Saturday, March 15, 2014

Removing Malware, Conduit Search Engine, Perion, UniBlu DriverScanner 2014, Open Candy, BitTorrent toolbar, DivX Toolbar

STEP 1: Uninstall hidden software and the after that, use this AdwCleaner

To remove all the Conduit Search, Uniblue Software (embedded Conduit engine), Bittorrent Toolbar (Conduit) registry keys, DivX Toolbar (Conduit), Ask Toolbar,  Imgburn (Open Cola) files and folders from your computer, we will need to run a scan with the AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool utilities.

Update May 18, 2017 new links

Run a computer scan with AdwCleaner 

The AdwCleaner utility will scan your computer for malicious files and registry keys, that may have been installed on your computer without your knowledge.
  1. Run Bleeping Computer's Rkill . Do not reboot after. This kills background process that may hold files that need to being cleaned.
  2. You can download AdwCleaner utility from the below link.
    ADWCLEANER DOWNLOAD LINK (purchased by Malwarebytes)
  3. Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.

    [Image: AdwCleaner Icon]
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
  4. When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the Search button as shown below.

    [Image: AdwCleaner scanning for DivX Toolbar]
    The program will now start to search for malicious files that may be installed on your computer. When it has finished it will display a notepad screen that contains a log file of all the malicious extensions, files, and registry keys that have been detected. Unless you see a program name that you know should not be removed, please close the Notepad window and continue with the next step.
  5. To remove the malicious Toolbar malicious files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Delete button on the AdwCleaner screen.

    [Image: Adwcleaner removing DivX Toolbar]
    AdwCleaner will now prompt you to save any open files or data as the program will need to reboot the computer. Please do so and then click on the OK button.
  6. AdwCleaner will now delete all detected adware from your computer. When it is done it will display an alert that explains what PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) and Adware are. Please read through this information and then press the OK button. You will now be presented with an alert that states AdwCleaner needs to reboot your computer.

    Please click on the OK button to let AdwCleaner reboot your computer.

STEP 2: Remove hijacking software Conduit, Open Candy with Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool is a powerful utility, which will remove malicious virus from Internet Explorer, Firefox or Google Chrome.

Junkware Removal Tool has the ability to remove the following types of programs:
  • Ask Toolbar
  • Babylon
  • Browser Manager
  • Claro / iSearch
  • Conduit
  • Coupon Printer for Windows
  • Crossrider
  • Facemoods / Funmoods
  • iLivid
  • IncrediBar
  • MyWebSearch
  • Searchqu
  • Web Assistant
  1. Run Bleeping Computer's Rkill . Do not reboot after. This kills background process that may hold files that need to be cleaned. 
  2. You can download the Junkware Removal Tool utility from the below link:
    JUNKWARE REMOVAL TOOL DOWNLOAD LINK (purchase by Malwarebytes)
  3. Once Junkware Removal Tool has finished downloading, please double-click on the JRT.exe icon as seen below.

    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool]
    If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run Junkware Removal Tool, please allow it to run.
  4. Junkware Removal Tool will now start, and at the Command Prompt, you’ll need to press any key to perform a scan for the malicious files.

    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool scanning for DivX Toolbar virus]
    Please be patient as this can take a while to complete (up to 10 minutes) depending on your system’s specifications.
  5. When the scan Junkware Removal Tool will be completed, this utility will display a log with the malicious files and registry keys that were removed from your computer.

    [Image: Junkware Removal Tool final log]
  6. Run Malware Bytes ~ 10hrs
  7. Run BleachBit ~10mins (replaces paid CCleaner).
  8. Run HitMan Pro - download trial run - ~5hrs
  9. Run F-Prot Antivirus - free trial ~ 10hrs
  10. Run Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool  - ~10hrs
  11. Run Windows Defender in Win 8+ or Windows Security Essentials for Win 7 or less.
  12. Run free Kaspersky Security Scan get it here - ~10hrs
  13. Run free Kaspersky Anti-Ransom-ware Tool get it here - ~ 15 mins
  14. Run your Anti-Virus Solution in Deep Scan Mode - ~5hrs 
  15. Done!

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