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Old 02 January 2018, 18:45   #1
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Persistent Virus

Hello. I have a virus again.

When I visit kicker.de or tvtoday.de after some klicks I am suddenly redirected to a scam site that says I have won a lottery or something or sometimes it´s a survey site where I should enter my data.

I have resetted my browser. I have made scans with Avast and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. Nothing was found.

Virus still persistent.

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Old 02 January 2018, 19:04   #2
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It's NOT a virus.... Just an annoying pop-up. Don't click on anything though!

I was clearing my MAC (can effect all browsers, Win, Linux, Mac, etc.) of this yesterday and found this article that explains it perfectly.

You just need to clear your browsers cache and history. Worked for me!

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-8071

Hope this helps.....
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Old 02 January 2018, 19:06   #3
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Avast is absolute rubbish; but what do you really expect for *free* protection?

...all I use on my computers these days is "Symantec Endpoint Protection" (corporate edition).

Absolutely nothing gets through this bad boy
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Old 02 January 2018, 19:17   #4
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O.K., thank you Amiga4000, but I resetted all caches and cleared all cookies and still. Well. I will try again.

Edit: Is Kaspersky good? There was an offer at a local store. I fear to not get rid of this software again when the subscription expired.
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Old 02 January 2018, 23:14   #5
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Does it happen if you use different web browsers? Or have you tried with only one of them?

If you have time, give a try to Spybot Search and Destroy (free edition), it could cover some "malware" that escaped Avast and MBAM:
https://www.safer-networking.org/dl/
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Old 03 January 2018, 18:33   #6
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Thanks for the link! I only use one web browser.
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Old 03 January 2018, 18:46   #7
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Zak try with AdwCleaner, small program stand-alone great for these infections
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Old 03 January 2018, 19:42   #8
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I only use one web browser.
It is always a good practice to have at least a second browser installed, even if you don't use it daily. It helps troubleshoot issues that are related to a specific browser.

Ideally, it should use a different "engine" (ie if you use Internet Explorer/Edge, get as an alternative either Firefox or Chrome, or any derivative of those two).


For instance, if I were you, I'd download SRWare Iron (Chrome-based, with some features added/removed for a better security):
https://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

and try the sites.
If you don't get any annoyance, it will mean that there is either an issue with your normal browser or with the sites themselves.
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Old 03 January 2018, 20:22   #9
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I actually have old Chrome and Firefox installed. But I didn´t use them in years and they´re probably outdated and need to be renewed. I am not good at this.

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I actually have old Chrome and Firefox installed. But I didn´t use them in years and they´re probably outdated and need to be renewed. I am not good at this.
Both Firefox and Chrome have background updaters that will monitor and notify you of updates
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Is Kaspersky good? There was an offer at a local store. I fear to not get rid of this software again when the subscription expired.
Kaspersky Internet Security is what I now use after having experienced the 'limitations' of the free tools such as Avast and AVG. It's been good so far (just over a year now). I would recommend it.
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My ex company used Kaspersky and I have used it for years. Works fine, but obviously can't protect you from yourself, if you click on links that are dodgy.

Browser hijackers also sometimes modify the browser launch shortcut, so it's worth checking that also.
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Kaspersky Internet Security is what I now use after having experienced the 'limitations' of the free tools such as Avast and AVG. It's been good so far (just over a year now). I would recommend it.
I confirm, i also add "NOD32" in my opinion the best.
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After years of AVG (corporate version) and Avast, we switched last year to BitDeffender. I don't personally like it, bit it works and according to some it is better then Kaspersky.

I think I might look for something that is not made in east EU/Russia.
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Both Firefox and Chrome have background updaters that will monitor and notify you of updates
Chrome doesn't even notify you, you just run it and you're already using the latest version that was available the last time you ran it.
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Chrome doesn't even notify you, you just run it and you're already using the latest version that was available the last time you ran it.
Interesting because I see both a crash reporter and updater for Chrome running in the background on my machines.
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That is because you are special... or just because in custom options you select to see it.

Firefox just sends me notification that needs to restart for update, same like steam. Chrome for me acts the same as Daedalus', just updates next time you start it.

Not sure about opera.
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That is because you are special... or just because in custom options you select to see it.

Firefox just sends me notification that needs to restart for update, same like steam. Chrome for me acts the same as Daedalus', just updates next time you start it.

Not sure about opera.
I like to be special, Short Bus Special
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