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#1 freak180

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 16:02

I installed some stupid exe file that was for windows 8 modding and it secretly installed some tool bar crap and other stuff without my knowledge...was using the built in antivirus windows 8 offers which is crap..I'm using something else now..

However, Now I notice all my sites that require me to log in is saying HTTPS is crossed off with a red slash.. Please I tried googling it and still no fix :\

I forgot to say I'm using chrome




#2 ShockD

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 16:11

Okay, let's start from where we're supposed to. Is your PCs date up-to-date?



#3 OP freak180

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 16:17

Yes it is



#4 incendy

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 16:33

Can you do a system restore back to before you installed the program? It won't delete your documents etc, just reset your registry and system setting back to before that program existed.

 

Seems they changed the way you open system restore in WIndows 8.1 but to get there, search / open System and then Click on System Protection, System Restore. To see older restore points chose the checkbox to show more at the bottom of the window.



#5 +BudMan

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 17:00

"some tool bar crap and other stuff without my knowledge...was using the built in antivirus windows 8 offers which is crap..I'm using something else now.."

 

So YOU RAN an EXE!!!  But its MS fault for not stopping you?  Or Warning you?  What exe do you have - does it report that its infected at totalvirus website?

 

You do understand that there is really fine line between virus and crapware/malware -- even if everyone thinks that X software is crapware/malware - if they tell you they are going to install something - no matter how tiny the fine print, and the user says OK!!  It is not legal for other antivirus/crapware/malware to stop this or uninstall it, etc.

 

If user ran it, and accepts the legalize quite often there is Nothing antivirus software can do about it.  So don't go blaming MS for something you clear did yourself.

 

Now to clear up your mess - can you point to where you downloaded this exe, can you share it via dropbox or something so we can take a look at what it did via installing on a VM, etc.  Then again are you 100% sure this exe actually messed up your box?



#6 sc302

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 17:21

I have seen chrome cross out the https. This seems to be a chrome only thing. Usually get it with self signed. It could be anything from java script being disabled to your date/time being off or invalid/unknown cert authority providing the https cert.

#7 OP freak180

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 17:26

"some tool bar crap and other stuff without my knowledge...was using the built in antivirus windows 8 offers which is crap..I'm using something else now.."

 

So YOU RAN an EXE!!!  But its MS fault for not stopping you?  Or Warning you?  What exe do you have - does it report that its infected at totalvirus website?

 

You do understand that there is really fine line between virus and crapware/malware -- even if everyone thinks that X software is crapware/malware - if they tell you they are going to install something - no matter how tiny the fine print, and the user says OK!!  It is not legal for other antivirus/crapware/malware to stop this or uninstall it, etc.

 

If user ran it, and accepts the legalize quite often there is Nothing antivirus software can do about it.  So don't go blaming MS for something you clear did yourself.

 

Now to clear up your mess - can you point to where you downloaded this exe, can you share it via dropbox or something so we can take a look at what it did via installing on a VM, etc.  Then again are you 100% sure this exe actually messed up your box?

First off Im not here to be Lectured by YOU!!! SO stop your BS
I download it off Deviant Art and the comments seem fine from what I read  And holy sh**. I know this is the reason why chrome is acting up the way it is now. So stop acting you you know everything!



#8 +Nik L

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 17:31

So stop acting you you know everything!

 

He's not infected...



#9 sc302

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 17:50

First off Im not here to be Lectured by YOU!!! SO stop your BS
I download it off Deviant Art and the comments seem fine from what I read  And holy sh**. I know this is the reason why chrome is acting up the way it is now. So stop acting you you know everything!

Couple of things with this, he is trying to help you understand that you did this by accepting whatever agreement/install blindly.  While he doesn't know everything, he knows enough to read what is on the screen before hitting yes/ok/I agree/etc, not waiting until after the fact to understand or read up on it...after the fact is too late.  You blame the "built in antivirus windows 8 offers" and call it "crap" when you don't understand or know what YOU did to YOUR system.  Now you are reading wtf it is after the fact and all of a sudden you are ok with it.  

 

Lesson to be learned, before you hit OK or check off things or leave things checked off, read what it is next to the check mark before hitting the allow/ok/yes/open buttons.  Toolbars do not get installed without you knowing, I have not seen one in recent times that do so.



#10 OP freak180

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 19:57

Couple of things with this, he is trying to help you understand that you did this by accepting whatever agreement/install blindly.  While he doesn't know everything, he knows enough to read what is on the screen before hitting yes/ok/I agree/etc, not waiting until after the fact to understand or read up on it...after the fact is too late.  You blame the "built in antivirus windows 8 offers" and call it "crap" when you don't understand or know what YOU did to YOUR system.  Now you are reading wtf it is after the fact and all of a sudden you are ok with it.  

 

Lesson to be learned, before you hit OK or check off things or leave things checked off, read what it is next to the check mark before hitting the allow/ok/yes/open buttons.  Toolbars do not get installed without you knowing, I have not seen one in recent times that do so.

Why do you assume I did not check it off? I check up that crap during the installation processes and it still manage to install 5 different toolbar crap on there. Thats what pisses me off. I dont even know why the member on DA uploaded this crap on that site.



#11 +warwagon

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 20:03

A good way to go about finding what stuff it installed is by going into programs and features and arranging by the install date. That should bring all the crap to the top. I would recommend uninstalling each one individually. Then run a program called adwcleaner which will get rid of the left overs.

 

http://www.bleepingc...oad/adwcleaner/

 

I would then recommend going into your chome settings / extensions and seeing what extensions the crap also installed and remove those as well.

 

In the future you may want to invest in a program called sandboxie http://www.sandboxie.com which lets you try programs out in a sandboxed environment. This way even if it did install X number of toolbars, you just terminate all sandboxed processes and then delete the sandbox and it's as if nothing ever happened.



#12 badb0y

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 20:06

Just Re-install Windows 8..Other wise it could also steal your log ins/ credit cards/ bank info.

 

Up to you now!



#13 sc302

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 20:13

I can assure you that toolbars do not get installed unless you are not paying attention. If and when I have this issue, I uninstall everything, slow down and go back through I pick it up where I stupidly missed it. I do this so that when I do go to reinstall it I don't make that stupid mistake again. It doesnt happen often any more because I am very careful but if it does happen it is because I am not paying attention.

#14 xendrome

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 20:21

System restore point?



#15 Anibal P

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 20:39

First off Im not here to be Lectured by YOU!!! SO stop your BS
I download it off Deviant Art and the comments seem fine from what I read  And holy sh**. I know this is the reason why chrome is acting up the way it is now. So stop acting you you know everything!

 

He may not know "everything" but BudMan earned that MVC title, and everything I've seen him post has been 100% spot on and accurate, the best thing you can do is pay attention to what the MVCs post and learn from your obvious mistake