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  1. #21


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Also, don't be veered away fro the issue, which is you have a Virus of some kind. No Settings in IE, Chrome, Firefox, or any other browser will fix this for you, because your SYSTEM has been invaded.

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  2. #22


    I have used iobit for a long time and never ever had a problem till this. Current situ - did scan with Kaspersky - clear; did Kaspersky Vulnerabilities scan - 8 - but nothing to do with this; still running Sophos, which is very slow. Will now check out this TDSS.

    TDSS - zero return
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  3. #23


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Try Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit as well. And in TDSSKiller, there is a setting to "Scan Loaded Programs" - Check that, it will force a reboot and then scan when it comes up. Make sure you have "scan for TDSS filesystems" checked as well.

    As far as IObit, a lot of us here have seen invasive behaviour using their products, which is why we don't use them. I would dare to suggest that IObit may be the cause of all of this. Checking for IObit, it;s about 50-50, many people believe it is all invasive software, others think it is gods gift. It appears that it uses Malwarebytes, steals processes from them. It's my personal opinion that it is one of the worst junk apps, one time I installed some gunk from them and I had to scan my system for days to get rid of a problem similar to yours.

    I think it is highly likely that it is the cause of all this - If you have a license for it, try removing all of it, seeing if the problem continues. If it does, then get a better AV. If not, then you can put it back in.
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  4. #24


    Sophos - clean.

    Thanks Xwe
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  5. #25


    Currently running malwarebytes rootkit beta - it found something called appln***** it took it out before I wrote it down.

    Full scan in operation now

    You say get a better AV but I was under the impression that Kaspersky Internet Suite is the best.
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  6. #26


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That's what you use? It's OK, I used to use it, but I found Eset NOD32 6 to be easier to set up and it has never failed to find anything really atrocious. Sometimes one AV will find something that others won't - Kaspersky is pretty good but sometimes it just misses things.
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  7. #27


    Ok malware scan done - nothing found, but that was AFTER it had removed a .dll - so hopefully solved. Time will tell. Never heard of this eset thing, am going to google it now

    Thanks for the heads up on eset, will keep it in mind, had a look it 'claims' to do everything, but so did KIS - I still have 202 days subs with them.
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  8. #28


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Yah keep using it until it expires. That one DLL file may have been it, I ran Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit and it informed me of one DLL file that was loaded, and it dealt with it before the program even ran. Is that what happened to you?
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  9. #29


    yes, it told me of a dll fle then said I need to run a scan so I let it, and zero return. I deliberately left my pc on whilst I went out, and NO ad appeared when I came back - hopely Malwarebytes Rootkit has done what it says on the tin.
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  10. #30


    Hey justa, not sure how to take that?

    I got a reply from iobit, they confirmed that the url is 'bad' and must not be opened from the url at any price; they have asked for a photo shot of my add ons in IE10 which I have provided.


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