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Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
09-08-2014, 04:46 PM,
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Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
it seems ive had a few customers hit with this and thank goodness AVG and AVAST caught it before it done some damage. it seems hackers have found a new way to compromise a machine via advertisements and browser add ons(you dont have to click on them to go active). it took a copy of Malwarebytes to completely clean them though.

just passing it on.
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09-08-2014, 07:57 PM,
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RE: Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
thanks!
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09-08-2014, 09:43 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-08-2014, 09:49 PM by Phrosty.)
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RE: Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
My mom was at my house yesterday and she had a ton of pop ups and things on her browser. Turns out she had installed an add-on and it turned out to be malware. I had to install malwarebytes with a USB because anything I downloaded was somehow corrupted and wouldn't I stall. One scan later and a reboot and all was back to normal. Of I recall correctly it was some weather add on she was trying to get.

Edit - I should also add that it changed all the home settings and even changed the proxy settings so every page was first routed through one of their pages which had ads all over. It also changed the search bar and what not as well.
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09-09-2014, 07:00 AM,
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Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
I had a similar malware last year and had to use Malwarebytes to kill it.
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09-09-2014, 07:38 PM,
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RE: Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
Coupon sites are nasties as well. I put Malwarebytes Pro and MSE (built in W8) on all Window builds. I hate cleaning computers, been there, done that, over it.
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09-11-2014, 05:11 PM,
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Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
(09-09-2014, 07:38 PM)theBeav Wrote: Coupon sites are nasties as well. I put Malwarebytes Pro and MSE (built in W8) on all Window builds. I hate cleaning computers, been there, done that, over it.

Do you find Malwarebytes Pro to be a good upgrade to the free version?
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09-11-2014, 07:01 PM,
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Re: RE: Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
(09-09-2014, 07:38 PM)theBeav Wrote: Coupon sites are nasties as well. I put Malwarebytes Pro and MSE (built in W8) on all Window builds. I hate cleaning computers, been there, done that, over it.
yes. Very effective for drive by malware which and for people who do not stay up to date. It runs in the background where the free version does not.

I actually build more Linux box's then windows and don't worry about it unless they are running a server.
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09-12-2014, 10:20 AM,
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RE: Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
like Beav said, the premium(pro) version is memory resident.

if interested id check out amazon or newegg to see if they have any lifetime key's available. malwarebytes say they will still honor them from 1.75 even though they dont supply them with 2.0.
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09-12-2014, 09:04 PM,
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Malware threat: ads and browser ad ons
(09-12-2014, 10:20 AM)PwnBroker Wrote: like Beav said, the premium(pro) version is memory resident.

if interested id check out amazon or newegg to see if they have any lifetime key's available. malwarebytes say they will still honor them from 1.75 even though they dont supply them with 2.0.

Thanks! I found a lifetime one on Amazon and bought it. It worked on my version 2 Malwarebytes.
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