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Windows 7: Infected with adware?

22 Nov 2015   #1

Windows 7
Infected with adware?

Occasionally my internet browser, Firefox, opens up a new tab and a website called dota2game comes up. I have googled it and I have found it to be Adware, but I cant remove it! I have scanned with Adw Cleaner, Avast, Malwarebytes, nothing can pick it up and remove it? I have reset all my browsers to default settings and the website still carrys on popping up. Can I please have some help?

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22 Nov 2015   #2

Windows 7

This is very fustrating...
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22 Nov 2015   #3

Windows 7

I just found an exe called Au_ in the Process Explorer 16, I removed it, I still don't think its gone though.
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22 Nov 2015   #4

Windows 7

Website just popped up again, tried another Malwarebytes scan nothing.
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23 Nov 2015   #5

OEM Windows 7 Ult (x64) SP1


The malware could be hiding on your system or it could be respawning from something that's installed or even from cloud sync settings, or the full removal require the use of additional tools.

In any event:
Malware cleanup can be tedious and lengthy, often requiring the use of multiple specialized tools and scanners, in the correct sequence, to provide complete cleanup without damaging the system.
This is explained here: The complexity of finding, preventing, and cleanup from malware

As none of the "local" malware experts here has yet picked up your thread, you might want to head over to one of the several reputable computer disinfection fora for a bit of free, expert, guided help.
A couple of examples are and and (but there are others, too).

Hope this helps,
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23 Nov 2015   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

The IP for site is .... block it

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23 Nov 2015   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Also flush the DNS cache and restore MS's Hosts file. Copy and paste these lines in Note pad.

@Echo on
attrib -h -s -r hosts
echo localhost>HOSTS
attrib +r +h +s hosts
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /flushdns
netsh winsock reset all
netsh int ip reset all
shutdown -r -t 1
del %0

Save as flush.bat to your desktop. Right click to run as Administrator. Your computer will reboot itself.

Let us know if that worked.
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27 Nov 2015   #8

Windows 8


Try to use free removal tools like:
  1. Wipersoft
  2. Adwcleaner
Or use manual removal:
  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Go to Control Panel.
  3. Navigate to System and Maintenance.
  4. Press Administrative Tools.
  5. Double-click the Task Scheduler.
  6. Delete task.
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