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FileHippo is now “offering” an adware laden download manager

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 10.00.02 AMSay it ain’t so!  Filehippo.com is “offering” us a download manager that includes special “offers” a.k.a adware.  How generous of them.  Adware is a very serious threat to your PC.  Adware criples performance and makes using the internet almost an impossibility.  While adware can usually be uninstalled, most users have no idea how to.

You can read about the Filehippo.com download manager here – http://www.filehippo.com/de/filehippo_download_manager

If you would like to prevent adware from installing check out my review on Unchecky

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New Video: Adware is Everywhere

Hi guys.  I made 2 new videos last week for Remove-Malware.com.

The first video “Adware Everywhere”  shows you how fast your computer can become rendered useless by the vast amounts of Adware out there.

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AdwCleaner – Remove Malicious Adware and Toolbars with a Click of the Button

Last night I sat down to use my desktop PC.  I hadn’t been on it for a few days since I usually use my laptop.  I opened Chrome and did a search and was immediately presented with multiple Adbars and popunders.  I was like wtf!!! 👿  

Now, I knew I hadn’t done this but I had an idea who had….the Wife.  She told me she needed to convert one of her iPhone videos.   Not wanting to waste anymore time I downloaded a program called AdwCleaner.  AdwCleaner quickly scans your PC for Junk software and presents you with a detailed log.  You can remove the Junkware by pressing the delete button.

 adwcleaner

Here’s my log.  Thanks Honey.

# AdwCleaner v2.107 – Logfile created 01/22/2013 at 20:18:24
# Updated 21/01/2013 by Xplode
# Operating system : Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (64 bits)
# User : matt – MATT-PC
# Boot Mode : Normal
# Running from : C:\Users\matt\Downloads\AdwCleaner (1).exe
# Option [Search]

***** [Services] *****

Found : RelevantKnowledge

***** [Files / Folders] *****

Folder Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\PriceGong
Folder Found : C:\Program Files (x86)\RelevantKnowledge
Folder Found : C:\ProgramData\boost_interprocess
Folder Found : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\PriceGong
Folder Found : C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RelevantKnowledge
Folder Found : C:\Users\matt\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkomkajifikmkfnjgphkjcfeepbnojok
Folder Found : C:\Users\matt\AppData\LocalLow\PriceGong

***** [Registry] *****

Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Crossrider
Key Found : HKCU\Software\AppDataLow\Software\PriceGong
Key Found : HKCU\Software\Cr_Installer
Key Found : HKCU\Software\SmartBar
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{835315FC-1BF6-4CA9-80CD-F6C158D40692}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\PriceGongIE.DLL
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PriceFactorIE.PriceGongBHO
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PriceFactorIE.PriceGongBHO.1
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PriceGongIE.PriceGongCtrl
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\PriceGongIE.PriceGongCtrl.1
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{8B3372D0-09F0-41A5-8D9B-134E148672FB}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{1631550F-191D-4826-B069-D9439253D926}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{D2A2595C-4FE4-4315-AA9B-19DBD6271B71}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bkomkajifikmkfnjgphkjcfeepbnojok
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{1631550F-191D-4826-B069-D9439253D926}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{D08D9F98-1C78-4704-87E6-368B0023D831}
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PriceGong
Key Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}
Value Found : HKCU\Software\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions [{8a9386b4-e958-4c4c-adf4-8f26db3e4829}]
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}]
Value Found : HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar [{AE07101B-46D4-4A98-AF68-0333EA26E113}]

***** [Internet Browsers] *****

-\\ Internet Explorer v9.0.8112.16457

[OK] Registry is clean.

-\\ Google Chrome v24.0.1312.52

File : C:\Users\matt\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Preferences

[OK] File is clean.

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AdwCleaner[R1].txt – [2978 octets] – [22/01/2013 20:18:24]

########## EOF – C:\AdwCleaner[R1].txt – [3038 octets] ##########

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