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06-Mar-2013, 09:25 PM #1
Lavasoft securesearch
As I upgraded versions of Lavasoft adware I unchecked the box to add the SecureSearch toolbar....but now I have it. Unfortunately, I already attempted to uninstall and delete files and run anti malware and antivirus software. So what would you suggest now? Thank you.
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13-Mar-2013, 07:47 AM #5
Please download AdwCleaner to your desktop.
  • Double click the adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click Search.
  • When the scan finished, a notepad window will be opened.
  • Please post the contents here in your topic.
  • The logfile will also be saved in C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt.
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ADWCleaner results
# AdwCleaner v2.114 - Logfile created 03/13/2013 at 20:51:36
# Updated 05/03/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# User : Chris - CHRISNOTEBOOK
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Search]


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


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

Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\search protection
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Application Data\PriceGong
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
Folder Found : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jmfkcklnlgedgbglfkkgedjfmejoahla
Folder Found : C:\Program Files\Conduit

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

Key Found : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3BD44F0E-0596-4008-AEE0-45D47E3A8F0E}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFDBDDAA-5D3F-42EE-B79C-185A7020515B}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Found : HKCU\Software\PriceGong
Key Found : HKCU\Software\SmartBar
Key Found : HKLM\Software\AVG Secure Search
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3C471948-F874-49F5-B338-4F214A2EE0B1}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Conduit.Engine
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2790392
Key Found : HKLM\Software\Conduit
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\jmfkcklnlgedgbglfkkgedjfmejoahla
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\conduitEngine
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-3919648721-3038869406-929393948-1006\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3BD44F0E-0596-4008-AEE0-45D47E3A8F0E}
Key Found : HKU\S-1-5-21-3919648721-3038869406-929393948-1006\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFDBDDAA-5D3F-42EE-B79C-185A7020515B}

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v25.0.1364.152

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

Found [l.65] : search_url = "hxxp://lavasoft.blekko.com/ws/?source=f439e2c0&tbp=rbox&toolbarid=adawaretb&u=472D5C3109B5DBDCE2CBED5135D 96D9F&q={searchTerms}",

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AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2724 octets] - [13/03/2013 20:51:36]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2784 octets] ##########
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14-Mar-2013, 03:16 AM #7
Please run AdwCleaner again, This time press delete, It will clear the problems & then offer to reboot, please let it reboot & then post the log it makes.
The logfile will also be saved in C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt
and tell us if that cured it
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14-Mar-2013, 05:46 AM #8
Thank you! The search and delete worked.
# AdwCleaner v2.114 - Logfile created 03/14/2013 at 06:42:28
# Updated 05/03/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# User : Chris - CHRISNOTEBOOK
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]


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


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

Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\search protection
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Application Data\PriceGong
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\Conduit
Folder Deleted : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jmfkcklnlgedgbglfkkgedjfmejoahla
Folder Deleted : C:\Program Files\Conduit

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

Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{3BD44F0E-0596-4008-AEE0-45D47E3A8F0E}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{AFDBDDAA-5D3F-42EE-B79C-185A7020515B}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\PriceGong
Key Deleted : HKCU\Software\SmartBar
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\AVG Secure Search
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3C471948-F874-49F5-B338-4F214A2EE0B1}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Conduit.Engine
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Toolbar.CT2790392
Key Deleted : HKLM\Software\Conduit
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\jmfkcklnlgedgbglfkkgedjfmejoahla
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Management\ARPCache\conduitEngine
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}
Key Deleted : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{02478D38-C3F9-4EFB-9B51-7695ECA05670}

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v25.0.1364.152

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

Deleted [l.65] : search_url = "hxxp://lavasoft.blekko.com/ws/?source=f439e2c0&tbp=rbox&toolbarid=adawaretb&u=4[...]

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AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2853 octets] - [14/03/2013 06:42:09]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [2478 octets] - [14/03/2013 06:42:28]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [2538 octets] ##########
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14-Mar-2013, 06:21 AM #9
Has that solved your problem
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14-Mar-2013, 06:20 PM #10
Yes, thank you...all appears to be back to normal!
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14-Mar-2013, 06:22 PM #11
Ooops!
Just did another search and it's back! Help!!
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14-Mar-2013, 06:31 PM #12
ADWCleaner results
I ran the cleaner again and this was the result:

# AdwCleaner v2.114 - Logfile created 03/14/2013 at 19:26:54
# Updated 05/03/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# User : Chris - CHRISNOTEBOOK
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]


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


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


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


***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v25.0.1364.172

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

Deleted [l.65] : search_url = "hxxp://lavasoft.blekko.com/ws/?source=f439e2c0&tbp=rbox&toolbarid=adawaretb&u=4[...]

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AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2853 octets] - [14/03/2013 06:42:09]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [1098 octets] - [14/03/2013 19:26:21]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [2607 octets] - [14/03/2013 06:42:28]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [988 octets] - [14/03/2013 19:26:54]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1047 octets] ##########
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14-Mar-2013, 06:37 PM #13
ran again
It came back again....

# AdwCleaner v2.114 - Logfile created 03/14/2013 at 19:33:15
# Updated 05/03/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3 (32 bits)
# User : Chris - CHRISNOTEBOOK
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Desktop\AdwCleaner.exe
# Option [Delete]


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


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


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


***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v8.0.6001.18702

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v25.0.1364.172

File : C:\Documents and Settings\Chris\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

Deleted [l.65] : search_url = "hxxp://lavasoft.blekko.com/ws/?source=f439e2c0&tbp=rbox&toolbarid=adawaretb&u=4[...]

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AdwCleaner[R1].txt - [2853 octets] - [14/03/2013 06:42:09]
AdwCleaner[R2].txt - [1098 octets] - [14/03/2013 19:26:21]
AdwCleaner[R3].txt - [1218 octets] - [14/03/2013 19:32:30]
AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [2607 octets] - [14/03/2013 06:42:28]
AdwCleaner[S2].txt - [1116 octets] - [14/03/2013 19:26:54]
AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [1108 octets] - [14/03/2013 19:33:15]

########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner[S3].txt - [1168 octets] ##########
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15-Mar-2013, 03:31 AM #14
is it only happening in chrome or in all browsers
if it is just in chrome then

The only likely cure is going to be uninstall chrome, make sure you take the option to remove all user data.
first make sure that you are not set up to sync chrome with your google account, if you are, set it to stop sync first ( otherwise the backups on your google account will reinstall the malware).
Then reboot & reinstall chrome
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Is happening in both Chrome and Explorer, the only two browsers that I have installed. Suggestions?
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