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Windows 7: Techbrowsing adware

23 Jan 2016   #1
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 
Techbrowsing adware

Ok so this all started 3 days ago on my probook 4530s running win 7 pro x64. A chrome window randomly opened and i just closed it thinking teamviewer opened their site. Today it happened again and i let it load to see what was going on. It was a site called Techbrowsing and i looked it up to find what it is. It is adware that can be installed in a software bundle aka a PuP. It monitors browsing and opens techbrowsing sometimes along with lots of other sites. I have only had it open techbrowsing twice in 3 days so i may have caught it early on. The reason i hope i caught it early on is it can collect personal data but thankfully all i used since it was on here was my mainly empty gmail, school email (that admin will sort out if issues arise), and minecraft account witch i doubt anyone would want. I have seen what to do online (scanning with Mailwarebytes ect) but virus scanners dont seem to pick it up, it also suggests checking chrome extensions but there is nothing strange in there. My pc seems secure and 100% clean but somehow this site has opened twice randomly in 3 days. I can't find much info about this PuP and its likely not to steal data as whereever it came from was proberly a ok site as i havent been going to shady sites. Any ideas please because it seems like im powerless


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23 Jan 2016   #2
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

And it just hit my second pc
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23 Jan 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If you have and is effecting Chrome it might not get picked up because it's a browser extension
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23 Jan 2016   #4
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
If you have and is effecting Chrome it might not get picked up because it's a browser extension
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Thanks ill try this as well as deleting my sync data on chrome. Its possible it got to my second pc via chrome. But the extentin is not in the lost on either pc.
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23 Jan 2016   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
On the BleepingComputer site use the button that looks like this,
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23 Jan 2016   #6
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
On the BleepingComputer site use the button that looks like this,
Ive run adwcleaner in both PC's and it didnt find anything that i could relate to this adware, i cleaned the stuff i didnt need. Also on the laptop, witch has been running the malware for 3 days before i noticed took action, does not find any PuP/adware except for candy bar witch is most likely not associated to this adware. On my desktop, witch i took action as soon as the site opened, found 83 PuPs from slicksavings, OutBrowse, esafe, somoto, lightning, Qone8 and spigot, of witch some of these lay withing google chrome registry keys. I do not know if any of thease are capable of opening chrome without it being open, i hope thease are the cause but its worrying as my laptop does not detect thease like my desktop. Im running Microsoft Safty Scanner on both pc's. So far ive uses spybot, avast, security essentials, mbam, adwcleaner, ccleaner an now msert.
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24 Jan 2016   #7
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Review Jacee’s instructions to run Adwcleaner here post #7,
Ignore the title of the thread,
Instant Savings App
On the BleepingComputer site use the button that looks like this,
Also when connected to the net my cursor can freeze a bit as it moves around and programs can become less responsive. After a while offline its ok again
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24 Jan 2016   #8
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

I dont know what to do anymore, assistance would be amazing my sense of security is gone bc i dont know if its gone or not
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24 Jan 2016   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

You could try Malwarebytes anti-malware

https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Make sure you choose the free version (which uses all the same algorithms of The paid for version but only operates manually)

Run a full scan on both systems
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24 Jan 2016   #10
yomama365

Windows 7 pro x64 (or win 10 pro)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
You could try Malwarebytes anti-malware

https://www.malwarebytes.org/antimalware/

Make sure you choose the free version (which uses all the same algorithms of The paid for version but only operates manually)

Run a full scan on both systems
They cleaned threats off both pc's ( i did it earlier), non of the threats from what i can tell is related to this malware. Also, i scanned afterwords with SUPERantispyware and the second infected pc found the exact same amount and same threats as malwarebytes even though malware bytes removed them. I reset my google sync data as well to stop plugins. I havent seen the pop up again yet but the fact the second pc found the same PuPs twice (84 of them) is strange. Any help asap would be great because ive been fighting it for 2 days and its unbearable and i feel hopeless
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