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Post by SMC22 on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 9:00 am

Hi, this happened once yesterday and once today... I didn't click on anything, hands weren't near the computer... A new tab opened with the same mcdonalds youtube segment...

I have an ASUS, Windows 8, and firefox latest version... I ran Malwarebytes Pro several times, nothing is found... That's all I can say, I'm stumped.. A search turned up something similar on a post from 2013, but I would like any new info if this happened to someone else... Thanks

Oh, forgot... Malwarebytes was also disabled in detection and protection this morning, solved that by switching to enabled and restarting


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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by Superdave on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 9:43 am

Hello and welcome to GeekPolice.Net My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer.

1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.
2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.
4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.
5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.
7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.

If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line.
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Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.



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Please click on the OK button to allow AdwCleaner reboot your computer.A log will be produced. Please copy and paste this log in your next reply.
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Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Warning! Once the scan is complete JRT will shut down your browser with NO warning.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.

•Temporarily disable your Antivirus and any Antispyware real time protection before performing a scan. Click this link to see a list of security programs that should be disabled and how to disable them.

•Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, right-click JRT and select Run as Administrator

•The tool will open and start scanning your system.

•Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.

•On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.

•Copy and Paste the JRT.txt log into your next message.
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Download Security Check by screen317 from one of the following links and save it to your desktop.

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* Double-click Security Check.bat
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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by SMC22 on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 10:30 am

Thanks, Superdave... ADW and JRT didn't find anything, and security check wouldn't run because my system is unsupported...


# AdwCleaner v4.110 - Logfile created 08/02/2015 at 16:00:21
# Updated 05/02/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-02-08.1 [Server]
# Operating system : Windows 8.1 Connected  (x64)
# Username : MITCH - SMC
# Running from : C:\Users\MITCH\Downloads\adwcleaner_4.110.exe
# Option : Scan

***** [ Services ] *****


***** [ Files / Folders ] *****


***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****


***** [ Shortcuts ] *****


***** [ Registry ] *****

Data Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings [ProxyOverride] -

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17416


-\\ Mozilla Firefox v35.0.1 (x86 en-US)

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AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [844 bytes] - [08/02/2015 15:56:22]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [766 bytes] - [08/02/2015 16:00:21]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [824 bytes] ##########





~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.4.2 (02.02.2015:1)
OS: Windows 8.1 Connected x64
Ran by MITCH on Sun 02/08/2015 at 16:12:10.15
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~~~ Services



~~~ Registry Values



~~~ Registry Keys



~~~ Files



~~~ Folders



~~~ Event Viewer Logs were cleared





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Scan was completed on Sun 02/08/2015 at 16:21:00.77
End of JRT log
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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by Superdave on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 12:51 pm

Malwarebytes' Anti-Rootkit

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Rootkit and save it to your desktop.

  • Be sure to print out and follow the instructions provided on that same page for performing a scan.
  • Caution: This is a beta version so also read the disclaimer and back up all your data before using.
  • When the scan completes, click on the Cleanup button to remove any threats found and reboot the computer if prompted to do so.
  • Perform another scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to verify that no threats remain. If they do, then click Cleanup once more and repeat the process.
  • If there are problems with Internet access, Windows Update, Windows Firewall or other system issues, run the fixdamage tool located in the folder Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit was run from and reboot your computer.
  • Two files (mbar-log-YYYY-MM-DD, system-log.txt) will be created and saved within that same folder.
  • Copy and paste the contents of these two log files in your next reply.


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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by SMC22 on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 1:46 pm

Thanks, but nothing found... It wouldn't let me post logs for 7 days.. called them external links


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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by Superdave on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 1:55 pm

Remove any links in the log and you should be able to post it.

I'd like to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScan

•Hold down Control and click on the following link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
ESET OnlineScan

•Click the button.
•For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)

  • Click on to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the icon on your desktop.

•Check
•Click the button.
•Accept any security warnings from your browser.

  • Leave the check mark next to Remove found threats.

•Check
•Push the Start button.
•ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
•When the scan completes, push
•Push , and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
•Push the button.
•Push
A log file will be saved here: C:\Program Files\ESET\ESET Online Scanner\log.txt

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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by SMC22 on Mon 09 Feb 2015, 6:13 pm

Nothing found

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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by Superdave on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:23 am

Are you still having those problems?

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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by SMC22 on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 6:55 am

Not today

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Re: Firefox opens new tab

Post by Superdave on Tue 10 Feb 2015, 7:00 am

Ok, let's give it a few days and then, if everything looks good, we can do some cleanup and we'll be done.

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