Infection date and initial symptoms
unsure, maybe 2 weeks ago..symptoms are just random pop ups
Current issues and symptoms
AntiAdBlocker pop ups at random times, nothing consistent
Steps taken in order to remove the infection
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/ads-by-antiadblocker-removal/ - followed all the instructions and downloaded everything needed, followed all removal suggestions

Lolly

New Member
Good morning

I'm new to all this forum stuff so forgive any ignorant language used.

I'm fed up with AntiAdBlocker adverts randomly popping up on my screen. There is no system or logic to when or where they'll pop up, they just do. Sometimes immediately when I open a website, or much later once I've been looking at a site for a while, sometimes not at all.

I followed all the removal suggestions in http://malwaretips.com/blogs/ads-by-antiadblocker-removal/ and nothing has worked. I'm not very techie so I can't think of any other info you might need, but I'm not a complete idiot either, so please feel free to say what needs doing in whatever lingo you choose acceptable. Thanks in advance for your help
 

TwinHeadedEagle

Removal Expert
Verified
Staff member
Hello,



They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.



Before we start please read and note the following:
  • At the top of your post, please click on the "Watch thread" button and make sure to check Watch this thread...and receive email notifications. This will send an email to you as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing me to solve your problem faster.
  • Please do not install any new software during the cleaning process other than the tools I provide for you. This can hinder the cleaning process. Please do not perform System Restore or any other restore.
  • Instructions I give to you are very simple and made for complete beginner to follow. That's why you need to read through my instructions carefully and completely before executing them.
  • Please do not run any tools other than the ones I ask you to, when I ask you to. Some of these tools can be very dangerous if used improperly. Also, if you use a tool that I have not requested you use, it can cause false positives, thereby delaying the complete cleaning of your machine.
  • All tools we use here are completely clean and do not contain any malware. If your antivirus detects them as malicious, please disable your antivirus and then continue.
  • If during the process you run across anything that is not in my instructions, please stop and ask. If any tool is running too much time (few hours), please stop and inform me.
  • I visit forum several times at day, making sure to respond to everyone's topic as fast as possible. But bear in mind that I have private life like everyone and I cannot be here 24/7. So please be patient with me. Also, some infections require less, and some more time to be removed completely, so bear this in mind and be patient.
  • Please stay with me until the end of all steps and procedures and I declare your system clean. Just because there is a lack of symptoms does not indicate a clean machine. If you solved your problem yourself, set aside two minutes to let me know.
  • Please attach all report using
    button below. Doing this, you make it easier for me to analyze and fix your problem.

  • Do not ask for help for your business PC. Companies are making revenue via computers, so it is good thing to pay for the repair.
  • If I don't hear from you within 3 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.




Rules and policies

We won't support any piracy.
That being told, if any evidence of illegal OS, software, cracks/keygens or any other will be revealed, any further assistance will be suspended. If you are aware that there is this kind of stuff on your machine, remove it before proceeding!
The same applies to any use of P2P software: uTorrent, BitTorrent, Vuze, Kazaa, Ares... We don't provide any help for P2P, except for their removal. All P2P software has to be uninstalled or at least fully disabled before proceeding!

Failure to follow these guidelines will result with closing your topic and withdrawning any assistance.



Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.


  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.
 

Lolly

New Member
Sorry, I've been away on holiday so am only responding now...I have just run the scan and have attached both necessary logs for you
 

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TwinHeadedEagle

Removal Expert
Verified
Staff member
Fix with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

This fix was created for this user for use on that particular machine.

Running it on another one may cause damage and render the system unstable.

Download attached fixlist.txt file and save it to the Desktop:

Both files, FRST and fixlist.txt have to be in the same location or the fix will not work!

  • Right-click on
    icon and select
    Run as Administrator to start the tool.
    (XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
  • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
  • If for some reason the tool needs a restart, please make sure you let the system restart normally. After that let the tool complete its run.
  • When finished FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please attach it to your reply.




As next step, please reinstall Google Chrome.
 

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Lolly

New Member
Hi there, ok so the fixlog is attached. I just want to ask if I must uninstall chrome and reinstall it, or was this just as a secondary option?
 

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TwinHeadedEagle

Removal Expert
Verified
Staff member
Yes, Chrome is altered by malware and for full functionality, you need to reinstall it.

Tell me how is your PC behaving now?
 

Lolly

New Member
i was waiting for your response before reinstalling chrome. It is still riddled with adblocker crap...so I will uninstall and reinstall now, then let you know ok
 

Lolly

New Member
ok, I uninstalled Chrome, but am UNABLE to reinstall it. But this could just be my stupidity. I opened explorer - the default internet browser n my laptop, and tried several times in install chrome, but it won't download...
 

Lolly

New Member
managed to reinstall chrome, and seems faster and, hopefully, NOT riddled with crappy AdBlocker ads. I will give it a short time though just to ensure it is alright, and I will then message you again. Thank you so much for what you have done already, I am most appreciative of your help