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Kudos0

My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

I am using WIN 8 on relatively new PC with an Intel 3930k with comcast high speed 50 MBPS and a new ASUS router (RT-AC66U).

Periodically, and usually when I am away from the PC a browser window will open up  possibly at set times or when I come out of sleep mode and have the following link (similar with other browsers):

 

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This link is a scam ad for a virus program of some sort.  Many people now are posting on other forums in the last week or so that are getting this with no resolution from anyone yet. Each day I see more and more postings from people getting this issue on various forums with no answers from anyone with a fix.  I run a clean PC and have only DLed things like adobe updates and reliable programs.

I contacted Norton live help and the TECH accessed my PC remotely and I actually showed him the page that keeps popping up. He did several internal checks and I believe ran Norton power eraser and was not able to find anything wrong.  I have run several full system scans that showed no issues. I then even tried (DL AFTER this issue) several reliable malware programs (ASC,  Super anti spyware) and the all come up with nothing.

I am concerned about this as it seems to be a new and growing issue. The only thing I came up with is that in my TASK SCHEDULER I see the following that I am not sure about:

AutoKMS (multiple triggers defined)  which shows READY

DSite (At 1:38PM and repeat every hour) which shows READY

GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore (multiple triggers defined) READY

GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA (at 1:50PM every day, repeat every hour)  READY

Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5.......1001  (When computer is idle)  DISABLED

Optimize Start Menu Cache Files-S-1-5 ...1007 (When computer is idle)  DISABLED

 

Anyone that can help me with this would be much appreciated as I am very concerned about my safety with this and the fact that none of the best malware programs can detect this as of yet and the problems grows daily.  Thank you for looking and I look forward to getting rid of this garbage from my PC.

 

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Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

AutoKMS (multiple triggers defined)  which shows READY   Usually is a Crack for MS Office products and sometimes for Windows also.

DSite (At 1:38PM and repeat every hour) which shows READY  Is part of a PUP or PUP's

Quads

 

 

 

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

I have it too, and only 1 or 2 security vendors are catching it as malicious according to virustotal

Kudos1

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

Hello,

In addition to Quads guidance:

@timetofly

AutoKMS (or KMService) is a program that must run for people using cracked versions of Office 2010. It allows the user to bypass Microsoft's activation servers. If you're using cracked software (or going to known dangerous websites and all the viruses associated with them), then you're on your own. There isn't an AV in the world that can protect you.

@music-seed

Which version of Norton are you using?

Win8.1 x64, NIS 21.6.0.32, AMD A6-5400K APU and 6GB RAM
Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

20.4.0.40..

   the first time I saw that screenshot I posted along with a Window that has a download Internet Explorer 8.0 was when I used a feature of Norton IS I had never used before, probably just coincidence, but I ran NIS Full Scan right before I went to bed and used the automatically shut down computer after scan feature, when I got up around 4 AM to take a leak I went to the computer because rather than shutting down like it was supposed to do, there was the two Windows as aforementioned with computer still online, I'm on dial-up so my puter does not run 24/7 like a high speed cable IS would be doing..

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

Hi music-seed,

Was your Norton up to date with the latest virus definitions before you ran the scan?

Also, do you recall the NIS feature you used before you got the problem?

Regards,

Win8.1 x64, NIS 21.6.0.32, AMD A6-5400K APU and 6GB RAM
Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

I ran ATF Cleaner.exe and perhaps it's cleaned this problem up.. in the mean time, I always keep up to date definitions Ballistic and have already answere part II of your questions

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

still happening, although the "url" has changed, also, checked a few minutes ago, and find tv.channel57news.com website server is down? maybe they have found something?

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

should I follow this instruction to get rid of malware infecting me and many others?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sponsorship-virus.194777/

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..


music-seed wrote:

should I follow this instruction to get rid of malware infecting me and many others?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sponsorship-virus.194777/


You should never follow directions to another user's system problems. No 2 systems are identical, and just one different program installed, or different setting could cause your system to stop functioning, while the other system was fixed. 

You are best to sign up yourself at one of these free malware removal sites and work one on one with a malware removal expert.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/
http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/
http://www.cybertechhelp.com/forums/
http://forums.whatthetech.com/
http://support.emsisoft.com/forum/6-help-my-pc-is-infected/

Things happen. Export/Backup your Identity Safe data.
Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..


music-seed wrote:

should I follow this instruction to get rid of malware infecting me and many others?

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/sponsorship-virus.194777/


In addition to what peterweb said, had you reviewed the entire instuction, you would have seen Broni has posted:
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

Also, the thread is still in the process of being worked, so it has not be finished and the OP's system is still not clean.

I strongly suggest you follow peterweb's suggestion.

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

is there a reason why Norton IS could not prevent at1.job from activating on my computer?

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..


music-seed wrote:

is there a reason why Norton IS could not prevent at1.job from activating on my computer?


Are you running cracked software (as the process list below, which Quads decoded, suggests)?


Quads wrote:

AutoKMS (multiple triggers defined)  which shows READY   Usually is a Crack for MS Office products and sometimes for Windows also.

DSite (At 1:38PM and repeat every hour) which shows READY  Is part of a PUP or PUP's

Quads

 

 

 


If you are, not even Norton can help you if you're doing that

Win8 64bit NIS 20.4.0.40
Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

absolutely not, I admit I am probably more ignorant then anybody when computer science / code is involved, but I run a legit operation here... At1. job and DSite are related somehow but I am too ignorant to understand the full conspiracy.. I do have a stamps.com account and there was a time I shut off the firewall and NIS to be ABLE TO LOG IN to stamps.com

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

Good to see most Malware Remover state this and not just me

In addition to what peterweb said, had you reviewed the entire instuction, you would have seen Broni has posted:
NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system.

 

 

Quads

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

in order to help others afflicted with this, (since nobody seems to want to give out a solution here) see what they are  doing here to alleviate the problem:

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chrome/igbSzHF7Vzo

I do not really want to wait days for some one-on one tech help.. and won't be paying money for removal either

Kudos0

Re: My browsers all keep randomly opening to a page http://tv.channel157news.com..

At least yours is classed as an Easy Problem, group

Quads

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