Need help removing nasty adware

Status
Not open for further replies.
Apr 8, 2018
2
0
10
0
I got a bunch of malware and adware after downloading something directly of [pirated software]. Now whenever I search something with the word “adware” or “adwcleaner” my browser closes itself. Any help is appreciated, I’m a noob when it comes to this stuff. Thanks in advance.
 

mdd1963

Distinguished
you can download what you need (Malwarebytes Antimalware or Hitman Pro) to a USB from an uninfected computer....(you might rename it something innocent, some types of software are prevented from running by name by malware, so, name it 'notepad' or something innocent...)

IF you can pull up your cmd prompt, run it (right click, run as admin), and, at prompt, type in: mrt

select quick scan

maybe the MS Malicious Software Removal Tool can spot/terminate something...

 
Apr 9, 2018
3
0
10
0
I'm having the same issue at the moment. Did you manage to fix it?

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-search-awesome-adware

Furthermore, I've followed every steps given by this website. I've managed to "remove" the malware, trojan etc by using the software they recommended. However, I'm still facing the same issue of whenever I search something with the word “adware” or “adwcleaner” my browser closes itself. Adwcleaner wouldn't work unless it's in safe mode. I scanned my PC with malwarebytes and hitman pro at least 3 times already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

mdd1963

Distinguished
you can scan 'outside ' of you os, pre-boot, with a rescue CD. Kaspersky makes one, there is even a Microsft bootable Defender CD/USB you can create from a noninfected comptuer to boot from.

If unsuccessful, eventually you will give up and format/reinstall, and, additionally, learn a lesson about the rewards of pirated software.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
N Antivirus / Security / Privacy 6
arimich Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
aafusc2988 Antivirus / Security / Privacy 11
B Antivirus / Security / Privacy 3
M Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
A Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
K Antivirus / Security / Privacy 8
J Antivirus / Security / Privacy 4
kikani.kautik Antivirus / Security / Privacy 13
D Antivirus / Security / Privacy 6
D Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
E Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
C Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
M Antivirus / Security / Privacy 4
A Antivirus / Security / Privacy 1
K Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
B Antivirus / Security / Privacy 5
R Antivirus / Security / Privacy 7
G Antivirus / Security / Privacy 2
E Antivirus / Security / Privacy 4

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS