Taobao infection

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  1. TairikuOkami's Avatar
    Posts : 4,693
    Windows Home Dev 21xxx x64
       #11

    Check this path: C:\users\{user}\appdata\roaming\maxthon3\apptg\taobao.exe
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  2. indianacarnie's Avatar
    Posts : 1,327
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #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. hTconeM9user's Avatar
    Posts : 2,806
    Windows 10 Home (x64) Version 2009 (build 19042.928)
       #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
    pchihi.com Information and Tips on How to Remove taobao.exe Quickly
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  4. simrick's Avatar
    Posts : 16,108
    W10Prox64
       #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. Borg 386's Avatar
    Posts : 28,796
    Win 7 32, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 64 Pro, Win 10 64 Education Edition
       #15

    indianacarnie said:
    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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