How to remove BrowserModifier:Win32/KipodToolsCby

Hello,

I am currently using Windows 8.1 and Windows Defender and Mozilla Firefox. Earlier tonight I received a warning from Windows Defender that my computer was at risk and identified BrowserModifier:Win32/KipodToolsCby  as the culprit.

I have attempted to remove this threat but despite the message that the action has been carried out sucessfully the malware is still there every time I rescan the computer for threats.

How do I remove this BrowserModifier:Win32/KipodToolsCby?

 

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Last updated November 12, 2018 Views 47,403 Applies to:
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This issue was solved with the download of MalwareBytes. I ran it a couple of times to catch and delete some hundreds of small malware that was already installed in the computer. 

I have since ran several scans with different programs and all came clean so it seems to have done the trick!

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Hello,

I am currently using Windows 8.1 and Windows Defender and Mozilla Firefox. Earlier tonight I received a warning from Windows Defender that my computer was at risk and identified BrowserModifier:Win32/KipodToolsCby  as the culprit.

I have attempted to remove this threat but despite the message that the action has been carried out sucessfully the malware is still there every time I rescan the computer for threats.

How do I remove this BrowserModifier:Win32/KipodToolsCby?

According to the following entry in the MMPC the Windows Defender program should eliminate this malware: http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=BrowserModifier%3AWin32%2FKipodToolsCby

 

Since that is not occurring suggest you try the following independent scanners which will not interfere with your resident antimalware program.

Go to http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/ and download, install, update and run the free version – just follow the prompts.  Note that Malwarebytes is most effective if run in Normal Mode.

 

And/or

 

Try the Kaspersky Virus Removal Tool: http://www.kaspersky.com/antivirus-removal-tool?form=1 If necessary you can download the program to another computer, put the removal tool on a flash drive and then run the removal tool on the infected computer.

 

And/or

 

Try Hitman Pro Trial Version: http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro   This program may be run from a flash drive if necessary.  Hitman Pro is available as a 30 day trial version.

 

For further information see http://dl.surfright.nl/Kickstart-FAQ.pdf  and http://dl.surfright.nl/Kickstart-User-Manual.pdf

 

And/or

 

Try the Eset Online Scanner: http://go.eset.com/us/online-scanner

 

Good luck…

 

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MVP Consumer Security 2014-2016
Windows Insider MVP 2016-2018

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