I usually use my device in Thailand, but on 9/28 I flied to San Francisco. After being connected to Wi-Fi and opening browser to look for something, I found the pop-up windows appearing on screen and tried to allure me to call for security reasons. Not sure that this was infected before I am here or not since I had not closed my laptop about a week and shut it down before packing .
Current issues and symptoms
The problem is still the same, with several symptoms. Sometimes, when I clicked to any interface, it directed me to another tab with Ads.
Steps taken in order to remove the infection
I have used many automated malware removal tools and also tried manual workaround but nothing works. This symptom is still not gone away.
They call me TwinHeadedEagle around here, and I'll be working with you.
Before we start please read and note the following:
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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 Restoreor 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 notrun 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.
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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!
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Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool
Please re-run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool to give me a fresh look at your system.
icon and select
Run as Administrator to start the tool.
(XP users click run after receipt of Windows Security Warning - Open File).
Make sure that Addition option is checked.
Press Scan button and wait.
The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.
Please include their content into your next reply.
Always have one (and no more than one!) AntiVirus program! In this case having more of them will not provide you with better protection - instead they may cause slowness, lock-ups and even mark another ones as harmful, leading to leave your system unstable and even damaged. Please choose only one from the listed below to stay with and uninstall the others:
ESET NOD32 Antivirus 6.0
Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security 2012
+ R on your keyboard at the same time. Type appwiz.cpl and click OK.
Search for each uninstalled entry, right-click it and select Uninstall.
This should be done until any other steps will be taken.
Scan with ZOEK
Please download ZOEK by Smeenk and save it to your desktop.
Temporary disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware protection - instructions here.
icon and select
Run as Administrator to start the tool.
Wait patiently until the main console will appear, it may take a minute or two.
In the main box please paste in the following script:
The problem is much worse than before. When restarting, the system showed that my Windows was not a genuine one (despite the fact that it is). In addition, I could not connect to any Wifi network. It always showed limitted access and even cannot get me an access tk authenticate my licence. Do you have any workaround for this? Right now I used my mobile to resonse.