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Holdpage Browseradapter Virus
« on: December 13, 2014, 10:54:44 PM »
Hi there.

Does anyone know if avast can handle the Holpage Virus? Or maby what can or how to remove it?
« Last Edit: December 13, 2014, 10:56:25 PM by nesenravf »

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Re: Holdpage Browseradapter Virus
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2014, 10:57:07 PM »
The best place to answer that is to ask here
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Re: Holdpage Browseradapter Virus
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2014, 12:55:43 AM »
  Does anyone know if avast can handle the Holpage Virus?   
It is not a virus but a PUP = Possible Unwanted Program

avast pup detection is default off, exept for in boot scan

I recomended removing PUP using Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner

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Re: Holdpage Browseradapter Virus
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2014, 01:32:37 AM »
Hi Pondus,

With PUP detection on avast detects this right away as Win32:BrowseFox-BM [PUP]. See:

Only on some holdpage  related finds avast does apparently not detect this Adware.
Use DrWeb  checker there, as DrWeb almost finds all that avast does not detect and v.v.

I like their cross detection, as this one is missed by DrWeb's but checked by avast! as PUP detection, see:

Always thought it was a good idea to add the DrWeb extension detection to avast"s residential detection. combined with BitDefenderTrafficLight extension you will scarcely miss something in a pre-scan from within your browser..

« Last Edit: December 14, 2014, 01:54:56 AM by polonus »
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Re: Holdpage Browseradapter Virus
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2014, 02:25:04 PM »
An added bit of advice:
Never use a download manager suggested or pushed by the site where you get your downloads.
All of them also offer a direct download. It's the direct download that should always be selected.
The direct download button is usually the small button under the large download button.
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Re: Holdpage Browseradapter Virus
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2014, 03:23:15 PM »

That is the adwcleaner download. If MBAM and Adwcleaner don't clean it, report back as we can also remove it manually.

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