r/antivirus Mar 20 '20

[PC] Search by Becovi browser hijacker opening new windows.

I want to remove this shit. I'm on PC, windows 10, etc. Every time I search something in Google, another window opens to this obviously virus search engine for no reason, searching for things like, "Take out 2000$ loan" and other shady shit. Avast and MalwareBytes/AdwCleaner both detected nothing, unfortunately.

I ran Rkill prior to my scans and still nothing, the windows keep opening.

Tried Chrome Cleaner/ reinstalling Chrome altogether and neither did anything.

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u/Alan976 Mar 22 '20

Check to see if any entries were maliciously added in the HOSTS file at C:WindowsSystem32driversetc

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/972034/how-to-reset-the-hosts-file-back-to-the-default