Trealer popup in Chrome

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by digitalbear, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. digitalbear

    digitalbear MDL Member

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  2. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    Is this a Windows 10 issue?

    Anyway, it was probably attached to something you installed. Maybe you didn’t untick the box when installing or it didn’t ask you at all. Try to remember what you installed just before it started appearing.

    You can now run scans with as many tools as you can. Include the free Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. If necessary, do it in safe mode. HijackThis may also locate it.
     
  3. digitalbear

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    I cannot say if this is a Win10 specific issue, but it is appearing on multiple win10 pc's.

    I also try to not just click on the next button as the sneaky software usually put "install other useless software" as marked by default.

    Not keen on installing other software just to find the root cause, I was hoping for a more manual way - that said it also is not appearing in the Task manager startup list.

    But it seems the ones you mentioned is probably the best option
     
  4. Katzenfreund

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    There are tools that may locate where it emanates from but this does not mean you can get rid of it easily. Look also in TaskManager processes. There are also more advanced TaskManager replacements that also evaluate the risk of each process, even google for it.

    If you understandably are not keen on installing other software, bear in mind that there are several portable anti-malware tools, including SuperAntiSpyware and HijackThis I mentioned, which should pick it up, but you may need advice before proceeding to delete anything HT finds, as you may damage the system. Others, like Malwarebytes, are useful to have anyway for the future.

    So,unless someone comes up with a simple manual solution, before going into deep waters yourself, it would be more straight-forward to run (portable) anti-malware tools. That's what they are for.
     
  5. digitalbear

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    Agreed portable apps the way to go.

    Just tried both Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware and not surprisingly only cookies was found :( - nothing else.
     
  6. endbase

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    That means that you computer is infected so clean up ;)
     
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  7. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    The other day, I had a website that kept spawning and reopening itself (It would relaunch IE and display itself). Is this what's happening to you?
    It happened to me on Windows 7 with IE.

    Try using a different browser, and, as everybody already said, scan your machine to make sure that no malware exists.
     
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  8. digitalbear

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    No it just pops up like once or twice a day - it is certainly not as aggressive as you have described.

    I will try the HijackThis for a solution
     
  9. PhaseDoubt

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    #13 PhaseDoubt, Sep 20, 2016
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    Dunno. Maybe you unknowingly set it as one of the pages to open automatically when Chrome starts. Extension maybe you weren't aware was installed by a less than forthcoming website? Plugin of some sort?
     
  10. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    • if it happens only in Chrome, clean You Chrome User Data
    • if it happens twice in day and happens at a specific time, remove these Scheduled Tasks
    • if it happens also witht some other browsers, clean also these browsers user data
    Remember, that You should also clean up all syncronized data from web, if not cleaned, they come back anyway. It is necessary if You uses online syncronization.
     
  11. PhaseDoubt

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    Ah ... good points!
     
  12. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Chrome is just the IE6 of this decade. A trash collector and a privacy nigtmare.

    Just remove that crap from your PC and get something decent. Personally i suggest Vivaldi, but practically anything else is better than Chrome, Opera, Maxthon, Iron, Otter, Qupzilla, Palemoon and so on
     
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  13. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    LOL, you been smoking that weed again!
     
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  14. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    I guess that you after the brainwash from MS and Google wouldn't notice the difference, whatever you smoke. :D
     
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  15. digitalbear

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    Thank you all - I have a couple of options to try now :rolleyes: