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Loudmo Malware/flv Direct Player Malware

#1 User is offline   nibia77 

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 09:24 AM

Hey PCWorld, I was told to come here because I heard this was a good place to fix problems with your computers.

So recently I downloaded this "FLV Direct Player", and it's really all just malware.

I managed to remove the portion that changes your homepage, and adds some toolbar, but I still get these annoying "LoudMo" add popups on pretty much every website I visit. I've been looking all over the internet but I can't find how to get rid of them. I don't see them in my programs list and malware bytes, AVG, and other scanners find nothing.

I'm using Vista 32bit if that matters.
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:39 AM

Hi :

On Mar 18 thru 21, there was a "Discussion" about
Loudma on these Forums at
http://forums.pcworl...ff-of-computer/ . That
person got Loudma thru a program called Babelfish
and had to look for Loudma in Babelfish ; perhaps
your "Loudma" is located in "FLV Direct Player" !?
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Posted 03 April 2010 - 11:05 AM

Loudmo itself isn't necessarily malware by definition, but it's not really the most ethical way to do business, either. Here are the steps from FLV Direct to remove the Loudmo content. If you're looking for a good free FLV player, I have used this one in the past, and currently play FLV files through Media Player Classic with no issues.
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#4 User is offline   nibia77 

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 10:34 PM

View PostSpiritWind, on 03 April 2010 - 10:39 AM, said:

Hi :

On Mar 18 thru 21, there was a "Discussion" about
Loudma on these Forums at
http://forums.pcworl...ff-of-computer/ . That
person got Loudma thru a program called Babelfish
and had to look for Loudma in Babelfish ; perhaps
your "Loudma" is located in "FLV Direct Player" !?


I've seen that thread before, and I didn't get it through Babelfish but it was essentially the same kind of thing. I've looked for any kind of folder for FLV Direct player, and haven't found anything.

View PostSnyperTodd, on 03 April 2010 - 11:05 AM, said:

Loudmo itself isn't necessarily malware by definition, but it's not really the most ethical way to do business, either. Here are the steps from FLV Direct to remove the Loudmo content. If you're looking for a good free FLV player, I have used this one in the past, and currently play FLV files through Media Player Classic with no issues.

I've tried those steps on their site, and they come back as "completed", even though it doesn't remove anything.
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 01:08 PM

Hi :

I spent some time "researching" your situation as
best I could and have come to the conclusion that
Loudma is "intertwined" with the FLV Player !?
I saw a lot of Torrent and Warez sites promoting
this "Player"; you did NOT download from One of
them, did you ?
Since you said you already have uninstalled a
portion ( that changes the Home Page ) of the
Player, I will assume that you can no longer
uninstall it by using their Uninstall "Tool" .
That means you can try getting rid of it by using
the Revo Uninstaller program, available at
http://www.revounins...e_download.html . You will
need to get the "Pro" version, which has a FREE
30 day trial, because you will need to use its
"Forced Uninstall" Feature .

P.S. I saw several Logs of MBAM on forums that
"Quarantined", then "Deleted" many portions of
the FLV Direct Player as "Adware.BHO.FL" .
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Posted 04 April 2010 - 02:12 PM

Hey nibia77 !!

You might want to post a HijackThis log in your next post. We might be able to help with some
of those entries that keep you up at night.
HijackThis downloads: Executable

There is no install for this one. Simply save to your Desktop and Right Click to get the
Administrator's permission from the Context menu. On the front of the app. click on the
"Do a System scan and save a log file". Wait for the scan to finish and the Log to come
up. When the log appears, click on the "File" at the top left and click on "Save as" .
Save the log to your desktop. From the Log, Copy & Paste the content of the Log in
your next post.


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