• "Sweetpacks" and "IB Updater Service" adware/malware
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Sup FP. I dunno if this is the right place but sure looks like it. So I just built a new PC, installed windows, chrome, steam, avast, etc. And not even an hour in to messing around with windows did I come across some browser hijacker and adware named "sweetpacks". Reading about it, it's not really super malicious as a virus, just an annoyance. It must have been a chrome extension that did this or something, I don't really know. So I went to the control panel to uninstall programs by "Sweetpacks", "SweetIM", etc. Then as I try to uninstall "sweetpacks updater", a popup called "IB Updater Service" shows up with a captcha saying I need to verify that I'm human. My internal alarm went off and I closed it out. But, that means my program didn't uninstall. Does anyone have any ideas on what to do? I guess reformatting is an option since I don't have much on here anyway. But will it get rid of this stuff? I also ran malwarebytes and it found something called "PUP.InstallBrain", quarantined and deleted it. But I think it's still on there.
You can always delete these stupid sweetpacks bullshit by going into C:/Program Files (x86) and stirring in the main folder and breaking the application down. That's what I did with unauthorized applications, just corrupt them.
I still dunno about this IB Updater service business though [editline]1st June 2013[/editline] mbam log Malwarebytes Anti-Malware [url]www.malwarebytes.org[/url] Database version: v2013.06.01.01 Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514 AJ :: AJ-PC [administrator] 6/1/2013 6:05:08 AM mbam-log-2013-06-01 (06-05-08).txt Scan type: Full scan (C:\|) Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM Scan options disabled: P2P Objects scanned: 282138 Time elapsed: 18 minute(s), 31 second(s) Memory Processes Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Memory Modules Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Keys Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Values Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Data Items Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Folders Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) Files Detected: 0 (No malicious items detected) (end)
[IMG]http://i41.tinypic.com/jkd0qw.png[/IMG] the message i get when i try to uninstall a sweetpacks program. i don't think that's supposed to happen. i haven't done the captcha yet.
You can bypass it, just find out where the program is located, and delete it's folder manually.
Found out about a program called "adwcleaner", and worked like a charm. God, that fucking thing is a saint.
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