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Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« on: March 03, 2019, 06:30:11 PM »
I just got an update. Now it is hard for me to navigate the web.
How can I  get rid of that ugly thing?
You know what I mean. Right?  >:(

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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 09:37:21 AM »
What ugly thing? We are not mind readers.

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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2019, 10:42:48 PM »
I just got an update. Now it is hard for me to navigate the web.
How can I  get rid of that ugly thing?
You know what I mean. Right?  >:(

maybe you gotta post a screenshot of what are you trying to get rid of

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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2019, 10:54:46 PM »
If you are able to see the ugly thing then your screen is too reflective!  ;D
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2019, 11:29:14 PM »
It was a thing celled 'Web discover' .
I finally found how to get rid of it.
It is part of a plan to get people away from the computer scandalize with people.
Look here:
4 Annoying Browser Toolbars and How to Get Rid of Them
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... Toolbars have been synonymous with junk for a long time, and with good reason. Modern browsers like Google Chrome have tons of features that make them unnecessary; the ability to search the Web, check weather, and see Facebook notifications can all be done with the vanilla browser or by using extensions. At best, these bars take up space and are useless  ...
>:(

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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2019, 12:18:36 AM »
Webdiscover is an adware virus.

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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2019, 07:35:14 AM »
That "ugly thing" has nothing to do with Win 10 as your topic title suggests.

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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2019, 04:39:46 PM »
Hello and welcome to Computer Hope Forum. My name is Dave. I will be helping you out with your particular problem on your computer.

1. I will be working on your Malware issues. This may or may not solve other issues you have with your machine.
2. The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for this issue on this machine.
3. If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to ask.
4. Please DO NOT run any other tools or scans while I am helping you.
5. It is important that you reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
6. Your security programs may give warnings for some of the tools I will ask you to use. Be assured, any links I give are safe.
7. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.

If you can't access the internet with your infected computer you will have to download and transfer any programs to the computer you're using now and transfer them to the infected computer with a CD-RW or a USB storage device. I prefer a CD because a storage device can get infected. If you use a storage device hold the shift key down while inserting the USB storage device for about 10 secs. You will also have to transfer the logs you receive back to the good computer using the same method until we can get the computer back on-line.
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Please download AdwareCleaner onto your Desktop. AdwCleaner

Before starting AdwCleaner, close all open programs and internet browsers, then double-click on the AdwCleaner icon.



If Windows prompts you as to whether or not you wish to run AdwCleaner, please allow it to run.
When the AdwCleaner program will open, click on the Scan button as shown below.



AdwCleaner will now start to search for malicious files that may be installed on your computer.
To remove the files that were detected in the previous step, please click on the Clean button.



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. 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 allow AdwCleaner reboot your computer.A log will be produced. Please copy and paste this log in your next reply.
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Download and install: Please download Malwarebytes' scanner to your desktop.
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • It should update automatically if the computer is connected to the internet.
  • Click on Threat Scan and click on Scan Now.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete make sure all the infections have "quarantine" selected in the Action box.
  • Click on "Apply actions" You may be asked to Restart your computer to completely remove the infections.
  • When disinfection is completed you can click on "Copy to Clipboard".
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Download Security Check by screen317 from the following link and save it to your desktop.

Security Check

* Double-click Security Check.bat
* Follow the on-screen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
* Post the contents of that document in your next reply.

Note: If a security program requests permission from dig.exe to access the Internet, allow it to do so.
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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2019, 02:00:36 PM »
Think you very much.
Ad-cleaner found two PUPs for the web discover thing. I lost the log
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Malware bytes id this:
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 3/7/19
Scan Time: 12:19 PM
Log File: 5be10d46-4116-11e9-8ddb-00219b6a717e.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.7.1.2839
Components Version: 1.0.538
Update Package Version: 1.0.9584
License: Trial

-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 18342.8)
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: DESKTOP-T35LOPR\geek9

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 178686
Threats Detected: 2
Threats Quarantined: 2
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 20 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\GEEK9\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\I8SBFLIM.DEFAULT\BROWSER-EXTENSION-DATA\[email protected], Quarantined, [219], [644708],1.0.9584

File: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\geek9\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\i8sbflim.default\browser-extension-data\[email protected]\storage.js, Quarantined, [219], [644708],1.0.9584

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)
(end)
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The the security chick did this:
 Results of screen317's Security Check version 1.014 --- 12/23/15 
   x86 (UAC is enabled) 
 Internet Explorer 11 
``````````````Antivirus/Firewall Check:``````````````[/u]
 Windows Firewall Enabled! 
Windows Defender   
Malwarebytes       
 Antivirus up to date! 
`````````Anti-malware/Other Utilities Check:`````````[/u]
 Adobe Flash Player    32.0.0.142 
 Mozilla Firefox (65.0.2)
 Google Chrome (72.0.3626.121)
 Google Chrome (SetupMetrics...)
````````Process Check: objlist.exe by Laurent````````[/u] 
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamservice.exe 
 Malwarebytes Anti-Malware mbamtray.exe 
`````````````````System Health check`````````````````[/u]
 Total Fragmentation on Drive C:  %
````````````````````End of Log``````````````````````[/u]
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I had to idea it was a virus. It started just after I let Widows 10do an update. I assumd it was part of the update. I was wrong.  :-[

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Re: Windows 10 makes ithardertosearchthe web.
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2019, 05:45:52 PM »
ESET Online Scanner
Note : If you use Internet Explorer to get the ESET Online Scanner, you won't have to download, nor install the tool, as everything will be ran in a contextual (pop-up) window of Internet Explorer. However, for every other browsers, you will have to download and install ESET Online Scanner. In this set of instruction, I'll use Google Chrome to download it and run it (since a lot of people will do it), however, except for the download and installation procedure, the same instructions applies if you use Internet Explorer. Please note that two or three prompts will appear if you use Internet Explorer asking you to reload the page, authorize the application, execute it, etc. Accept all of them in order to run ESET Online Scanner.

    Download and execute ESET OnlineScan (on this window, click on ESET Smart Installer to trigger the download). People accessing this URL via Internet Explorer will start the integration process of ESET Online Scanner in their browser;
    Once the installation is done (it requires Admin Rights), check the following settings (two of them are under Advanced Settings, click on it to display them) :

        Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications;
        Scan archives;
        Scan for potentially unsafe applications;
        Optional : If you want to scan more drives, click on Change... and select the drives you want to include in the scan;

   

    After you're done checking these options, click on Start and ESET Online Scanner will download it's virus signature database before starting the scan;
   

    Once done, the scan will start automatically. Detections will appear at the bottom of the window. ESET Online Scanner can have an extremely long scan time that can last between 2 or 3 hours. So if you start the scan, do not interrupt it, let it complete until the end;
   

    After the scan is finished, a summary window will appear to give you the information about the scan. Then you'll have to the option to see what threads were found and to manage the threats that were quarantined;
   


    Click on List of found threats, it'll display every threat identified during that scan, their type and what action was taken against them. Click on Copy to clipboard to copy these results on our clipboard and post them in your next reply;
   


    Once you're done, click on the Back button;
    Check both checkboxes at the bottom: Uninstall application on close and Delete quarantined files before clicking on the Finish button;
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