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knife_out
Wed Dec 17 2014, 06:48PM


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I've had this for a little over a week now, and it makes it near impossible to navigate most pages. I've tried finding "fixes", but have been unable to come across anything so far. I've done virus scans with both Norton and McAfee, and neither of them have fixed it. Any suggestions?

And no, I will not delete my System 32.









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Skyhawk
Wed Dec 17 2014, 06:51PM



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Are you referring to the fake adobe flash install?







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knife_out
Wed Dec 17 2014, 07:28PM


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Correct Sky.







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Skyhawk
Wed Dec 17 2014, 07:32PM



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Problem is, it isn't a true virus, more of a malware program installed under an impossible to find .exe, usually a bunch of numbers. You try a system restore to a previous date?

If you have system restore turned off for some reason, try malwarebytes or adwcleaner

If you are using Windows 7, system restore is under START > All Programs > Accessories > System Restore. Hopefully your PC is setting restore points, choose one a week or two back, at least before you installed the malware, follow the instructions.









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DrakeMegrim
Thu Dec 18 2014, 08:32AM


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SuperAntiSpyware isn't bad either. Even has an alternate start if the malware is clever.







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khamir-ubitch
Thu Dec 18 2014, 01:23PM



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I second the system restore along with malwarebytes. You may want to give this "McAfee Stinger" a go as well.

Here's a removal guide.









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frostmute
Thu Dec 18 2014, 09:18PM


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take advantage of this if you can't get it fixed; If that windows install has been in service for over 3 years, its time for a re-install anyway...









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Skyhawk
Thu Dec 18 2014, 10:40PM



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Frost makes an excellent point about refreshing your OS. Skyhawk Jr is famous for fucking up his laptop with all kinds of malware from downloads. About every six months, he hits the factory reset button on his MSI laptop and a utility partition auto-wipes the drive and blows down the factory image. If you don't have an out-of-the-box OS on your PC, do you could do it from the reinstall disks.







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AntiHick
Thu Dec 18 2014, 11:40PM


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Or just download whatever version of windows you want and burn an install disk.







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