Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › SnapDo Redirect - How to Kill the Beast?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

SnapDo Redirect - How to Kill the Beast?

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
All you have to do is Google "SnapDo" and you will see that many people are having the same problem: How to get rid of this SnapDo redirect.

OK, I have done everything:

1) Used Ccleaner
2) Cleaned the Registry manually of SnapDo
3) Uninstalled SnapDo as a program
4) Run MalwareBytes (paid)
5) Run Spybot (Advanced Search)
6) Scanned with Avast free
7) Run System Restore - so many times I myself have gone back in time and am now much younger

I still have this monster popping up whenever I load IE or FF15. Any thoughts on how to kill this search engine/redirect?

Background: I only have this on a computer with a fresh install of everything - and not on my present computer. I have no clue where it came from or how to get rid of it. mad.gif
6-Core
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD 6-Core Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 8 GB DDR-3 8 TB+ Western Digital 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit 3 22" Acer + 1 28" Hanns-G Logitech Wireless K350 1,000 Watt X3 Ultra 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF Logitech MX Performance Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
6-Core
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD 6-Core Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 8 GB DDR-3 8 TB+ Western Digital 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit 3 22" Acer + 1 28" Hanns-G Logitech Wireless K350 1,000 Watt X3 Ultra 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF Logitech MX Performance Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 4
This might work in IE, I can't confirm it since I do not have SnapDo, and I don't think I wanna touch it either really. However, in IE; click the little gear icon in the top right corner of your screen. In the general tab you should check what your start page / homepage is set to. To make sure it isn't SnapDo, just change it to google.com or overclock.net for that sake smile.gif
Next, you go into Programs Tab (I'm running the Danish version of IE, so it might not be called programs). In there you go into Administer Extension / addon programs. In here you should have a few options to select from. I suggest you go all of the tabs (I have 4; Toolbars and Extensions, SearchEngines, Accelerators, TrackingProtection) and give each tab a good look for anything just seemingly related to SnapDo, and uncheck / delete that entry.

I hope it's possible to understand my directions since I had my doubts in the translation of the different options and such. I can provide a screenshot walkthrough if the written one is incomprehensible smile.gif
ASRock E3G3
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Green Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung S222 CoolerMaster 212 EVO Windows 10 64bit Crossover 27q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lenovo OEM Corsair TX650 Fractal Define R3 Medion Erazer 
Mouse PadOther
Trust High Precision Gelpad Logitech X-230 
  hide details  
Reply
ASRock E3G3
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Green Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung S222 CoolerMaster 212 EVO Windows 10 64bit Crossover 27q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lenovo OEM Corsair TX650 Fractal Define R3 Medion Erazer 
Mouse PadOther
Trust High Precision Gelpad Logitech X-230 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
I should be a good citizen and report back on how I killed the beast, which I actually did. Thanks for the suggestions. smile.gif

Actually I did lots and lots of things.

1) I first made all files viewable and deleted everything in the C partition that said "snapdo"
2) Then I went into the Registry and did the same
3) Then I ran Ccleaner (the most useful program I have ever found)
4) Made sure that everything was cleared from FF15 (even about:config)
5) Did the same for Babylon, which is another sleazy cancer that just loves to take over everything

For what it's worth nothing in http://guides.yoosecurity.com/manually-remove-snap-do-virus-completely-uninstall-snap-do-toolbar/ was useful - very poorly written and extremely misleading as well.

Advice to all: PeerBlock is Super Duper Useful. http://www.peerblock.com

Let me say this again. Get PeerBlock and configure it to your needs. For recreational purposes, take a look at who is trying to get into your computer - lots of China hits!
6-Core
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD 6-Core Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 8 GB DDR-3 8 TB+ Western Digital 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit 3 22" Acer + 1 28" Hanns-G Logitech Wireless K350 1,000 Watt X3 Ultra 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF Logitech MX Performance Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
6-Core
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
AMD 6-Core Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 8 GB DDR-3 8 TB+ Western Digital 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit 3 22" Acer + 1 28" Hanns-G Logitech Wireless K350 1,000 Watt X3 Ultra 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master HAF Logitech MX Performance Laser 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 4
Glad to hear you got rid of the thing! And thanks for posting your process + progress as well thumb.gif
ASRock E3G3
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Green Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung S222 CoolerMaster 212 EVO Windows 10 64bit Crossover 27q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lenovo OEM Corsair TX650 Fractal Define R3 Medion Erazer 
Mouse PadOther
Trust High Precision Gelpad Logitech X-230 
  hide details  
Reply
ASRock E3G3
(19 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ASUS Radeon R9 290X DirectCU II Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial M4 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Green Western Digital Caviar Blue 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung S222 CoolerMaster 212 EVO Windows 10 64bit Crossover 27q 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Lenovo OEM Corsair TX650 Fractal Define R3 Medion Erazer 
Mouse PadOther
Trust High Precision Gelpad Logitech X-230 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Networking & Security
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Networking & Security › SnapDo Redirect - How to Kill the Beast?