Windows 10: malware/ trojan attacking browsers
Sorry - have been AFK. Yes, rename them - that will prevent them from executing.
I let the toolkit run until the end and then rebooted.are there any other steps i need to do before I check to see if the phobos kit has worked ..?
I just started it up and tried opening internet explorer and still the same . Won't open
Please ignore the last post . I left the scan running throughout the night not realising I had to give permission for the toolkit to rename the infected file... I'm now running it again
Okay, no problem. So, rename the files with the Sophos offline scanner.
Once finished, I would boot into safe mode and reset all browsers on the system - whether you use them all or not.
Microsoft Edge - Reset to Default in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
Reset all other browsers
How to Reset Your Web Browser To Its Default Settings
Then I would boot into normal mode and run RKILL. RKIL will stop any malicious processes from running until a reboot. Everything RKILL does is undone by a reboot. When it's finished, it will show a log - might want to post that here.
Then run (scan then clean) ADWCleaner. ADWCleaner will reboot the machine to finish the cleaning. If it found anything, please post the log(s) C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C1].txt. [C2].txt, etc.
Then run JRT.
Boot back into the normal boot mode of the operating system, run this:
Malware Clean Up Tool | Breach Remediation with Sophos Clean
Let's see if that finds any leftovers. Then try the browsers.
Okay .. I'm going to the Sophos kit once more .... is it possible for me to reset all my browsers while in safe mode off line ?
You mean Safe Mode without Internet? I believe so, but if you find you're having problems resetting them all, you also have the option for Safe Mode with Networking, when rebooting into Safe Mode.
Remember, you want to reset all browsers on the system - not just the one(s) you use. Edge and Internet Explorer come with Windows 10, and will be infected, whether used by you or not.
Okay thanks --- so safe mode with networking it is then----
After I had run the Sophos kit this morning and turned into normal mode, I did click on internet explorer . There was a slight difference though this time . It seemed like it was almost letting me get to it but it said I needed to be online and the wireless tab that sits alongside airplane mode down on the bottom right was not there ... I went into the networking part and I clicked on show wireless signals around me but nothing showed ... it's like my network connections have gone !!!
I was wondering if it's possible for attackers to cling to your network and maybe even configuring routers settings so that they can silently see what your'e doing, and can I check for that?
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