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Clicking in IE & Chrome often launch another browser window

Posted on 2014-03-20
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For the last 5-7 days, when I click on empty space or even on the usual
OK button, be it on my gmail login page or practically anywhere within
IE & Chrome, another IE or Chrome window with marketing & garbage
information will be launched.

I've restored using Win XP's "System Restore" to about 13 days ago but
it did not help.  Downloaded SuperAntiSpyware & ran it 3 times & after
the 3rd round, the windows would still be launched but they're now
automatically closed (without any intervention from me).

Attached is my hijackthis output.  Let me know if there's any specific
item that I can disable to stop these malware-like windows from auto-
launch.

If I don't use IE/Chrome, this won't happen
sanitized-hijackthis.log
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Question by:sunhux
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Conduit Engine is considered malware, hijacks your search engine etc. Remove it and run a scan with http://www.malwarebytes.org/
I would also be very suspicious about MediaViewerV1 and MediaPlayerV1 but don't have time to check them out.
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by:sunhux
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Just checked all occurrences of "Conduit Engine", "MediaViewerV1"
& "MediaPlayerV1", exit the browsers & restarted Chrome: still
getting windows popping up when I click "Download" at malwarebytes
page : asking if I wish to install "Flash Player" (which I already got
one installed on the laptop).

Now doing malwarebytes full scan: might take a while
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Do you know these - did you install them?
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
O15 - Trusted Zone: http://software.kuaiche.com

They are all suspicious

This is a virus
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [NextLive] C:\windows\system32\rundll32.exe "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\newnext.me\nengine.dll",EntryPoint -m l

Since there are a number of suspicious programs it's likely no one program will remove them all so I suggest you follow the advice here - it will take a while
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/malware-removal-guide-for-windows/
And hopefully at the end you should be clean.
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by:sunhux
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Yes, I downloaded & installed the http://software.kuaiche.com
but not aware of the others.

Ok, Malwarebytes took more than 5 hours to complete & cleared
quite a number of things & after reboot, I don't have this pop-ups
in my browsers anymore.

Anything more to add?  I'll close this thread tomorrow if there's
no further suggestions
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by:Gary
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It it's gone then you should be good. In future be careful about installing free software and always choose the custom option and disable any other useful free software.
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