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epelser 01-05-13 14:29

Cannot Remove ""Click to Continue > by Browse to Save"
 
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It seems that on websites random words are being highlighted to appear as links. But I am going to sites now that do not do this. When I hover over link it shows some type of ad and in another popup always says "Click to Continue > by Browse to Save". I have tried everything and cant get rid of this. Here are my logs and will do a second post of screen shot of what I am encountering.

epelser 01-05-13 14:32

Re: Cannot Remove ""Click to Continue > by Browse to Save"
 
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chaslang 01-05-13 20:35

Re: Cannot Remove ""Click to Continue > by Browse to Save"
 
Welcome to Major Geeks!
Quote:

Originally Posted by epelser (Post 1796047)
It seems that on websites random words are being highlighted to appear as links.

This is may not be malware and it may not a problem. It is referred by several names. One is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contextual_advertising

This is a way in which many websites make some money inorder to afford to run the website. Many websites do this. One of the earlier companies that started this idea was Vibrant Media. By now, there are many of them.

However after to checking your snapshot, I don't see these contectual advertising words being highlighted on that sight. So let's check some more.

What is the below that I see in your logs?
C:\Windows\agent_x64.exe

What browser are you using when this happens? I assume you used Chrome based on your logs. Please shutdown Chrome completely and try Internet Explorer. Does it happen with Internet Explorer?

Did you have a problem running MGtools? Your logs are very incomplete. Did you make the MGlogs.zip file yourself or did you really attach the one from C:\MGlogs.zip or from your Desktop?

epelser 01-06-13 19:39

Re: Cannot Remove ""Click to Continue > by Browse to Save"
 
I do not know what the C:\Windows\agent_x64.exe is. Based on the date stamps that has been on the computer since I bought it. I had no issues with the MGtools those were the files fro. C:\MGlogs.zip.

Seems that this was only happening in Chrome, which is what I was using, but not in IE or Firefox. Decided to go back and went through the Chrome Extensions and the culprit for these contextual ads was an extension called Zoomex that I have no idea what it was for. Removed it and all is well now. Thank you very much for your assistance.

chaslang 01-06-13 22:21

Re: Cannot Remove ""Click to Continue > by Browse to Save"
 
You're welcome. Glad to hear you found the problem.


If you are not having any other malware problems, it is time to do our final steps:
  1. We recommend you keep Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for scanning/removal of malware.
  2. Go back to step 4 oof the READ ME and renable your Disk Emulation software with Defogger if you had disabled it.
  3. Go to add/remove programs and uninstall HijackThis. If you don't see it or it will not uninstall, don't worry about it. Just move on to the next step.
  4. If running Vista or Win 7, it is time to make sure you have reenabled UAC by double clicking on the C:\MGtools\enableUAC.reg file and allowing it to be added to the registry.
  5. Goto the C:\MGtools folder and find the MGclean.bat file. Double click ( if running Vista, Win7, or Win 8 Right Click and Run As Administrator ) on this file to run this cleanup program that will remove files and folders related to MGtools and some other items from our cleaning procedures.
  6. Any other miscellaneous tools we may have had you install or download can be uninstalled and deleted.
  7. After doing the above, you should work thru the below link:


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