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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1

    Microsoft Edge Hacked

    I have some malware that has hacked my Edge browser. It says my computer has been attacked by a virus and there is a verbal computer based warning about this attack. There is no way I can close it other than going to task manager. When I restart Edge it starts up on the same page. Is there some way of starting Edge without it going to this site? It seems my start page has been hacked. I have been using it and getting used to it but now have reverted back to Firefox until I get this fixed.
    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks in advance.
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  2. letmein's Avatar
    Posts : 133
    Windows 10

    Have you tried running the free version of Malwarebytes ( be sure to uncheck the trial version while installing )
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  3. Mystere's Avatar
    Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro

    Edge has not been hacked. This does the exact same thing in Chrome. It's a really nasty page that someone prevents you from closing it.

    The easiest way to get around this is to disable your internet (pull the cable, disable the adapter, whatever). Then kill the browser and restart it, then close the tab.
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  4. Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    The easiest way to get around this is to disable your internet (pull the cable, disable the adapter, whatever). Then kill the browser and restart it, then close the tab.[/QUOTE]

    Thank you. That did the trick.
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  5. Posts : 4
    win 10 pro

    Ms Edge - favorites

    how does one transfer old IE favorites to MS Edge
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  6. Posts : 96
    win 7/10


    upper right hand corner--click on the three dots--click on settings--click on " Import favorites from another browser"--click on IE --click on the three horizontal lines (upper right) ,favorites should be there
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  7. lopedoggie's Avatar
    Posts : 472
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v1803 build 17133.73

    Important, ignore the warning, do not click on it or visit any page it asks you to visit. Don't even close the browser. Instead do this immediately, just reboot your computer. Your browser should be closed automatically upon restart. After restart, open your browser(s) and delete all of your history. Run your favorite virus scan software (recommend free Malware Bytes) immediately after performing restart and browser history deletion tasks. If you haven't touched the malware warning or responded to the attack in any way this should, repeat, should take care of the problem.

    This kind of attack is pretty much daily routine computer ops IMO and this is how I deal with it.
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  8. Posts : 79
    Windows 10 Pro

    That is the most annoying thing I've ever encountered when I was visiting a friend. The friend didn't know what to do and was starting to panic. I just pulled up task manager and terminated the browser and the annoying bugger. Then used CCleaner to clean up the temp files/folders in the browser. That should be enough provided you didn't do anything after getting that phony warning.
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  9. vgchat's Avatar
    Posts : 421
    Windows 10 Pro

    Most cases where it edits the start page have to do with the editing of the hosts.ini file.

    Run Comodo Cleaning Essentials and see if the problem remains. If it's persistant you may have to run the Comodo Resuce Disk on it.

    Comodo Rescue Disk (CRD) is a bootable disk image that allows users to run virus scans in a pre-boot environment. It is a powerful virus, spyware and rootkit cleaner which works in both GUI and text mode. CRD can provide a more comprehensive and thorough scan than regular malware cleaning applications because it cleans your system before Windows is loaded.
    CRD is intended to be used when malware embeds itself so deeply into your system that regular AV software cannot remove it. The rescue disk is also very effective at removing infections that are preventing Windows from booting in the first place. Apart from the virus scanner, CRD also provides tools to explore files in your hard drive, take screenshot and browse web pages.

    I'll finish by adding this little bit from here

    Do not run any tools in the style of OTL, DDS, HJT, CF, FRST, aswMBR, etc.

    Those who lurks the White Hat Help for a while know what I'm talking about. In the malware removal tool, there is tools that I call "reporting and logging" tools, which are stand-alone executables that when run, output a log with specific information in it that can be used to create what we call "fix-lists" in order to clean malicious entries rapidly from an infected system. However, you have to know that these tools CAN NOT be used by everyone. This is not a joke and I'm dead serious on that : these tools shouldn't be used if you don't know how to use them, nor if they aren't used under the supervision of a professional. You can go on every malware removal forums and the same thing will be written. There's a simple reason for this, these tools are so powerful that if used in an incorrect way, they can render a whole system unbootable and not recoverable. You have to be trained in order to use these tools or even supervise others in using them. Unless you are graduated from a recognized malware school (and even there, well, except if you are an ex-MRT member obviously), you shouldn't use these tools, nor should follow the instruction of people that recommends them. Trust me, this is for your own safety and the well-being of your system. There's other ways to deal with malware other than these tools. Will they are way more efficient, they are way harder to use and control. So please, if you ever see someone recommending you one of these tools : OTL, DDS, HJT, ComboFix, aswMBR, FRST, etc., when they think that they can interpret the logs, ignore his post and wait for another member (preferably a trusted helper) to come assist you.

    Ignore users that post dumb recommendations/procedures (IE: format and reinstall)

    While some malware/virus cannot be removed and indeed requires a total format on the hard drive, repartition of it and reinstallation of Windows in order to get rid of it (like malware from the Sality or Ramnit family), this isn't always the case. Most malware can be dealt with without formatting, nor reinstalling Windows. Therefore, before considering that option (except if you really don't care, you know how to do it and you don't have time to loose), try to get actual assistance to remove the malware/virus you are infected with. Most malware infections in the White Hat Help section are ... "easy" (do not requires a full format and reinstallation) to remove. Infections such as Browser Hijackers (search engine redirections), Adwares (you see ads on your browser, system, websites, etc.), Junkware and PUPs (you have tons of useless programs popping up and you didn't install them, etc.). In most of these case, you do not need to reinstall Windows in order to get rid of these, you just have to follow the right instructions and run the right tools to remove them. Simple as that if I may say. So if you ever see someone recommending you to format your hard drive and to reinstall Windows to get rid of the malware, he's most likely a troll, simply ignore him. Someone who's really serious about this will give you reasons, explanations and proofs (like I do when someone is infected with a Sality or Ramnit malware) when telling you to do a such thing. However, be ready to accept this solution as the only one there is, depending on what kind of infection you're dealing with.
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  10. Posts : 2
    Win 10

    captaindon130 said:
    The easiest way to get around this is to disable your internet (pull the cable, disable the adapter, whatever). Then kill the browser and restart it, then close the tab.
    Thank you. That did the trick.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks for this. I even had to call the number of those scammers and they were telling me that if I go officially to Microsoft, it will cost between $300 - $400. I wondered how much I bought the PC. Then said if I want them to work on it, it will cost me $96. Thanks so very much.
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