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Old 28. Feb 2015, 05:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently inserted a USB Bluetooth option and the cd to load the drivers as my computer doesn't have bluetooth. The cd opened a browser to the Insignia website to download the driver it seemed and started to redirect and every minute or so open a new browser to some other site.

I've run superantispyware, my virus scan, and malwarebytes which produced the following screen which I can't attach b/c it sends me to a URL for some casinoo I won't post. I will try and get the screen shots up again after I restart.

I'm also getting a message saying there's a forbidden word here but it doesn't tell me which one.
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Old 28. Feb 2015, 06:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It seems that using NoScript prevents the screenshots - when I installed Waterfox, NoScript was not installed right away and this may have allowed something to install. I also have a screenshot of the NoScript Options list showing what it is blocking if this helps narrow down the problem.
Not sure how to attach jpeg screenshots, please advise..
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Old 28. Feb 2015, 06:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It seems that using NoScript prevents the screenshots - when I installed Waterfox, NoScript was not installed right away and this may have allowed something to install. I also have a screenshot of the NoScript Options list showing what it is blocking if this helps narrow down the problem.
Not sure how to attach jpeg screenshots, please advise..
When you click the paperclip icon in the toolbar, a window will open allowing you to upload attachments in a variety of formats. Often though the result will be too small to read here or the file size will be in excess of what is permitted. In this case, it is better to use an external image hosting service and post the URL as I have done below by clicking the "insert image" icon.

http://imgur.com/



In any case, the lesson learned is to disable autorun and not to install the content of any external media without scanning it first. If Malwarebytes and your resident antivirus are unable to fix the issues, you will need to post details to a specialist forum such as Bleeping Computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/
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Old 28. Feb 2015, 01:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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As an afterthought, WinPatrol is IMO still the best free tool for preventing browser hijacks and the installation of unwanted addons.

https://www.winpatrol.com/
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Old 08. Mar 2015, 04:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thank you.
Four screen shots are here. Http://imgur.com/xRFCJyH
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Thank you for posting the screenshot link.

As stated in the scan results these are non-malware items or pups (potentially unwanted programs). They are typical of the type of stuff bundled with a lot of freeware program installs, especially if these are sourced from places such as cnet and softonic that use wrapped installers for much of what is hosted there.

The only one of these I'm familiar with is Extreme Blocker.

http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Extre...5-program.aspx
http://junkwareremoval.com/adware/re...treme-blocker/

Malwarebytes though should be able to remove all of these for you if you selct this option after a scan.
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As suggested i posted on bleeping computer under forums "browser hijack, unwanted addons (akamaihd, pctuner, weatherapp)
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