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Browse to save virus

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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay so I got a new computer (windows) :D

and everyone says that they're getting this one little virus called browse to save. I have it, and it's just annoying. >__<

Well, whenever you go to a shopping site like ebay, or if you mouse over underlined comment text on deviantart, it links you to the site. (it doesn't do it on [link] text, so thats good.) Sometimes it appears on youtube.

No matter how many anti virus things you use, it will never show up. It's not in the extensions of google chrome, and you can't find it in the unistall a program bar.

I've looked at several websites, but nothing helps.

I also tried to unistall it form the website, but it won't let you.

Anyone else have this problem? (I'm using windows 7 btw)

Also, on the bright side, flash works like a dream~ :iconilikeitplz:
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DTrinidad Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To prevent more threats in the future, I recommend using Firefox with the add-ons AdBlock and NoScript. Last but not least, practice safe browsing!
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RoyMinnett Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Are you using google chrome? Is it an extension? Coz I've never heard of it, so not sure whether it is a virus/malware or not.

Anyways if it is some kind of virus/malware, you can try out malwarebytes antimalware. It is an excellent anti malware software.

You can get it from download dot com.

[link]
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snoowie9 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
did you look under search agents, sometimes it occurs to be a search agent
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delusionalHamster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Get rid of windows. Problem solved.
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no
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delusionalHamster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well if you were using linux you wouldn't get viruses. Linux doesn't get viruses. So there's that.

All I can say is, the only way to be sure to cure your windows installation is to format and reinstall it. Otherwise there's no way to be sure that there isn't some stuff still hiding there somewhere. Just backup whatever data you have on an external drive (don't use the infected OS for this, otherwise the virus may just spread on the external drive) and wipe out your windows partition, then re-install it.
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This computer came with linux.

On the start up I can choose which OS I wanna use

Also, I got rid of the virus. :>
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TheWalkingGhost Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
For once, I agree with ~delusionalHamster.

For the sake of 3 hours, format, re-install. It'll save you a lot of potential headache.

What exactly is the link? or any keywords if DA doesn't allow you to post it...
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I got rid of the virus. -v-

What link? The link to my computer? My computer was custom made by my stepfather. o3o
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delusionalHamster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe you did... but you can never be sure. A format + reinstall is the only 100% sure way to cure a malware infection on windows. Remember, you can't trust AV software. They only find things they know how to find, and report more false positives than real ones.

Of course, you might be satisfied with being less than 100% sure, that's ok if you don't do anything really important where security matters a lot on your computer.
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Mercury-Crowe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
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KittyMrowMrow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I used to have that. I feel bad for you, that virus is awful.
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HOW DID YOU GET RID OF IT?
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KittyMrowMrow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I got an even worse virus and had to reset my computer to it's factory state. :/
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o_O what virus was THAT?

Either way, I think I got rid of browse to save, by deleting this thing called zoomex 3.2
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KittyMrowMrow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have no idea, everytime I went on the internet I got blue screened, and 2 hours later I had to reset it.
I even had to reset it AGAIN a few days ago thanks to the Korean Drama site everyone is freaking out about.:c
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Vargson Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How do you people get viruses (or in your case ad-ware)? There is ALWAYS user interaction required to install such a thing!
Anyway, have you tried to use Spybot S&D?

[link] <- this seems to be a very complete guide on how to remove it. If those steps don't apply, you have another problem then you think.
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did just get a screen recorder yesterday....

Spybot didn't work for me


I only got rid of one virus, but it wasn't browse to save D:
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Vargson Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Reinstall you OS and stop installing viruses... or install linux, that works as well.
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I fixed it :iconfixitfelixplz:
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DoctorV23 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I went there already
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EvilMeRc8 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
how did u get it to begin with if its new XD
what sites were u visiting lol
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just googled it
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Clashe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Wait so if it doesn't show up on antivirus programs how do you know you have it? I'm a little confused
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HamtaroFlower Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can see the ads on some pages

If you research it, you'll learn it's one of those viruses that love to hide from anti virus software
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Clashe Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
D: Ahhh that's so scary
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