Cannot remove SCORPION SAVER/ADPEAK

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hunzeker

New Member
Nov 23, 2013
29
#42
I will remove Scorpionsaver/Adpeak every three or four days, and then it unexpectedly returns:



ChicaPC-Shield 1.75.0.1300
www.chicalogic.com

Database version: v2013.12.10.07

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.16428
Folders :: WIN7 [administrator]

Protection: Enabled

12/10/2013 3:25:03 PM
cpcs-log-2013-12-10 (15-25-03).txt

Scan type: Full scan (C:\|)
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 344535
Time elapsed: 50 minute(s), 56 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Infected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Infected: 2
C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files\Level Quality Watcher\v1.01\levelqualitywatcher32.exe.vir (Adware.AdPeak) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\temp\scorpionsaver.exe (Adware.AdPeak) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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hunzeker

New Member
Nov 23, 2013
29
#44
No......no active signs of it, but it just surprised me to find the above two files infected again when I randomly tried Chica for the first time today. I was starting to think all vestiges Scorpion/Adpeak were gone from my computer.
 
Oct 5, 2012
2,736
#45
Don't worry it seems it is removed now...

Double click on OTL to run it
  • Click on the Cleanup button at the top.
  • You will be asked to reboot the machine to finish the Cleanup process. Choose Yes
  • This will remove itself and other tools we may have used.



Now that your PC is clean, I recommend you to create a new System Restore point then purge the old ones after.

For XP
How to create a Restore Point in XP
Delete all restore points except the most recent one

For Vista
Create a restore point
Delete all but the most recent restore point

For Windows 7
Create a restore point
Delete all but the most recent restore point - Click the Delete all but the most recent restore point link

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