xg4ken malware Solved

  1.    09 Mar 2017 #1

    xg4ken malware

    On my computer this stops me from getting to bestbuy.com. I can get to corporate.bestbuy.com but not bestbuy.com. Probably there are other URLs also infected (on my computer) but I don't try to reach them.

    I have Malwarebytes, Avast and Windows Defender. All report no issues and in fact I do not get any weird popups at all.

    There are 64 files on my C: drive which contain the words xg4ken.com . And in my hosts file (and a few others) I associate this url with . So it's not going anywhere (as far as I know). BUT how do I get rid of it? The redirect occurs in all my browsers (but all fail to reach that site).

    I've looked at several "removal" tools for this but have no way to evaluate them.

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  3.    09 Mar 2017 #3

    I followed the steps in that link. It's not in my registry; not in Programs and Features. None of my anti-virus software report it as a problem. That link seemed more of an ad to download that software than anything else.
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  4.    09 Mar 2017 #4

    If its a browser re-direct AdwCleaner may get rid of it.
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  5.    09 Mar 2017 #5

    Digmor Crusher said: View Post
    If its a browser re-direct AdwCleaner may get rid of it.
    Agreed. Sounds like a redirector.
    Flush your DNS
    at an admin command prompt
    ipconfig /flushdns
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  6.    10 Mar 2017 #6

    I followed the directions here:


    and it worked perfectly.
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  7.    11 Mar 2017 #7

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