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Cliff Jones
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PostSubject: Devious Malware   2013-11-09, 5:39 pm

I installed a FREE Video converter to work with making Windows Media player a player for my DVD disk Video. It was home made family movies. The original films were spliced together, with a lot of scenery shot from a car window, but also had several clips of my parents, family and such. I ran across windows movie maker to do the editing but it doesn't work with VOB type files. So I found a file converter.

Now here the part that gets interesting they installed hijacking software to redirect to a different search engine. One of the subtleties that happened was a popup window that required a java update. No way to get out of the popup, even the red X allows the malware to be installed.Embarassed Mad 

OK? Now what to do?
Well I ran CCleaner, didn't work,Ran Malwarebytes - seem to stop it,  found 50 some suspicious files, Had to go through it twice to remove because of my operational ignorance. Did a Registry clean with CCleaner afterwards and then Defrag., shutdown  and restarted the computer to take effect.

So It happens again with a different redirect, Same process done to delete, only this time over 170 bad files. Then found out that Nortons has a free program called Norton Power eraser, ran that it removed rootkits. Restarted computer and now its back to working normally. Very Happy

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PostSubject: video   2013-11-11, 9:45 am

hi cliff
I have been using freemake
go to CNET.com
since it came out yrs ago works great used it to copy all my vhs tapes and rip movies that I like you can make your own tittles and sections
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PostSubject: Re: Devious Malware   2013-11-11, 10:51 am

That was the one I was using.
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PostSubject: Re: Devious Malware   2013-11-12, 12:29 pm

Cliff, have you tried a program called HijackThis? Ya have to watch what you fix with it since once you click the item and fix it, it's gone!!

HijackThis once you remove the offending link, might allow you to then run your malware program to remove the offending stuff. That's assuming that the HijackThis fix didn't do it first.

I used to use CCleaner, then found the free Glary Utilities program that does the same and a whole lot more. Just make sure you click you want the free one and not the upgrade, when you load it.
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PostSubject: Re: Devious Malware   2013-11-13, 5:26 pm

I did try HiJack this but it wouldn't download. But it looks more than I want technically.

But I do appreciate the suggestion, maybe others will read this and be able to use it.

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PostSubject: Re: Devious Malware   2014-08-24, 6:22 pm

I know this thread is almost a year old but I would like to add something for future reference; I had a very nasty trojan horse and it could not be removed, even with the help of on line searches for this particular malware. I rebooted the PC (WINDOWS 7) in the "safe mode" and was able to resolve all issues with my anti-malware.
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