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My wife got this browser hijacker on her computer, Snap.Do, and I'm having a tough time getting it out. I went to program removal on my control panel and I did not see it in the program population, as a matter of fact, I can't find it in the installed programs in her C drive. I ran a full virus scan last night and it did not detect it as a virus, yet I turn on her browser (Google Chrome) and I have to stop running the program manually.

 

If there is anything you can think of for me to try, please let me know.

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Run Malware Anti-Malware byte. Google it and it should be at top of search result to their website to download a free version. It's among one best scanners I've used.

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Dig through the folders and files in C: it should be in there somewhere. May take some searching but its possible to find and delete it that way.

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Dig through the folders and files in C: it should be in there somewhere. May take some searching but its possible to find and delete it that way.

You're probably right, I was trying to avoid that.

 

Root beer, is that the correct name of the program?

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Just some helpful advice on the adware.  The correct name of the program is Malware Bytes Anti-Malware.

As for snap.do, if it's not in the add/remove programs area, it could be located in the extensions area of the browser.  For google chrome, go to -> settings, then choose extensions.

 

good luck.

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Just some helpful advice on the adware.  The correct name of the program is Malware Bytes Anti-Malware.

As for snap.do, if it's not in the add/remove programs area, it could be located in the extensions area of the browser.  For google chrome, go to -> settings, then choose extensions.

 

good luck.

Many thanks for your help, stk, I'll give your instructions a whirl. :smiley:

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You will(most likely assuming its a browser hijacker) find the location of the virus and delete it offline via safe mode. Must browser hijackers replicate themselves after a restart making a simple click/delete useless. If you are familiar with your registry (start->run type regedit and it will registry will appear) deleting the file manually in safe mode is a more effective resolution. If you do not know the registry, dont touch it. You can screw a comp OS up so bad if you delete something you shouldn't. Theres no coming back usually. Otherwise, run "hi jack this" which will give you all your systems issues/virus' and then run a solid spyware deletion tool. I cant recommend one because i think they are a joke but im a computer nerd. Malware bytes should work though.

As said above, in chrome you can simply remove the browser add on as well assuming thats it.

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You will(most likely assuming its a browser hijacker) find the location of the virus and delete it offline via safe mode. Must browser hijackers replicate themselves after a restart making a simple click/delete useless. If you are familiar with your registry (start->run type regedit and it will registry will appear) deleting the file manually in safe mode is a more effective resolution. If you do not know the registry, dont touch it. You can screw a comp OS up so bad if you delete something you shouldn't. Theres no coming back usually. Otherwise, run "hi jack this" which will give you all your systems issues/virus' and then run a solid spyware deletion tool. I cant recommend one because i think they are a joke but im a computer nerd. Malware bytes should work though.

As said above, in chrome you can simply remove the browser add on as well assuming thats it.

I may look into the Registry to see if I can find it and go from there. last night I deleted Chrome and reset Internet Explorer, unfortunately, I think it's still there as her internet is now very slow.

 

I agree with doing repairs in Safe Mode as I was in it last night thinking I could roll my computer back a few days.

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Good luck. I was hijacked 5 years ago. Ended up having to reformat the hard drive to get rid of it.

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You will(most likely assuming its a browser hijacker) find the location of the virus and delete it offline via safe mode. Must browser hijackers replicate themselves after a restart making a simple click/delete useless. If you are familiar with your registry (start->run type regedit and it will registry will appear) deleting the file manually in safe mode is a more effective resolution. If you do not know the registry, dont touch it. You can screw a comp OS up so bad if you delete something you shouldn't. Theres no coming back usually. Otherwise, run "hi jack this" which will give you all your systems issues/virus' and then run a solid spyware deletion tool. I cant recommend one because i think they are a joke but im a computer nerd. Malware bytes should work though.

As said above, in chrome you can simply remove the browser add on as well assuming thats it.

I opened the registy and performed a "find" for both Snap.do and Resoft Ltd and came up empty, which is a good thing, I guess. Running Malware Bytes now.

 

Good luck. I was hijacked 5 years ago. Ended up having to reformat the hard drive to get rid of it.

That's the kicker Bankbeater, I reformatted and rebuilt the computer a year ago.

 

BTW, I hope all is well with you and your family. My wife's dad passed 3 weeks ago, so we're adjusting as well.

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I opened the registy and performed a "find" for both Snap.do and Resoft Ltd and came up empty, which is a good thing, I guess. Running Malware Bytes now.

That's the kicker Bankbeater, I reformatted and rebuilt the computer a year ago.

BTW, I hope all is well with you and your family. My wife's dad passed 3 weeks ago, so we're adjusting as well.

That isn't really "good" but not bad. It most likely wont be named snap.to. You also have to search within the correct index, not all

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That isn't really "good" but not bad. It most likely wont be named snap.to. You also have to search within the correct index, not all

Ah, gotchya...Once Malware Bytes is finished, I'll try again.

 

Many thanks for your help iabass8.

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Ah, gotchya...Once Malware Bytes is finished, I'll try again.

 

Many thanks for your help iabass8.

John, did you try fixing it with a hammer and chisel?

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