Solved Unwanted site appears after Sleep & Hibernate

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
February 14, 2017 at 17:51:59
Specs: Windows 10, 8gig
Whenever I set my Aspite S13 Laptop to hibernate and later restart the unit does restart where I left off but this site : http://aussiemethod1.com/index3.php... also starts with a deafening sales pitch and I am unable to prevent it opening. I can find no reference to it anywhere. ad-blockers are useless in this situation. How can I stop the site from opening?

Any and all help will be appreciated.


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#1
February 14, 2017 at 20:36:25
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This is not specifically named "aussiemethod1", but it appears to be similar to what
you've got:

http://www.blogines.com/remove-auss...

Notice that the web page displaed has the name "The Aussie Method"

I've never used any of the software they suggest, but they
do give a manual method of removal.

Looks like it's a Browser Hijack type of malware.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
February 14, 2017 at 20:39:31
Check your browser add ons for something to uninstall or disable. Then check your Programs & Features for anything related that can be uninstalled.
Then run these programs:

Adwcleaner: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcle...

JRT (Junkware Removal Tool): https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/do...

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: https://www.malwarebytes.com/

(copied for simplicity from another post)

Install free versions, uncheck trial versions and any other software trying to install with them. Run all three in this order.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
February 14, 2017 at 21:09:47
Thank you mmcconaghy and thank you Fingers. I have JRT, Aware Cleaner and Malware bytes installed and I have run them all without success.

Mike the authors picture on the website you provide is the same as the one on the one I have (Jake Pertu), however I have 13 Chrome entries on my task manager which one (or all) do I delete?

I might try the download method first, I'll get back later.

LATE EDIT

Well bit the bullet and bought the down load programme, it found 38 instances cookies and browser hijacks (too numerous to mention) Hopefully all is fixed but I'll keep an eye out and let you know.

My thanks to you both.

message edited by Ewen


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#4
February 15, 2017 at 09:42:16
The download given in #1 is a very general one for SpyHunter. Their technique is to make you believe it specifically fixes for what you happen to be looking for. We have had bad vibes in the past and would not therefore generally recommend it. However if it has done the trick then to quote Monty Python "Say no more".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
February 15, 2017 at 20:53:27
Thank you Derek, so far SpyHunter has cleaned 38 unwanted from the system and warned me of three attempts to change my DNS settings. I have had no more unwanted openings in my browser so maybe Monty was right.

Regards

Late Edit

I have 13 entries for Chrome in my Task Manager, surely something is amiss here. Can I remove 12 of them safely?

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#6
February 16, 2017 at 04:35:47
Interesting to see your input about SpyHunter. Here's the other side of the coin:
https://malwaretips.com/threads/spy...
The question is did it really remove anything or not?

I assume you are not using Chrome. What heading do these Chrome entries appear under in Task Manager? Maybe you can do a screen capture of them and put it up on here:
http://www.zippyshare.com/
It doesn't require and account - you just paste the URL on here.

Depending on above, ending task in Task Manager (if that's what you mean) is not permanent - things usually come back.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#7
February 16, 2017 at 07:31:25
I have 13 entries for Chrome in my Task Manager, surely something is amiss here.

Not necessarily, see this explanation of how Chrome works:

https://www.howtogeek.com/124218/wh...

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#8
February 16, 2017 at 17:04:59
I found that one and it made for good reading, but thank you.

Regards


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#9
February 16, 2017 at 20:20:36
Generally if you find many instances of a program in Task Manager and you do not have many instances of that open (like browser windows). Close them one at a time and see what happens. When they are all closed, rerun all scans to make sure you are clean.
As an option you can also run scans in Safe Mode where most malware is not active, hence easier to detect and remove.
Another possibility is that if the problem is very recent you can do a system restore to well before it stared and then run the scans also.
I have seen malware masquerade as iexplore and svhost in Task Manager so you ignore it until it is too late.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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