V9 virus

Posted by: Geo

V9 virus - 06/30/13 12:26 PM

Anybody know how to get rid of the V9 virus? I updated a program to the latest version and refused all the additional offers like toolbars etc. but after I was done V9 had taken over my IE browser.I tried all the hints on Google like running Malwarebytes,virus scans and Manage add-ons,but nothing worked.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: V9 virus - 06/30/13 12:46 PM

Try this, Geo. I found several sites claiming to remove V9 that were red-flagged by WOT, so be careful about a web search unless you have WOT installed. This one was green-lighted.

Remove V9

What program were you updating? Just curious.
Posted by: Geo

Re: V9 virus - 06/30/13 02:13 PM

Wow,that worked. Thanks for the info.
I was updating a download manager.
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: V9 virus - 06/30/13 04:03 PM

Thank heavens! You might want to notify the download manager site - assuming there is a way to do so - that their software is infected. Again assuming they didn't infect it themselves.
Posted by: Bryngel

Re: V9 virus - 06/17/14 07:02 AM

It is good to have some additional free tools like Malwarebytes, adwcleaner for quick adware removal.
Manual removal or browser reset option work good too - http://soft2secure.com/knowledgebase/v9
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: V9 virus - 06/17/14 07:09 AM

It's just a browser highjacker, not an actual virus.
But I don't think you should trust that particular download manager any more.
Posted by: Geo

Re: V9 virus - 06/17/14 10:21 AM

I always said,it may take her a while but jenny100 will always get back to you!
Posted by: Draclvr

Re: V9 virus - 06/17/14 10:25 AM

Ha, ha! I just noticed the original date on the last post in this thread was one year ago - June 30, 2013!

Welcome to Gameboomers, Bryngel!

While the soft2secure website is probably OK, I would tread a bit carefully there. When a website simply provides a link to a "removal tool" without saying what it is, I am suspicious. When I checked, the link is to download Spyhunter which is considered malware. soft2secure gets an orange rating from WOT for promoting Spyhunter.
Posted by: Jenny100

Re: V9 virus - 06/17/14 12:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Draclvr
Ha, ha! I just noticed the original date on the last post in this thread was one year ago - June 30, 2013!

Same here. I didn't check the date on the original post before posting -- just assumed it was a new thread because it was listed near the top of the forum.
Of course replying to a post on a one-year-old thread isn't as bad as replying to a post in a 10-year-old thread.

Quote:
While the soft2secure website is probably OK, I would tread a bit carefully there. When a website simply provides a link to a "removal tool" without saying what it is, I am suspicious. When I checked, the link is to download Spyhunter which is considered malware. soft2secure gets an orange rating from WOT for promoting Spyhunter.

I think your original link to
http://www.wintips.org/remove-v9-com-homepage-v9-toolbar/
is better. Both wintips.org and soft2secure give manual removal instructions, but Wintips has better step-by-step removal illustrations. And of course links to questionable "removal tool link" make the site questionable. At best they aren't checking their links.

Glad to hear Geo is still free of it.

I wonder if there is a way for anti-malware software like MalwareBytes to detect unwanted additional software added to installers (or updates of existing software) and allow installation of the main program while blocking the installation of the extra junk during the install. Even if you uncheck the boxes during the install you can end up with extra junk.