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  1. #61


    Sorry #david, adaware installed stuff I did not want, changed my search engine and installed toolbars without my knowledge or acceptance. It also failed to find premiumoptions

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  2. #62


    just been into iobit again, and start menu programs, services, found folder but cannot delete it but it is now disabled, I hope.

    adaware did not find it
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  3. #63


    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    Adaware, is a very lousy program, and it has become malware itself these last few years.

    You have something in your system, which is loading up a list of spam sites, and telling IE to pop them up at random times.

    Copy the link address from that spam link you posted, and do a search for it in Regedit. See if it comes up, it should be in a list of a bunch of similar spamsites. When/if you find it, delete the whole list.

    I suppose the final thing you can do is run "Combofix" - But be very careful. Also, run "Hijackthis" and post the results, lest us see what it finds.

    HiJackThis | Free software downloads at SourceForge.net
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  4. #64


    I did have chrome as default until a few hours ago, the pc was really slow, so I did another scan and it found 22 malware in Chrome, so out it went. Using IE10 as only browser now. The machine is appreciably faster too. I have a copy of hijhack downloaded but will rake your link as its probably more up to date
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  5. #65


    hijack this log

    In what section would I look for this in regedit, been thought it but not successfully
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  6. #66


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


    OK having a look now...



    O2 - BHO: WebCake Layers - {2A5A2A90-3B30-4E6E-A955-2F232C6EF517} - C:\Program Files\Web Cake\WebCakeIEClient.dll

    Get rid of that.

    If you have "Yontoo Layers" installed? Delete it immediately, uninstall it then delete any leftover folders. But get rid of that Webcake thing, I think it is your problem

    There are a bunch of questionable things in there, but that one is probably the main culprit.

    In Hijack This, select that, then hit "Fix". Then delete the program files. You may have to reboot.
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  7. #67


    on my way
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  8. #68


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


    There are a few other things in there, I'll keep looking.

    O23 - Service: WebCacheService - Data Dynamics - C:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\Data Dynamics\ActiveReports Pro\WebCacheService.exe
    O23 - Service: XoftSpyService - ParetoLogic Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\XoftSpySE\6\xoftspyservice.exe

    the first one, not sure what it is, but the second on, I've seen some MASSIVE complaints about that on the net. And any "Paretologic" programs.

    This guy cites links from Prevx and others as to the nature of Xsoftspy. It's another virus.

    Any opinion on XoftSpy SE? - Yahoo! Answers
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  9. #69


    xsoft was something I tried and failed with today - prog deleted. The windows comes up with you are not allowed to make changes and refuses to let hijack this delete the line. I am admin by the way

    it says go here: sys32/drivers/etc/hosts and delete line but this is all that shows

    102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host
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  10. #70


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


    Then use Unlocker to delete the actual program and then delete all entries to it in Regedit.
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