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Offline Bima

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Trojan warning when using google chrome
« on: August 30, 2011, 08:44:39 PM »
Hi,

I get a strange trojan horse warning when I use google chrome - searching with google.at for 'marco tozzi' (shoes).



It only happens when I use chrome and google search.



...and no *points down* this is not my computer - got a newer one.

edit: finally could update my profile - woohoo
« Last Edit: August 30, 2011, 09:05:37 PM by Bima »
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Re: Trojan warning when using google chrome
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2011, 08:51:00 PM »
Not applicable as Bima updated her signature.  :)
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Re: Trojan warning when using google chrome
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2011, 08:57:52 PM »
That could suggest a chrome infection, maybe one of the addons 

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Re: Trojan warning when using google chrome
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2011, 09:28:18 PM »
The only add-on I ever installed is a game bar from zynga (facebook games) - I could uninstall it because I don't use it anymore - unless you mean any other addons.


full file path  //C:\Users\B\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

I let Avast check the 'Application folder' - nothing found.

What I think is strange is that the warning pops up when using the search - I didn't open a website.
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Re: Trojan warning when using google chrome
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2011, 10:06:32 PM »
Try this

Please download GooredFix from one of the locations below and save it to your Desktop

Download Mirror #1
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  • Ensure all Firefox windows are closed.
  • To run the tool, double-click it (XP), or right-click and select Run As Administrator (Vista).
  • When prompted to run the scan, click Yes.
  • GooredFix will check for infections, and then a log will appear.


Please post the contents of that log in your next reply (it can also be found on your desktop, called GooredFix.txt).[/list]

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Re: Trojan warning when using google chrome
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2011, 11:44:22 PM »
Could be google prefetch...the first results are "Pre-loaded" by the browser in case it was the one you wanted to choose. I have seen this in Firefox as well...


http://www.technipages.com/google-chrome-disable-prefetch.html

The option has changed now though, still in the same location, but different name:
Predict network actions to improve page load performance


That particular js file is infected, there is a script attached to the end...
avast is not the only one to detect: http://www.virustotal.com/file-scan/report.html?id=0b6292c49b337a4684dad69dc58a05add35f51554cee5378dc794f7ef5d3ccc7-1314740182

I personally think that this is a webshield detection, i.e. not an infection in the machine. Though a look from eb will never hurt ;)


essexboy, I thought GooredFix was only for FF ???
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Re: Trojan warning when using google chrome
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2011, 12:24:05 AM »
A friend send me a hint and I found something in a google forum - after deleting cookies, cache and browser history in chrome no warning anymore when I search 'marco tozzi'.

Some people think that it has to do with the 'google picture' search... I did use the picture search before the warning on the web search site popped up.

I'll give GooredFix a try when I have time (maybe this weekend) - hope I'll never have this problem with FF.

And last but not least a little praise for Avast - I really like it that Avast warns you and blocks the bad things :)
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Re: Trojan warning when using google chrome
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 08:49:45 PM »
Chrome and Firefox use similar addons/extensions as far as the malware is concerned.  But if it was in your temp files then that is good