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Sidebar 'related searches' Blue box with White T

by andyjf80 / February 19, 2013 1:06 AM PST

Hi All -
I've recently gotten some type of virus that isn't able to be picked up by Ad-aware or Search & Destroy malware detection.

Here is a screenshot of what it looks like:
<span id="INSERTION_MARKER">http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8489850790_2cdb8d1d1e.jpg

The sidebar appears on the right side of my browser when I visit most links (Pandora, Google links, etc.)

Does anyone have any tips on what I can try to get rid of this?

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Maybe
by Blue_Zee / February 19, 2013 1:54 AM PST

AdwCleaner can do it:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

Run it by clicking the Search button. Close the Notepad log that will popup at the end.
Now click the Delete button and restart the PC when asked to.
On restart it will create a new log with the actions taken.

If the list is long you know you had problems.

Test.

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Thanks a Ton
by sekhrik / June 25, 2013 7:32 PM PDT
In reply to: Maybe

I want to say thank you very much as the AdwCleaner solved my problem.
Thanks again.
Happy

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Great!
by Blue_Zee / June 25, 2013 8:33 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks a Ton

Glad it helped.
Thanks for the thumbs up.

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Disable WebCake
by somethinginnovative / June 10, 2013 4:24 AM PDT

In Internet Explorer,

Tools-Manage Addons...

Find WebCake in the list, and disable it. You should also uninstall WebCake from add/remove programs.

Shame on C-NET, a once-great download portal, for wrapping every download with their misleading fountain of spyware. Frankly, someone should sue them for willful misrepresentation.

(And them they wouldn't even answer your question on how to remove it? Bogus...)

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We Do It Like This
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 13, 2013 2:45 AM PDT

First, open each of the browsers you use, click on "Tools" in the upper left, then choose "Add-Ons" or "Manage add-ons" or something similar. Once there, look for the offending add-on and remove or disable it from there.. Once that's done, access your browser's homepage settings and reset it back to one of your choice.. (For example, for Internet Explorer, click on "Tools", select "Internet Options", "General" tab, and in the "Homepage" section, change the listed homepage there.

Once that's done, proceed on with the instructions below to scan the computer for adware/spyware.

If you can download the tools listed below on the problem computer, great, but you may need to use a separate, clean computer, download the tools, copy them to a DIFFERENT flash drive or CD, then transfer them to the infected computer.
_______________

Once that's done, then restart the computer into "Safe Mode with Networking" and use the instructions below. If you can't start in Safe Mode, then run all the tools while in "normal" Windows first, then run them in Safe Mode afterward.:

After downloading or transferring it to the problem machine, run the
following tool to help allow the removal programs below to run.
(courtesy of Grinler at BleepingComputer.com)There are 3 different
versions. If one of them won't run then try to run the other one. Be
patient.... as a black window should open, then close after finding all
the background programs.Vista and Win7 users need to right click and choose Run as AdminYou only need to get one of them to run, not all of them.

Rkill.exe
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.exe

Rkill.com
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.com

Rkill.scr
http://download.bleepingcomputer.com/grinler/rkill.scr
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IMMEDIATELY after running the "Rkill" tool above, run/install the Malwarebytes and
SuperAntispyware installer and update files from the links below which
you've also copied to a CD or flash drive, and transfered to the problem
machine. Do NOT restart the computer after running Rkill. After that, run a full system scan
and delete anything it finds.

Malwarebytes Installer Download Link (Clicking on the links below will immediately start the download dialogue window.)
http://www.besttechie.net/tools/mbam-setup.exe

Next, install and run a full system scan with the SuperAntispyware program
and the manual updater from the links below. As before, you may need to
rename the installer file to get the program to install.:

SuperAntispyware
http://www.superantispyware.com/SuperAntispyware

Manual Update
http://www.superantispyware.com/definitions.htm
__________________

And after that, if everything's fine by you can't connect to the internet,
then follow the procedures below to check your network "proxy" settings
again.Open Internet Explorer and go to Tools-Internet
Options-Connection Tab. Click on the LAN settings button. IF there is a
check mark next to "Use a proxy server for your LAN", uncheck it. Click
OK. Then OK, again.

_______________

And finally, download and run the tool below to bring back any files that may have been hidden by the malware on the computer.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/unhide/

Hope this helps.

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Uninstalling related searches sidebar
by somlad / July 9, 2013 4:43 AM PDT

Uninstalling related searches sidebar
You may uninstall Yontoo and all affiliated features, including Topic Torch, at any time by following the procedures below

Windows - To uninstall from any of the supported browsers on Windows, go to the Windows Start Menu and then to Control Panel > Add/Remove (or Programs & Features in Vista/Windows 7) and click Remove next to Yontoo.

Mac - To uninstall from Safari, Firefox or Google Chrome on a Mac, go to Tools > Add-ons in the top menu. Select the Yontoo logo and click Uninstall.

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