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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