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Windows 7: am I infected? Google results full of spam

21 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 x86
 
 
am I infected? Google results full of spam

regardless of what I search (mostly computer related problems) all that comes up on Google is spam results and ads that have an orange box with the word "ads" and all I get is junky results and/or spam results. Googling anime characters even returns spam results. I have Ad Block Plus but Google is still full of ads and spam when I search

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21 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Download this an follow steps: AdwCleaner Download
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21 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.
  • Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.

  • Vista/Windows 7/8 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.
  • Click on the Scan button.
  • AdwCleaner will begin...be patient as the scan may take some time to complete.
  • After the scan has finished, click on the Report button...a logfile (AdwCleaner[R#].txt) will open in Notepad for review (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
  • The contents of the log file may be confusing. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, don't worry about it. If you see an entry you want to keep, let me know about it.
  • Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
  • A copy of all logfiles are saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder which was created when running the tool.
Using AdwCleaner v3: Scan & Clean:
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool again.
Click on the Scan button.
AdwCleaner will begin to scan your computer like it did before.
After the scan has finished...

This time click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S#].txt) will open automatically (where the largest value of # represents the most recent report).
Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
  • Right click over JRT.exe and select Run as administrator on Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click on XP.
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next reply message
  • When completed make sure to re-enable your antivirus
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21 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 x86
 
 

both downloads instantly fail in Firefox
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21 Mar 2014   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi,
You might try safe mode with networking and test,
Shut down your machine,
Power up and Tap the F8 key continuously until you see a black page with white text,
Use the down arrow key to toggle to safe mode with networking/ hit the enter key.
Just for the record the download button to use is "Download now @ Bleeping computer" not the Big green one,
Cheers.
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21 Mar 2014   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Download the AdwareCleaner (from the site given above) on another system and put it on a USB stick or an SD card. You can run it directly from there - it needs no installation. It is less than 2MBs.
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25 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thank you whs, sorry for the very slow reply. Follow whs's advice.
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25 Mar 2014   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

No problem. Looks like we lost the OP.
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25 Mar 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Op? Sorry.
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25 Mar 2014   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

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