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Virus|pop-ups on my desktop and browser (extratorrent)

Lea
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I got a virus from extratorrent after downloading a movie (please, don't judge :( ) and some pop-ups keep appearing on the desktop or while using Chrome.

I looked at Programs and there is nothing suspicious that I can delete, there is also no sign of this virus in extensions of Chrome.

What would advice to do? 

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Install Malwarebytes and do a scan. 

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Run some anti virus softwares like windows defender and malwarebytes, but your best bet is to reinstall windows 

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2 minutes ago, Slottr said:

Run some anti virus softwares like windows defender and malwarebytes, but your best bet is to reinstall windows 

Windows defender hasn't found any threats, unfortunately. Thanks, though

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It's just some stupid virus. If AdwCleaner don't remove it, use SpyHunter and detect problems, then resolve them using windows tools (fix/remove registry entries, delete infected files). Unfortuntelly, SpyHunter don't remove it for you, since it's paid program. But analysis and paths (both - to programs and for registry entries) are full described. And scan is free.

 

No Windows reinstall required btw. It's overreacting. This way you'll end like some users who reinstall Windows every small problem. And yes - small browser virus is small problem. Dangerous viruses do not display lot of popups (they do not reveal themselves so easily).

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3 minutes ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Install Malwarebytes and do a scan. 

Windows defender hasn't found any threats. I will install malwarebytes, thank you 

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5 minutes ago, homeap5 said:

It's just some stupid virus. If AdwCleaner don't remove it, use SpyHunter and detect problems, then resolve them using windows tools (fix/remove registry entries, delete infected files). Unfortuntelly, SpyHunter don't remove it for you, since it's paid program. But analysis and paths (both - to programs and for registry entries) are full described. And scan is free.

 

No Windows reinstall required btw. It's overreacting. This way you'll end like some users who reinstall Windows every small problem. And yes - small browser virus is small problem. Dangerous viruses do not display lot of popups (they do not reveal themselves so easily).

Seems like AdwCleaner worked! No sign of pop-ups for a few minutes now. Thank you!!

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21 hours ago, Lea said:

Seems like AdwCleaner worked! No sign of pop-ups for a few minutes now. Thank you!!

Now you can continue your crime ?

 

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It's more then likely an add on that was added to google chrome and considering that it's well hidden I would suggest that you back up any critical files (and not that illegally downloaded movie) and nuke the whole install...

 

It's the only way to be sure.

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On 11/23/2018 at 3:33 PM, PC Pig said:

Now you can continue your crime ?

 

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No, I won't. Still get those pop-ups. I'm done with torrent forever 

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On 11/23/2018 at 3:33 PM, PC Pig said:

Now you can continue your crime ?

 

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Also, while I do understand that downloading a movie with torrent is illegal and probably not a good idea, I'm not from US, but from a country where average salary is like 300 usd at best, so if using torrent meant seeing a movie that a) I couldn't afford to buy or see in the cinema or b) movie theater wouldn't show here at all, then yeah I was going to do it sometimes

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9 hours ago, demonix00 said:

It's more then likely an add on that was added to google chrome and considering that it's well hidden I would suggest that you back up any critical files (and not that illegally downloaded movie) and nuke the whole install...

 

It's the only way to be sure.

you mean it's best to reinstall windows? 

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On 11/25/2018 at 10:02 AM, Lea said:

you mean it's best to reinstall windows? 

Come on! It's so stupid to do that only because small annoying virus. Use my second method.

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