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Scorpion Saver removal [Solved]


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#16 CatByte

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:17 AM

Ok,

The log attached properly, well done.

Please run the following:

Please download AdwCleaner and save it to your desktop.
http://www.bleepingc...cleaner/dl/125/
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click on the Scan button.
After the scan has finished... click on the Clean button.
Press OK when asked to close all programs and follow the onscreen prompts.
Press OK again to allow AdwCleaner to restart the computer and complete the removal process.
After rebooting, a logfile report (AdwCleaner[S0].txt) will open automatically.
Attach that logfile to your next reply.
A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.

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#17 stnrck64

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 09:52 AM

Update. i ran CCleaner and Windows add remove programs and found no supicious installed software. I also cleaned the registry with CCleaner. If the .txt file I sent confirms all traces of Scorpion Saver and AdPeak are gone it should be good. Anything else I need to do as a final cleanup?



#18 CatByte

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:09 AM

We just need to clean up our tools after I see the log, then you should be good to go.

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 10:14 AM

Our messages crossed paths while I was entering a reply. Here are the just run AdwCleaner files ( i ran this program a month ago).

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#20 CatByte

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Posted 05 May 2014 - 12:45 PM

Looks good,

If there are no outstanding issues, then let's clean up our tools.


You can delete the FRST and System Look logs and programs from your desktop.

NEXT
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Uninstall.
  • Confirm with yes.
NEXT

Clean up with OTM:
  • Double-click OTM.exe to start the program.
  • Close all other programs apart from OTM as this step will require a reboot
  • On the OTM main screen, press the th_OTMoveItCleanUpButton.jpg button
  • Say Yes to the prompt and then allow the program to reboot your computer.
If there are any logs/tools remaining on your desktop > right click and delete them.


NEXT


Below I have included a number of recommendations for how to protect your computer against malware infections.
  • It is good security practice to change your passwords to all your online accounts on a fairly regular basis, this is especially true after an infection. Refer to this Microsoft article
    Strong passwords: How to create and use them Then consider a password keeper, to keep all your passwords safe. KeePass is a small utility that allows you to manage all your passwords.
  • Keep Windows updated by regularly checking their website at :
    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
    This will ensure your computer has always the latest security updates available installed on your computer.
  • Make Internet Explorer more secure
    • Click Start > Run
    • Type Inetcpl.cpl & click OK
    • Click on the Security tab
    • Click Reset all zones to default level
    • Make sure the Internet Zone is selected & Click Custom level
    • In the ActiveX section, set the first two options ("Download signed and unsigned ActiveX controls) to "Prompt", and ("Initialize and Script ActiveX controls not marked as safe") to "Disable".
    • Next Click OK, then Apply button and then OK to exit the Internet Properties page.
  • Download TFC to your desktop
    • Close any open windows.
    • Double click the TFC icon to run the program
    • TFC will close all open programs itself in order to run,
    • Click the Start button to begin the process.
    • Allow TFC to run uninterrupted.
    • The program should not take long to finish it's job
    • Once its finished it should automatically reboot your machine,
    • if it doesn't, manually reboot to ensure a complete clean
    It's normal after running TFC cleaner that the PC will be slower to boot the first time.
  • WOT, Web of Trust, warns you about risky websites that try to scam visitors, deliver malware or send spam. Protect your computer against online threats by using WOT as your front-line layer of protection when browsing or searching in unfamiliar territory. WOT's color-coded icons show you ratings for 21 million websites, helping you avoid the dangerous sites:
    • Green to go
    • Yellow for caution
    • Red to stop
    WOT has an addon available for Chrome, Firefox and IE
  • AdblockPlus
    • AdblockPlus, Surf the web without annoying ads!
    • Blocks banners, pop-ups and video ads - even on Facebook and YouTube
    • Protects your online privacy
    • Two-click installation, It's free!
    • click the icon that corresponds to your browser and download.
  • Keep a backup of your important files - Now, more than ever, it's especially important to protect your digital files and memories. This article is full of good information on alternatives for home backup solutions.
  • In light of your recent issue, I'm sure you'd like to avoid any future infections. Please take a look at these well written articles:
    PC Safety and Security--What Do I Need?.
  • Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet
Thank you for your patience, and performing all of the procedures requested.

Please respond one last time so we can consider the thread resolved and close it, thank-you.

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 05:58 AM

I've done all the above steps and installed WOT and AdBlockPlus. I have made a donation through PayPal. Thanks for all of your help. May the guy who wrote Scorpion Saver rot in jail someday.



#22 CatByte

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:11 AM

Thank-you, much appreciated.

I hope the PC is running well now.

Regards

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#23 CatByte

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Posted 06 May 2014 - 06:11 AM

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

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