- Malware that nothing can detect.........

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by EX_STAB, Jul 27, 2010.

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  1. EX_STAB


    I've recently discovered (by accident) that every time I launch Firefox it goes to two different pages on a site called It doesn't actually show these but they appear in the history. It seems to go to them before it opens the browser window, then opens my home page as normal. I can't stop it doing this.

    I have Microsoft Security Essentials running, it has detected nothing as far as I know. I have updated to the latest version of Malwarebytes and that too detects nothing.

    Blocking http:// storage . conduit . com on my router seems to have no effect.

    Searching on the internet reveals very little except that most people reckon it's a trojan or some flavour of malware. It might account for my crap broadband speed and slow laptop if it is up to something mind.

    Here are the URLS of two pages it has gone to. I DO NOT RECOMMEND GOING TO THEM! I've broken the links up to stop them appearing as hyperlinks.

    http: / / storage. conduit . com/43/21/CT216943/BrowserFiles/1_New.htm
    http: / / storage. conduit . com/43/21/CT216943/BrowserFiles/3b7f8e6b-483c-4ecf-b5c6-35210c46dea7.html

    Help. Please.

  2. msr

    msr LE

  3. Schaden

    Schaden LE Book Reviewer

    Get malawarebytes and run that.
  4. msr

    msr LE

    He already has, read his post.

    Plus I have found better results with Emsisoft.

  5. EX_STAB


    OK, downloading it now. Do I need to boot from the memory stick or just run it? Does it matter if there is anything else on the memory stick?

    Thanks. :)
  6. msr

    msr LE

    Just run it, doesn't matter if there is anything else on the stick. Create a folder for the extracted files on the stick and double click on a2emergencykit.exe
  7. Fat_Walt

    Fat_Walt Old-Salt

    You could also try the Eusing Free Registry Cleaner. I had a similar issue a few years ago and between Eusing and Spybot I got it sorted.
  8. msr

    msr LE

    Are you sure it is malware? Is it not a function of the arrse toolbar?

  9. bundy1973


    Hi all,

    this is not a malware
    i've installed the toolbar on my computer, and noticed that there are 2 html components
    I opened the 2 links you provided:

    http: / / storage. conduit . com/43/21/CT216943/BrowserFiles/1_New.htm
    http: / / storage. conduit . com/43/21/CT216943/BrowserFiles/3b7f8e6b-483c-4ecf-b5c6-35210c46dea7.html

    and noticed that these are the two HTML cpmponents from the toolbar !

    when you installed the toolbar - you haven't installed the HTML components as well.
    Conduit simply makes sure that you will always have the most updated html component (which appears on the toolbar)
    Malwarebytes & Microsoft Security Essentials didn't detect this as malware because this is not malware....

  10. EX_STAB


    Ah well, finally got to the bottom of this as seen above. However, in the process of waiting for the penny to drop the Emisoft Emergency Kit detected a trojan on my laptop that the other packages hadn't so a happy outcome all round.

    Many thanks for advice from you all and in particular to MSR for his guidance on this. Hols4Heroes donation sent in lieu of beer as discussed.

    There ought to be a link to the Hols4heroes paypal account on the computing (support) pages to make it a bit more direct for people to do this.

    Thanks once again.
  11. richquick37


  12. Guns

    Guns LE Moderator Book Reviewer
    1. The Royal Navy

  13. ooooh_matron

    ooooh_matron LE

    I think even Ex-Stab will have afforded to buy a new computer given the time-lapse between posts :)
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