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Got hijacked by Vosteran
« on: December 20, 2014, 09:47:00 PM »
I'm using the Internet Security version of Avast. 

I took a risk on downloading some software and got hijacked by something called Vosteran.  So, I went out to the web to see how to get rid of it and ended up downloading a security program called Spy Hunter (SH).  SH scanned my computer and, besides Vosteran, found all kinds of spyware cookies and such.  Of course, in order to clean this up I have to purchase their full program version, which I would rather not do.  Will Avast take care of these things for me?  Vosteran is new today, but the other spyware stuff SH found has been there awhile, so Avast hasn't been taking care of it so far.

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Re: Got hijacked by Vosteran
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 09:48:46 PM »
Attach your basic logs. (MBAM, FRST and aswMBR..!!)
Instructions: https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=53253.0
W8.1 [x64] - Avast Free AV 23.3.8047.BC [UI.757] - Firefox ESR 102.9 [NS/uBO/PB] - Thunderbird 102.9.1
Avast-Tools: Secure Browser 109.0 - Cleanup 23.1 - SecureLine 5.18 - DriverUpdater 23.1 - CCleaner 6.01
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Re: Got hijacked by Vosteran
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 11:36:27 PM »
For cookie removal you can use Super AntiSpyware Free
Another great addition is MalwareBytes Anti-Malware also known as MBAM.
Dell Inspiron, Win10x64--HP Envy Win10x64--Both systems Avast Free v17.9.2322, Comodo Firewall v8.2 w/D+, MalwareBytes v3.0, OpenDNS, Super Anti-Spyware, Spyware Blaster, MCShield, Unchecky, Vivaldi Browser and, various browser security tools.

"Look before you leap!" Use online scanners before you click on any link.

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Re: Got hijacked by Vosteran
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2014, 04:47:43 PM »
Cookies aren't spyware or dangerous and can easily be removed with tools like CCleaner.

You can also set your browser to delete cookies when closed ;)

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Re: Got hijacked by Vosteran
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2014, 03:09:51 AM »
John, you did not post your logs as @Asyn requested for one of the Virus experts to help you out.
I highly recommend you do this so an expert can look and provide expert advice.

Once you post the logs while you wait for Expert to review and provide guidance here is also some reading.
I recommend you WAIT for the advice.....I only provide as some background.
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-vosteran-search/
https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/
« Last Edit: December 27, 2014, 03:13:15 AM by thekochs »

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Re: Got hijacked by Vosteran
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 11:53:41 AM »
I am trying to find help with Vosteran - it is on my computer - I search for software to remove it - check that and that seems to have other issues too! Please help - what should I use to get rid of it! Thanks.

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Re: Got hijacked by Vosteran
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 12:00:02 PM »
ckijack,

please start your own thread and provide the logs files as requested.