TR553 adware!!! Please help it's driving me nuts

imnotagamer007

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So I downloaded an old version of utorrent recently that ended up being malware. I'm completely done with utorrent btw and will never install it again. But anyways the thing has infected both my firefox and IE browsers with adware. Words are now hyperlinks to ad sites. No matter what site I go to it's there. I have ran Malwarebytes (pro version that I bought) but nothing turned up. I have even tried uninstalling firefox but the adware remains when I reinstall. Please help me.
 

imnotagamer007

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Tried that. Still have the adware. I just ran by computer in safemode and then ran spybot and malewarebytes at the same time. Both of them don't show anything. I completely uninstalled firefox again using ' your uninstaller'. That even erases the registry files. So I'm going to try to download firefox again and see.
 
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Best way to do that is Windows 10. If you were going to upgrade anyway, now is the time. Make sure to do a re-install, not upgrade, and I might pull the files off with a Linux LiveUSB to make sure it doesn't spread.
 

Rabmac

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You can find a good malware removal guide here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/how-clean-infected-computer.htm

If you are going to follow instructions above I would suggest making sure all your software and windows are upto date. I would also suggest uninstalling adobe products and Java to close known security vulnerabilities. Once you have done that follow instructions above.

If this does not work you can post your logs at bleeping computer and someone there may help you remove it free of charge but the fact you are using UTorrent may work against you.

NOTE: The infection may be on your MBR so it installs everytime you boot your PC.
 

imnotagamer007

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I did a secure erase of my ssd and a reinstall of windows 10. Everything seems to be in order now.
 

Rabmac

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Just wanted to point out that the post selected as the solution may not resolve the problem if there is malware residing on the MBR.
 
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