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s3.Amazonaws.com blocker/hijacker/karmic dessert/virus

By Slumberjax
Mar 3, 2015
  1. Attempted to download some music production software from a shady site, and was immediately inundated with pop-ups, which were just the first wave. I was confounded, but what's worse, is now when I attempt to download song stems from popular Indabamusic.com (a remixing competition site I frequent) it appears my downloader bar (run/save/save as/open) is being redirected to s3.Amazonaws.com. I haven't allowed a download to begin, as a google search revealed that it is indeed a browser hijacker, but try as I might, I can't get rid of it and I'm way out of my depth.
    I started a thread on bleeping computer, where I was instructed to run CCleaner, Malwarebytes, AdwCleaner, Junk Removal Tool, FRST64, and finally eset online scanner to no avail. Then I was instructed to star a new thread, and a week later I've received no response. I'm in a hurry, and can complete any and all tasks as fast as the scanners can scan, and am desperate for reliable support. The pop ups are gone, but the downloader bar redirection to s3.Amaznaws persists, prohibiting me from entering the competitions I know, love, and occasionally pay bills with. HELP ME TECH SPOT, YOUR'E MY ONLY HOPE!!
    You guys seem to be on point with a pretty good track record, so I pray you can help me get back in the remixing saddle. :)
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Welcome aboard [​IMG]

    Please, complete all steps listed here: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html
    Make sure, you PASTE all logs. If some log exceeds 50,000 characters post limit, split it between couple of replies.
    Attached logs won't be reviewed.

    Please, observe following rules:
    • Read all of my instructions very carefully. Your mistakes during cleaning process may have very serious consequences, like unbootable computer.
    • If you're stuck, or you're not sure about certain step, always ask before doing anything else.
    • Please refrain from running any tools, fixes or applying any changes to your computer other than those I suggest.
    • Never run more than one scan at a time.
    • Keep updating me regarding your computer behavior, good, or bad.
    • The cleaning process, once started, has to be completed. Even if your computer appears to act better, it may still be infected. Once the computer is totally clean, I'll certainly let you know.
    • If you leave the topic without explanation in the middle of a cleaning process, you may not be eligible to receive any more help in malware removal forum.
    • I close my topics if you have not replied in 5 days. If you need more time, simply let me know. If I closed your topic and you need it to be reopened, simply PM me.

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    You have two topics open at BC:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/568487/s3-amazonaws-malwareblocker/
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/568653/blockerhighjacker-s3amazonawscom/
    If you want to receive help here post back in both topics and ask for closing them.
    As soon as I see your replies there we can continue here.
     
  3. Slumberjax

    Slumberjax TS Member Topic Starter

    Broni, Thx so much for your reply. I spoke with a guy today and may possibly have resolved my problem. Sorry to waste your time. If the issue returns I'll log back on and start a new topic. Please delete this thread, or unfollow, or whatever. Thx
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Thank you for letting me know :)
     
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