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Windows 7: Adware.Hicosmea

1 Week Ago   #1
Snugglebugs

XP Pro and Win7 Pro both 32 bit plus Win 8.1 64bit
 
 
Adware.Hicosmea

Almost everytime I run Malwarebytes I get a report that Adware.Hicosmea needs quarantining. I have checked on advice for permanently removing this nuisance, but the steps needed are so involved that I don't fancy trying to do it manually. The adverts that popup recommending various removal software downloads to buy don't inspire me with any confidence!

Does anyone know of a macro that is available to run all the cmd commands to remove it?

Tony


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1 Week Ago   #2
Snick

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

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1 Week Ago   #3
Snugglebugs

XP Pro and Win7 Pro both 32 bit plus Win 8.1 64bit
 
 

Snick

The first suggestion was one of the ones I gave up on - the auto method involves installing a programme that itself has disadvantages. The manual method suggests different things that are not correct! For example, Hicosmea does not appear as an installed programme via CP. Neither does it appear in programme files or programme data or in roaming, and regedit doesn't show it.

The second suggestion is merely a different sell from the first! Methods in there are a carbon copy and give the same results in CP and regedit etc.

As I said, Malwarebytes detects and cleans it, but obviously not completely as it comes back af ter a while and is then detected again, and again, and...........

Tony
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1 Week Ago   #4
Snick

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

OK Snugglebugs, please do the following:
On default settings, run Malwarebytes and delete everything it finds.
To upload Malwarebytes log
start Malwarebytes select History>Applications Log>double click latest scan log>export>text file>at popup choose desktop.
Upload log

Nic
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