1.    23 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Diego area
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Pro

    MS edge hijacked today


    Today edge was hijacked, message asks me to call number . I know this is a scam so tried to close edge, could not. So I closed with task manager, rebooted. When I opened edge message was still there.

    HELP, how do I get rid of it and fix my computer?
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  2.    23 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    San Diego area
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    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter

    UPDATE. I tried to run Malwarebytes free. I could not update it, hadn't been updated it a few weeks. Is this part of the edge hijack?

    If not how can I fix Malwarebytes so it will update?
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  3.    23 Sep 2016 #3
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    Crewe Cheshire
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    If you can run all our scans and post results PCHF System Scans
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  4.    23 Sep 2016 #4
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    San Diego area
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    Thread Starter

    I think I got rid of it.
    I unplugged cable from cable modem and router.
    I opened edge and cleared browser data
    I reset my home page to start
    I closed edge and rebooted
    I open edge and set home page to desired page.

    It appears to be fixed. Anyone know if it will come back?
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  5.    23 Sep 2016 #5
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    W10Prox64

    That's a quick way to get rid of the window. You'll want to be sure you've gotten rid of all the bits.

    Run these scans, in this order:

    Create a restore point
    RKILL
    TDSSKiller (select all options - it will reboot to scan properly)
    RKILL (again, because everything RKILL does is undone by a reboot)
    Malwarebytes Antimalware (run a custom scan, select the box to scan for rootkits, and check the box to scan your entire system drive)
    ADWCleaner (it will reboot to clean)
    JRT
    Then run TempFile Cleaner.
    Ccleaner - run on browsers and clean out temp + cache, then run on registry

    For a final all-clear, you could run this, but probably not necessary:
    ESET Online Scan (see instructions here)
    BSOD after boot up, during login or right after, (bad spool header?) Solved - Page 3 - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Be sure you're logged into sevenforums, so you can see all the screenshots. They're a little old, but the basics are the same.


    All these tools are free/have free versions available.

    When finished, create another restore point, then go into Ccleaner and delete the infected one (and any others that may exist that might be infected).
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  6.    23 Sep 2016 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 156
    Windows 10 home 64x

    Quote Originally Posted by oldspook View Post
    Today edge was hijacked, message asks me to call number . I know this is a scam so tried to close edge, could not. So I closed with task manager, rebooted. When I opened edge message was still there.

    HELP, how do I get rid of it and fix my computer?
    It sounds Like Ransomware But you got away

    thats good News after you are don with what simrick Posted you should Now Look into some good

    anti virus anti spyware and anti malware products and not the free Versions its time to invest in your safety and privacy

    good Luck
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  7.    23 Sep 2016 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 10
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    There are some other options to prevent this from happening again. Open DNS should block malware sites ( but I don't know if it's effective when direct IP address is used). There are IP blockers.... download a list of malware IPs and it will block anything in your PC from accessing them. PeerBlock is free. You can block IPs at the hostlist using the "MVPS Hosts file"... I can't post the URL but it should be easy to find. You can run a browser sandboxed. Avast antivirus has it's own browser... but Sandboxie... which I believe is free, lets you sandbox any program including a browser of your choice. A sandbox gives a program a place to operate and when you close it... no permanent changes are made to your system. If you're downloading... you have to export it out of the sandbox.
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