Operating System
Windows 10
Infection date and initial symptoms
July 22, 2018
Current issues and symptoms
Ads popping, laptop lags, new tab ads
Steps taken in order to remove the infection
ADWcleaner, Zemana AntiMalware, Uninstalling unwanted programs
System logs
Yes, I've uploaded the FRST.txt logs
Yes, I've uploaded both FRST.txt and Addition.txt logs
Yes and I've also uploaded logs from other scans that I've performed


New Member
I downloaded a movie from piratebay today and it seems that the movie was scam and fake. It cannot be played so i opened the codec fix exe file. I did not know that the program was a virus.

After executing the application, many other programs appeared on my desktop and my browser started to act like crazy. It opens an advertisement site every other minute and is very annoying. Chrome also keeps on displaying ad notifications at the corner of my screen. It never stops even though I already blocked the sites in Chrome's notification settings.

I tried ADWcleaner and uninstalled the programs that the virus installed. This somewhat solved the problem but the browser still keeps on popping up ads and creating new tabs. I tried Zemana Anti Malware but the problem still persists.

My laptop also became laggy.

Any help is appreciated.

I will attach the Zemana logs together with the FRST and the Addition text files.



Removal Expert
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 finishes FRST will generate a log on the Desktop, called Fixlog.txt.

Please attach it to your reply.



Removal Expert
Staff member
Please remove following software from Control Panel:

CPUID CPU-Z 1.80.1 (HKLM\...\CPUID CPU-Z_is1) (Version: 1.80.1 - ) <==== ATTENTION
Search the Web (Yahoo) (HKLM-x32\...\{FB2D13ED-ABAD-C26D-1A2D-B2EDCAAD616D}) (Version: - ) <==== ATTENTION

Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.
  • Install the progam.
  • Click the Scan tab, choose Threat Scan is checked and click Start Scan.
  • If threats are detected, click the Quarantine Selected button. You will now be prompted to reboot. Click Yes.
  • Upon completion of the scan (or after the reboot), click the Reports tab.
  • Double-click the Scan Log.
  • At the bottom click Export and choose Text file.
Save the file to your desktop and include its content in your next reply.