HTML: RedirME-inf Trj

mangaman

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So after avast scanned my PC, it found a virus called HTML: RedirME-in Trj in chrome. I don't use chrome that much so I'm not sure where it came from. After deleting the virus, I rescanned my pc using avast, hitman pro and malwarebytes and came up clean. My question is how dangerous is this virus and how did it appear on my pc? It did not install anything on my computer and I don't see anything specious in the task manager running. Should I still be worried?

Edit: I should also mention that the HTML: RedirME-in Trj made no registry edits in the registry. Here are the registry that I checked

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServicesOnce
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Again found nothing suspicious.
 

androbourne

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I'd say that's a false positive. The RunOnce is legit but is normally deleted once it has ran. It looks like it left items behind so Avast called it out as an infection, but it really is most likely not. You should be safe to remove the finding with Avast as according to the article below. It should have automatically removed the RunOnce entry after the application\installation of whatever program it was for was done processing.

Or you can tell Avast to simply ignore then. Then run some malware and adware scans just to be safe.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa376977%28v=vs.85%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
 

mangaman

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Thanks for the reply. I ran hitman pro as well as malwarebytes and came up clean. It was in the chrome directory and since I don't use chrome anymore, I let avast delete it as well as uninstalling chrome all together. It just spooked me, as I never download anything from suspicious sites. People on other sites have been saying that the HTML: RedirME-inf Trj is quite serious and can install itself on the host's computer. But as stated, I never found anything about it in the registry.
 

androbourne

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Yeah I know how you feel. False positives like that happen from time to time. If you ran all those cleaners, I'd say you are pretty clean and you can ignore it.
 

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