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Windows 7: Think I picked up some kind of malware

22 Aug 2018   #1
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 
Think I picked up some kind of malware

Off a website with images. Yes I was looking at pictures of pretty girls. What's the world coming to?

Anyway when I logged off something happened.
All the usual places where people tend to go FB Google other social networking sites yadda yadda all returned as unsecure. Won't let me log on to them.

Running Firefox 61.[sumpin]
- - - - - - -Doesn't happen in Explorer - - - - - - - -

No option to add exception is available.
Interestingly this site is not affected, Ubuntu & Linux forums are not affected, neither are most industrial business sites which leads me to think it is site specific based on whatever the hacker built it to affect.



I have nuked Firefox three times done a Forced uninstall using IUobit and Revo. So I am sort of pretty sure that it's not in a FF Exe command.

I have run Malwarebytes, Hirman Pro, Rkill, Kaspersky TDS rootkit tool,

I found nothing.
I have an Acronis backup. So I can get whatever data I may think is recent and nuke the drive and call it a L-O-N-G day. But I'd really rather nuke the bug that I am sure I picked up.
Got any ideas?


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22 Aug 2018   #2
bobsadino

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Do you use proxy or VPN?
Check browsers or windows internet settings.
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22 Aug 2018   #3
lolnothankyou

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Test with Firefox Portable. If the problem persist use Acronis to restore the system. Next time make sure to configure Firefox properly and use uBlock Origin and uMatrix to reduce the attack surface.

user.js - What is it, what does it do, and why would I want one?
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23 Aug 2018   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Clear your DNS cache and look at your hosts file. Other than that the only thing I can think of is you have your profile left over after FF uninstall.

I'd use Sandboxie for your browser so you don't get online STDs. Check out their website and forum. It's free for the browser only. I use it all the time in replace of using the very cumbersome NoScript add-on. Albeit, I have my Sandboxie install highly customized so that nothing sticks except browser related things like bookmarks and add-ons.
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23 Aug 2018   #5
Cliff789

ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX
 
 
It was adware/malware

Slick little bugger. Malware bytes Adware scanner picked it up. I should have guessed from the ridiculous splash screen that an adware scanner would be the proper tool.
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23 Aug 2018   #6
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

ADWCleaner free by ToolsLib purchased by Malwarebytes available both websites.
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23 Aug 2018   #7
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Kernel exploits easily by-pass Sandboxie!
Nic
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25 Aug 2018   #8
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snick View Post
Kernel exploits easily by-pass Sandboxie!
Nic

Might not get past Faronics Anti-executable or perhaps Shadow Defender. I do use Spy the Spy as well.
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25 Aug 2018   #9
Snick

Win 10 x64, Linux Lite, Win 7 x64, BlackArch, Kali, VMWare Workstation Player, OpenVPN
 
 

Never heard of those 3 applications, I'll have to check them out.
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26 Aug 2018   #10
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I've tested both Anti-executable and Shadow Defender in VMware and tossed a bunch of malware at it up to and including ransomware and nothing got past.
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