Solved Hit by Ads by Info Virus

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
October 18, 2014 at 21:40:27
Specs: Windows 7- 64Bit, 1.8 GHz / 4gig
I am running Windows 8.1 and my browser is Firefox. Somehow or another I have been hit by the Ads by Info virus and nothing I have done will remove it. At this point it does not appear to have infected Windows explorer... but it's only a matter of time.

So far I have run Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, adwcleaner, JRT, each one has found something and removed it but on reboot it's back. It also "dog-ears" the top right hand corner of the page with an X on it, it animates but it can't be closed.

What next? any and all help will be appreciated.

Regards


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#1
October 18, 2014 at 23:10:39
"So far I have run Malwarebytes, Hitman Pro, adwcleaner, JRT"
Copy & paste the contents of those logs please Ewen.

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#2
October 19, 2014 at 00:57:57
Thank you John but to be quite honest I got so fed up with the whole box and dice that I reset my browser and that cleared the whole lot off. I now have a pristine browser that I am in the process of setting up again.

This virus was the most infuriating in that it would place a blank lined box on the page with the close X in the top corner and in small print the words "Ads by Info". If you click the close box you are immediately presented with the complete ad.... to make matters worse there can be anything up to five or six boxes of varying sizes appearing. Apparently they are all phishing and they all upload details to the sponsors.

Thank you for your interest and and I hope that all is well in Perth

Regards


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#3
October 19, 2014 at 01:01:29
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Thanks Ewen, this will help avoid any future problems.

Use Unchecky to help prevent these third party installs. Nothing is perfect, the badies are always ahead of the goodies, so be vigilant.
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
http://unchecky.com/
A reliable application that aims to protect your computer against third-party components often offered during software installations.


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#4
October 19, 2014 at 01:12:47
Have you done a search of the comp & registry for > Ads by Info

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#5
October 19, 2014 at 16:09:40
It seems Hitman Pro has done that and as a matter of interest when I logged on this morning I got a message that the programme had scanned the PC and found no nasties. I'm using a 30 day trial but I'm sorely tempted to buy the full version, if I can install it on more than one PC I certainly will.

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#6
October 19, 2014 at 16:18:14
Fair enough Ewen.

All's well here, hopefully the same for you in Hamilton, if I got that right.

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#7
October 19, 2014 at 17:28:31
You got that right indeed, apart from being sodding cold (but sunny) all is well.

Regards

Ewen


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#8
November 21, 2014 at 06:49:28
A post about Ads by Info http://soft2secure.com/knowledgebas...

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#9
November 21, 2014 at 15:34:44
Thank you Omura that link is certainly worth bookmarking

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