1. Post #1
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    AJisAwesome15's Avatar
    May 2011
    5,887 Posts
    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.
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  2. Post #2
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    Merijnwitje's Avatar
    March 2013
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    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.
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  3. Post #3
    One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
    AJisAwesome15's Avatar
    May 2011
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    I still dunno about this IB Updater service business though

    Edited:

    mbam log

    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.75.0.1300
    www.malwarebytes.org

    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)
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  4. Post #4
    One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
    AJisAwesome15's Avatar
    May 2011
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    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.
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    Merijnwitje's Avatar
    March 2013
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    You can bypass it, just find out where the program is located, and delete it's folder manually.
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  6. Post #6
    One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
    AJisAwesome15's Avatar
    May 2011
    5,887 Posts
    Found out about a program called "adwcleaner", and worked like a charm.

    God, that fucking thing is a saint.
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