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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
Every couple years I pick up something somewhere, and this browser hijack is just another one. Called Stack Player, it not able to be easily uninstalled, and when running and taking over your screen with adds and unknown new browser extensions, it covers the screen and youll find auto play videos and sounds outta nowhere.
So far, unless I want to do a complete step by step removal (its on my laptop)..Ive seemingly found a way to isolate it. Ran simple Window Defender-results-ok. Then, I ran Malwarebytes and it found 26 PUP's(potentionaly unwanted
programs/extension.s), a few folders and files. But, I believe I made an error the 1st time around.
Malwarebytes quarantined all 26, and that made them useless. With the provided option to REMOVAL ALL...one can delete them from the computer and Malwarebyte's quarantine section. But....there is some kind of "trigger" or file that puts them right back.
My last solution seems to be holding. I ran the scan again, and when the 26 popped back up, I just left them in quarantine...and so far, so good. Its video and ads and possible keystroke counters...but left in MWBytes Quarantine...the unknown file or "trigger can't reopen/install them back...So far.
Anyone else fighting with this one?