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adware generic5.Akjo [Solved]

adware generic5 AVG

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#1 TAGVoar


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 01:40 PM

A friend's computer started acting strange, and when she ran Ad-Aware it found the adware "adware generic5.Akjo."


When she runs AVG free, it can't remove the files. Unfortunately I forgot to ask her for the locations of the infected files, but I can get those tonight.


I have been doing research on Google and can only find removal of adware generic5.rqr, and adware generic5.src. In a few of the tutorials the registry entires were different, so I am wondering if anyone here knows which entries we need to delete in order to clean her computer for this specific version of the virus.


I'm just wondering what needs to be deleted to get this thing off her computer. She DOES NOT have a restore point, and a clean install of the OS is an absolutely-positivly-no-other-possible-possilities option.


OS: Windows 7 Home Basic whatever-you-get-if-you-buy-a-cheap-computer-from-walmart


I figure if i get a list of all the files that need to be killed, I can teach her how to do that, as I have done similar things like that for her in the past. Though, A youtube video she can watch that actually /speaks/ about removing the files, rather than just showing some stills would be appreciated too.

Oh, I'm not phenomenal when it comes to tech, but I do understand how to get into the regestry and delete the corrupted entires, and how to start the computer in safe-mode (if need be) and remove the infected files.

Lastly, if there is a anti-virus program out there that can remove this specific virus from her computer without much hassle (as in less then deleting registry entries and safe-mode booting), that would be the ideal option, but most of the things I found on Google, don't seem to be legitimate options.

Thank you for your time, everyone :)

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:53 PM

Hi TAGVoar,

My name is OCD. I would be more than happy to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems you might have. Logs can take a while to research, so please be patient and know that I am working hard to get you a clean and functional system back in your hands. I'd be grateful if you would note the following:
  • I will be working on your Malware issues, this may or may not, solve other issues you have with your machine.
  • The fixes are specific to your problem and should only be used for the issues on this machine.
  • Please continue to review my answers until I tell you your machine appears to be clear. Absence of symptoms does not mean that everything is clear.
  • It's often worth reading through these instructions and printing them for ease of reference.
  • If you don't know or understand something, please don't hesitate to say or ask!! It's better to be sure and safe than sorry.
  • Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.
  • Copy and Paste logs directly into the reply window. DO NOT attach the logs unless specifically instructed to do so.
IMPORTANT NOTE : Please do not delete, download or install anything unless instructed to do so.

DO NOT use any TOOLS such as Combofix or HijackThis fixes without supervision. Doing so could make your system inoperable and could require a full reinstall of your Operating System and losing all your programs and data.

Please stay with this topic until I let you know that your system appears to be "All Clear"

Important: All tools MUST be run from the Desktop.


bullseye_zpse9eaf36e.gif Security Check

Download Security Check by screen317 from here or here.
  • Save it to your Desktop.
    • Windows XP : Double click on the icon to run it.
    • Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8 : Right click and select "Run as Administrator"
  • A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.

bullseye_zpse9eaf36e.gif aswMBR

Download aswMBR.exe and save it to your desktop.
    • Windows XP : Double click on the icon to run it.
    • Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8 : Right click and select "Run as Administrator"
  • When asked if you want to download Avast's virus definitions please select Yes.
  • Click Scan
  • Upon completion of the scan, click Save log and save it to your desktop, and post that log in your next reply for review. Note - do NOT attempt any Fix yet.
  • You will also notice another file created on the desktop named MBR.dat. Right click that file and select Send To>Compressed (zipped) file. Attach that zipped file in your next reply as well.
bullseye_zpse9eaf36e.gif OTL

Download OTL to your desktop.
  • Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
    • Windows XP : Double click on the icon to run it.
    • Windows Vista, Windows 7 & 8 : Right click and select "Run as Administrator"
  • When the window appears, underneath Output at the top change it to Minimal Output.
  • Check the boxes beside LOP Check and Purity Check.
  • Under Custom Scan paste this in

    %USERPROFILE%\..|smtmp;true;true;true /FP
    %temp%\smtmp\*.* /s >
    %systemroot%\*. /mp /s
    dir "%systemdrive%\*" /S /A:L /C
    %PROGRAMFILES%\bak. /s
    %systemroot%\system32\bak. /s
    %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\*.lnk /x
    %systemroot%\system32\config\systemprofile\*.dat /x
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Internet Explorer\*.dat
    %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\*.lnk /x
    %PROGRAMFILES%\Common Files\*.*
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WindowsUpdate\Auto Update\Results\Install|LastSuccessTime /rs
  • Click the Run Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
    • When the scan completes, it will open two notepad windows. OTL.Txt and Extras.Txt. These are saved in the same location as OTL.
    • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of these files, one at a time, and post it with your next reply.
    • You may need two posts to fit them both in.

In your next post please provide the following:
  • checkup.txt
  • aswMBR.txt
  • attach MBR.zip
  • OTL.txt
  • Extras.txt

#3 OCD



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Posted 17 December 2013 - 08:40 PM

Hi TAGVoar,

Just checking in to see if you still need help?

#4 TAGVoar


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Posted 17 December 2013 - 09:01 PM

Hey guys! Sorry for the lateness of my reply, but I stumbled on a program called Malwarebytes and after she ran it, it found the virus and cleaned it out. She has been able to use Chrome now with no problems.
Sorry, but thank you all for your help! I know where I'll turn in the future for help... cause I know she'll get any other one! ;-)

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Posted 17 December 2013 - 10:57 PM

Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could be of assistance.

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

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