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Default browser randomly opens + browser tabs randomly switch to browser home

Question: Default browser randomly opens + browser tabs randomly switch to browser home

Hello, B.C.
 
My english is not 100% perfect, so I apologize.
 
After looking at how many problems were solved here I wanted to show mine, since yesterday, while not browsing or playing a fullscreen game, my default browser randomly opens, if I am playing a game, it minimizes it which makes it unplayable. And when I am browsing, no matter what browser is, my current tab switch to the browser home page, for example, In opera my home page is the speed dial, while browsing on a website e.j. wikipedia or any other, it changes to the browser home page for no reason, and that happens in all browsers, no matter what the default one is.
 
I do believe this is caused by a malware. I scanned my computer with both avast! Free Antivirus and Windows Defender and found nothing. I deleted opera and made firefox my default browser, it randomly opened constantly as it did with opera. I restored my system to 04/12/12 and the problem was still present (I also rebooted many times), however, as I deleted opera when restoring my system it was still there as my default browser but, when whatever was causing the problem attempted to launch it, it popped up a window telling that the launcher file could not be run, and so that window popped up randomly and it was actually the same thing, as when I deleted the launcher file, it stopped popping up the window (and a browser, because I had no default browser). When clicking the opera icon in my tool bar it opened opera like it was never removed, but it wasn't my default browser.
 
So, basically now when I browse it still keeps changing my current tab page to the browser home page and I can't seem to find a fix for this problem, which makes me believe it is a malware.
 
Here is the DDS:
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16428  BrowserJavaVersion: 10.45.2
Run by User at 18:01:22 on 2013-12-08
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.58.3082.18.5610.3570 [GMT -4,5:30]
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AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
FW: avast! Internet Security *Disabled* {2F96FC65-F07D-9D1E-5A6E-3DA5C487EAF0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\Hpservice.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HPDrvMntSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPWMISVC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader\RIconMan.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files (x86)\TuneUp Utilities 2011\TuneUpUtilitiesService64.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k secsvcs
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSVC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Windows Live\WLIDSvcM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\TuneUp Utilities 2011\TuneUpUtilitiesApp64.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k bthsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\WUDFHost.exe
C:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exe
C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TSVNCache.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP LaunchBox\HPTaskBar1.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP LaunchBox\HPTaskBar3.exe
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYNAPTICS\SYNTP\SYNTPHELPER.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\puush\puush.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP QuickWeb\hpqwutils.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP On Screen Display\HPOSD.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP CoolSense\CoolSense.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPMSGSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\hpqWmiEx.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnetwk.exe
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\RunDll32.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtStackServer.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServicePeerNet
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Steam\SteamService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\MOM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Core-Static\CCC.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\18.0.1284.49_2\opera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\18.0.1284.49_2\opera_crashreporter.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\18.0.1284.49_2\opera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\18.0.1284.49_2\opera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\18.0.1284.49_2\opera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\18.0.1284.49_2\opera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\hpsa_service.exe
C:\Windows\Microsoft.Net\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\18.0.1284.49_2\opera.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\18.0.1284.49_2\opera.exe
C:\Windows\system32\wbem\wmiprvse.exe
C:\Windows\System32\cscript.exe
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============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
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uStart Page = hxxp://www.bing.com
mStart Page = about:blank
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BHO: Office Document Cache Handler: {B4F3A835-0E21-4959-BA22-42B3008E02FF} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\URLREDIR.DLL
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IE: Enviar imagen al dispositivo &Bluetooth... - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie_ctx.htm
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IE: {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - {48E73304-E1D6-4330-914C-F5F514E3486C} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIE.dll
IE: {789FE86F-6FC4-46A1-9849-EDE0DB0C95CA} - {FFFDC614-B694-4AE6-AB38-5D6374584B52} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\ONBttnIELinkedNotes.dll
IE: {CCA281CA-C863-46ef-9331-5C8D4460577F} - C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\btsendto_ie.htm
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://java.sun.com/update/1.7.0/jinstall-1_7_0_40-windows-i586.cab
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SEH: Groove GFS Stub Execution Hook - {B5A7F190-DDA6-4420-B3BA-52453494E6CD} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office14\GROOVEEX.DLL
LSA: Notification Packages =  scecli C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BtwProximityCP.dll
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x64-Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files (x86)\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
x64-Run: [SetDefault] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP LaunchBox\SetDefault.exe
x64-Run: [AdobeAAMUpdater-1.0] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\OOBE\PDApp\UWA\UpdaterStartupUtility.exe"
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x64-Run: [SysTrayApp] C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\sttray64.exe
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============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============
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R0 amd_sata;amd_sata;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\amd_sata.sys [2011-4-16 79488]
R0 amd_xata;amd_xata;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\amd_xata.sys [2011-4-16 40064]
R0 aswRvrt;avast! Revert;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswRvrt.sys [2013-11-10 65776]
R0 aswVmm;avast! VM Monitor;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswVmm.sys [2013-11-10 205320]
R0 gfibto;gfibto;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\gfibto.sys [2013-3-12 14456]
R0 PxHlpa64;PxHlpa64;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\PxHlpa64.sys [2011-10-17 55856]
R1 aswSnx;aswSnx;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswSnx.sys [2013-11-10 1032416]
R1 aswSP;aswSP;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswsp.sys [2013-12-7 409832]
R2 AdobeActiveFileMonitor9.0;Adobe Active File Monitor V9;C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Elements 9 Organizer\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe [2010-9-29 169408]
R2 AESTFilters;Andrea ST Filters Service;C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\AESTSr64.exe [2013-6-25 89600]
R2 AMD External Events Utility;AMD External Events Utility;C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe [2011-9-28 204288]
R2 AMD FUEL Service;AMD FUEL Service;C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\Fuel\Fuel.Service.exe [2011-9-28 361984]
R2 aswFsBlk;aswFsBlk;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswFsBlk.sys [2013-11-10 38984]
R2 aswMonFlt;aswMonFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys [2013-11-10 84328]
R2 avast! Antivirus;avast! Antivirus;C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\AvastSvc.exe [2013-11-10 50344]
R2 HP Support Assistant Service;HP Support Assistant Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Support Framework\HPSA_Service.exe [2012-9-27 86528]
R2 HPClientSvc;HP Client Services;C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Client Services\HPClientServices.exe [2010-10-10 346168]
R2 HPDrvMntSvc.exe;HP Quick Synchronization Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Shared\HPDrvMntSvc.exe [2012-8-10 197536]
R2 hpsrv;HP Service;C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe [2011-5-27 30520]
R2 HPWMISVC;HPWMISVC;C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch\HPWMISVC.exe [2012-2-15 34872]
R2 IconMan_R;IconMan_R;C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader\RIconMan.exe [2012-2-24 2413056]
R2 TuneUp.UtilitiesSvc;TuneUp Utilities Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\TuneUp Utilities 2011\TuneUpUtilitiesService64.exe [2012-1-10 2028864]
R3 amdiox64;AMD IO Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\amdiox64.sys [2012-2-24 46136]
R3 AtiHDAudioService;ATI Function Driver for HD Audio Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\AtihdW76.sys [2010-11-17 115216]
R3 bcbtums;Bluetooth RAM Firmware Download USB Filter;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\bcbtums.sys [2012-2-24 133672]
R3 btwampfl;btwampfl Bluetooth filter driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btwampfl.sys [2012-2-24 620584]
R3 BTWDPAN;Bluetooth Personal Area Network;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btwdpan.sys [2012-2-24 89640]
R3 btwl2cap;Bluetooth L2CAP Service;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\btwl2cap.sys [2012-2-24 39976]
R3 ManyCam;ManyCam Virtual Webcam;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mcvidrv_x64.sys [2012-10-10 44928]
R3 mcaudrv_simple;ManyCam Virtual Microphone;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\mcaudrv_x64.sys [2013-1-31 28160]
R3 RSPCIESTOR;Realtek PCIE CardReader Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\RtsPStor.sys [2012-2-24 338536]
R3 RTL8167;Realtek 8167 NT Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\Rt64win7.sys [2012-2-24 428136]
R3 TuneUpUtilitiesDrv;TuneUpUtilitiesDrv;C:\Program Files (x86)\TuneUp Utilities 2011\TuneUpUtilitiesDriver64.sys [2010-10-7 11856]
R3 USBAAPL64;Apple Mobile USB Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbaapl64.sys [2012-12-13 54784]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_32;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X86;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2012-7-9 104912]
S2 clr_optimization_v4.0.30319_64;Microsoft .NET Framework NGEN v4.0.30319_X64;C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\mscorsvw.exe [2012-7-8 123856]
S2 SkypeUpdate;Skype Updater;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Updater\Updater.exe [2013-2-28 161384]
S3 aswTap;avast! SecureLine TAP Adapter v3;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswTap.sys [2013-11-10 44640]
S3 GamesAppIntegrationService;GamesAppIntegrationService;C:\Program Files (x86)\WildTangent Games\App\GamesAppIntegrationService.exe [2013-9-5 227936]
S3 GamesAppService;GamesAppService;C:\Program Files (x86)\WildTangent Games\App\GamesAppService.exe [2010-10-12 206072]
S3 gfiark;gfiark;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\gfiark.sys [2013-3-12 38456]
S3 IEEtwCollectorService;Internet Explorer ETW Collector Service;C:\Windows\System32\ieetwcollector.exe [2013-12-7 111616]
S3 MotioninJoyXFilter;MotioninJoy Virtual Xinput device Filter Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\MijXfilt.sys [2013-3-12 115272]
S3 ose64;Office 64 Source Engine;C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Source Engine\OSE.EXE [2010-1-9 174440]
S3 RdpVideoMiniport;Remote Desktop Video Miniport Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\rdpvideominiport.sys [2013-4-23 19456]
S3 SrvHsfHDA;SrvHsfHDA;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\VSTAZL6.SYS [2009-7-13 292864]
S3 SrvHsfV92;SrvHsfV92;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\VSTDPV6.SYS [2009-7-13 1485312]
S3 SrvHsfWinac;SrvHsfWinac;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\VSTCNXT6.SYS [2009-7-13 740864]
S3 Te.Service;Te.Service;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\Testing\Runtimes\TAEF\Wex.Services.exe [2012-7-25 126976]
S3 TsUsbFlt;TsUsbFlt;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbFlt.sys [2013-4-23 57856]
S3 TsUsbGD;Remote Desktop Generic USB Device;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\TsUsbGD.sys [2013-4-23 30208]
S3 WatAdminSvc;Servicio de tecnologías de activación de Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wat\WatAdminSvc.exe [2012-6-14 1255736]
S4 MSSQLServerADHelper100;SQL Active Directory Helper Service;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Shared\sqladhlp.exe [2009-7-22 61976]
S4 RsFx0105;RsFx0105 Driver;C:\Windows\System32\drivers\RsFx0105.sys [2011-9-22 311144]
S4 SQLAgent$SQLEXPRESS;SQL Server Agent (SQLEXPRESS);C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\Binn\SQLAGENT.EXE [2011-9-22 431464]
S4 wlcrasvc;Windows Live Mesh remote connections service;C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\wlcrasvc.exe [2010-9-22 57184]
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=============== File Associations ===============
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FileExt: .inf: inffile=C:\Windows\System32\NOTEPAD.EXE %1 [UserChoice]
ShellExec: Opera.exe: open="C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\Launcher.exe" "%1"
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=============== Created Last 30 ================
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2013-12-08 02:33:48 -------- d-sh--w- C:\$RECYCLE.BIN
2013-12-08 02:05:12 98816 ----a-w- C:\Windows\sed.exe
2013-12-08 02:05:12 256000 ----a-w- C:\Windows\PEV.exe
2013-12-08 02:05:12 208896 ----a-w- C:\Windows\MBR.exe
2013-12-07 21:07:11 10285968 ----a-w- C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Defender\Definition Updates\{50F5933D-E811-4AA9-A7D9-2A020F524F5C}\mpengine.dll
2013-11-19 22:48:07 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\com.FontGear.data
2013-11-19 19:16:21 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Opera
2013-11-16 15:35:22 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\PAYDAY
2013-11-16 15:32:23 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation
2013-11-10 05:22:41 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\{E474239A-A7E5-4281-B545-9F34B811287E}
2013-11-10 05:06:41 447888 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswNdisFlt.sys
2013-11-10 04:58:12 84328 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswMonFlt.sys
2013-11-10 04:58:12 65776 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswRvrt.sys
2013-11-10 04:58:12 205320 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswVmm.sys
2013-11-10 04:58:12 1032416 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswSnx.sys
2013-11-10 04:58:10 92544 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswRdr2.sys
2013-11-10 04:58:06 43152 ----a-w- C:\Windows\avastSS.scr
2013-11-10 04:58:01 44640 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\aswTap.sys
2013-11-10 04:57:46 -------- d-----w- C:\Program Files\AVAST Software
2013-11-10 04:17:40 -------- d-----w- C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\AVAST Software
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==================== Find3M  ====================
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2013-11-11 10:20:16 267936 ------w- C:\Windows\System32\MpSigStub.exe
2013-10-12 02:30:42 830464 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\nshwfp.dll
2013-10-12 02:29:21 859648 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\IKEEXT.DLL
2013-10-12 02:29:08 324096 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\FWPUCLNT.DLL
2013-10-12 02:03:08 656896 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\nshwfp.dll
2013-10-12 02:01:25 216576 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FWPUCLNT.DLL
2013-10-08 23:52:21 71048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerCPLApp.cpl
2013-10-08 23:52:21 692616 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\FlashPlayerApp.exe
2013-10-08 12:20:37 96168 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\WindowsAccessBridge-32.dll
2013-10-05 20:25:35 1474048 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\crypt32.dll
2013-10-05 19:57:25 1168384 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\crypt32.dll
2013-10-04 02:28:31 190464 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\SmartcardCredentialProvider.dll
2013-10-04 02:25:17 197120 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\credui.dll
2013-10-04 02:24:49 1930752 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\authui.dll
2013-10-04 01:58:50 152576 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\SmartcardCredentialProvider.dll
2013-10-04 01:56:25 168960 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\credui.dll
2013-10-04 01:56:00 1796096 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\authui.dll
2013-10-03 02:23:48 404480 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\gdi32.dll
2013-10-03 02:00:44 311808 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\gdi32.dll
2013-09-28 01:09:10 497152 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\afd.sys
2013-09-25 02:26:40 95680 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ksecdd.sys
2013-09-25 02:26:40 154560 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ksecpkg.sys
2013-09-25 02:23:33 28672 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\sspisrv.dll
2013-09-25 02:23:33 135680 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\sspicli.dll
2013-09-25 02:23:01 28160 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\secur32.dll
2013-09-25 02:22:59 340992 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\schannel.dll
2013-09-25 02:21:50 307200 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\ncrypt.dll
2013-09-25 02:21:07 1447936 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\lsasrv.dll
2013-09-25 01:58:17 96768 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\sspicli.dll
2013-09-25 01:57:26 22016 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\secur32.dll
2013-09-25 01:57:24 247808 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\schannel.dll
2013-09-25 01:56:42 220160 ----a-w- C:\Windows\SysWow64\ncrypt.dll
2013-09-25 01:03:24 30720 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\lsass.exe
2013-09-15 19:30:21 108968 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\WindowsAccessBridge-64.dll
2013-09-15 19:30:20 973736 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\deployJava1.dll
2013-09-15 19:30:20 1095080 ----a-w- C:\Windows\System32\npDeployJava1.dll
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Preferred Solution: Default browser randomly opens + browser tabs randomly switch to browser home

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

Answer: Default browser randomly opens + browser tabs randomly switch to browser home

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number). Please downloadJunkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and select Run as administrator.The tool will open and start scanning your system.Please be patient as this can take a while to complete, depending on your system's specifications.On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your Desktop and will automatically open.Please post the contents of JRT.txt into your reply.===Please download ComboFix from any of the links below, and save it to your desktop. For information regarding this download, please visit this web page: TurorialLink 1Link 2IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop1. Close any open browsers.2. Close/disable all anti virus and anti malware programs so they do not interfere with the running of ComboFix.3. Do not install any other programs until this if fixed.How to : Disable Anti-virus and Firewall...http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlDouble click on ComboFix.exe and follow the prompts.When finished, it will produce a report for you.Please post the C:\ComboFix.txt Note: Do not mouse click ComboFix's window while it's running. That may cause it to stallNote: If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link --> http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic114351.htmlNote: If after running ComboFix you get this error message "Illegal operation attempted on a registry key that has been marked for deletion." when attempting to run a program all you need to do is restart the computer to reset the registry.===Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM.Let me know what problem persists.

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This is a brand new out of the box T560, so absolutely zero chance of virus/spyware unless it came pre-loaded. Randomly opens the default browser until the machine becomes non-responsive. Thought it was an issue with IE and maybe the default tabs for Lenovo pages at first but it's still doing it after I loaded Firefox onto the box and made it the default browser instead.

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i downloaded and installed a game patch from a russian site which also installed unwanted programs on my pc (mail.ru and amigo). every half hour or so my browser pops up with a tab about ad sites. i have scanned my pc multiple times and removed many unwanted items to do with mail.ru and amigo however the problem remains.
 

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Hello, Not really sure when this started but my main browser(curently chrome) opens my home page randomly in a new window, mostly when i play games, offline and online, i tryed a lot of stuff and forums but no succes , please help, thank you.
 

Answer:Browser randomly opens new tab

Hello,
Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them.
Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.
Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
Press Scan button.

It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please attach it to your reply.
The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.

 

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Not really much of a problem, just a bit irritating......hehe
Every now and again, my browser will jsut open up, like if I leave the PC for 30mins or something, Ill come back and Google will be staring me in the face......
Am i infected? *cough....splutter*
 

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Hello, I'm having this website called 'ringtonepartner.com' open up on opera from time to time.

I also received an email telling me someone was trying to log into my gmail (Suspicious sign in prevented), I didn't use the link provided there, but went to google settings and changed my password, 2 weeks later I received another email that someone was trying to log into my account again, changed my password again. A couple of days later I got an email from Guild Wars 2 that someone was trying to log in (The login ID is my email and password was the same as the email), as whenever you try to login from a different computer/ip they send an email asking for confirmation. PS: I don't have Guild Wars installed on this machine.

Those problems started to happen after I started using my notebook (the one I'm using now).
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by Dark at 13:36:17 on 2012-11-29
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7600.0.932.81.1033.18.3767.1134 [GMT -2:00]
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SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\... Read more

Answer:Browser opens a new tab randomly

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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hi - i have a very annoying problem and have tried everything so i think ill get help from the experts. my os is xp sp2 home edition. the problem lies in my default internet browser (firefox or ie6, whichever i have my default browser set to). everytime i go to type even a few letters my default browser opens up in a window itself and inturrupts my typing by making me close the browser or clicking back on the original programme i was in - as you can inmagine this can be very annoying as it basically doubles my working time when typing a letter for example. also it dosent matter if 1 browser window is open it will keep opening them, and i tried (just for experimental uses) typing with nothing open and it still opens a browser windowi have tried mutiple antivirus & Spyware scans, Defraging my system, cleaning the hard drives and the registry - the only other thing i can think of (which i dont want to do because i will lose all my photos ect) is formatting the pcany help will be gratefully appreciated

Answer:internet browser opens randomly itself

Does it open to a particular page?What I'm wondering is if theres some software on your PC which is set to auto update itself.What antispyware programs have you tried, I like Superantispyware click here

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I'm getting popups from my start tray at the bottom right permitting me to install random malware protectors as well as popups in the middle of my screen saying I might have a certain virus or trojan and that I need to download something. A window browser also pops up basically saying the same thing. Below I'll post my ActiveScan log and HiJackThis log:

ActiveScan:

;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
ANALYSIS: 2008-10-05 19:40:58
PROTECTIONS: 1
MALWARE: 12
SUSPECTS: 3
;***********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************
PROTECTIONS
Description Version Active Updated
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
Windows Defender 1.1.3903.0 No No
;===================================================================================================================================================================================
MALWARE
Id Description Type Active Severity Disinfectable Disinfected Location... Read more

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Hey, when I load up a web browser and try to search up something, it returns back to home page, even when I'm on homepage it just reloads. My next problem is only on Google Chrome, and when I load it up, it just spams with tabs and it opens them so fast I can't even exit out of them, when I restarted, it said it was waiting for over 200 Google chrome tabs to close.

At the moment I'm using the in game steam web browser to do my web browser needs.
I also don't think it's malware, because I ran a bunch of anti malware scan from Norton, Malware bytes, and avast but none of them caught any malware.

Answer:Web browser randomly returns to homepage, and keeps opening new tabs

Hi,

Sorry to hear that. Please try Norton Power eraser (norton.com/npe) and see if that helps.

Praveen
Norton Support.

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Hello,

My Firefox 3.6.3 browser has been opening randomly to my homepage (bbcnews.com) without any keys being pressed or anything- it continues to occur even when I am away from the computer. I have McAfee installed on my Dell laptop and have also scanned with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Avira Anti-Vir Personal, but no malware or viruses have been detected.

My HijackThis log is below- any advice would be much appreciated!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 4:19:31 PM, on 4/26/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Wave Systems Corp\Common\DataServer.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\SeagateManager\Sync\FreeAgentService.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exe
c:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\mcafee\mcproxy\mcproxy.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\VIRUSS~1\mcs... Read more

Answer:Firefox browser opens randomly to homepage

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Hi everyone, 
 
I have this issue where the default browser is opened randomly, and when I try typing in the browser search it keeps getting refreshed endlessly. I ran AVG internet security 2014, AdwCleaner and Junkware Removal Tool, but the issue still exists. I would appreciate some support on this. 

Answer:Default browser opens + browser refreshes in HP Pavilion DV6

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Up... Read more

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I run Windows XP Home edition 32 bit on my laptop made by a local computer store "Micro-vision". I have a browser redirect and pop-up problem that surfaced after I was alerted to a problem on one of the websites I oversee (details below). I am not sure whether this is the direct cause of the issues, but it seems likely. Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox (my main browser) are all affected when I try to access links on Google. The pop ups and redirects are sporadic, but many of the pages contain threats that AVG reports it blocks.

I have tried:

AVG
Malware Bytes Anti Malware
HitmanPro 3.5.6
TDSS Killer
SUPERAnti Spyware
Ad Aware
Spybot Search and Destroy
CCleaner
Microsoft Security Essentials
Cleanup!
ComboFix.exe
MGTools.exe
RootRepeal
Disk Check
TrojanRemover

None of these find anything wrong with my computer except Hitman Pro, which blithely mentions that "Possible variant of the TDL3 (alias Alureon) rootkit detected: The device stack of the hard disk is referencing a hidden driver. This could affect the detection of malicious files."
but doesn't clean it or offer advice on how.

Thank you for your help!

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About a week ago, I was alerted to a problem on one of the websites I manage by someone who had reported that the Norton site at http://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?url=tirrigh.org was reporting the following:

Threats found: 3

Threat Name: W32.Pilleuz!gen2
Location: http:... Read more

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When I am online browsing I have random tabs that will open to various websites. Nothing comes up when I run AVG, or Spybot. I am currently running Marwarebytes to see if it can find the problem. Here is the Hijack this log file. Any help would be great. Thank you in advanceLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 8:57:59 AM, on 6/25/2010Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17055)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\EMS Free Surfer Companion\fs30.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Toolbox\StatusClient\StatusClient.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\OrderReminder\OrderReminder\OrderReminder.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.e... Read more

Answer:Unknown virus/malware randomly opening tabs in browser

Since I have had no reply I have tried the following. downloaded and scanned with Malwarebytes, Downloaded and ran spyblaster. I have removed skype and google accelerator. Everything has come up empty and I am still having random tabs opening in all browsers and can not search in any search engine.Someone please help me...DougEDIT: Please be patient. There are over 270 unanswered topics in this forum at present at the current average wait time to receive help is 5-6 days. ~BP

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When I don't have a broswer selected, my default browser opens, and when the browser is selected, it keeps returning to its home page.
Its been occuring for several days now, and the only way I can stop it is by ending the processes explorer.exe
 
At first I thought it was a malware : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/490041/default-browser-keeps-opening-and-going-to-homepage-even-in-safe-mode/page-2
But it is still persistant after I did a fresh install and deleted everything off my C drive.
I've also unplugged my keyboard and reinstalled the drives, but that hasn't solved the problem either.
 
All I have found out is that it presses keycode 172.
 
Someone please save me from this madness!!

Answer:default browser keeps opening randomly

Seems to be a keyboard problem, I would go into Device Manager...uninstall the keyboard drivers...reboot the system and see if the situation goes away.
 
That failing, I'd try a different keyboard...possibly a stuck key.  The fact that it happens with a fresh install points to a hardware problem, IMO.
 
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.  Do not copy/paste data from the report.
 
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When I don't have a broswer selected, my default browser opens, and when the browser is selected, it keeps returning to its home page.
Its been occuring for several days now, and the only way I can stop it is by ending the processes explorer.exe
 
At first I thought it was a malware : http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/490041/default-browser-keeps-opening-and-going-to-homepage-even-in-safe-mode/page-2
But it is still persistant after I did a fresh install and deleted everything off my C drive.
I've also unplugged my keyboard and reinstalled the drives, but that hasn't solved the problem either.
 
All I have found out is that it presses keycode 172.
 
Someone please save me from this madness!!

Answer:default browser keeps opening randomly

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
  List last 10 Event Viewer log
  List Installed Programs
  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link.  Do not copy/paste data from the report.
 
Louis

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Windows 10, problems are - default browser and/or windows calculator will open randomly, single or multiple instances. The browser tab I have open will reset to home page, and lastly my speakers will change their volume or mute. These things have been happening separately or all at once. So far I've run scans with AVG and then Malwarebytes, but nothing found with either. Fingers crossed I can get help here.

Answer:Default browser + calculator opening randomly

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scr... Read more

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Default browser and/or windows calculator will open randomly, single or multiple instances. The browser tab I have open will reset to home page, and lastly my speakers will change their volume or mute.
 
Here is a link to my previous post in the "am I infected" section: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/608668/default-browser-calculator-opening-randomly/
 
Attached are both of the FRST logs.
 
 

Answer:Default browser + calculator opening randomly

Hello Walrusface and Welcome to the BleepingComputer.   
 
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I am using Windows 10, but the issue occurred on Windows 7 as well.
My laptop has two graphics adapters in it. One is an AMD Performance adapter the other is an integrated Intel adapter. If I switch to the AMD adapter, in order to play graphically intensive games, my default internet browser continually opens windows to my home page, google.com,  until my RAM is full and the computer slows to a crawl. I've tried uninstalling Google Chrome and Firefox but the issue continues with Internet Explorer. I've tried installing different graphics drivers with no change. I've also formatted and reinstalled windows, as soon as I switch to the AMD adapter the issue arises again. If I am browsing the internet while the AMD adapter is active, it takes me back to the home page automatically.
I tried different anti-virus, malware removal tools, adware removal tools. But nothing helped me to fix this issue.
 
Hoping, I would get a help from this forum.

Answer:Default internet browser keeps opening randomly

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Click the LogFile button and the report will open in Notepad.IMPORTANTIf you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.Click the Scan button and wait for the process to complete.Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleanerCx.txt (x is a number).===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first ti... Read more

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I am using Windows 7.
While i am working on other application. My Default explorer keeps opening randomly and it doesnt let me do any work.
If I am in an explorer browsing on websites, it takes me back to the previous page automatically.
I also reformatted using my HP recovery manager which brings it back to factory default but still the issue still exists.
I tried different anti-virus, malware removal tools, adware removal tools. But nothing helped me to fix this issue.
 
Hoping, I would get a help from this forum.
 
Thanks!

Answer:Default internet browser keeps opening randomly

Hi,
I have even tried erasing the hard disk. But the issue still exists.
 
Please help
 
-Sathya

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Well I have used your service before and greatly appreciate it. I must however ask for your help again. My problem has been going on for about a month or two now. What happens is I will be, usually, playing an MMO called TERA and a firefox window will open up. It will keep opening up new windows on my default homepage. It is not just firefox but whatever my default internet browser is. It originally happened when me and a friend changed services on my computer. Only changing things from automatic to manual as he said there werent things that did not need to be starting up. When this kept happening no matter what I did I did a system restore to an earlier point way before I changed anything. After about two weeks it came back. The second time I didnt do anything but it went away on its own. It has recently come back after about a month of no problems. I cant figure out whats causing this and its driving me nuts. I read on your forums of someone else with a similar issue but he had multiple keyboards and I do not have that. I am on a laptop with only the built in keyboard and a wireless mouse.

Answer:Default internet browser keeps opening randomly

Hello,Please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6. If you cannot complete a step, skip it and continue.Once the proper logs are created, then post them in a reply to this topic by using the Add Reply button.If you can produce at least some of the logs, then please create the post and explain what happens when you try to create the log(s) that you couldn't get. If you cannot produce any of the logs, then still post the reply and explain that you followed the Prep. Guide, were unable to create the logs, and describe what happens when you try to create the logs.Please note that I am not a member of the Malware Removal Team and will not be assisting you in removing the infection. I'm simply helping you to post the information they need in order to assist you.If HelpBot replies to your topic, PLEASE follow Step One so it will report your topic to the team members.Orange Blossom

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RANDOM EXECUTION OF 'DEFAULT' BROWSER / OR SENDING CURRENT BROWSER TO 'HOME PAGE'
It's now 2018. I'm using Windows 10 version 1607. This very same issue in the post
 
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/519342/default-internet-browser-keeps-opening-randomly/
 
has been plaguing me for several months.
My 'default' browser is set to Microsoft Edge.
If I am running a non-browser app then the Microsoft Edge (ME) will open randomly to its set startup page. It won't go to a bogus URL ... just the main page as configured in my ME settings.
If, on the other hand, I am working with Firefox or Chrome or Opera, that browser will randomly go to the 'home page' as defined in that browser settings.
Every available malware-detection app already mentioned in previous posts here has been run and no issues detected.
Checking and repairing the integrity of my system using DISM and SFC both do nothing to fix the issue.
I'm almost certain this issue is caused by the Windows 10 OS trying to get out on the internet to do something. Whatever this 'something' is it is unsuccessful and it only gets as far as activating the browser 'home page'.
Has anyone got any suggestions as to how to resolve this issue?
TIA
John
 

Answer:Random execution of 'default' browser / or sending current browser to home-page

Greetings John and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met.Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems simply stop and tell me.If you do not reply to your topic after 5 days we assume i... Read more

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About a week ago, just after I downloaded a Miles Davis torrent file (which I doubt was the cause), a fake anti-virus program popped up on my PC, doing fake scans and warning me about all sorts of horrible things on my computer. I think it was called "XP Defender". It was easily removed but afterwards I was left with a more resilient problem: once every couple of hours or so a random website opened in Firefox in a new tab. Some links open blank pages, others open seemingly random commercial pages from various countries. The links are sometimes redirected several times and often but not always they have an icon that resembles the band logo from A Perfect Circle, except it is green and the right half of the circle is further up. I will make a screen shot when it happens again. I ran Avira, AVG and Avast, Spybot and MWB Anti-Spyware but nothing was found. I also uninstalled Firefox and replaced it with Opera but the problem remains.I hope someone can make something out of my Hijackthis log because I'm clueless right now.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:48:13, on 23-3-2010Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\Sy... Read more

Answer:Browser opens random new tabs

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Got something WRONG with my browsers. My computer, Dell 2400 w/Intel 2.4ghz, 1.5ghz RAM, WinXP Home SP3 works excellent and all programs run as they should. The problem is when I enable my LAN and connect to the Internet. When I first open my FireFox 3.6.8 it goes to my Home Page as it should. As long as I'm working on my Home Page everything works well. I can read all the articles on that page (Yahoo.com) and all is well. But, when I open a new tab and try to go to some site on that new tab, some MalWare opens a new FireFox browser and starts opening new tabs at an accelerated speed. It only takes a minute or less and the top of this new and 2nd FireFox is completely loaded with tabs, each displaying a different internet site. Well, all these tabs being opened at once causes my AVG 2011 to go bizerk! AVG uses 100% of my CPU trying to keep up with all the tabs being opened. After several minutes, I try to close that FireFox and FireFox warns me about closing multiple tabs....221 tabs to be exact. I got this MalWare from Google search engine by connecting to a medical site that Google had marked "SAFE". It took only seconds for AVG to open a window showing that it had found a virus "Win32/Cryptor" and had quarantined it in the Virus Vault and then a minute or so later it found another Malware "Win32.Arto.cbb" and quarantined it also. So, I disconnected from the side and in a few seconds, my ZoneAlarm asked for permission to connect a program ... Read more

Answer:FireFox browser opens 221 new tabs

Please click on Report and kindly ask to be moved to the Virus & Other Malware Removal forum. Be sure to provide the appropriate reports in that forum after reading THIS. From there, be patient. The malware removal experts are very busy! You should get an answer within the next 48 hours.
 

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I had this happen before I re-installed my Windows. I was so sick of it that I backed up everything and re-installed only to find out the second after I re-installed this was still happening. I'm so frustrated with this. How could this come through a re-install? It doesn't make any sense. Is this a virus? What could this be?


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DDS (Ver_2011-06-23.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 7.0.6002.18005 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_26
Run by Jordan at 14:53:23 on 2011-06-25
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.4094.1480 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: BitDefender Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {50909708-FF80-02AF-F814-B28405891E92}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: BitDefender AntiSpyware *Enabled/Updated* {EBF176EC-D9BA-0D21-C2A4-89F67E0E542F}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Windows\system32\wininit.exe
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\3D Vision\nvSCPAPISvr.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k rpcss
C:\Program Files\BitDefender\BitDefender 2011\vsserv.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\SLsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Display\nvxdsync.exe
C:\Windows\system32\nvvsvc.exe
C:\Window... Read more

Answer:Whenever I click in browser it opens up ads in new tabs/windows

Hello, Welcome to TSF.
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Please read these instructions carefully and then print out or copy this page to Notepad in order to assist you when carrying out the fix.

Note that the fix may take several posts. Please continue to respond to my instructions until I confirm that your logs are clean. Remember that although your symptoms may vanish, this does NOT mean that your system is clean.

If there is anything you don't understand, please ask BEFORE proceeding with the fixes.

Please ensure that you follow the instructions in the order I have them listed.

Please do not install or uninstall any programs, or run any other scanners or software, unless I specifically ask you to do so. Also please copy and paste logs into the thread, rather than add them as attachments.
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Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.[list]
alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.
Double-click on Download_mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

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As mentioned in the topic title, a few days ago, my browser (I use Google Chrome) started acting up. The tabs would randomly refresh themselves and redirect me back to the search page (whch had been changed to something like Conduit Search). I installed and ran Malwarebytes, and was able to remove a couple of trojans.
 
The computer seemed to be back to normal for a couple of hours, but then the browser began to misbehave again. it opened several new pages, and refreshed tabs on ts own. I ran a full scan of the laptop with antivirus software (both n safe and normal modes) but it didn't  detect anything more than tracking cookies.
 
I also attempted a couple of system restores which didn't take and lastly, I restored the laptop to factory settings to no avail.
 
Any insight would be appreciated.
 
 
 
 
DDS Log
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DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64 
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421
Run by alex at 6:06:49 on 2013-12-18
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.3561.1958 [GMT -6:00]
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AV: Norton Internet Security *Disabled/Updated* {63DF5164-9100-186D-2187-8DC619EFD8BF}
AV: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {17AD7D40-BA12-9C46-7131-94903A54AD8B}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Enabled/Updated* {ACCC9CA4-9C28-93C8-4B81-AFE241D3E736}
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Answer:Browser opens on its own, and tabs constantly refresh .themselves

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.
I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.
 
If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.
===
 
Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your Desktop.

 
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click the  Scan  button and wait for the process to complete.
Click the Report button and the report will open in Notepad.

 
IMPORTANT
 

 
If you click the Clean button all items listed in the report will be removed.

 
 
If you find some false positive items or programs that you wish to keep, Close the AdwCleaner windows.
 

 
Close all open programs and internet browsers.
Double click on AdwCleaner.exe to run the tool.
Click the  Scan  button and wait for the process to complete.
Check off the element(s) you wish to keep.
Click on the Clean button follow the prompts.
A log file will automatically open after the scan has finished.
Please post the content of that log file with your next answer.
You can find the log file at C:\AdwCleaner[Sn].txt (n is a number).

 
 
Please download
Junkware Removal Tool to your Desktop.

Please close your security software to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or 7, right-mouse click it and sele... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I am grateful to have found this forum, I saw somewhere else that someone had a similar issue. When I go to a website, and merely click on it somewhere, the browser would open up random tabs of random other websites, usually websites for me to by norton antivirus software, if I went to my banking site it would open tabs that look similar to my banks, but the url is different and so on.

I was wondering if I can please have some help in regards to this? My computer is less than 2 years old, and I really can't afford to buy a new one.

Thank you for your time and consideration in regards to this.
From Lagron

I have attached what I was able to obtain from performing the steps outlined at http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/943214-everyone-must-read-before-posting.html

There was an issue though, when I was performing step that requires the GMER scan, it worked and scanned it without finding anything related to rootkit, but it didn't give me a log file. So I took the steps that were needed as if there was a rootkit found, but in the process of this, I was away from the computer letting it scan, and my computer turned to a dark screen/standby or something like that...minutes later I return sit down and still wait for the scan to complete received a blue screen stating "Driver_Power_State_failure" I took a screenshot of this but think this occurred only because my computer went on standby as it was still scanning, but can upl... Read more

Answer:Browser Opens Up Random Websites In New Tabs

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Internet Security 2012 appeared while I was streaming a football game on Sunday.
Ran Malawarebtyes and removed some files.

Now getting random tabs opening.

Can't not access windows updates or update windows security essentials..

Computer froze when running DDS

Here is the log from GMER.

Answer:Browser Opens Random Tabs & Redirects

GMER 1.0.15.15641 - http://www.gmer.net
Rootkit scan 2011-12-20 19:48:18
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Harddisk0\DR0 -> \Device\Ide\IdeDeviceP0T0L0-3 ST3250310AS rev.3.ADA
Running: fwwj8zmk.exe; Driver: C:\DOCUME~1\Nate\LOCALS~1\Temp\kwldapob.sys
---- System - GMER 1.0.15 ----

SSDT \??\C:\Program Files\SUPERAntiSpyware\SASKUTIL.SYS (SASKUTIL.SYS/SUPERAdBlocker.com and SUPERAntiSpyware.com) ZwTerminateProcess [0xB0C59640]

---- Kernel code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\ati2mtag.sys section is writeable [0xB9542000, 0x18FE04, 0xE8000020]

---- User code sections - GMER 1.0.15 ----

.text C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe[1260] ntdll.dll!NtProtectVirtualMemory 7C90D6EE 5 Bytes JMP 00F5000A
.text C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe[1260] ntdll.dll!NtWriteVirtualMemory 7C90DFAE 5 Bytes JMP 00F6000A
.text C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe[1260] ntdll.dll!KiUserExceptionDispatcher 7C90E47C 5 Bytes JMP 00F4000C

---- Devices - GMER 1.0.15 ----

Device Ntfs.sys (NT File System Driver/Microsoft C... Read more

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When I get to the part in the Windows 8 installer that it tells me what needs to come to my attention, instead of opening a little browser inside of the program as I guess it's trying to do, it opens up 2 tabs in whatever browser is my default. This would be fine if the buttons in the web pages still modified the actual installer, but they don't and therefore the installer is effectively stopped.

I'm trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Key word: Upgrade. I would like to avoid re-installing the OS altogether, but I can do that by myself if it comes to that.

Here's what it looks like:
I read on another thread that making IE the default would fix it, but I tried that and it did not work.

I also had a thread on the Windows 7 forum. They didn't resolve it, but you may go and see what was tried: The Windows 8 installer opens up 2 tabs in my browser - Windows 7 Help Forums

Answer:The Windows 8 installer opens up 2 tabs in my browser

I don't know if bumping works on this forum, but I assume so.
so, *bump*

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When I get to the part in the Windows 8 installer that it tells me what needs to come to my attention, instead of opening a little browser inside of the program as I guess it's trying to do, it opens up 2 tabs in whatever browser is my default. This would be fine if the buttons in the web pages still modified the actual installer, but they don't and therefore the installer is effectively stopped.
Here's what it looks like:
I read on another thread that making IE the default would fix it, but I tried that and it did not work.

I realize that a Windows 7 support forum might not be the best place for this, but I figured I would ask here first because I'm trying to updated from Windows 7.

Answer:The Windows 8 installer opens up 2 tabs in my browser

Have you tried removing MSE like it suggested?

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Hi all,I believe I'm experiencing the same problem that user movie598 reported here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/274632/hijack-this-log-help/ Which is how I found you guys via Google BTW. But I wasn't able to find a solution listed here so my apologies in advance if the answer has already been posted. Sporadically my browser (usually Firefox 2 but I also tested it against IE 6) will open a new window all by itself with 5 tabs that generally go to places like but.com and sorry.com among others.I've run AVG, Trojan Remover, Spybot, Lavasoft's Ad-Aware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and none of them are detecting the problem or seem to get rid of it. I even completely uninstalled Firefox and reinstalled it but no luck.Here is my log from Hijackthis.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:25:59 PM, on 11/28/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exeC:\Prog... Read more

Answer:Browser Window Automatically Opens Unwanted 5 Tabs

Update: As soon as I hit the button to post this topic an additional tab opened in my FF2 browser to hxxp://www.kevinsworkathomeblog.com/2/?from=msn+com_113232

Weird huh?

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i don't know what to do. my scan has found something but this keeps happening. It will open my browser and take me to a bing search engine even though my search engine is google. In the search bar it would be "how to get help in windows 10" and then it spam tabs about the same thing over and over again. After a while it stops and starts up again.
 

Answer:Looking for malware help My browser opens by itself and starts making tabs

plz help
 

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The only way I can use my one year old Acer laptop is if I forget the Wi Fi connection. As soon as I enable connection MS Edge opens a cascade of tabs freezing the system. Web Page Microsoft Edge.tips =Source? just opens and stay open and impossible to close... This is true for for Chrome as well... the same page on Google Chrome and there is no way to open another page.

Any help?

Answer:Ms Edge Browser connects and opens 10s tabs until system freeze

Hello

I'd be worried some virus or malware has infected your system

Try running Windows defender in offline mode.

One way to close down Edge is to use Task manager and End task for every instance of Microsoft Edge.

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Earlier I thought it was a problem with Google Chrome browser, but it has affected the Firefox too. I have Bit defender installed but still something has got installed in my system.

The problem is:
Google chrome opens multiple tabs and closes few tabs and opens again multiple tabs automatically. The sites which are opened are links within the main site I was browsing. The same behavior is seen in Google Chrome and Firefox. I have not checked with IE yet. But its too much irritating to work with.

It seems to me like some browser hijack has taken place. I am posting my logs here. Kindly get through the same and find me a solution.

Thanks,
Abhilash.

Answer:Browser window opens Multiple tabs Automatically : Both FF and Chrome

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New to W7 user. When I'm on a page that has a response button or active web mail address, if I click on the button, my browser starts opening tabs one after another at a very high velocity. Hundreds of them, perhaps thousands if I didn't intervene, the tabs that DEVOURED CLEVELAND! This happens on IE8, Firefox9, so I'm assuming any browser. My computer is new and I'm new to W7 (64bit?) & no I don't have my finger lounging on the keyboard. The only way to stop the process is to hold down the pause/break key. But only while you're holding it down. If you let up it goes right on propagating. So exiting the web page is the only method to stop it. Any suggestions that don't involve latex gloves?

Answer:Browser opens never-ending chain of tabs when I click on send mail to

Your infected with a Virus and or Malware. Run a full scan of your AV, what ever flavor your using. Most of us prefer MSE.

Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows

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Hello, I'm a complete computer novice, but I know things are not right. At startup I get two pop-ups stating some .dll files are missing. I've googled these files and only got a couple of hits, it seems they're some kind of virus. My browser also opens up new tabs on it's own, and google search results get redirected. Unfortunately these issues have been going on for a while and I'm just now trying to get it fixed. I hope I'm not beyond help . I also have the HiJack this log available if needed. Please help!

Edit: I do not have access to a Windows boot or start-up disk. I could probably get my hands on one from work if necessary.

DDS log

. DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Louise at 9:39:26.50 on Sat 03/05/2011 Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_19 Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.1015.316 [GMT -5:00] . AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF} AV: Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition *Enabled/Outdated* {FB06448E-52B8-493A-90F3-E43226D3305C} . ============== Running Processes =============== . C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch svchost.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe svchost.exe svchost.exe C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe C:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:.dll files missing, browser opens new tabs, google search redirects.

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Before beginning the fix, read this post completely. If there's anything that you do not understand, kindly ask your questions before proceeding. Ensure that there aren't any opened browsers when you are carrying out the procedures below. Save the following instructions in Notepad as this webpage would not be available when you're carrying out the fix.

It is IMPORTANT that you don't miss a step & perform everything in the correct order/sequence.

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Please note that these fixes are not instantaneous. Most infections require more than one round to properly eradicate.

Stay with me until given the 'all clear' even if symptoms diminish. Lack of symptoms does not always mean the job is complete.

Kindly follow my instructions and please do no fixing on your own or running of scanners unless requested by me or another helper at this forum.

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This next program is needed to remove the remaining malware entries I see. However...AVG incorrectly targets ComboFix's embedded files. ComboFix will not run with AVG instal... Read more

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My problem is that any of my web browsers randomly opens on its own without being called upon. Some times it might open as much as 40 new web browser windows, I have tried formatting my hard drive, I have switched between 3 different operating systems (windows 7, 8, and 10) and I have the most recent kaspersky Internet security installed. Please see attached FRST.txt and Addition.txt as instructed in the guide.Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:07-02-2016Ran by Bigtij (administrator) on DESKTOP-7U0JQMT (11-02-2016 12:30:21)Running from C:\Users\Bigtij\Downloads\ProgramsLoaded Profiles: Bigtij (Available Profiles: Bigtij)Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atiesrxx.exe(AMD) C:\Windows\System32\atieclxx.exe(Hewlett-Packard Company) C:\Windows\System32\hpservice.exe(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe(Kaspersky Lab ZAO) C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 16.0.0\avp.exe(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe(Validity Sens... Read more

Answer:Any default browser opens on it's own.

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Hello,

I am running Windows XP on a machine at home and was previously using IE. I started getting frequent (about 3-5 an hour) pop-up browsers...usually a :blank page. I ran Spy-Bot and Adware and found several issues which were corrected.

I installed Mozilla and set as the default browser in hopes this would end the problem. No luck. I'm still getting the pop-up browsers from IE in Mozilla.

The Hijack This Log is as follows and I'd be very grateful for any assistance you can provide. Please let me know if you need further information.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:11 PM, on 10/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXPPS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\slserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\mHotkey.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
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Answer:While using Mozilla browser....IE browser window opens constantly. Help!

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Browers, either Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, go into the internet, however after about 1 - 2mintes of use, everthing freezes. If I go into att e mail, it ceases taking commands. Chrome will also stop taking commands.

I ran AD Ware, also system tools like defrag and clean disk. Also ran Reg Cure. Nothing seems to help. This is a new problem. I don't know whether to use system restore or not...I'd rather not. Do you think it will help?

These problems are so damned annoying. Microsoft and other are just using us all for guinea pigs for their deficient software.

Can you guys help on this? 44 guy

Answer:browser opens then after a minute or two everything freezes and get browser not respoding

Are you positive that it is only in internet browsers? or is it possible that it could be in other stuff also?

It seems suspect that the whole computer freezes only in a browser much less more than one browser.

I would check hardware and make sure that something else is really going on.

I personally would at least test RAM for errors and also hard drive.

To further narrow it down, does this also happen in Firefox? (look at event viewer also).

Alot of stuff i know, but test this stuff and let us know.

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First of all thanks so much for taking some time to look at this problem. Basically whichever browser i have set to default (tried waterfox, IE, and Chrome) it will open to the following website or once the browser is already open it will continually keep opening new tabs to this site every minute or so. There webpage shows blank on my browsers.
 
(http://bidr.trellian.com/r2.php?e=YPEC5m4ENXkTeshL2U8CDR5Ppei5pEbu9JX8Yfr6%2B0dG3oIvAHJHFZBj8MnIy9Nl9MJBIU1XUyZxMU2loRbf3BdoGamx9zLfCotKwkrYu3y8MpaDZSP6ESHIU1DPS37aapQJl8EpFC1byegR%2FGRdFviRUaYOeXSLd%2FsmBU49ENwrC6DoxcvUlJwRzbs%2FUzmkvEZ2XSCLyhDt9W5VBIlL1qYj1a8ej0%2B8J69BOIIDthtuQrPDG%2FEqR5Kz4u6PE5qFukW5FmHtC1SL%2FbWP2zY%2BTlErut%2BvWqeYViFw0ivmGXOxA%2BTRiPihQH6JJs23X45tii4PLduqQJR5lZ6Jm7HIH44y6gfDgaOc7MK2tTVHQNnLKFiL9IQsuEfh%2FkSAPZlK9idh2SZgoh0DgcjtnY0vcTiGp8xO1dW876EUVwszZh50PMvIgL%2BkdRfgwkpQs4sjF%2Bm7p6P%2FroQwoVA9XCq7QkKUziv3drzBkf%2BFmCbP7zd%2Bi75DFdDBfAzvPdBwMz4Hwet4CX2cIJQo6dHB%2FOXhe4qZCAD46t6zPAPswC%2BbwSh%2B3vBrUZZzhM4m4KvcKwHCItvKPVhe65HtZvVK7mR6DIDYRKZFWUAb) or once the browser is already open it will continually keep opening new tabs to this site every minute or so. There webpage shows blank on my browsers.
 
Holy crap for the first time after about a couple weeks of this all of a sudden while typing this post my broswer just opened about 8 tabs at once. First was Searchnet.com and all the rest were salestores.com. It is still doing the bidr.trellian website every minute or so.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.0... Read more

Answer:Default browser hijacked, opening new tabs on its own!

Hi Crank4 and welcome to BC.Please take note of the following:1. Please do not run any other tools unless instructed.2. Please don't install or uninstall anything unless asked.3. The cleaning process is not instant. Please continue to review my answers until I tell you that your computer is clean.4. If there's anything that you don't understand, please ask your question(s) before proceeding with the fixes.5. Please reply to this thread. Do not start a new topic.Step 1Please uninstall the following program:Bywifi Adware - Changes the start page without your consent. Known to cause pop-up advertisementsStep 2For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to your Desktop.Double-click the downloaded icon to run the tool.When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Make sure that Addition.txt is selected at the bottomPress Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it also makes another log (Addition.txt). Please copy and paste it to your reply also.Please post both FRST reports with your next reply.Thanks

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I have a HP Dv6 Laptop with Windows 7 OS and AMD A8-3500M radeon processor and 8 GB RAM. I have the issue that every 30 seconds or so my computer opens a new window of the default internet browser (I use firefox but it happens no matter what explorer is in use). This means that I constantly lose my page and other activities are interrupted by constant pop-ups of my home page. I have had this issue before and factory reset my computer to rid myself of the issue, but it has always returned. I recently reset my computer today and am having the issue again without anything added to the computer. Malwarebytes and Norton scans have produced no answers and I'm at wits end trying to solve this issue. Any help is incredibly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

Answer:Default Internet Browser Keeps Opening New Tabs

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Originally Posted by swishswash


I have a HP Dv6 Laptop with Windows 7 OS and AMD A8-3500M radeon processor and 8 GB RAM. I have the issue that every 30 seconds or so my computer opens a new window of the default internet browser (I use firefox but it happens no matter what explorer is in use). This means that I constantly lose my page and other activities are interrupted by constant pop-ups of my home page. I have had this issue before and factory reset my computer to rid myself of the issue, but it has always returned. I recently reset my computer today and am having the issue again without anything added to the computer. Malwarebytes and Norton scans have produced no answers and I'm at wits end trying to solve this issue. Any help is incredibly appreciated. Thanks in advance!




So....you will be browsing in Mozilla Firefox and an Internet Explorer window will open on its own every 30 seconds or so? What does the Internet Explorer page that opens say?

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I need help to figure out what on earth is wrong with my computer. When I open Explorer, sometimes there is an additional tab with some sort of advertisement. In addition, the browser will spontaneously close, Google search links lead to sites other than the one I have clicked, and audio from the web comes on even when no browser is open. I am operating on Windows XP and use Internet Explorer 8. Any help would be much appreciated. Below is my hijackthis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:33:42 PM, on 8/6/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\Smtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hphmon05.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\QTTask.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\Agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\TrueSwitchComcast\TrueWizard.exe
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So the problem started at September 26. My Default Browser (Chrome) began opening new windows randomly, all of them opened in Google's home page (my default home page) and all the tabs I open also redirect there. Any other browser I use also redirects the tabs to the home page but does not open new windows, only the default one does. I've tried everything, every single program to remove malware and such I can remember (malwarebytes, hitmanpro, zemana, ADWcleaner, you name it, I tried it.) I installed and uninstalled Chrome (the browser where the problem started), re synced it, reset it to factory settings...reset my modem, nothing works and the problems keeps happening. Google Forums haven't given any response that helps so far. Either my Google Chrome is infected or the problem may have reached the BIOS since it persisted after I formated my Hard drive, and changed the hard drive from my laptop and not even that worked as the problem returned. What should I do?
 
The hard drive I had when this started had Windows 7 home premium, i formatted it and reinstalled windows, and the problem came back. I changed for my original hard drive that has windwos 10 pro and the problem is there. So what I think (since I tried another computer on my internet and I didn't sign in my google account and had no problems) is that it's either my google account that is infected or the problem may have reached the Bios. What can I do? I would please appreciate any help you can give me.

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Checked defaults but but when i click on a "view in browser" in Outlook 2010 it opens the file in Word 2010 - i can't seem to find how to stop this from happening - anyone have an idea?

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Checked defaults but but when i click on a "view in browser" in Outlook 2010 it opens the file in Word 2010 - i can't seem to find how to stop this from happening - anyone have an idea?

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Hi guys, ihave a little problem with my keyboard, my left ctrl key somehow was mapped to open web browser. ive got both ie7 and firefox. itll open whichever is default.
whats weird also is if i push the ctrl key and hold it i can still use copy past search find history etc

PS: i remmaped my keyboard but still have the same problem and opend the firefox icon properties and the dialogue box dosent show any shortcuts (NONE)

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I have a weird little problem. I set FireFox to be my defualt browser. All of the icons for HTML files are the FireFox icon. Even when i click on links from emails or software help files (except for my Macromedia Flash 8 Professional) it opens up Firefox but when i click on an HTML file that's on my hard drive Internet Explorer opens up... why is that? ... and can i fix this easily?
 

Answer:FF is my default browser yet IE still opens HTML files

I think you need to go to IE tool, Program type.
Look to see if Firefox is picked.
Uncheck the box to check if IE is your defualt browser too. Apply and OK your way out.
Don't have Firefox but your have in prefeneces someplace a box to check to make it your defualt browser too but I bet it is already checked.
Now I have PhptoImpact 8 and you can pick what browser it uses as your defualt browser.

Then within some programs when you click on help they open in IE and I hate that because Netscape is my defualt browser.

So check your options, prefeneces to see if you can tell other programs what browser to use.

Something screwed up on my PC after IE did not work right but I needed MS updates so ran the IE repair. All worked great but all the web shortcuts are IE icons. Even when I drag the link from netscape to the desktop it shows up as IE. Never been able to fix it either.
 

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I'm having a problem with my laptop, whatever the default browser is whether it's Google Chrome or Internet Explorer the browser opens rapidly over and over until i have to restart the system and when i do restart the problem persists. The only remedy i can seem to find would be taking out the battery and unplugging it from the power for a couple hours and the problem will stop for a while then come back. I've replaced the hard drive thinking that was the problem and the problem moved to that hard drive as well, then I system restored the hard drive to before this problem existed and it still continued to do it i even restored the computer to factory settings and it still happens. I don't have any antivirus sadly but i'm not to sure if that's the problem. I'm not sure if this is a virus or what it would just be good to get rid of it.  

Answer:Default browser opens by itself multiple times.

I suspect stuck keys on the keyboard. Try a USB keyboard (after disconnecting the built-in one).
 
Belay this post. I didn't realize it had been moved to AII.

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Hi,

I have made Seamonkey my default browser.
When I click on a link in outlook, IE opens and I do not seem to find a setting to stop outlook doing that.
Very annoying.

Richard

Answer:Seamonkey is my default browser, but IE opens through Outlook

Welcome to the forum.

There is a lot of software that uses Internet Explorer directly rather than the default browser. Often there is no option to override this. Like it or not, that is the reality.

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Hi. My previous Topic was here and a moderator boopme suggested me to post my problem here. So my laptop has a problem. It's always open that website with my default browser on each boot up. I have used Adwcleaner, Minitoolbox,TDSS, JRT and Eset online scanner to fix the problem, but unfortunately there is no effect.
I hope the problem can be fixed soon. Thanks

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Hi All,
I am having a video tag used in a simple html file and i am trying to open that html in IE but it is not opening.
The same file is working in Chrome.

Kindly help me out to resolve this.

Also my default IE version is IE5 how i can make it IE 9 or above as all the versions are installed in my machine. Having Windows 10 OS.

Thanks In Advance
Suhail Tandel

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I just switched from Internet Explorer 6 to Firefox, which solved many headaches on my computer! Thanks to advice from someone on this forum. The only question I have now is how do I switch to Firefox as by default browser?
 

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Recently installed the latest version of Avant browser. I have set it not to be my default browser or to check if it is default on start up. I have Firefox set as my default browser and to check if it is on start up. The problem is every time I launch Avant and use it it makes itself the default browser. I know this because when I launch Firefox it says it's not the default and also if I wan to set it as the default. I do and when I use Avant again it steals the default browser setting again. I asked about this on the Avant forum and nobody has a solution. Most people on the Avant forum use that browser as their default so they don't care if it makes itself default. Any suggestions on how to stop this? I find this behaviour from a browser to be malware like.

Answer:Avant Browser Hijacking Default Browser Setting.

Welcome to Bleeping Computer Anthony A This is a good article on how to set Firefox as your Default Browser: Default Browser.If all else fails, the third-party utilities offered should work for you.

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We recently updated two machines to the Anniversary Update (via the Media Creation Tool method).

Since the update, when you log in, the default browser is automatically opened at MSN.com. Neither browser has msn.com as their default page, and if you launch the browser from the menu / taskbar icon it opens in the correct default page. .

There is nothing in Task Manager >> Startup, or shell:startup, to trigger this browser opening. This behaviour was definitely introduced by the AU; and whilst it's only a minor irritation, it would be nice to make it stop, so any suggestions welcome.

Thanks

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On now 3 of my 4 computers, when I install/update Flash Player, Chrome opens up instead of or in addition to my default browser. (I have Edge set as my default.)

Does anyone have an explanation for this behavior? Shouldn't the install process only open the default browser regardless?

FYI: Because I have 4 computers, I download the installation files to a OneDrive folder, copy the files to the desktop on each computer and then run them from there. I download Flash for Opera and Chromium and for Firefox as I have Firefox, Opera and Vivaldi installed on my computers.

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We recently updated two machines to the Anniversary Update (via the Media Creation Tool method).

Since the update, when you log in, the default browser is automatically opened at MSN.com. Neither browser has msn.com as their default page, and if you launch the browser from the menu / taskbar icon it opens in the correct default page. .

There is nothing in Task Manager >> Startup, or shell:startup, to trigger this browser opening. This behaviour was definitely introduced by the AU; and whilst it's only a minor irritation, it would be nice to make it stop, so any suggestions welcome.

Thanks

Answer:Anniversary Update - default browser opens on login

Hi, not seen any other such report, so doubt it's an anniversary 'feature' if you see what I mean.

Suggest:
a. Try a clean boot and see if a browser is still launched
b. Get Autoruns (free) and inspect/search for start up entries. (Very comprehensive).
c. Create a new user for test purposes and see if the same thing happens (it probably won't).
d. Otherwise an outside possibility is somehow it's launched by an unexpected scheduled task triggered on logon.

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We recently updated two machines to the Anniversary Update (via the Media Creation Tool method).

Since the update, when you log in, the default browser is automatically opened at MSN.com. Neither browser has msn.com as their default page, and if you launch the browser from the menu / taskbar icon it opens in the correct default page. .

There is nothing in Task Manager >> Startup, or shell:startup, to trigger this browser opening. This behaviour was definitely introduced by the AU; and whilst it's only a minor irritation, it would be nice to make it stop, so any suggestions welcome.

Thanks

Answer:Anniversary Update - default browser opens on login

Hi, not seen any other such report, so doubt it's an anniversary 'feature' if you see what I mean.

Suggest:
a. Try a clean boot and see if a browser is still launched
b. Get Autoruns (free) and inspect/search for start up entries. (Very comprehensive).
c. Create a new user for test purposes and see if the same thing happens (it probably won't).
d. Otherwise an outside possibility is somehow it's launched by an unexpected scheduled task triggered on logon.

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hi,
i don't exactly know what caused this problem and now i can't get this malware off my computer. i also referred to a simiar type of forum but i was unable to get the results following the steps as it is. i downloaded FRST and scanned my computer --
 
                                                                                                FRST.txt
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Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 06-05-2015 01
Ran by S... Read more

Answer:Default browser (Firefox) opens bizigames.org on startup

hi hpcomp,
 
Iam shelf life and will try to help you. Normally Iam only on this site once or twice per day. More on the weekends. If you dont get a quick reply back from me, you will get one soon.
 
We will get two downlloads to start with, both target adware.
Run them and post there logs and we will go from there.
 
Please download adwcleaner and save to your desktop.
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/
    Right click AdwCleaner.exe and select "run as admin"
    Accept the disclaimer
    Click on the Scan button.
    Once the scan is done, Click 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[S#].txt) will open automatically
    Copy and paste the contents of that logfile in your next reply.
    A copy of that logfile will also be saved in the C:\AdwCleaner folder.
 
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     Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
     http://thisisudax.org/downloads/JRT.exe
    Shutdown your antivirus to avoid any conflicts.
    Double click the icon or Right click for Vis... Read more

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hi i was using firefox when thisproblem first occured.  Every 10-20 mins it will open certain advertising websites that no longer exsist whether i have a browser open or not.  i have run Norton 360 scans, spyware doctor scans, spybot search and destroy scans and it still keeps happening i cant seem to get rid of it.   I have also run vundofix with no results.   i have also run reg mechanic it is still going on this is my hijack this file can someone pls check it out and see it there is anything out of the norm because this is driving me crazy.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 5:36:34 PM, on 5/10/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXEC:\Program Files\EMic\EMicMonitor USB\btnhook.exeC:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Surround Mixer\CTSysVol.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMo... Read more

Answer:default browser opens by itself every 10mins or so with 3 random websites

O4 - Global Startup: ATI CATALYST System Tray.lnk = C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.exeO8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\EXCEL.EXE/3000O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with Scansoft PDF Converter 3.0 - res://C:\Program Files\ScanSoft\OmniPage15.0\PDFConverter3\IEShellExt.dll /100O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\ssv.dllO9 - Extra button: Send to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: S&end to OneNote - {2670000A-7350-4f3c-8081-5663EE0C6C49} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\ONBttnIE.dllO9 - Extra button: Research - {92780B25-18CC-41C8-B9BE-3C9C571A8263} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\REFIEBAR.DLLO9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exeO14 - IERESET.INF: START_PAGE_URL=http://desktop.optusnet.com.au/dsl/favorites/homepageO18 - Protocol: grooveLocalGWS - {88FED34C-F0CA-4636-A375-3CB6248B04CD} - C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\Office12\GR99D3~1.DLLO23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple, Inc. - ... Read more

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my web page keeps closeing ill be on a website then randomly it closes i dont know wat the problem is som1 plez help
 

Answer:my Browser randomly closes

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Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by bap11 on 2008-07-29 03:31:11Computer is in Normal Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Backed up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as bap11.exe) -----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 03:32:09, on 07/29/08Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\vmware-tray.exeC:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Workstation\hqtray.exeC:\Program Files\ESET\ESET NOD32 Antivirus\egui.exeC:\Program Files\DAEMON Tools Lite\daemon.exeC:\Program Files\No-IP\DUC20.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exeC:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exeC:\Users\bap11\Desktop\dss.exeC:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\HIJACK~1\bap11.exeO2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program F... Read more

Answer:Browser Redirects Randomly.

Hello and welcome to BCWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. We aim to provide the valuable service known to come from BC to every member we can, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.Thanks and again sorry for the delay. Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator priv... Read more

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When using Firefox or IE to do a search (google or yahoo), the browser gets hijacked to a random search engine (ie mamma.com, aicse, zubican, etc.).

This does not always happen. Last night it was okay. But today it started again.

I ran the Read Me with various success:
SuperAntispyware ran without finding a problem.
MalwareBytes ran without a problem

Combofix runs but during a reboot the system goes into a restart loop. The system boots up, but before it can load windows it resets. I cannot get into safe mode. I was able to use a Vista CD and do a Repair Startup. Even then, I get a StartRep.exe error: exception Breakpoint. However, the system restarts normally afterwards.

RootRepeal causes a BSD (blue screen).

MGTools ran successfully.

I have attached the logs.
 

Answer:Browser hijacked randomly

Hello, cjs56.

I am currently reviewing your logs and will get back to you with a set of instructions as soon as possible. Our queue is working the oldest threads first.

Thanks for your patience.
dr.m
 

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I have an Asus computer running under Windows 10. AMD cpu with built in graphics.
I currently use Bitdefender 2016 antivirus.
When I am running a program (usually magic jigsaw puzzles, free ed), my default browser will start up by itself and the website will be completely random.
(Last time this happened it was Walmart's website).
This happened once before when I was using malwarebytes software.
I contacted tham and they had me run a bunch of different scanners ending with Farbar.
I wonder what I should use to see if I'm infected or not.
Have no screenshots yet, but I have the results of my latest Farbar scan (FRST64.exe, FRST.txt, addition.txt)
I can attach them if requested.
Thanks in advance for your help.

Answer:Browser randomly autostarts

Hi eingram25, Welcome to BC! My name is loki and I will be assisting you today. Please follow the instructions below, if you have any questions please ask! MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

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My Browser is randomly hanging. Please help! I run Adaware, Sybot and have McAfee virus scan running and the problem persists. With almost 100% certainty, my IE browser hangs the first time I invoke it. When I start a second session, it works 90% of the time. However, my session will eventually hang the longer I browse different sites. To deal with this problem, I have been killing the browser sessions via the Task Manager. This does not make for an enjoyable experience. It appears that my browser is trying to present popup ads but something is preventing it and, as a result, hanging the sessions. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

I ran Hijack This and here are my results:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 6:19:45 PM, on 2/26/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Roxio\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\support.com\bin\tgcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\rundll32.exe
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Have random browser windows popping open for no apparent reason. Usually happens when I already have a browser open.

Saw similar posts, and ran hijack this. Don't see the same line items as specified to remove.

Thanks!!!!!
 

Answer:Browser Randomly Opening

Welcome to Major Geeks!


Please follow the instructions in the READ & RUN ME FIRST link given futher down and attach the requested logs when you finish these instructions.
If you have problems where no tools seem to run, please try following the steps given in the below and then continue on no matter what you find. You only need to try the TDSSserv steps if having problems getting scans in the Read & Run Me First.

TDSSserv Non-Plug & Play Driver Disable

If something does not run, write down the info to explain to us later but keep on going.
Do not assume that because one step does not work that they all will not.
READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide


Helpful Notes:

If you run into problems trying to run the READ & RUN ME or any of the scans in normal boot mode. You can run steps in safe boot mode but make sure you tell us what you did later when you post logs. See the below if you do not know how to boot in safe mode:
Starting your computer in Safe mode

If you have problems downloading on the problem PC, download the tools and the manual updates for SUPERAntiSpyware, Malwarebytes and Spybot ( links are given in the READ & RUN ME) onto another PC and then burn to a CD. Then copy them to the problem PC. You will have to skip getting updates if (and only if) your internet connection does not work. Yes you could use a flash drive too but flash drives are writeable and infections can spread to them.
To avoid addtional delay in gettin... Read more

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Mayson from Columbus Computer Care here.

I'm a computer technician by trade, and I've been fixing PCs for roughly 4 years.

I have a clients PC in that i had just removed a heavy Malware infection from. All was well, but just recently it was returned to me for a different problem and seems to be a tough nut to crack. Anytime the client clicks on any link, (Search engines, regular websites, even our own site.) it will redirect to some other websites. Some being of adult content, other search sites, known fake Malware sites, Ect, but it will not always redirect. Maybe every 3 out of 5 times. And as of now, I've ran several Malware and Spyware scans that had all come back clean and I'm starting to run out of options. So any help would be greatly appreciated.

Now after reading through the guide form, I want to post my DDS, HJT and RootRepeal logs. But once DDS completed, it said not to post it until requested. So, I'm sure you guys are busy as can be so any help from here on out would be more than appreciated. When you need the logs, just ask and i will post them.

Thank you in advance and best regards,

Mayson of Columbus Computer Care

Answer:Browser Randomly Redirects me.

I want to post my DDS, HJT and RootRepeal logs. But once DDS completed, it said not to post it until requested.In that forum you post you log with your initial postIf that is your intent, please do so

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Good morning All,I am looking for some assistance with my home computer. Evertime I open an IE browser, it loads my home page fine, although anytime I direct it to another site using either the address bar, or the Google search bar, the browser window closes. I do not click on anything or really even move the mouse, but it just shuts the window on it's own. Occasionally I will get an error message saying "The application failed to initialize properly. Press OK to continue" but that only happens once every dozen times or so. I have run a virus scan using Norton Corporate version, and also a spyware check using AdAware.I am running XP (not an original copy) and IE6 I believe. This same thing has occured in the past, although not nearly as frequently as this (maybe once a month or longer) and never after opening one page and not clicking on anything. It is getting frustrating not being able to have the internet at home... If anyone can help me understand what the problem is, or what I can do to fix it, it would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you very much!!Kristy

Answer:IE Browser Closes Randomly

Quote from: kristyh on January 07, 2008, 08:41:42 AMI am running XP (not an original copy)What exactly do you mean by this?  Is it a cracked version?

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My apologies. Here are my 3 logs from HijackThis, DDS and RootRepeal all in order:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 12:45:25 PM, on 11/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exeC:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Engine\17.0.0.136\ccSvcHst.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exeC:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exeC:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exeC:\Program... Read more

Answer:Browser Randomly Redirects me

Hello! My name is Sam and I will be helping you. In order to see what's going on with your computer I'll ask for you to post various logs from the tools that we will use to resolve your issue. Please also share with me any information about how your computer is reacting and behaving each step of the way as we work through this process.Please download ComboFix from one of these locations:Link 1Link 2Link 3Important!You should NOT use Combofix unless you have been instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert. It is intended by its creator to be used under the guidance and supervision of an Malware Removal Expert, not for private use.Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again. Make sure that you save ComboFix.exe to your DesktopDisable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools

Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.

As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.

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Hi Tech-Guys!

So, since yesterday, when I browse the internet the browser crashes after 5-10 minutes. Every time. I try to click somewhere else, but the PC is completely frozen, and I have to turn the PC off. I can use any other program, but when I start to browse the internet, it crashes.

I use a three-year-old Zepto Laptop with Windows XP, and I have been experiencing the crashes with both Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Thanks in advance,
Andreas
 

Answer:My browser crashes randomly - What to do?

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Other hijacking posts seem to be just one issue. Mine is a bit more, or maybe I am at the end of my rope and it all seems so massive!

My norton AV expired, and wife did the "remind me later" option on alert. I dont know how long it went without AV protection but it couldnt have been more than a couple days (I know, it only takes 1 minute). My kids were playing a game, when they announced that the internet had closed (browser crash) and computer wasnt working. I look over to discover the Security Tools/Suite 2012, fake AV software scanning and declaring my computer full of trojans, spyware and porn bots etc! I know of these fakes so I immediately just force shut the computer down with power button. I booted it in safe mode, got on the phone to norton, and got a tech to remote handle getting malware bytes and eradicating the intruder, as well as installing Norton AV renewal/update and getting all that current. A full system scan with Norton 2012 showed all clean. I double checked it with Spybot S&D for an all clear too. I uninstalled malware bytes as I wasnt familiar with it, and the norton / Spybot combo had been fine before this incident in keeping me free of any issues for a few years. Computer was working great for a week (I work from home and I am on it 4-5 hours a day at least).

Now Firefox (latest version) keeps getting hijacked when I do google searches. It typically goes to a site called gimmie answers com when I click on google search results. ... Read more

Answer:Browser randomly hijacked

Hello,I will be helping you with your problemStep 1Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList DevicesList Users, Partitions and Memory size.List Minidump FilesClick Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Step 2Please download the TDSS Rootkit Removing Tool (TDSSKiller.exe) and save it to your Desktop. <-Important!!!Double-click on TDSSKiller.exe to run the tool for known TDSS variants.
Vista/Windows 7 users right-click and select Run As Administrator.If TDSSKiller does not run, try renaming it.To do this, right-click on TDSSKiller.exe, select Rename and give it a random name with the .com file extension (i.e. 123abc.com). If you do not see the file extension, please refer to How to change the file extension.Click the Start Scan button.Do not use the computer during the scanIf the scan completes with nothing found, click Close to exit.If malicious objects are found, they will show in the Scan results - Select action for found objects and offer three options.Ensure Cure (default) is selected, then click Continue > Reboot now to finis... Read more

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Very odd problem with our Toshiba Sat P205.
Hitting ANY key on the keyboard opens the default browser. Thus, typing a ten letter word opens ten browser windows. We have replaced the keyboard but problem continues. Toshiba repair center suggested replacing the motherboard for about $500 (That's about the cost of a new laptop huh?).

Works fine with no problem using an external keyboard.
It came with Vista but we installed XP with same results. Also tried upgrading the Bios.

*Water was spilled on this laptop previously.*
*It is out of warranty.*

Is there perhaps a registry tweak that can block the default browser from opening in this way?
Anyone have any thoughts on this one?

There is a "hard switch" just above the keyboard which opens the browser. I suppose that the connectors or circuit boards are corroded or damaged in some way so that any input on the keyboard also trips this hard switch.

Possibly a software hack to disable or block the "Open Browser" button would solve the problem. How do I disable or reassign these hard buttons?

Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:Satellite P205 - Hitting ANY keyboard key opens the default browser

> Toshiba repair center suggested replacing the motherboard for about $500 (That's about the cost of a new laptop huh?).
Looks like you will need to replace the motherboard if you would like to use the internal notebook?s keyboard properly?
You said water was spilled on this laptop previously? I think this is the reason why this keyboard issue happened?

> Is there perhaps a registry tweak that can block the default browser from opening in this way?
It?s not known to me if something like that would be possible but in my opinion this has nothing to do with the software (registry) but with hardware problem caused by spilled water?
You could try to reinstall ?clean? Windows OS in order to check if this will help?
But if new installation doesn?t help then you should use the external keyboard because I doubt a motherboard replacement would be a option due to the high costs.

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can some one please help, my web browser automatically directs me to this site
http://www2.diymov.com/02.html i think its adware but not sure ive run spyware software and anti virus which has shown nothing, please help as this is constantly popping up thanks
 

Answer:need help my browser is randomly opening to the same web address

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Hello all,

I am new to this forum and I am looking for assistance with BSOD which happens sometimes every 5-10minutes and sometimes hours apart. I have a feeling that my HDD might be the cause of this because I get random computer freezes from time to time, but want to be sure before I invest in a new HDD. I have an ASUS K55A. Attaching dump files for inspection.

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My PC keeps opening a window by itself and is always going to:
beautyscreens.com/jokes.php

I have searched the registry and the drives to no prevail.

Here is my HiJackThis log:
Edit by bjgarrick: Unrequested, Inline HJT log removed!
I also can't remove the Symantec entries using HiJackthis. I have NO Symantec software on the PC so I wish it to be removed.

I have ran everything imaginable to detect any virus or trogen etc. and nothing is finding this....

Thank you for any advise....

Mikey :cry

*** Seems my log has been removed, where can I post this on the net and get some real help. I did it once 2 years ago, (Thought it was here) and they were extremely helpful....
 

Answer:Pop-Up KEEPS coming up on restart of browser and randomly through-out!!!

Hi...my name is Tim and I will be helping you with this matter.
Please follow our standard cleaning procedures which are necessary for us to provide you support. Also there are steps included for installing, running, and posting HijackThis logs as attachments.
Run ALL the steps in this Sticky thread READ & RUN ME FIRST Before Asking for Support
Make sure you check version numbers and get all updates.
Very Important: Make sure you tell us the results from running the tutorial...was anything found? Were you unable to complete any of the scans?...Were you unable to download any of the tools?...Did you do the on-line scans as suggested? etc.

After doing ALL of the above you still have a problem make sure you have booted to normal mode and run the steps in the below link to properly use HijackThis and attach a log:
Downloading, Installing, and Running HijackThis​Make sure you also rename HijackThis.exe as suggested in the procedures. Use analyse.exe for the new name. This is very important due to some new infections going around.​
When you return to make your next post, make sure you attach the following logs and that you have run these scans in the following order too:
CounterSpy
AVG Antispyware log - ONLY IF NEEDED you were not able to run CounterSpy
Bitdefender - from step 6
Panda Scan - from step 6
runkeys.txt - the log from GetRunKey.bat
newfiles.txt - the log from ShowNew.bat
HijackThis --> the last scan to run and attach. Make sure it is renamed!
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Just a bit of background on the issue... it is my bosses computer, he gave it to me to clean up. I ran MBAM and Adaware. Both found files and removed. Now the only issue that can be found is the random browser redirects. I believe they redirect to a page called "amazoneb"

Thanks in advance for any help you can provide..

Note: I just noticed that it says "AV: Lavasoft" -I didn't realize that was running. I can disable if you would like..
DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Russ at 8:15:30.31 on Thu 02/24/2011
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.5512
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.368 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared files\RichVideo.exe
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Answer:Browser Redirect Randomly to amazoneb

Hello and welcome to the forums!My secret agent name on the forums is SweetTech (you can call me ST for short), it's a pleasure to meet you. I am very sorry for the delay in responding, but as you can see we are at the moment being flooded with logs which, when paired with the never-ending shortage of helpers, resulted in the delayed responding to your thread.I would be glad to take a look at your log and help you with solving any malware problems.If you have since resolved the issues you were originally experiencing, or have received help elsewhere, please inform me so that this topic can be closed. If you have not, please adhere to the guidelines below and then follow instructions as outlined further below:Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forums.Please make sure to carefully read any instruction that I give you. Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.If you're not sure, or if something unexpected happens, do NOT continue! Stop and ask!These instructions have been specifically tailored to your computer and the issues you are experiencing with your computer. It... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I am getting frustrated by the following: browser is randomly freezing my laptop for no apparent reason.

An example: I'm browsing the forum and suddenly everything freezes, followed a few seconds later by a black (or pink) screen after which I have to restart the computer.

I don't remember freezes while watching a YouTube video. It's always when nothing out of the ordinary happens, like reading a forum or typing a reply. Even when there are no ads or anything that would give me a hint.

Laptop can go on half a day without freezing, while suddenly it freezes twice in two hours.



* This never happens when I'm doing something else, no matter how CPU intensive it is.

* I have completely uninstalled Firefox, and reinstalled. It did not help.

* Tried Chrome and tested with IE. Same thing. So it's not Firefox related.

* Tested from another place. Still got freezes. So it's not a problem in the router or something like that.

* Uninstalled firewall. Didn't help. Using only Win firewall at the moment (it was deactivated before when I was using another one).

* Reinstalled Flash. Didn't help.

* Antivirus, Anti-Malware - all clean.

* Graphics card driver is up-to-date.



Frankly, I am out of the idea. Maybe it's some kind of error in Internet protocols and such configurations; perhaps a servis that I Disabled before and need to Enable. I don't really know where to start. It doesn't make sense. Why would textual thing such as In... Read more

Answer:Browser randomly freezing laptop

Does this happen if you create a new user account? Sometimes a corrupted user profile can cause strange behavior with browsers.

Do you have any codecs installed?

Try changing your theme to one that does not use Aero, i.e. Basic, and see if problems still occur.

Optimize Windows 7 for better performance may also contain good troubleshooting steps to go through.

You can also see if the problem persist with a clean startup in Windows to rule out a conflicting program or service.


The above are fairly general troubleshooting steps for the problems you describe. If you want more detailed steps, please provide your system logs by doing the following:

Please provide us with your Event Viewer administrative logs by following these steps:Click Start Menu
Type eventvwr into Search programs and files (do not hit enter)
Right click eventvwr.exe and click Run as administrator
Expand Custom Views
Click Administrative Events
Right click Administrative Events
Save all Events in Custom View As...
Save them in a folder where you will remember which folder and save as Errors.evtx
When asked, save the display information in English.
Go to where you saved Errors.evtx
Create a new folder by right clicking in a blank area within the folder Errors.evtx is saved in. You could also click New Folder at the top of the directory under the directory path box.
Name the new folder Errors.
Place Errors.evtx and the LocaleMetaData folder into the new Errors folder.
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So, my computer just randomly freezes when im closing video from youtube or pretty much any site or some kind of livestream. I cant do anything when this happens, my computer just does this strange "peep" sound and only thing I can do is hold power button until computer shuts down.
What should I do?
I have tried to google this problem and found one thread from this forum allready but it was posted on 2009 or something.
Freezes are pretty random... But yesterday it happened twice and I decided that I wanna know why my computer is doing that.

Sorry for typos and hopefully someone can help me.

Answer:Computer freezing randomly when using browser.

The sound does it come from your speakers or from your computer itself (beep code kinda thing).
You can do a scan with Malwarebytes.
Maybe try updating your flash too.

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Hello,My Firefox browser became weird yesterday: sometimes, it opens new tabs with random sites without any action; or it directs me to a random page instead of the one I choose from a google search list. The latter tends to happen when I want to visit online virus removal pages. When I stopped Firefox, IE worked well for a couple of hours, but then it produced the same symptoms.I tried AVG, Housecall online scan and Malwerbytes Antimalware, but none of them found anything.I hope that someone knows how to get rid of the intruder. Your help is highly appreciated!I run DDR, the log is pasted below. I failed to use GMER in safe mode. After I had started the program, it was running for ~15 seconds, then a window appeared stating the standard Windows error message: something like "gmer.exe encountered an error, and stopped.... "I also failed to post this request from the infected computer. It said "no internet connection" however I was able to visit other sites,---------------------DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 NETWORK Run by Rendszergazda at 22:19:00,68 on Cs 2010/06/10Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_18Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1250.36.1038.18.1014.647 [GMT -7:00]AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated) {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *enabled* {829BDA32-94B3-44F4-8446-F8FCFF809F8B}============== Running Processes ===============C:\WINDOWS\sys... Read more

Answer:unwanted sites pop up randomly in web browser

Please disregard this request, I am going to reinstall the OS!

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could any of you good people help with this one. already tried unistalling and reinstalling the browser but it still closes randomly. version i have is v. 11. even doing system restore would not correct the problem.cheers guys. andrew

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Hi and thanks in advance for any help,

My computer keeps randomly opening new IE windows, sometimes just one, other times 7 or 8 of them, and periodically something will suddenly blast out of the speakers and I have no idea where it is coming from! I have no programs or apps running at the time, yet I will suddenly hear Barry Scott advertising Cillit Bang! It's beyond weird lol

The IE windows don't open with any advertising or go to a suspicious webpage, it simply opens on Google's search page.

The whole system is very sluggish, especially just after startup and I'm sure something is going on that's not quite right, but all scans come up clean.

TSG SysInfo

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1953 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 784 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 413438 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., V-P8H61E.
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Randomly opening browser windows

Hello broadmere.

Welcome to Tech Support Guy. I am Marie Curie and will gladly help you with any malware-related problems.

I am currently in training at WhatTheTech and every post of mine will be approved by a teacher. This leads to some delay in the response time. I will return as soon as possible with instructions. Please familiarize yourself with the following ground rules in the meanwhile.
Read my instructions thoroughly, carry out each step in the given order.
Do not make any changes to your system, or run any tools other than those I provided. Do not delete, fix, uninstall, or install anything unless I tell you to.
If you are unsure about anything or if you encounter any problems, please stop and inform me about it.
Stick with me until I tell you that your computer is clean. Absence of symptoms does not mean that your computer is free of malware.
Back up important files before we start.

 

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My browser keeps redirecting to some random site when I'm browsing! Plz help! Here is my log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:21:52 PM, on 12/14/2009Platform: Unknown Windows (WinNT 6.01.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exeC:\Program Files\System Control Manager\MGSysCtrl.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuschd2.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exeC:\Program Files\uTorrent\uTorrent.exeC:\Program Files\Toshiba\Bluetooth Toshiba Stack\TosBtMng.exeC:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\Identity Protection\agent\bin\avgidsmonitor.exeC:\Program Files\MagicDisc\MagicDisc.exeC:\Windows\system32\conhost.exeC:\Users\Owner\AppData\Local\Google\Update\1.2.183.13\GoogleCrashHandler.exeC:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\ONENOTEM... Read more

Answer:Browser randomly redirects to another site

Welcome to the BleepingComputer Forums. Since it has been a few days since you scanned your computer with HijackThis, we will need a new HijackThis log. If you have not already downloaded Random's System Information Tool (RSIT), please download Random's System Information Tool (RSIT) by random/random which includes a HijackThis log and save it to your desktop. If you have RSIT already on your computer, please run it again. Double click on RSIT.exe to run RSIT. Click Continue at the disclaimer screen. Please post the contents of log.txt. Thank you for your patience.Please see Preparation Guide for use before posting about your potential Malware problem. If you have already posted this log at another forum or if you decide to seek help at another forum, please let us know. There is a shortage of helpers and taking the time of two volunteer helpers means that someone else may not be helped. Please post your HijackThis log as a reply to this thread and not as an attachment. I am always leery of opening attachments so I always request that HijackThis logs are to be posted as a reply to the thread. I do not think that you are attaching anything scary but others may do so. While we are working on your HijackThis log, please: Reply to this thread; do not start another! Do not make any changes on your computer during the cleaning process or download/add programs on your computer unless instructed to do so. Do not run any other tool until ... Read more

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My desktop URL link is unable to access the Web based Admin console of my Netgear Router,
and various application "F1 / Help" buttons no longer give help when they need internet resources.

Previously I started with a conventional installed Firefox Browser,
but after erratic premature update releases chose the more stable Palemoon,
and placed the Portable variant on my secondary HDD because I dislike the junk that Mozilla browsers place on my system drive.
Everything worked perfectly.
I never recognized that once or twice a month only Firefox COULD meet a "Default Browser" requirement

With a brand new install of Windows on a new SSD,
and Palemoon continuing to work perfectly on original secondary HDD,
I thought all was well.
Now I know better.

My old desktop URL link to the Router was simply
http://192.168.2.1
I have now replaced that with a desktop shortcut to Palemoon plus argument
E:\Portable\PaleMoon\Palemoon-Portable.exe http://192.168.2.1
I may in future find more URL links that need replacing.

To access help on my applications I now have to firstly locate and secondly download relevant resources that I can quickly link to.

If I really have to then I will use a standard non-portable version of Palemoon,
But I am hoping for a clever trick that would make Windows use the Portable version as my Default Browser.

Regards
Alan

Answer:Portable Browser :- How to be my Default Browser and/or use a URL Link

May be geekier ways, but an easy way might be this:

Change Default Browser

Looks like with portable browsers, you will have to manually set the path.

A Guy

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I have my default browser set to Mozilla Firefox. I have a few links to streaming radio on my desktop that only work with Internet Explorer, so if I want to just click the shortcut to the station, I have to set my default browser to IE. Is there a way I can make the links open in IE, but leave my default browser set as Firefox?

Answer:Open link with browser other than default browser?

A workaround would be to open IE, get your music going, then minimize IE and open FF or if it's already open, just go back to it.

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I have my default browser set to Mozilla Firefox. I have a few links to streaming radio on my desktop that only work with Internet Explorer, so if I want to just click the shortcut to the station, I have to set my default browser to IE. Is there a way I can make the links open in IE, but leave my default browser set as Firefox?

Answer:Open link with browser other than default browser?

You can download Coral IE Tab, which is an add-on for Firefox. I use it, and it works great.

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A very simple question - but just to confirm this - I'm using Windows 10, gmail.com, and Internet Explorer as primary default browser, do not wish to remove. Could I open up a different browser and email account besides IE or Chrome (ex: mozilla, opera, avant, or whatever) NOT using google/gmail, and NOT changing my primary browser?

Thanks
 

Answer:keeping IE as default browser, and open another browser

yes
you can have as many browsers on the PC and just have 1 as default
you can have as many emails as you like, just not sure I understand the question re- email being default ?
 

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Hi,
 
I'm pretty sure I'm infected with something. Looks like I was asked to upgrade my Flash software but apparently it wasn't a legite Adobe. I did a quick search on Conduit search and toolbar removal, as this is what I saw on my IE next, with urls being redirected to some non-existing ones, IE home page was changed to something else (though I tried changing it back from Internet Options). Can you please help?
 
Thanks, Yuval 

Answer:Conduit toolbar, browser home-page changed, browser hanging

Which browser is affected?  Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Updat... Read more

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Please help me clean my laptop. I was trying to download Odin to fix my phone that I got into this mess. Laptop runs very slow. the firefox keeps enforcing a website as a search engine. ran malwarebytes and it detected 12 items which i put in quarentin.
with advanced thanks

Answer:very slow browser, browser keeps suggesting a malicious website as home page

Hi & to Bleeping Computer Forums!My name is Jürgen and I will be assisting you with your Malware related problems. Before we move on, please read the following points carefully: My native language isn't English. So please do not use slang or idioms. It could be hard for me to read. Thanks for your understanding.Please read my instructions completely. If there is anything that you do not understand kindly ask before proceeding.Perform everything in the correct order. Sometimes one step requires the previous one.If you have any problems while you are follow my instructions, Stop there and tell me the exact nature of your problem.Do not run any other scans without instruction or Add/ Remove Software unless I tell you to do so. This would change the output of our tools and could be confusing for me.Post all Logfiles as a reply rather than as an attachment unless I specifically ask you. If you can not post all logfiles in one reply, feel free to use more posts.If I don't hear from you within 5 days from this initial or any subsequent post, then this thread will be closed.If I don't reply within 24 hours please PM me!Stay with me. I will give you some advice about prevention after the cleanup process. Absence of symptoms does not always mean the computer is clean.Step 1Please run a FRST scan. This will help us diagnose your problem.Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.(If you are not sure which version (32-/64-bit) applies to your system, ... Read more

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When I have a few webpage tabs open and open a link into a new tab I often now get the message loading and the browser hangs - so I have to exit all tabs and restart the browser

This started a few weeks ago, and I have just looked into - I remember downloading some drivers to support a forum poster and as with a lot of sites - the download link was for a download manager (which I usually avoid)

In the past having 3 or 4 sessions of google chrome open each with 10+ tabs
and
Internet explorer open with 6 tabs
was not an issue and the PC worked really well

I have removed all unwanted programs and also all unwanted startups

Cleared Internet Explorer and Chrome temp files/etc

restarted the PC and posted the logs here

Looking at HJT this I seem to have a download manager of

O16 - DPF: {4871A87A-BFDD-4106-8153-FFDE2BAC2967} (DLM Control) - http://dlm.tools.akamai.com/dlmanager/versions/activex/dlm-activex-2.2.6.2.cabClick to expand...

I have run
malwarebytes full scan
Superantipyware full scan
MSE Full Scan
House call online scan

following log files as required

Tech Support Guy System Info
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2450M CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6056 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -1259 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 694279 MB, Free - 354558 MB;
Motherboard: FUJITSU, FJNBB0F
Ant... Read more

Answer:opening a few browser tabs and browser shows "loading" hangs

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Hi,
I've been having a few problems with my browser redirecting to the google home page. I've just noticed this - so far its only happened when I've tried to access Myspace, which is a site I very rarely use, but it only happens when I'm running OpenVPN. On my plain ISP connection the page loads up OK. Not sure if I have a problem, but this certainly is odd beahviour.

Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks.

Logs:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:40:42, on 10/05/2012
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\BATINDICATOR.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Cyberlink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2012\avp.exe
C:\Users\Steve\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenOffice.org 3\program\soffice.bin
C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\HP MAINSTREAM KEYBOARD\CNYHKEY.exe
C:\Users\Steve\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.bbc.co.uk/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.micros... Read more

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Hi guys. I'm hoping someone can help me. My computer is running very slow lately. Starting programs, browsers especially. Sometimes my browser page is randomly re-directed to a "scanning" page. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks so much for any advice. I will post my Log and tell me what you think I should get rid of. THanks.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:07:12 PM, on 7/13/2009Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16681)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exeC:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exeC:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WPN511\Utility\WPN511.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Avira\AntiVir Desktop\avgnt.exeC:\Program Files\Sprint\Sprint SmartView\RDVCHG.exeC:\Windows\V0400Mon.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\Program Files\Conceiva\DownloadStudio\DownloadStudioScheduleMonitor.exeC:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exeC:\Users\Jessica\AppData\Local\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exeC:\Program Files\... Read more

Answer:Computer slow, sometimes browser randomly changes pages

Hello JessicaW,Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.Thanks,tea

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Hey, I'm new here and I hope I could get some help on this..
I could be using the internet or not, but at random times the internet browser would just stop working altogether. (Page Load Error) I usually use Firefox, but when this happens IE and Google Chrome would stop working too. Other applications like MSN and mIRC would still be online though, and my connection would say I'm online. I'd have to restart my computer as resetting the network connection doesn't fix it, can someone help me try to stop this from happening? My operating system is Vista 32-bit.
 

Answer:Internet Browser Stops Working Randomly

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Good Morning,
 
I have a laptop that is running Windows 8.  I have used IE, Firefox, and Chrome and run multiple software scans to find the problem but it still persists.
 
While open (and sometimes not open) my browser will spontaneously open new tabs (or windows) directing me to another site.  Some sites are so controlling that I can't get rid of the tab.
 
I've gone into all the Chrome and FF extensions and deleted everything that I don't use AND is from non-reputable organizations.
 
Do you have any suggestions for how to find whatever malware is plaguing my poor laptop?
 
Thank you very much in advance -and- sincerely,
 
Luke

Answer:Browser windows open without prompting/randomly

Ah, looks like some sort of malware is installed. I would suggest running a Mal ware byte scan. http://www.malwarebytes.org/ and post back if anything comes back reported.

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