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not sure what just happened.  adspubmatic.com is on my search bar and I have advertisements all over this forum...

 

I will wait to hear before I check on the other...


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Now that we have a stable machine we'll be able to clean up anything you have. Go ahead and verify that NVIDA is enabled and I'm assuming you are running now with msconfig set to Normal.

 

Thanks.


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Done
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It didn't restart though.... Should it have?
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Only if it prompted you to. Please do the following.

 

Step#1 - JRT
1. Download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
1. Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
2. The tool will open and start scanning your system.
3. Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
4. On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
5. Close the text file and reboot your machine.
6. Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.


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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.5.8 (04.17.2015:1)
OS: Windows 8.1 x64
Ran by Justin on Sun 04/19/2015 at 18:52:03.28
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

~~~ Services

 

~~~ Tasks

 

~~~ Registry Values

 

~~~ Registry Keys

 

~~~ Files

 

~~~ Folders

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Scan was completed on Sun 04/19/2015 at 18:53:09.92
End of JRT log
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 

clean as whistle???


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Yup! Is there anything else I can assist you with? Is your machine doing OK now? No ads?


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I'm going to have Jarrett play with it, can I get back to you?
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Sounds like a good idea.


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one last thing (for right now)....  I cant add google as a search engine...  any reason???  we DISLIKE bing.  


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I don't like Bing either. Are you just trying to add Google.com as your home page so when you open up Internet Explorer it goes to that page?


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google is set as the default page, but when we add a new tab in IE it goes to a bing search.  I tried to add it in manage settings but it wouldn't allow me to add it.


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If you go here and click on Google Search at the bottom what happens?

 

http://www.iegallery...e&featuretype=2

 

There should be an option to Add to Internet Explorer.


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should I delete the tools we used from the desktop?


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I was going to wait to do my all clean speech until I heard that everything was good but if you want it now here it is.

 

OK! Well done, your computer is clean again! :thumbsup: Part of our jobs here at G2G is to help you clean your computer. But beyond that and just as important is to provide you with some information to keep you safe and secure on the net as well as to share knowledge. Following is that information.
 
1. Clean Up!
We need to remove all the tools that we used so that should you ever be re-infected, you will download updated versions which may have updated detection logic.
1. Download Delfix from here.
2. Ensure everything is checked.
3. Click Run.
Note: The program will run for a few moments and then notepad will open with a log. Please paste the log in your next reply.
Note: Delete any  other .bat, .log, .reg, .txt,  and any other files created during this process, and left on the desktop and empty the Recycle Bin.
 
2. Keeping Programs Updated
You need to ensure that any programs installed on your machine are kept current. The bad guys exploit vulnerabilities that are found in older versions of software. A very good piece of software that keeps your programs up-to-date is Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI). You can download and install it from here. You can read more information about this free software as well as a video walkthrough from here.
 
3. Antimalware- Preventative
Note: Let's keep Malwarebytes installed as it's a fantastic piece of software. Malwarebytes is an anti-malware software and not an antivirus software so it won't conflict with the Antivirus that you are running. I would recommend that you open up this program, allow it to update and scan your machine at least quarterly...monthly if you can.
 
4. Crypto Warning!!!! - Complete Data Loss can occur!
There are particularly nasty infections out there at the moment that encrypt your data and hold it for ransom. You may read more about this here.
 


  • Download CryptoPrevent free for home use here following the instructions below.
  • Save the file to your desktop from the link above and then open the program by clicking Run when prompted from your browser or by going to the desktop where the file was saved and double-clicking.
  • Accept all the defaults during the install. The last screen of the install has a checkmark in "Launch CryptoPrevent". This is good and will launch the program once you click Finish.
  • You will get a prompt asking if you purchased a Product Key for Automatic Updates. You can answer No.
  • You will then be prompted to learn more about automatic updates or if you want to purchase a key. This is up to you but you don't have to.
  • You will be prompted to click OK to continue and select your protection level. Go ahead and click OK.
  • Click the Apply button to set Default protection.
  • You may get a message stating that Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadgets are a major security vulnerability and asking you if you want to disable them. If you don't use these features, answer Yes.
  • That's it. The protection is in place.

Note: The free version doesn't provide automatic updates. Periodically, you should open up the program (there is a shortcut on your desktop now) and select the Updates! menu....and select Check for Updates to see if there are any as this infection has serious consequences.
 
UpdatesV7.4.11.JPG
 

 
For more information about computer security and how to protect yourself when on the internet, please read this guide Best Practices for Safe Computing
 
OK, all the best, and stay safe!
 
Items for your next post
1. Contents of the delfix log


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