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    How to remove Pasta Quotes malware?

    Does anybody know how I can remove Pasta quotes from Firefox and IE? Thanks.

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    Worked for a Couple of Days

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    Jerry, Thanks for the advice, it worked for a couple of days and then it came back more annoying then before. If I have time I'll try running in safe mode and see if that helps. By the way it never shows up as an installed program and doesn't show up as a plug-in to Firefox.

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    Did you run Adwcleaner and Malwarebytes as shown at the end of that article?

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    Ran Programs

    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    Did you run Adwcleaner and Malwarebytes as shown at the end of that article?

    Jerry
    Ran Malwarebytes and it didn't find a thing. Ran Adwcleaner and it found item and said it fixed them. Searched the registry this morning and found it multiple time and remove it manually. It still came back.

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    You could try Combofix but I would make an image backup first as it can leave your machine unbootable. This is my last resort utility for removing malware:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

    Read the guide here before using:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

    Jerry

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    Resolved

    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    You could try Combofix but I would make an image backup first as it can leave your machine unbootable. This is my last resort utility for removing malware:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/

    Read the guide here before using:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/comb...o-use-combofix

    Jerry
    Jerry, thanks again for all your help. Went thru this morning and perform all the step in the 1st link you provided. Once that was complete I ran Hitman Pro which found some last hide strings and deleted them and repaired a proxy setting in IE. All is back to normal now. Thanks again for your help.

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    Happy to hear you seem to be back to normal.

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