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Browser hijacker (I think)

Unread postby Crimes0n » May 6th, 2017, 2:34 pm

I'm having problems with Google Chrome.
When I launched it, instead of google I got some sort of homepage website.
The url bar redirected me to some search engine.
Google has a search bar at the very top of the page (it's not the google search bar).
Google search results have fake listings.
Thank you in advance.

Neither FRST.txt nor Additions.txt didn't fit so I attached them.
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Re: Browser hijacker (I think)

Unread postby pgmigg » May 7th, 2017, 12:04 pm

Hello Crimes0n,

P2P Advisory!
IMPORTANT: There are signs of one or more P2P (Peer to Peer) File Sharing Programs installed on your computer.

As long as you have the P2P program(s) installed, per Forum Policy,
I can offer you no further assistance

If you choose NOT to remove the program(s), please indicate that in your next reply and this topic will be closed.

Otherwise, please perform the following steps:

Step 1.
Remove P2P Program
  1. Please press the Windows Key + R.
  2. Enter appwiz.cpl into the text box and click OK.
  3. Locate the following programs:
  4. Click on the Change/Remove button to uninstall it.
  5. When the program have been uninstalled, please close Control Panel
  6. Reboot (restart) your computer.
By using any form of P2P networking to download files you can anticipate infestations of malware to occur. The P2P program itself may be safe but the files may not - use P2P at your own risk!
Keep in mind that this practice may be the source of your current malware infestation.
Reference... siting risk factors, using P2P programs: How to Prevent the Online Invasion of Spyware and Adware

Step 2.
Run CKScanner
  1. Please download CKScanner from here
  2. Important: - Save it to your Desktop.
  3. Double-click CKScanner.exe and click Search For Files.
  4. After a very short time, when the cursor hourglass disappears, click Save List To File.
  5. A message box will verify the file saved.
  6. Double-click the CKFiles.txt icon on your Desktop and copy/paste the contents in your next reply.

Step 3.
TSG - SysInfo utility
  1. Please download SysInfo.exe and save it to your Desktop.
  2. Right click SysInfo.exe and select "Run As Administrator" to run it... if UAC prompts, please allow it.
  3. The small square window will be opened with already highlighted text - please right click on it, select Copy and then paste it in your next post.

Please tell me is this computer used for business or educational purposes and/or connected to a business or educational network?
I need to know it - so I can provide the proper instructions.

Please post each log separately to prevent it being cut off by the forum post size limiter.
Check each after you've posted it to make sure it's all present, if any log is cut off you'll have to post it in sections...

Don't post anything as attachments unless I will ask you about it specifically!

Please include in your next reply:
  1. Your decision about P2P programs
  2. Do you have any problems executing the instructions?
  3. Contents of CKFiles.txt log file
  4. Contents of TSG - SysInfo utility
  5. Answer to my question related to type of using of your computer


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Re: Browser hijacker (I think)

Unread postby Crimes0n » May 8th, 2017, 11:00 am

I removed the P2P software.
This is a personal computer and it's connected to a personal network.

CKScanner 2.5 - Additional Security Risks - These are not necessarily bad
c:\program files\git\usr\bin\ssh-keygen.exe
c:\program files (x86)\pcsx2 1.4.0\pcsx2_keys.ini.default
c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\sourcemods\hl3\materials\concrete\concrete_crack001a.vmt
c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\sourcemods\hl3\materials\concrete\concrete_crack001a.vtf
c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\sourcemods\hl3\materials\concrete\concrete_crack001a_normal.vtf
scanner sequence 3.BC.11.KJABR0
----- EOF -----

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-8320 Eight-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16332 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon (TM) R7 370 Series, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 442 GB (138 GB Free); D: 488 GB (173 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, 970 GAMING (MS-7693)
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Re: Browser hijacker (I think)

Unread postby pgmigg » May 9th, 2017, 12:47 am

Cracked - Illegal Software

May I draw your attention to the topic: ALL USERS OF THIS FORUM MUST READ THIS FIRST, which you should have read before posting for help.
The section here explains why we bring this to your attention.

If you wish to receive help from us, you must remove any and all of the following from your computer:
  • Illegal software
  • Cracked software
  • Illegal software key generators

Once the software and/or keygens have been removed, if you still need help, please start a new thread... include a link to your closed topic and include NEW FRST logs :

  • FRST.txt.
  • Addition.txt.
  • Details of the problems you're experiencing.
  • Link to your closed topic.

Wait for a new helper. Do not reply to your topic before a helper has replied.

This topic is now closed.
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