Windows 10: Taobao infection Solved

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  1. Posts : 2,546
    Windows 10.4 Home 1703 x64 16257.1
       25 Oct 2015 #11

    Check this path: C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\maxthon3\apptg\taobao.exe
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  2.    25 Oct 2015 #12

    Well,haha,I'll be marking this as solved again. Never "found" the source, so just reset my machine. No big deal as I had a clean install planned for next week anyway. Did want to find out what it was though, but its gone (I guess). Couldn't access the Maxthon site period for a couple of hours "couldn't resolve domain name", so I'm now trying Firefox after a absence of many years. Haha, I DID find a very old Maxthon version........ 2.5.18 in fact. Its a real blast from the past and since installing it I seem to be able to access the Maxthon site. Not sure if I'll be updating this version or not as I'm having a much closer look at Edge and Firefox now.

    Thanks to all who helped!
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  3. Posts : 2,554
    Windows 10 Home x64: 1607 Redstone (1) Build 14393.198
       25 Oct 2015 #13

    Hi if you want you can read this link it may help you or anyone else in the future
    What can cause it and how to get rid of it Information and Tips on How to Remove taobao.exe Quickly
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  4. Posts : 12,192
       25 Oct 2015 #14

    Taobao is a Chinese online shopping co. similar to our Amazon. The site in the previous post is very questionable, and promotes SpyHunter, which is also extremely "questionable".
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  5. Posts : 14,998
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       26 Oct 2015 #15

    indianacarnie said: View Post
    Nice seeing you here Borg 386!
    Hello indianacarnie .

    Glad you got is solved, sometimes you don't have much of a choice but to start clean considering how deeply some of these damn things get into the OS.
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