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Windows 7: Virus or malware - ad-type.google.com

11 Aug 2015   #1
Hemzyy

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 
Virus or malware - ad-type.google.com

Hi all,

I have encountered a pop-up adware that opens up a new window and usually transits via a ad-type.google.com url to other advertising sites.
Also, sometimes totalperformance.com

Impacts all browsers on my PC - Chrome, Firefox and IE.

Triggers - when I click on a page - anywhere, intermittently.

I have looked high and low and mostly have been directed to links that advertise SpyHunter - which i found out is a suspicious software in itself.

Other recommendations included running Malwarebytes - which I tried - but the issues still persists.

Strangely I found quite a few threads on the internet raising this same issue - but none had answers.

Is this some new, unsolved malware?

Anyone can help?

Thanks,
Hemzyy


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11 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Review and post the information
Problems with IE8, Ran Hitman & Bleep, don't know what to delete
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11 Aug 2015   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If it was my computer I would run AdwCleaner from Bleeping Computer.
When it finds something I run the clean command on everything it finds.

AdwCleaner Download

Tick on the Bleeping Computer Download button.
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11 Aug 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I posted a link to one of Jacee's posts on how to run Adwcleaner
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12 Aug 2015   #5
Hemzyy

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

Hi Layback, Thrash,

Thank you for the tips - I tried adwcleaner as well - didn't seem to find any malware or virus at all. Still getting the ad-type.google.com pop ups.

This one seems quite smart and stealth.

Any further steps I can try?

Thanks,
Hemzyy
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12 Aug 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Check in msconfig/Startup and Services and see if you can see the little bugger in there.
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14 Aug 2015   #7
Hemzyy

Windows 7 professional 32-bit
 
 

Check msconfig, startup, services - disabled most non MS stuff, except NVIDIA and Intel - still no end to the issue
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14 Aug 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
I suppose now you'll have to review your browser add-ons in each browser you use,
I would bet money it's a Chrome extension causing issues in all your browsers,

Go to settings in Chrome and look at the left column entries there
In advanced settings all the way at the bottom
Uncheck the box to run extensions when Chrome is closed also.

Not sure about Firefox but in ie Gear symbol on the top right and Manage add-ons
On the left column on the bottom
Switch to Show All add-ons.
Then toolbars and extensions section near the top.
Post screen shots if you wish.
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14 Aug 2015   #9
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

@ Hemzyy, Please right click on AdwCleaner to 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.
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15 Aug 2015   #10
Uniqueness

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Get ADWCleaner from bleepingcomputer.com
Do a full scan and restart your computer.
Disable any unknown extensions you may have.

That should do the job.
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