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Matt wrote on 23-02-2017 09:02 AM

That page is showing a skyscraper ad on the lower right - HF doesn't run skyscrapers and nothing in that position.

A quick search suggests it's a browser add-on:

https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/10184-counterflix-ads



I just noticed you've got a banner ad above Photos - that's not from HF either.

HF runs one banner top right, two hot boxes on the home page and one hot box on the music page.

Ouch, cheeky fuckers:

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Counterflix changes your computer’s DNS servers to ones under their own control. This allows them to not only monitor what sites you are visiting, but to also replace requests from legitimate ad servers with their own ad servers.

These DNS servers are one of the main reasons that people find it difficult to disable Counterflix ads from displaying on their browser. This is because if you uninstall the Counterflix program, but do not disable their DNS servers, they will continue to hijack ads and display ones of their own choosing.

When your machine is infected with the Counterflix adware, other common symptoms include:

* Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
* Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
* Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
* Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.

To make matters worse, you will also find that Counterflix will cause your computer to act more sluggish or for your web browser to freeze.



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I flagged it up on here because it wasn't happening on facebook, gmail or bbc and those were the other sites I had open at the time...

Also put up that pic because you can see the counterflix box on it.

It actually got past malwarebytes as well as malware adbytes and was finally banished by Defender (of all things!) following a full system scan. Crafty fucking software indeed...

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I wondered how a pop-up could hook into HF and not BBC, FB or Gmail and I think it must be google ads. That would give them common code to replace and given how prevalent google ads are, it would make good sense to go for the biggest.

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[Edited by ceekay on 01-03-2017 17:04 PM]

Guess what's back... back again...


May have found the ad though.


This is the log from the clean up file:

THE LINKS ARE FUCKING SPAM - no idea how it's done that.


***** [ Folders ] *****

Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-0801-1
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-0aa5-0
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-33b1-1
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-3443-1
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-3737-1
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-38f7-0
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-40f5-0
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-4237-1
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-5791-0
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-5a15-0
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\0732e5c7-5ff3-0
Folder Found: C:\ProgramData\d5588ab2


***** [ Files ] *****

No malicious files found.


***** [ DLL ] *****

No malicious DLLs found.


***** [ WMI ] *****

No malicious keys found.


***** [ Shortcuts ] *****

No infected shortcut found.


***** [ Scheduled Tasks ] *****

No malicious task found.


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

Key Found: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\11598763487076930564
Data Found: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{4e0172fc-0c96-4b54-9208-cdcf45ffbc3d} [NameServer] - 82.163.143.176 82.163.142.178
Data Found: [x64] HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\{4e0172fc-0c96-4b54-9208-cdcf45ffbc3d} [NameServer] - 82.163.143.176 82.163.142.178
Key Found: HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SYSTEMCERTIFICATES\ROOT\CERTIFICATES\26D9E607FFF0C58C7844B47FF8B6E079E5A2220E


***** [ Web browsers ] *****

No malicious Firefox based browser items found.
Chrome pref Found: [C:\Users\Secretary\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] - eu.ask.com
Chrome pref Found: [C:\Users\Secretary\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] - zensearch
Chrome pref Found: [C:\Users\Secretary\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] - v9
Chrome pref Found: [C:\Users\Secretary\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] - uk.ask.com
Chrome pref Found: [C:\Users\Secretary\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Web data] - searchinterneat-a.akamaihd.net


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Meant to post this there too.

And then I am logging off to thoroughly clean my machine as it won't fucking go away.


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STOP. DOWNLOADING. PORN!!!

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When the cashier asked if he needed a bag, he said "No, she isn't that ugly"

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STOP. DOWNLOADING. PORN!!!



Yeah, just stream it. Wink

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STOP. DOWNLOADING. PORN!!!



STOP.MAKING.IT!!!

"Do you believe in the devil? You know, a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation, corruption, and destruction of man?"
"I'm not sure that man needs the help." (Calvin & Hobbes)

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STOP.MAKING.IT!!!




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There was a man in front of me in the queue in tesco's buying condoms.
When the cashier asked if he needed a bag, he said "No, she isn't that ugly"

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