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It seems that the Home page for Chrome returned due to Chrome sync option which is enabled among your devices.
 
1. Turn Chrome Sync Off

  • Open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click Profile.
  • Sign in to your Google Account.
  • Turn on sync >Turn off. 

 

2. FRST fix
 
Please do the following to run a FRST fix.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user. Running it on another machine may cause damage to your operating system

  • Please select the entire contents of the code box below, from the "Start::" line to "End::", including both lines. Right-click and select "Copy ". No need to paste anything to anywhere.
Start::
CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:
CHR HomePage: Default -> hxxp://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/
EmptyTemp:
End::
  • Please right-click on FRST64 on your Desktop, to run it as administrator. When the tool opens, click "yes" to the disclaimer.
  • Press the Fix button once and wait.
  • FRST will process fixlist.txt
  • When finished, it will produce a log fixlog.txt on your Desktop.
  • Please post the log in your next reply.

 

3. Check your Chrome Home page

 

Check and let me know if it's Google.


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Where do I check what the Chrome home page is?  Its always been Google everytime I open a new tab, never this marquee.cnn business

 

Fix result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 08-08-2021
Ran by ndsky (10-08-2021 13:26:41) Run:2
Running from C:\Users\ndsky\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: ndsky
Boot Mode: Normal
==============================================
 
fixlist content:
*****************
CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:
CHR HomePage: Default -> hxxp://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/
EmptyTemp:
 
*****************
 
Restore point was successfully created.
Processes closed successfully.
"Chrome HomePage" => removed successfully
 
=========== EmptyTemp: ==========
 
BITS transfer queue => 11821056 B
DOMStore, IE Recovery, AppCache, Feeds Cache, Thumbcache, IconCache => 11600528 B
Java, Flash, Steam htmlcache => 0 B
Windows/system/drivers => 1486186 B
Edge => 0 B
Chrome => 1670563141 B
Firefox => 0 B
Opera => 0 B
 
Temp, IE cache, history, cookies, recent:
Default => 0 B
ProgramData => 0 B
Public => 0 B
systemprofile => 0 B
systemprofile32 => 0 B
LocalService => 0 B
NetworkService => 2576 B
ndsky => 133313143 B
 
RecycleBin => 4500534 B
EmptyTemp: => 1.7 GB temporary data Removed.
 
================================
 
 
The system needed a reboot.
 
==== End of Fixlog 13:27:14 ====

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Also, I'd like to be able to sync again if possible cause I like having my phone and laptop match up in terms of bookmarks and stuff.  How do I know where the marquee.cnn thing came from and which device?


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To check about your Chrome Home page:

  • Open Chrome.
  • At the top right, click More and then Settings.
  • Under Appearance, turn on Show Home button.
  • Below Show Home button, check the address and make sure it's www.google.com

How do I know where the marquee.cnn thing came from and which device?

 

You have to find the Home page on the phone and set it to Google. Then, enable sync again.


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Hmm, sync was off and we did the fix, but it shows marquee.cnn again.  I guess I'll just manually change it here??


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Strange. Yes, change it manually, sign out and close Chrome. Then, open Chrome, sign in and check again. What happens?


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Really hard to explain what just happened.  So I changed the home page to google.com.  Then logged off and closed, restarted.

 

Now the home page is blank/null, not google.com

 

Then when I sync, it went back to cnn.marquee.... so that's on me to try to figure out which device is doing that =(

 

Also, when I opened chorme, it gave a new error?  New extention added?

 

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Since here it is past midnight, I will be back with you tomorrow.
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Hello.
 
Based on your logs, Application Launcher for Drive extension is installed in your Chrome browser. 

 

Let's perform a Chrome's clean install.

1. Backup your Bookmarks

If your Chrome Bookmarks are important do this first:
Go to this link: http://www.wikihow.c...rks-from-Chrome follow the instructions and Export your Bookmarks from Chrome and save them to your Desktop. Note the instructions can also be used to Import the bookmarks.

2. Get ready - Download Chrome installer

Download Chrome installer and save to install later: https://www.google.c...ktop/index.html https://www.google.c...ktop/index.html

3. Reset Sync

  • Open Chrome and sign into your account.
  • Open a new tab and type or copy paste chrome://settings/syncSetup
  • Press Enter.
  • Select Sync and Google services.
  • Select Review your synced data.
  • Scroll down the Data from Chrome sync page and select Reset Sync that will clear synced data from Google Server. OK.

4. Completely uninstall Chrome

5. Install Google Chrome

  • Install Google Chrome using the installer you have already downloaded.
  • Import your Bookmarks.

6. Enable Chrome Sync from your computer

 

Is everything fine now? 


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Yes, seems that it didnt pull in marquee.cnn homepage this time


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Great. :)

 

Is there any other issue/question/concern now?


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Cant think of anything?  Only question would be what is your personal recommendation/routine for maintenance so I dont become esp vulnerable to virus/malware, etc.  Thanks for everything you've done of course.


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You are very welcome.

The following tool will remove the tools we used as well as reset system restore points:

Download KpRm by kernel-panik and save it to your desktop.

  • Right-click kprm_(version).exe and select Run as Administrator.
  • Read and accept the disclaimer.
  • When the tool opens, ensure all boxes under Actions are checked.
  • Under Delete Quarantines select Delete Now, then click Run.
  • Once complete, click OK.
  • A log will open in Notepad titled kprm-(date).txt.
  • Please copy and paste its contents in your next reply.

 

===================================================================

 

As for your question, here are some useful tips about your computer's security:

Some of the following, are from Klein's (2005) article, So how did I get infected in the first place. Since then, the article has been reproduced or linked to in dozens of locations. As a result, many malware experts have continued updating it, to include current operating systems and software program information. My source is Security Garden, and I marked for you the following:

1. Keep your Windows updated!
It is important always to keep current with the latest security fixes from Microsoft. This can patch many of the security holes through which attackers can infect your computer.

2. Update 3rd Party Software Programs
Third Party software programs have long been targets for malware creators. It has been stated that "Adobe’s Reader and Flash and all versions of Java are together responsible for a total of 66 percent of the vulnerabilities in Windows systems exploited by malware.'' It's important to keep everything updated.

3. Update the browsers you use
Many malware infections install themselves by exploiting security holes in the Internet browser that you use. So... Keep them updated.

4. Be careful about what you download and what you open!

  • Many "freeware" programs come with an enormous amount of bundled spyware that will slow down your system, spawn pop-up advertisements, or just plain crash your browser or even Windows itself. Watch for pre-checked options such as toolbars that are not essential to the operation of the installed software.
  • Peer-to-peer (P2P) programs like Kazaa, BearShare, Imesh, Warez P2P, and others, allow the creation of a network enabling people to connect with other users and upload or download material in a fast efficient manner. BUT even if the P2P software you are using is "clean", a large percentage of the files served on the P2P network are likely to be infected.
  • Cracked or pirated programs are not only illegal, but also can make your computer a malware target. Have this in mind.
  • Do not open any files without being certain of what they are!

5. Avoid questionable web sites!
Visit web sites that are trustworthy and reputable. Many disreputable sites will attempt to install malware on your system through "drive-by" exploits just by visiting the site in your browser. Lyrics sites, free software sites (especially ones that target young children), cracked software sites, and pornography sites are some of the worst offenders. Also, never give out personal information of any sort online or click "OK" to a pop-up unless it is signed by a reputable company and you know what it is.

6. Registry cleaners/driver boosters/system optimizers
I do not recommend registry cleaners, system optimizers, driver boosters and the like. It is your computer and certainly your choice. However, please consider that modifying registry keys incorrectly can cause Windows instability, or make Windows unbootable. With registry cleaner and system optimization software programs, the potential is ever present to cause more problems than they claim to fix. Do note, however, that Microsoft does not support the use of registry cleaners. See Microsoft support policy for the use of registry cleaning utilities.

7. PC means personal computer!
Don't give access to your computer to friends or family who appear to be clueless about what they are doing.

8. Back-up your work!
Make back-ups of your personal files frequently. You never know when you'll have to reformat and start from scratch. You can always reformat and reinstall programs, but you cannot replace your data if you haven't made backups.

9. Must-Have Software
An anti-virus and an anti-spyware program is a necessity for the security of your computer. Be sure that you keep them updated, and that real time protection is enabled. You have now the built-in Windows 10 antivirus, Windows Defender. You can also download Malwarebytes free as an extra protection. If you run it occasionally, depending on how often you use your computer, you are safe enough. 
 
Happy safe computing.  ZZZQehw.gif



I'm glad I was able to help you.


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# Run at 8/11/2021 9:20:33 AM
# KpRm (Kernel-panik) version 2.9.2
# Run by ndsky from C:\Users\ndsky\Desktop
# Computer Name: DESKTOP-NPCRNS2
# OS: Windows 10 X64 (19043) 
# Number of passes: 1
 
- Checked options -
 
    ~ Registry Backup
    ~ Delete Tools
    ~ Restore System Settings
    ~ UAC Restore
    ~ Delete Restore Points
    ~ Create Restore Point
    ~ Delete Quarantines
 
- Create Registry Backup -
 
   ~ [OK] Hive C:\WINDOWS\System32\config\SOFTWARE backed up
   ~ [OK] Hive C:\Users\ndsky\NTUSER.dat backed up
 
     [OK] Registry Backup: C:\KPRM\backup\2021-08-11-09-20-33
 
- Delete Tools -
 
 
  ## ESET Online Scanner
     [OK] C:\Users\ndsky\Desktop\ESET Online Scanner.lnk deleted
     [OK] C:\Users\ndsky\Desktop\esetonlinescanner.exe deleted
     [OK] C:\Users\ndsky\AppData\Local\ESET\ESETOnlineScanner deleted
 
  ## FRST
     [OK] C:\Users\ndsky\Desktop\Addition.txt deleted
     [OK] C:\Users\ndsky\Desktop\Fixlog.txt deleted
     [OK] C:\Users\ndsky\Desktop\FRST.txt deleted
     [OK] C:\Users\ndsky\Desktop\FRST64.exe deleted
     [OK] C:\FRST deleted
 
- Restore System Settings -
 
     [OK] Reset WinSock
     [OK] FLUSHDNS
     [OK] Hide Hidden file.
     [OK] Show Extensions for known file types
     [OK] Hide protected operating system files
 
- Restore UAC -
 
     [OK] Set EnableLUA with default (1) value
     [OK] Set ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin with default (5) value
     [OK] Set ConsentPromptBehaviorUser with default (3) value
     [OK] Set EnableInstallerDetection with default (0) value
     [OK] Set EnableSecureUIAPaths with default (1) value
     [OK] Set EnableUIADesktopToggle with default (0) value
     [OK] Set EnableVirtualization with default (1) value
     [OK] Set FilterAdministratorToken with default (0) value
     [OK] Set PromptOnSecureDesktop with default (1) value
     [OK] Set ValidateAdminCodeSignatures with default (0) value
 
- Clear Restore Points -
 
   ~ [OK] RP named Restore Point Created by FRST created at 08/10/2021 20:26:41 deleted
     [OK] All system restore points have been successfully deleted
 
- Create Restore Point -
 
     [OK] System Restore Point created
 
- Display System Restore Point -
 
   ~ [I] RP named KpRm created at 08/11/2021 16:20:39
 
-- KPRM finished in 15.20s --

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