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Does anyone know how to get rid of Crownhub?

by Erick_123 / January 25, 2013 11:05 AM PST

For several months now, sometimes when I click a link instead of being send to the legit page, my browsers tries to send me to a domain from crownhub, but Malwarebytes always cuts the connection.

I'm very worried about this thread. Today I was trying to make a account with Teamviewer. When I went to my mail, and then click the verification link, my browser tried to take me to this crownhub domain.

I have installed in my system Windows Defender, Malwarebytes, and Advanced System Care. Whenever I run scans, only Advanced System Cares finds some malware in cookies, but even though it gets rid of those threads, crownhub persists.

I have Windows 7, and I use mostly FireFox as browser.

Posibbly useful information: I use a browser proxy a lot to listen Pandora, since it cannot operate in my country. The proxies are free.

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Try...
by Blue_Zee / January 25, 2013 6:12 PM PST
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Didn't work.
by Erick_123 / January 26, 2013 1:43 AM PST
In reply to: Try...

I tried AdwCleaner, but it didn't work. I still get redirected to that dangerous domain after I click the confirmation link from Teamviewer.

I already confirmed my account from another pc. But since I always get redirected from that link, I can use it to see if I actually succeed on deleting that malware.

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by Blue_Zee / January 26, 2013 2:52 AM PST
In reply to: Didn't work.
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I think I have confused you
by Erick_123 / January 26, 2013 3:13 AM PST
In reply to: Why

I was able to install, and run AdwCleaner, but it still didn't work.

I still get redirected sometimes to crownhub.com after I click on a link. The links that get redirected were kinda random, until I made an account with TeamViewer. After you make your account, you need to click a confirmation link on your e-mail. Even after having run AdwCleaner, when I go back to my mail, and then click the confirmation link, my browser tries to take me to the crownhub domain.

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And
by Blue_Zee / January 26, 2013 3:18 AM PST

Are you sure the email and confirmation link are valid?
Can't they be fake?
Is that the only occasion you get redirected, on clicking that confirmation link?

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I don't think it's fake
by Erick_123 / January 26, 2013 6:23 AM PST
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I clicked that link from another computer, and it worked fine. I got sent to Teamviewer's page. I sometimes get redirected to crownhub, when I click a link. Like a month ago, this was happening to me a lot on photobucket, but not the last time I went there. And, like 2 months ago this was a lot worse. The homepage for google chrome was changed, and I was getting constantly a lot of pop ups.

For this, I got malwarebytes, and advanced system care. Those 2 programs cleaned most of the adware I had in my pc, but this crownhub is still there.

When I use a free proxy, I get redirected more often. As I said at the beginning of the thread, I use a free proxy to use Pandora, because it's not allowed in my country.

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Ouch. Free Proxy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2013 6:30 AM PST

Many of those include backdoors or worse. The fact you have this infection is just a sign. Do you know where it came from?

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So, they are dangerous...
by Erick_123 / January 26, 2013 9:16 AM PST
In reply to: Ouch. Free Proxy.

If you mean like from what page exactly it cam from, I don't know that. When I'm using the proxy I only stay at Pandora's page listening to music. When I want to do something else I disconnect the proxy.

I wonder if there is another alternative to free proxies, or at least a free trustable proxie...

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Good news
by Erick_123 / January 26, 2013 10:37 AM PST

A friend told me to look at the add ons the browser I use (Firefox), and I found an add-on that I didn't remember to have installed it.

I disabled it, and now it stopped redirecting me.

Now the only problem is that there is no option to unistall it, I woud like to completely wipe it from my machine. Does anyone know how to do it?

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Section 1.3 includes manual removals.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 26, 2013 10:44 AM PST
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