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Report that "PureLeads" blocks Newsbin off the internet.

Postby Quade » Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:32 pm

I don't really know what this program does but, a user couldn't do anything with Newsbin till he removed this software. Sounds like it's intercepting network traffic.
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Re: Report that "PureLeads" blocks Newsbin off the internet.

Postby tl » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:42 pm

Quade wrote:I don't really know what this program does but, a user couldn't do anything with Newsbin till he removed this software. Sounds like it's intercepting network traffic.

First few pages of hits are all about removal...
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/pureleads-virus-removal/
http://www.anvisoft.com/resources/how-to-remove-pureleads-deals-and-ads/

From both requests for help and uninstall guides it's clear it's a pretty aggressive ad malware, and that "Uninstall" often leaves behind active plugins in all the three largest browsers, changed home pages AND malicious files scattered all over the filesystem!

It might have been included in some "free" software or installed by other another virus or trojan already on the machine. As a result scans by several different AV and malware/Ad-ware scanners is needed and in some cases a clean OS install will be needed to get rid of everything.
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