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I was attempting to download a book yesterday when I got hit with some bad stuff. My browser got hijacked, and I wasn't able to anything as far as going to my home page. The follwoing, which I eventually got rid of with Malware Bytes, got loaded on my machine even though I had canceled the book download before it started:


PC Startup

My PC Backup

Synch Folder





These shut me down completely and even took me offline until I ran MalwareBytes.


In addition, the Hijackthis gave me the follwing message: "for some reason your system denied access to the hosts file", and I had to create a folder for HJT, as it was stated: cannot find the c:\program files(x86)\Trend Micro\Hijackthis\hijackthis.log file.


I was not able to get a log file from HJT


I think there's still something amiss.




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  • Please download AdwCleaner and save the file to your Desktop.
  • Right-Click AdwCleaner.exe and select AVOiBNU.jpg Run as administrator to run the programme.
  • Follow the prompts.
  • Click Scan.
  • Upon completion, click Report. A log (AdwCleaner[R0].txt) will open. Briefly check the log for anything you know to be legitimate.
  • Ensure anything you know to be legitimate does not have a checkmark, and click Clean.
  • Follow the prompts and allow your computer to reboot.
  • After rebooting, a log (AdwCleaner[s0].txt) will open. Copy the contents of the log and paste in your next reply.
-- File and registry key backups are made for anything removed using this tool. Should a legitimate entry be removed (otherwise known as a 'false-positive'), simple steps can be taken to restore the entry. Please do not overly concern yourself with the contents of AdwCleaner[R0].txt.






Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message.

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# AdwCleaner v4.111 - Logfile created 25/02/2015 at 18:53:44
# Updated 18/02/2015 by Xplode
# Database : 2015-02-18.3 [server]
# Operating system : Windows 8.1 (x64)
# Username : Terry - KITCHEN
# Running from : C:\Users\Terry\Downloads\adwcleaner_4.111.exe
# Option : Cleaning

***** [ Services ] *****

***** [ Files / Folders ] *****

Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files (x86)\YTDownloader
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Terry\AppData\Local\CrashRpt
Folder Deleted : C:\Users\Terry\AppData\Local\BrowserHelper

***** [ Scheduled tasks ] *****

***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

***** [ Registry ] *****

***** [ Web browsers ] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v11.0.9600.17416

-\\ Mozilla Firefox v36.0 (x86 en-US)

-\\ Chromium v


AdwCleaner[R0].txt - [2291 bytes] - [26/12/2014 22:51:06]
AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [1034 bytes] - [25/02/2015 18:49:51]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [1094 bytes] - [25/02/2015 18:52:16]
AdwCleaner[s0].txt - [2382 bytes] - [26/12/2014 22:52:39]
AdwCleaner[s1].txt - [1028 bytes] - [25/02/2015 18:53:44]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[s1].txt - [1087 bytes] ##########

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Junkware Removal Tool (JRT) by Thisisu
Version: 6.4.2 (02.02.2015:1)
OS: Windows 8.1 x64
Ran by Terry on Wed 02/25/2015 at 18:57:29.03

~~~ Services

~~~ Registry Values

~~~ Registry Keys

~~~ Files

Successfully deleted: [File] C:\WINDOWS\prefetch\GOOGLETOOLBARUSER_32.EXE-CB694AEC.pf

~~~ Folders

Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\ProgramData\pcdr"
Successfully deleted: [Folder] "C:\Users\Terry\AppData\Roaming\pcdr"

~~~ Event Viewer Logs were cleared

Scan was completed on Wed 02/25/2015 at 18:58:39.26
End of JRT log

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