ScorpionSaver won't go away

Discussion in 'Technical Discussion' started by Aerosol, Dec 3, 2013.

  1. Aerosol

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    I uninstall it. I run Malwarebytes and CCleaner. I don't see it for a few hours. Then I'll be browsing a page and hearing random ads, seeing little boxes with the words "ads not by this site" on them, and random words being used as hyperlinks to pop-up ads. It goes by the name of ScorpionSaver currently, though I've seen it called other things on this computer before.

    How is it installing itself and how can I be rid of it once and for all??
     
  2. TmEE

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    From another installation, manually scrubbing it out. Hiren's Boot CD or other OS in a multiboot system are good choices.
     
  3. Overlord

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    Failing that, backup your shit, and reformat/reinstall. Gets a clean and fast Windows install out of it, too.
     
  4. Aerosol

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    I don't think a reformat/reinstall is an option. I don't own this computer. It's rented.
     
  5. Vangar

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    You could try running combofix from bleeping computer, if it is listed as malware in that software it should remove it. It's also free.
     
  6. TmEE

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    IF combofix runs... when it does it does wonders !
     
  7. Uberham

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    do the malwarebytes scan in safe mode.

    Also, get adblock plus and noscript if you're using firefox.

    also, try using Spybot Search and Destroy, and using the "immunise" tool.