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Offline Briansdad

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I get a URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox, no matter what the URL is. Firefox and Avast (engine, defs, and program) are all up to date. Been going on for a few days. Ran a full system scan with 0 infections detected. What now?

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2013, 05:58:27 PM »
this may be a result of a infection...

follow guide and attach logs.   http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0
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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 01:58:33 AM »
Having trouble getting this posted. trying again. Hope Ihaven't overposted.

Here are 4 of 5 log files as requested from directions on:
http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 01:59:57 AM »
Here is one more log file:

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 02:31:54 AM »
your AdwCleaner log say search.....you need to run it and click delete to remove all the crap files detected


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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2013, 03:43:30 PM »
Once you have deleted the malware with AdwCleaner could you run a fresh OTL scan so that I can see what is left

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 02:14:45 AM »
Yesterday I ran the Adwcleaner twice, he first time as "search." Then I noticed I needed to use "delete." Ran it again. Must have sent the wrong log file to you. Just in cast, I ran Adwcleaner and OTL again today - logs attached.

BTW, Firefox now opens and refreshes tabs without Avast alerts so I guess we're fixed! Thanks a million.

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 02:31:40 AM »
BTW, Firefox now opens and refreshes tabs without Avast alerts so I guess we're fixed! Thanks a million.

Let essexboy to take a look at your OTL. He could be around later on or may be tomorrow since he is located in the UK.
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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2013, 03:38:36 PM »
Just infoatoms to kill :)

Warning This fix is only relevant for this system and no other, using on another computer may cause problems

Be advised that when the fix commences it will shut down all running processes and you may lose the desktop and icons, they will return on reboot

Run OTL
  • Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following


Code: [Select]
:OTL
[2013/05/16 11:48:29 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M] (InfoAtoms) -- C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\infoatoms@infoatoms.com
O3 - HKCU\..\Toolbar\WebBrowser: (no name) - {7FEBEFE3-6B19-4349-98D2-FFB09D4B49CA} - No CLSID value found.

:Commands
[resethosts]
[emptytemp]
[CREATERESTOREPOINT]
[Reboot]
  • Then click the Run Fix button at the top
  • Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
  • Open OTL again and click the Quick Scan button. Post the log it produces in your next reply.

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 01:17:17 AM »
OK, OTL run with script. Here's the log

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 03:23:16 PM »
Any further problems ?

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2013, 06:31:23 PM »
No problems. Thanks a million!

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Re: URL:Mal threat detected on EVERY new or refreshed page in firefox
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2013, 06:55:11 PM »
Subject to no further problems   :)

I will remove my tools now and give some recommendations, but, I would like you to run for 24 hours or so and come back if you have any problems 

Now the best part of the day ----- Your log now appears clean  :thumbsup:

A good workman always cleans up after himself so..The following will implement some cleanup procedures as well as reset  System Restore points:

Run OTL and hit the cleanup button.  It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself. 

Run AdwCleaner and press uninstall

Clear Restore Points

Go Start > All Programmes > Accessories > System tools
Right click Disc Cleanup and select run as administrator
When it pops up at the first prompt select OK after it has done some calculations the tabs will appear
Select More Options tab
Press Sytem Restore and Shadow Copies Cleanup button



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I would recommend that you completely uninstall Java unless you need it to run an important software.
In that instance I would recommend that you disable Java in your browsers until you need it for that software and then enable it. (See How to diasble Java in your web browser and How to unplug Java from the browser)

Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes:

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