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Brewers, it may be a coincindence, maybe not, but my Father-in-Law has been staying with us and now I find I have a virus or two that I can't get rid of. It seems to only affect IE, but as I do all my banking and paying bills on line, I am a bit worried. I've tried Malwarebites, CCleaner, Adwcleaner and Roguekiller along with Microsoft Security Essentials and McAfee antivirus and still can't get rid of it. It created new windows advertising online casinos and creates adds on the google home page along with linking works on websites (like AHB) to stupid adds, here are a few screenshots I took
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I thought I might be able to restore the PC to an earlier restore point, would this get rid of it?
any help much appreciated.
Browndog
 

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restoring should get rid of it,
check in the settings of IE for addons and tool bars and get rid of them
then get rid of IE and use somthing like Chrome or Firefox..... IE is like leaving the lid off your fermenter in open air on ya bench..... u'll get all sorts of virus's
 

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Yea. Most likely an add on installed from some dodgy website.

Disable and remove that add on or plugin. Usually some sort of search bar or toolbar. If you didn't put it there it shouldn't be there.
 

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practicalfool said:
Yea. Most likely an add on installed from some dodgy website.

Disable and remove that add on or plugin. Usually some sort of search bar or toolbar. If you didn't put it there it shouldn't be there.
Nah, it is a legit Java exploit. https://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2012-0507
It is most likely just there for the advertising but it is best to patch that hole up asap. Everyone, not just browndog. Java is crossplatform too so do it even if you're a Mac/Linux user.
 

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virus is only an adware breach trojan so a restore should fix it, if it doesnt boot your computer into safe mode( hold f8 on startup) and try restoring from there.

As for Removing java, depending on your computer skill level is not really advised.

Whilst java is no longer used nearly as much as it used to be having been replaced with flash and HTML5 and such it is still required by some websites.

Download java from the site and just install it normally and it will recognize that it is there and update itself or just install over the top.

As for using Internet Explorer for secure things such as banking. I STRONGLY ADVISE NOT DOING SO. Not to be an alarmist as you may continue to do so and never have a problem but there have been reports of security holes in the most recent version of IE. google chrome is good and is fairly similer to IE, or Firefox if you want more usability( again, depending on skill)

Sorry if I got off topic a bit, I'm a computer guru by trade
 

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Hi browndog,
A restore may or may not remove it. Is there any consistency with the popups? Do you get an ads for "antivirus solutions" etc? Might help in narrowing down what the issue is.
Definitely update Java to the latest version (and make sure that auto updates are on). Yes IE has a lot of security holes but most browsers are just as vulnerable to java exploits.
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Download the latest Combofix from www.bleepingcomputer.com, (don't get it from any other site) pretty sure it will fix it up and any other crap that may be floating around too.
 

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How to remove viruses trojans and malware effectively

What you need.....

A USB flash drive

and this


http://netload.in/dateizFMYt090QN/SAS_20206174.rar.htm
pw www.inspirez.net

Download above unrar and move 'SAS_20206174.COM' to your flash drive keep your flash drive in a safe place.

if you think you are infected with some beasties or you get one of those fake anti-malware programs that will no let you do a anything and try to force you to buy the fake anti malware program ...do the following

restart pc as soon as it starts up tap F8

this will bring up a black screen with options how to start windows ...

Choose 'start windows in safe mode with networking' by using the up/down arrows and then press enter

another black screen will appear and lots of C:/windows/.......etc. will appear on the screen don't panic this is correct what we are doing is just loading windows drivers with your network connection drivers as well ....

Windows will start usually very big icon again don't panic thats normal because you graphics driver has not been loaded

now put your flash drive in a usb slot and then open the drive double click 'SAS_20206174.COM' superantispyware will run and install as portable (portables will run from any removable media) update it (why you started with networking) and simply run a full scan it will remove any beasties you have if you are infected it will ask you to restart and everything will be back to normal !!!
Got this from a site i work on
 

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I know someones gonna holler that this isnt a computer site and I do apologise to the OP for gatecrashing the topic, but reading this thread, and other atricles elsewhere on the net all copy is in a plain font and very hard to read. How do I change a font to bold on my computer so it becomes possible to read without squinting? I can make the font larger using Ctrl+ but want it in bold. I am using firefox on win7 and yes I do wear glasses. once again apologies to all concerned etc.
EDIT: I see on my profile I am Partial Man..... Am scared to ask what the other part is??
 

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hellbent said:
I know someones gonna holler that this isnt a computer site and I do apologise to the OP for gatecrashing the topic, but reading this thread, and other atricles elsewhere on the net all copy is in a plain font and very hard to read. How do I change a font to bold on my computer so it becomes possible to read without squinting? I can make the font larger using Ctrl+ but want it in bold. I am using firefox on win7 and yes I do wear glasses. once again apologies to all concerned etc.
EDIT: I see on my profile I am Partial Man..... Am scared to ask what the other part is??
http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/change-fonts-and-colors-websites-use
In short, you can't make all text bold.
But you can try a diffrent font, and font size.
 

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This may not be a computer site but we all use them to get here and make recipes ,Beermate,beersmith etc, and to converse and interact with each other.If anybody has a problem with the primary tool for doing this I see no problem in seeking help on this site.Browndog has got some good replies.
If you go to a computer site,all they know is computers,same for most other sites but here we have anyone from shit kickers to professors making home brew so why not use their knowlege.
Just a bit of a rave,
Happy New Year.
 

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wombil said:
This may not be a computer site but we all use them to get here and make recipes ,Beermate,beersmith etc, and to converse and interact with each other.If anybody has a problem with the primary tool for doing this I see no problem in seeking help on this site.Browndog has got some good replies.
If you go to a computer site,all they know is computers,same for most other sites but here we have anyone from shit kickers to professors making home brew so why not use their knowlege.
Just a bit of a rave,
Happy New Year.
Not only that, I prefer to take advice from people I know and trust. The system restore I did seems to have fixed things up, I'll grad a copy of Superantispyware and give that a run just in case. Also, I'll dump IE and go with Firefox for a bit more peace of mind. Thanks to everyone who has replied.

cheers

Browndog
 

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browndog said:
Not only that, I prefer to take advice from people I know and trust.
Also you would be supprised how many IT people are on here. Personally I graduated in Applied Science (Computing) 17 years ago and have worked in the field since.
 

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Hi

Dont rely on the system restore, alas there still could be stuff hidden, i'd also download a virus rescue disk image, then burn it to cd then Reboot with the cd and let it scan your pc... these disc use a small version of linux and hence are not affected by windows viruses and malware. Its best if you also have the pc connected directly to the net via a wired connection as the disc attempts to grab the latest virus database, wireless will not work since drivers are difficult to find for linux..

I recommend these for everyone to have on hand in case of emergencies or in case of crazy porn browsing/gambling father in laws LOL....

There are several around, here are a few i've used for other mates.... note they can be a bit rudimentary in the user interface department so not the easiest to understand

http://www.avg.com/ww-en/avg-rescue-cd
https://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk
 

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hellbent said:
I know someones gonna holler that this isnt a computer site and I do apologise to the OP for gatecrashing the topic, but reading this thread, and other atricles elsewhere on the net all copy is in a plain font and very hard to read. How do I change a font to bold on my computer so it becomes possible to read without squinting? I can make the font larger using Ctrl+ but want it in bold. I am using firefox on win7 and yes I do wear glasses. once again apologies to all concerned etc.

EDIT: I see on my profile I am Partial Man..... Am scared to ask what the other part is??
If this is an issue you encounter with everthing you use your computer for then you might wish to have a look at the accessability options built in to win7.

http://www.microsoft.com/enable/products/windows7/
 

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hellbent said:
I know someones gonna holler that this isnt a computer site and I do apologise to the OP for gatecrashing the topic, but reading this thread, and other atricles elsewhere on the net all copy is in a plain font and very hard to read. How do I change a font to bold on my computer so it becomes possible to read without squinting? I can make the font larger using Ctrl+ but want it in bold. I am using firefox on win7 and yes I do wear glasses. once again apologies to all concerned etc.

EDIT: I see on my profile I am Partial Man..... Am scared to ask what the other part is??
find a font you like that is bolder and force firefox to use only your font in the options. It will mess with the formatting of every other site, though.
 

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