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Windows 7: Virus that just will not disappear

31 Dec 2014   #1

win 7 home premium x64
Virus that just will not disappear

Hi people.
I've only used the site so far as an oracle, and have been v happy with the advice I've had.
i now have a problem that I seem unable to solve, so would welcome some more personal advice.

i have a Compaq Presario CQ62, running Win 7, home premium, x64.
For the last year, I've had what I assume is a virus, although not one of the many AV/AS programmes I have scanned with has identified an issue. This has included rootkit scans. The 'virus' just appeared, although I thought Utorrent may have been to blame.

The symptom is a new home page just opening at random, on top of anything I'm doing. This can happen loads of times in succession, can happen once, or not happen for ages. I am not redirected and the home page is genuine, whichever I happen to have made it.

I have reintalled the OS twice, once at a professional shop, and once at home, with no luck, using a licenced disk.

I have now carried out a 3rd total reinstall, and have religiously followed the forum instructions regarding 'diskpart' and 'clean all', hoping to deal with it once and for all. As soon as I connected, I downloaded MSE, which is currently active.

I had high hopes, but on my return from town, I saw that 2 homepages had opened spontaneously.
I am now both perplexed and pee'd off.

I would appreciate and and all advice....


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31 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Considering all that you have done, I would suspect possible an issue with your keyboard.

Have you spilled anything on it?
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31 Dec 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Browser behavior is ususally defeated with adwcleaner

YOu can find the latest at, under downloads...

ALso, try malwarebytes AM...
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31 Dec 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium


What browsers do you use?

Is this issue happening with any of them, or just one?
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01 Jan 2015   #5

win 7 home premium x64

hi all, and thanks for the replies.
I use FF, but it happens on any browser I use.
I've tried Malware Bytes, Norton, AVG, SAS, rootkiller, MSE, Avast etc.....

I shall try adware cleaner as recommended.

I too thought that there was a keyboard issue. I shall investigate further. I have just tried the ctrl+n shortcut to open a new home page, and that is exactly what I am experiencing. Bizarre!! Can I turn shortcuts off? I'm going to clean both keys, but I'm stumped. Is it an easy job to replace the keyboard?

thanks again
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01 Jan 2015   #6

Win7 Ultimate X64

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01 Jan 2015   #7

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

What's the home page that pops up ?
Post a screen shot or url of it ?
You can take that url and add it to your restricted sites zone in Internet explorer :/
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03 Jan 2015   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Disable Browser 'add-ons' and extensions ... 5 Ways to Disable Add Ons - wikiHow
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12 Jan 2015   #9

win 7 home premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Considering all that you have done, I would suspect possible an issue with your keyboard.

Have you spilled anything on it?

Hi all. Wanted to report back.
I changed the keyboard and the problem is gone.....
Thankyou all and hopefully someone will benefit from this thread

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