I have sent the files to Avast for analysis and maybe my thoughts that the update was just an innocent bystander was wrong... But I will wait to see what Avast says. Although no regeneration would indicate it was a culprit
It should not return now, this is a new type of infection so the initial analysis/removal was mainly by gut instinct and following the breadcrumb trail
When you re-enable the addons do them one at a time and check that all is OK before you restart the next. This way if one is the culprit we can add that to the removal list
If any further problems then either PM me or post back in this thread as it will be a few months before I cease monitoring it
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:
- Under the Custom Scans/Fixes box at the bottom, paste in the following
- Then click the Run Fix button at the top
- Let the program run unhindered, reboot the PC when it is done
Run OTL and hit the cleanup button. It will remove all the programmes we have used plus itself.
We will now confirm that your hidden files are set to that, as some of the tools I use will change that
- Click Start.
- Open My Computer.
- Select the Tools menu and click Folder Options.
- Select the View Tab.
- Under the Hidden files and folders heading select Do not show hidden files and folders.
- Click Yes to confirm.
- Click OK.
Now that you are clean, to help protect your computer in the future I recommend that you get the following free programmes: Malwarebytes
Update and run weekly to keep your system clean
Download and install FileHippo update checker
and run it monthly it will show you which programmes on your system need updating and give a download link
It is critical to have both a firewall and anti virus to protect your system and to keep them updated.
To keep your operating system up to date visit
To learn more about how to protect yourself while on the internet read our little guide How did I get infected in the first place ?
Keep safe :wave: