I've been infected by bing

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  1. DP_JAY

    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    My laptop's browsers have been taken over, whichever search engine I try to use the address bar changes to " sb players" then the bing search engine comes up?
    I've tried reloading both chrome &yahoo but it still comes back as soon as I go online.
    Had a quick search from this tablet & it seems I'm not the only one.
    My phone & tablet seem ok so far.
    HELP!
     
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    If you click on your browser search box it should show you a list of installed search engines. If the rogue one is there you can remove it.
    Otherwise I would run Malwarebytes.
     
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    Does it play "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas " ;)
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    No, but then Ive got the sound turned off.
     
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    And once you have removed it run a program like C CLEANER to clear all the last dregs from the registry or bits of the program will keep popping up.
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Poblem is toget c cleaner I need to go online & when I try to it reloads itself and then blocks anything like that from being downloaded.
    When I clear the browser it says they are removed but they're not.
     
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    Have you no access to another computer, download and put on a memory stick.
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Not at the moment, tablet has no usb, but I'll work on that one.
     
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    But maybe a memory slot. If so download onto removable memory, pop into a USB reader and pop into laptop.
     
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    Does it stop you from downloading anything and everything?

    Have you tried looking for any new programmes through Control Panel, check for anything installed today or since you last had a working internet. If it looks odd then uninstall it. It will probably leave a load of stuff in the registry which could still cause problems and leave you at square one. If you can get back on and download CC or Malware then run them both but @ScotJimland put me and others onto Revo Uninstaller which is a super piece of software. It's the Heineken of the pc cleaners, reaching parts etc. That will clear everything deep in the registry that ConPan doesn't. Good luck, just been there myself hence the Revo.
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    Yes I'm working on the idea of a spare memory card.
    it'll be tomorrow though.
    thanks.
     
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    Every time I try to download any thing like anti virus or registy cleaner is says
    cannot conect to the internet, but normal web pages are ok?
     
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    Ok so I'm currently running a very deep scan but after 15 mins it's only 1% so it'll take all night if not longer so we'll see what happens tomorrow.
     
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    can you system restore to before this infection then install cc ext.
     
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    DP_JAY Funster Life Member

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    OK, so thanks for all your help, so far so good.
    After the deep scan it said problems were detected with the browser(I forget the jargon used)& recommended switching to a different browser. I was then able to download c cleaner before it infected that browser too. Anyway, I was able to run c cleaner, delete all my browsers( & a load of old stuff), reinstall my computer to an earlier time, run the scan again & c cleaner twice more.
    Fingers crossed.
     
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    You should never do this if you think your system is infected with something. If you do it you are risking whatever it is then infecting all your backups and restore information. Not all nasties do it but a lot do. If it happens you end up with far more problems than you started with.
     
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    Thanks NickNic for that tip
    Lee
     
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