Solved Random ads opening every ~40 minutes

scitus

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#1
Hi,

So I recently downloaded a torrent file from a russian website, which of course had a virus come with it. About every 40 minutes a random ad window will pop up in Google Chrome, regardless of Chrome being open or not. I have tried everything I could think of in order to remove the virus. Unfortunately I did not have any success removing the virus which has lead me to post on this forum. I tried several different anti-virus/malware softwares, including Sophos, Malwarebytes, TDSSKiller, HitmanPro, Windows Defender, none of which were able to find any viruses.

I hope that any of you are able to help me identify the virus, otherwise I have to reinstall windows.

I ran the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and have attached the FRST & Addition files.

Thank you,
 
Operating System
Windows 10
Are you using a 32-bit or 64-bit operating system?
64-bit (x64)
Infection date and initial symptoms
The initial signs started just after I installed a suspicious torrent from a russian website.
Current issues and symptoms
Random ads opening in my browser every 40 minutes. Including porn ads, casino ads, dating ads etc.
Steps taken in order to remove the infection
Tried several guides found on youtube. Tried several different anti-virus sofwares.
Logs added to Help Request
FRST.txt, Addition.txt

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TwinHeadedEagle

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ESET
#2
Hello,


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.
 

scitus

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#3
Hi TwinHeadedEagle,

I followed the instructions and have attached the file malwarebytesreport.txt.

Thank you,
 

scitus

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#4
Hello,


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.
Hi TwinHeadedEagle,

I followed the instructions and have attached the file malwarebytesreport.txt.

Thank you,
 

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TwinHeadedEagle

Removal Expert
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#9
Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please re-run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool to give me a fresh look at your system.
  • 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).
  • Make sure that Addition.txt option is checked.


  • Press Scan button and wait.
  • The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.
Please attach report into your next reply.
 

scitus

New Member
Joined
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Messages
6
OS
Windows 10
Antivirus
Malwarebytes
#10
Scan with Farbar Recovery Scan Tool

Please re-run Farbar Recovery Scan Tool to give me a fresh look at your system.
  • 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).
  • Make sure that Addition.txt option is checked.


  • Press Scan button and wait.
  • The tool will produce two logfiles on your desktop: FRST.txt and Addition.txt.
Please attach report into your next reply.
It seems like the malwarebytes scan might have worked. Haven't had any ad popups since yesterday after I rebooted my computer. Not sure why it worked after scanning multiple times?

Thank you very much for the help! I appreciate it a lot.
 
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