was stupid enough to get a browser hijacker

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  1. ployermick
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    i have a few questions about it.
    will chrome save all changes that browser hijacker did to my account?
    if yes is there a way of removing it?
    hijacker is called maliru i scaned multiple times with malwarebytes and hitman pro, and they still keep finding malware or pup.
    also i saw it open on taskmanager, so i closed it, like 10 icons appeared on desktop.
    STOP THIS MADNESS.
    im thinking of reinstalling windows
     
  2. Pacheko17

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    Browser hijackers shouldn't be that harmful, it's just ads and stupid stuff being displayed.
    Keep trying malware removal tools, if nothing works, reinstalling would solve it all.
     
  3. ployermick
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    the thing is tht not only mailru was installed ,but some control panel setting was changed too, but i have no idea which,(it asked to reboot(but i denied)) so i think there is more to this than mailru

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    gotta love when malwarebytes found over 1000 suspicious files (sarcasm)
     
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    https://www.techtantri.com/go-mail-ru-virus-removal/
    This might help removing Mailru, but if there really is more to it like that, I'd be reinstalling.
     
  5. ployermick
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    Really unlikely. I've caught a browser hijacker before because I feel for the Project 64 2.1 installer, it didn't really do much harm.
    If it did do something, you should be able to know very soon, but don't sweat it.
     
  7. ployermick
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    im more worried about some setting changed in the control panel, as far as i can remember it was about some privileges or accounts

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    or that it opened a backdoor so it would reinstall
     
  8. ItsMetaKnight

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    You should reinstall your computer, then change all passwords.
    That's what I would do.
     
  9. ployermick
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    UUI is almost finished, but im really tired fighting it and idk about changing passwords on every single website
     
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    I would be too paranoid to live with that system. But everyone's different ^^
     
  11. ployermick
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    thats why im reinstalling windows right now
     
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