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Warning: File Hippo malware

By Hurriken
Nov 30, 2014
  1. I just wanted to report that I tried to update my browsers using File Hippo and both times I ended up with Malware. I am able to get it off but I'm afraid to trust FileHippo now.
     
  2. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    First of all I doubt Filehippo would do that.
    Secondly why would you update any browser through Filehippo instead of browser itself?
     
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  3. Hurriken

    Hurriken TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 231

    I figured it would be failsafe, so to speak. I guess it would be better to update directly from the browsers or CNET.

    Believe me, I'm trying to be better at protecting my system. After this happened today I ran MalwareBytes, Adwcleaner, JRT, and Eset. Do you think this is fine or should I have you check it?
     
  4. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    I wouldn't trust CNET too much.
    Update browsers through themselves.

    Did any of those scans detect anything?
    If not you should be fine.

    Out of curiosity, which browsers did you try to update through Filehippo, what kind of infection did you get and what program reported it?
     
  5. Hurriken

    Hurriken TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 231

    I will from now on. I thought CNET was good, I'll be wary then.

    malware bytes pulled a bunch of pup files. Eset pulled the following:

    C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files (x86)\Optimizer Pro 3.11\OptimizerPro.exe.vir a variant of Win32/SpeedingUpMyPC application cleaned by deleting - quarantined
    C:\AdwCleaner\Quarantine\C\Program Files (x86)\Optimizer Pro 3.11\OptProCrash.dll.vir a variant of Win32/SProtector.L potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined
    E:\Downloads\System Downloads\Chrome_Setup.exe a variant of Win32/InstallCore.QV potentially unwanted application deleted - quarantined


    JRT and ADW found stuff as well. I have the logs.
     
  6. Hurriken

    Hurriken TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 231

    Also, I tried to update FH itself, Chrome, and Firefox. Nothing showed until I opened the browser and a website opened and WoT popped up right away. After it was too late Avast told me there was a malware but I forget exactly what it said.
     
  7. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    Can you give me exact link where you downloaded Chrome_Setup.exe from?
     
  8. Hurriken

    Hurriken TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 231

  9. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    It's be helpful to know what Avast discover but in any case...
    Is your computer experiencing any issues?
     
  10. Hurriken

    Hurriken TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 231

    At the moment the computer seems fine. I feel like pummeling a malware creator but I will be fine!
     
  11. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

  12. Hurriken

    Hurriken TS Booster Topic Starter Posts: 231

    Thanks always top notch help from you
     
  13. Broni

    Broni Malware Annihilator Posts: 52,904   +344

    You're very welcome [​IMG]
     

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