Malware: I've been got at.

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  1. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    What happened was I was about to take the Christmas songs of the MP3, yeah I know but we leave it plugged into the speakers in the house so the wife can have wall to wall music.

    Sonic Stage! It's an awful programme like an elephant in a china shop but it won't let me in as it demands "Administrator Rights". So I google for answers and end up downloading the latest version from what looked a trusted site.

    Now the pc has gone haywire with Binkiland.exe installed which is a browser hijacker and Strong Signal which pops ads up all over the place.

    Uninstalled Binki through the Control Panel and after Malware Bytes didn't find anything (am I right MB doesn't offer a choice of Full or Quick scan now?) I googled for a Strong Signal removal tool. Ah! Spyhunter the very thing but after running it for an hour and finding dozens of threats I spotted the "Register" icon down one corner. $30 or some such so after going back to Control Panel to uninstall it offers me the thing for 75% off. I'm tempted but now running Spybot so we'll see what that brings up.

    In the meantime we're still listening to Silent Night. :rolleyes:
     
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    ah yes.. been there as you know..

    use Revo uninstaller to remove Sonic stage..
    download the free version here http://revo-uninstaller.en.softonic.com/

    then another scan with Malwarebytes, (correct. no quick scan) .. finally CCleaner
     
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  3. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    Thank you James, My minds gone a blank now but Spybot must have found a few threats and after a restart all seems well, what's the diff in uninstalling Sonic in ConPan against Revo cos I have to start over again now, another half day I'll never get back.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Revo gets rid of all the associated files, folders and registry entries.. it does a deep clean.. I've used it for years.. never use the Windows uninstall...

    I love Revo.. has saved my bacon many times..

    from Revo

    Easy to use
    Using Revo Uninstaller is very simple. As soon as its installed, the main interface displays which programs are installed. Right click on the icon for options and information, or simply select the one you want to remove and Revo Uninstaller performs a very through removal process, including making a backup point in case anything goes wrong or it removes something you don't want it to.

    Revo Uninstaller delves deep into your Registry to remove all entries and other temporary files that most other uninstallers leave behind. It uses a wizard approach - at each step, Revo Uninstaller prompts you to select which files you want to remove. The app also has two alternative ways of removing programs - Hunter and Drag and Drop.

    Very stubborn apps
    Hunter Mode is perfect for those programs that really don't want to make a move. You take the little target icon that appears on your desktop, and place it over the program you want to remove. It could be the desktop icon, the start page entry or even the folder on your C: drive and is perfect for those irritating apps that don't show up in the installed programs list. Revo Uninstaller's Drag and Drop mode is similar, but instead you drag the program item to the icon - amusingly designed as a burning fire!

    There is very little to fault with Revo Uninstaller - it's a great uninstaller, and free. What more could you ask for?!
     
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    Many thanks Jim, I've never heard of it but will try it tonight!
     
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  6. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    [QUOTE="ScotJimland, post: 1310549, member: 15

    There is very little to fault with Revo Uninstaller - it's a great uninstaller, and free. What more could you ask for?![/QUOTE]

    Coffee with it?
     
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    Coffee with it?[/QUOTE]

    Stirred too!
     
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    No sugar in mine, please.
     
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    Thanks @ScotJimland just downloaded and run, its cleaned loads of old files and programs I couldn't fully uninstall,(y)(y)(y)(y)(y)
     
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    Uninstalled Sonic Stage and little did I realise that much of the malware was in there. I've still got some stuff popping up but the wife says I have to stop for me tea. Brilliant bit of software Jim, thank you. (y)
     
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    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    I've also just found Strong Signal in my Firefox Add On Bar, so it was still lurking there.
     
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    iPad anyone ?

    :whistle2:
     
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    go into FF add-ons- extensions and remove / delete it
     
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    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    Yes I did. (y)
     
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    In coffee? Philistine.
     
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    you have a bad eye ?
     
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    Have they worked out how to remove that virus from it yet ?
    I think it was called ... IOS8 ? ;)
     
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    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

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    Right, if I could borrow Tootles bugle I could sound the all clear, on second thoughts given where that's been p'raps not. :cautious:

    Between MB/Spybot/MSE/CC and Revo I can get on with what I was doing, ah yes Sonic Stage, I might be gone some time. :)
     
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    Is it worth running Revo even if you have no immediate problem..thinking about lurking stuff:cautious: :)
     
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    Only used it last night to uninstall a couple of unknowns that turned out to be my problem. I like the way it gives you the option to google for info and/or look up the website of any programme be it suspicious or not. So yes, from my limited experience of Revo asking it to look at anything seems no bad idea. (y)
     
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