So how do we look? Good?
is this possible?
Yes, looks great! Except for the uninstall that would not go, I cannot let you go without getting rid of that savingsbullfilter entry best I can. So we have to do that, other than that ~ Excellent!
Thanks for your patients,
You are very welcome, Rich
Great job! Excellent work
I trust you've learned some things, yes? I as well
Ok, last fix I swear Rich ~ let's get out that SavingsBullFilter that would not uninstall:
Please right click on
on your Desktop and select Run as Administrator
, accept UAC prompts.
in the textbox at the bottom, please paste in the following text:
• Push the
• OTL may ask to reboot the machine. Please do so if asked.
I do not need to see the log unless it says it was not removed.As long as it removed
, please continue on:
Let's clean up the tools, your logs look clean
- Download Delfix from here
- Ensure Remove disinfection tools is ticked
- Create registry backup
- Purge system restore
- Click Run
The program will run for a few moments and then notepad will open with a log. Please paste the log in your next reply.
I did not forget Rich, you had asked earlier:
How do I know which is the legit Open office and not some rogue site?
This last infection all started due to your innocent attept to download OpenOffice. Not uncommon, it happens to many folks! As seen in this post
not only with OpenOffice.
Using OpenOffice as an example, it was explained previously to go to the source
. I want to show you exactly what is meant by that and how to know the difference:
Using Google, and searching "Open Office" we find: http://www.downloada...CFZNsfgodlywACQ
<~ That link which already says it's adding funmoods toolbar which will change your browser settings. And that's what it tells
Which you can see only in the set up window in teeny tiny letters and nobody reads anyway but should
, one finds:
We supply free entertainment and utility software including video playing software, password managers, file zipping software and games. Our Products include Toolbars. Our Toolbars add search functionality to your browser. They also allow one click access to news and our offers. (We refer to our software and Products throughout this agreement as our “Services”).
We offer our Services to you in exchange for your agreement to view promotions, advertisements, or participate in other offers. We also offer you the opportunity to download third-party software.
You're not going to want it. It will bork your computer. Nothing will be as it was.
And further down we find under:
Some Terms We Use in This Policy
Offers include e-mail, promotions, advertisements contests and third-party software presented by our Partners and us.
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) is any information that identifies or could be used to identify, contact or locate you. It also includes your credit card number.
and still further we find:
During installation, we will present you with Offers. You may choose not to accept our Offers. Your participation is voluntary, you are not required to disclose to our Partners any information they request. However, if you provide your Personally Identifiable Information in response to any Offer, we will share it with our Partners so they can provide you with the Offers in which you have expressed interest.
Well, atleast they tell you they're going to share your PII....or your credit card number with their partners. No telling what else. Not likely you're going to use your credit card in this instance but they've already said they'll look for it and save your PII for you and pass it along!!
..think it's safe with them? No.
And this is just what they SAY
is there, the Board is full of what they do not say is there.
<~ this link is good. All it says is Open Office. It's https
which means it's a secure page
So this one is one clean place where you could go to download the program. Actually, it is the best one. The
Source. The least confusing as well.http://www.filehippo...oad_openoffice/
also has it. Filehippo is a decent place to find clean downloads also. Be aware: you must read carefully
even in places like this as there are usually many download buttons. Make sure you get the right one! In this case it's the one at the very top of the page. You will get a download without extra junk.
Of the choices presented, you can see the second one ~ the one that actually says
openoffice.org is the best choice of the 3. Once you download it and it's sitting on your desktop, right click on the downloaded program on your Desktop and run Malwarebytes on it. Or have Norton scan it. or both!
Hope that helps you understand better how to find cleaner
downloads and what to look for in a clean download and what may be lurking in a not clean download
To that end, and just in case, because websites ~ even basic program updates like Adobe have Add Ons you're not there to get
, I have a tool that will help. It's called Unchecky
. The link is ~> here
<~ It will automatically uncheck
boxes in download windows. That is not to say you don't have to pay attention any more, it just gives you an edge ~ a start of not checked boxes (in most cases
so you do not automatically
get junk you do not want. To help make it a little easier. Check the video at the site and see what you think. I think it's pretty cool and thought it might help
Instructions there are easy for Unchecky
Click on the link above to be taken to Unchecky.com
click the very large Download
Click Open folder
Right click on the Unchecky_setup
or folder and choose to Run as Administrator
Once open click the Install
Then click on Finish
Unchecky is now installed and will help you keep unwanted check boxes unchecked
Now: Let's proceed here and get you a clean OpenOffice.
Please click on this link: https://www.openoffice.org
Once there, click on I want to download Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1
You'll be taken to the download page. Click on Download Apache OpenOffice 4.0.1
Click Open folder
It will begin to download. Once finished a new window opens:
Read, Click Next
Add a Username..leave the other as is, check your user preferences for other computer users.
Choose Custom Install Always
choose custom install
. This is where you may have unwanted downloads
after you read and make sure there's not checked boxes with unwanted downloads added. In this case, it's all ok, click Next.
Check your default preferences here. If you want to use OpenOffice for all of these items, click all the boxes. Otherwise, choose which you wish it to be used for, or none as the window suggests. You do not have to make it the default program for anything.
Once finished, click Next
Last window: Choose whether you want an icon on your Desktop and choose Install.
You're good to go, Rich!
We'll leave this thread open for a couple of days just in case. Please advise if there are any issues.
Please also post the DelFix log and let me know all went well
Surf Safe, Rich