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Windows 7: Virus causing new pop up ads in IE?

03 Nov 2013   #1
lpaul626

Windows 7
 
 
Virus causing new pop up ads in IE?

Hi Everyone-

I believe I've picked up some sort of virus that is forcing new advertising pop ups every time I am using Internet Explorer (ver 10). Each time I click on a link, a new window opens with a random ad. Also, websites I normally frequent now have links in certain areas which will bring me to an ad if I click on it (see below).

I believe I picked up the virus after being directed to an add on site while using a program called Audacity.

I also ran Avast with no luck.

Thoughts?




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03 Nov 2013   #2
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

iPaul626, You might want to take a look at your tools in IE, Select Manage Add-On's and your browser highjacker might be there.
Or you could download the free Malwarebytes at https://www.malwarebytes.org/
and run it in the full scan mode.
It might not be what they call a Virus but in reality a browser hijacker..

Rich
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03 Nov 2013   #3
lpaul626

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
iPaul626, You might want to take a look at your tools in IE, Select Manage Add-On's and your browser highjacker might be there.
Or you could download the free Malwarebytes at https://www.malwarebytes.org/
and run it in the full scan mode.
It might not be what they call a Virus but in reality a browser hijacker..

Rich
Thanks! I'll try that!
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03 Nov 2013   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Make sure your set on the Middle left column to Show All Add-ons to see what is installed,

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/manage-add-ons#ie=ie-10-win-7
You can also go through your Uninstall a program list for items you might not recognize,
See above my signature picture on how to post screen shots here,
Cheers.
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03 Nov 2013   #5
x BlueRobot

 

I would also suggest running AdwCleaner Download
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03 Nov 2013   #6
robinb9

Windows 7 Pro 32/64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 32 Bit/64bit
 
 

i would suggest running a full scan in malwarebytes, not a quick scan
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03 Nov 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I see Blue beat me to it but another would be
http://www.superantispyware.com/

Now if you can find the authour personally I go look in Program s and Features or try Revo
http://www.revouninstaller.com/revo_uninstaller_free_download.html

if they are persistent I go to regedit and scroll down through the Software in the HKEYs - User and Local Machine right click and delete the entry for it. My pics are for example only and you do not have to do this

But back the registry up first - as you should always do on a machine just in case


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03 Nov 2013   #8
lpaul626

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks guys. Malwarebytes got rid of a lot. But then IE started locking up and I noticed Conduit popping up. Then ran ADWcleaner and that seemed to work.
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03 Nov 2013   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Why conduit? Which program did you download before this happened?
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03 Nov 2013   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Mate out of interest I wouldn't mind betting it is still sitting in the reg in one of those HKEYS I mentioned > Software.
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