How doI get rid of sharethis and it seems like other similar

February 8, 2017 at 16:26:56
Specs: Windows 7
Helpppppppp!
Sharethis has gotten a hold on me and I don't know how to get rid of it and keep it away from me. I run programs like spybot and JRT which I think get rid of it, but then it is back. Where is it coming from. I don't want some program sharing my stuff.

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#1
February 8, 2017 at 16:45:12
Make sure it does not appear in "Control Panel > Programs and Features". Most likely a toolbar has been added in one of your browsers, possibly came down with some freebie program. Look to see if anything is showing in add-ons for any/every browser you use. Install and run these two:

AdwCleaner:
https://toolslib.net/downloads/view...
(blue "Download Now" button on right).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Clean" button.

MalwareBytes:
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

If anything is found copy/paste the logs on here. The ADW log is a text file in the ADWCleaner folder directly off the system drive root (usually C).

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#2
February 10, 2017 at 05:50:20
running malwarebytes- way too slow -going on 12 hours and only a quarter of the way through.
I was reading this http://internetfolks.com/how-intern... while waiting for this site to come up- hmm, I recently read an article from the bbc
Just by reading what turns up down in the corner of the webpage that I'm trying to connect to I'll see: s1.yimg.com, sharethis.com, googletagservices, etc- all malware
Need to find some way of blocking all of this when it happens - start downloading anything I find to keep out the baddies -any suggestions?

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#3
February 10, 2017 at 05:53:56
Computer keeps saying a webpage is slowing down my computer but no hint of what webpage that is. Maybe I'll try downloading my disconnect app for firefox agian- don't know why that is not keeping these malicious website from connecting

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#4
February 10, 2017 at 07:46:36
MalwareBytes should only take about 15 minutes to run.

"while waiting for this site to come up"
It should be only a couple of seconds.

Looks like the malware on your machine is hanging your machine up.

What were the results of ADWCleaner and JRT?

Try MalwareBytes in Safe Mode (tap F8 until you get the menu then select it), or are you intending to follow your own ideas?.

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#5
February 10, 2017 at 14:34:46
Malware -complete scan- showed no threats

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#6
February 10, 2017 at 14:48:32
OK thanks.

Firstly, as previously asked, what was the result of running ADWCleaner?

Secondly you could put sharethis.com in your Hosts file. See here:
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/2735...
Its very easy - shout back if more info is required.

Another approach is to use advert blocking or anti-tracking software. Can assists if you let us know what browser(s) you use.

I think what you are describing is cookies. I don't think there is any "program" you are sharing things with but the slow downs are surprising. Maybe you have more than one thing going on.

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#7
February 11, 2017 at 07:06:50
Better say that I've added quite a bit to my #6 if you saw it earlier. Maybe something there will help you.

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#8
February 12, 2017 at 08:34:21
adwcleaner showed no threats (used to always find things until it was taken over by malwarebytes, but using it since then- nothing -
Did JRT the other day - no threats
Going to have to remove malwarebytes- a popup from malwarebytes said that the layers were turned off and did I want to turn them on- I clicked turn on - five seconds later it popped up again_ I clicked turn on- five seconds later it popped up again_ I clicked turn on- five seconds later it popped up again....
Seriously thinking about getting new computer and a blank slate- in the meantime I'm getting all kinds of spam in email, all kinds of spyware- had something called adservebom pop up when I came to this site (happens on all sites)
Just found this- adserve domain is registered to Best of Media (www.bestofmedia.com). Serves JavaScript that in turn places ads from Google Tag Services. Maybe if I turn off Java script...

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#9
February 12, 2017 at 11:53:42
If you want to ensure your computer is free of malware I can ask another helper (Johnw) if he is available to join us. He specialises in that sort of thing and would most likely take you through several more advanced programs. Just let me know on here.

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#10
February 13, 2017 at 10:42:14
Hey Derek (I always pop back and read your replies even if I don't respond)
For now I'm going to do a lot of purging, but I may be back to take you up on that offer.

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#11
February 13, 2017 at 11:30:55
OK, good luck in the meantime.

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