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eddieone

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Hi everyone. I've attached a screenshot of the mybroadband forum page. You will see there are certain words highlighted in green and underlined. when you hover over those it gives a link to "discover8media". I've also found a program called surff and keeeppp in my installed programs list. Now my problem is that I'm constantly bombarded by ads and pop-ups and I can't seem to get it to stop. I'm using Microsoft Security Essentials and CCleaner, I ran a full scan on both and nothing turned up.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

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DJ...

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I had a similar problem with Soundfrost malware. Here's my thread on it - http://mybroadband.co.za/vb/showthread.php/567565-RESOLVED-Soundfrost-virus-malware-infection

Bottom line is that at this point, there is no guarantee that whatever action you take will completely remove the malware, and if you're planning on using passwords to your online accounts (banking, email, forums, social media etc) then you have no option really but to format and reinstall. I tried everything to sort it out and eventually reverted to the format-reinstall option. It's not worth the risk. Especially considering that some malicious stuff might end up using your PC to access kiddie porn, or commit crimes...
 

eddieone

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Hi guys. Thanks for all your suggestions. Ran malwarebytes and found about 20 problem files and also checked my extensions and deleted the ones I didn't recognize. So far it seems to have solved the problem.
 

DJ...

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Hi guys. Thanks for all your suggestions. Ran malwarebytes and found about 20 problem files and also checked my extensions and deleted the ones I didn't recognize. So far it seems to have solved the problem.
Seems to have, but I guarantee if you run a detailed search in your registry for those twenty file name and variants of the file names you'll still find remnants of it, and it can still cause trouble for you in the background by logging your keystrokes, using your net to login to dodgy areas of the internet and to use your PC for fraud.

If you use for PC for things like banking, email, social media etc, then I'm not being overly paranoid when I say that you should rather wipe it clean and start again...
 

eddieone

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Seems to have, but I guarantee if you run a detailed search in your registry for those twenty file name and variants of the file names you'll still find remnants of it, and it can still cause trouble for you in the background by logging your keystrokes, using your net to login to dodgy areas of the internet and to use your PC for fraud.

If you use for PC for things like banking, email, social media etc, then I'm not being overly paranoid when I say that you should rather wipe it clean and start again...
It probably is better to be safe than sorry as I do use my laptop for banking as well as work. I'll just have to back up then reinstall windows. I really don't want the FBI at my door. :wtf:
 

tramper

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DJ sounds a bit paranoid to me. If you are that concerned about security, however, you should just switch to Linux Ubuntu/Mint.
 

Fulcrum29

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DJ sounds a bit paranoid to me. If you are that concerned about security, however, you should just switch to Linux Ubuntu/Mint.
Bwahahahahahaha, paranoid no, correct yes, and also in many instances.

Linux Ubuntu/Mint would had been the industry standard, should it all be secured.
 
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