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This regularly appears at the bottom of my internet page: Containertag.js from VAP2ams2lijit.com

What is it and how to I stop it?

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This regularly appears at the bottom of my internet page: Containertag.js from VAP2ams2lijit.com

What is it and how to I stop it?

Hi Aubrey,

 

It maybe is adware in the computer.

Please, to get help with cleaning your computer follow the instructions in the topic Read This Before You Post! and I will move your topic to the forum Help with Stubborn Infections.

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1. Do you get the messages about Containertag.js in both Internet Explorer and Chrome?

When did the messages start to appear?

 

2. Please, save the latest AdwCleaner on the desktop: https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/

Turn off all programs, including browsers.
Double-click on AdwCleaner to start the program.

Click on the Scan button.
Wait until the search has finished.

Click on the Log file button.
A report will be displayed, copy its content and paste into your reply.
If the report isn't displayed, it's available as C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[sx].txt and you choose the file with the highest "x".

 

3. Since there are some AVG left-overs in the log files, please run AVG Remover: http://www.avg.com/us-en/utilities

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Only use Internet Explorer. I use Google normal which is .uk, my Chrome is .espana and I can only change it on a one off basis.

Attached AdwCleaner.

AVG I do not have and therefore could not access it. I use Lavasoft and Malware Premium.

Thank you for your continued help.

Aubrey.

AdwCleanerS2.txt

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You're welcome :)

 

1. Please, turn off all programs, including browsers.
Double-click on AdwCleaner to start the program.

Click on the Scan button.
Wait until the search has finished.

Click on the Clean button.

Click on OK.
Click on OK on any message that pops up.
The computer will be restarted.

A report will be displayed, copy its content and paste into your reply.
If the report isn't displayed, it exist as C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[Cx].txt

 

2. Please, attach C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[C0].txt to let me see what was removed the first time, that gives me more information about the adware.

 

 

3. Run an online scan with Eset (easiest with Internet Explorer) by following the instruction on http://support.eset.com/kb2921/ .
To shorten the scanning time disable your antivirus program while scanning.

Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
Click Advanced Settings.

Deselect Remove found threats (important since false positives may occur).

Select:
Scan Archives
Enable detection of potentially unsafe applications
Enable detection of suspicious applications
Enable Anti-Stealth Technology

Click Start.

When the scan is finished, click on List of found threats and then Export to text file. Copy the content of the text file and paste its content in your reply.

 

 

4. Please, start FRST.

Select Addition.txt, let FRST scan the computer and attach the two new logs.

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Cecilia

Followed instructions without any positive results.

Have now changed my browser from Internet Explorer to Microsoft Edge.

Will come back to you if this is not successful.

 

Appreciate all your help.

 

Aubrey.

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Aubrey,

 

Please attach the log files, I'll read them and see if I can find anything else to remove.

 

Is the computer connected to internet through a router or similar device?

It's possible that the router has been hacked and then you need to do a reset to factory settings or to an earlier configuration, if you've saved one before this problem started.

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Thanks, please continue with the other steps.

 

But probably it's harmless since I found this description:

 

containertag.js from vap1sjc1.lijit.com was JavaScript (possibly defective JavaScript) trying to serve up ads or track browsing so that advertisers know where their hits come from.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/protect/forum/protect_scanner-protect_scanning/what-to-do-with-containertagjs-from/48064403-bdfb-498f-ac51-9f8abe344265

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Cecilia

 

Thank you so much for your help. It would seem that a simple change of browser was the answer.

 

My computer man was very impressed by your attention.

 

Thanks again.

 

Aubrey.

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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact the staff member who was helping you with your issue.Everyone else please begin a New Topic.Thank you !

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