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Baboom Search Constantly Popping Up, Hidden

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Hi. I don't remember failing to untick a selection, but somehow this crummy Baboom Search element has come onto my computer. I have an Asus desktop computer and have Windows 8.1. and use Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Every time I restart my computer Baboom's invisible extension activates setting Baboom Search to default alongside my Google default search and at this point I cannot remove it as a default program.

There is an option to disable the Baboom Search extension and doing so will make it disappear, but it does not give me the option to find and remove the extension that continually controls my search when I restart.

I have used Windows Defender, Anvi Smart Defender and an Anvi software trial that supposedly allowed one to use a Slim Toolbar option that could find an alter extensions and add-ons but it none of them found Baboom Search.

I cannot find the extension in any extension list, in the uninstall list in the Control Panel, nor can I find the name Baboom anywhere on my computer now that I have deleted a few small files with its name. Since I have been unable to see the extension I have been unable to get its App ID in order to find out what ID I could try deleting in the Roaming App Data on my computer but it feels like I have tried everything else to find and delete it. I even tried to find it in the Registry Editor in the apps section, but it did not appear.

Please, if you can offer me any assistance in taking down this nasty virus that doesn't seem detectable on my computer, it would help me greatly. Right now it's more of a nuisance since all it seems to do is make itself the default search engine, but I want it gone. Please reply if you have any advice.
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Hi LogiRogi,

Please run the following in order to better understand your computer and software issues.
That way we can better identify and clear up any potential problems.

Step 1.
TSG - SysInfo utility
  • Right mouse click on this link:SysInfo utility
  • Select from the pop up box:
    "Save link as..."
  • From the left panel of the pop up box, scroll up and select desktop.
  • Click the "Save" button.
From your desktop:
  • Right Mouse click SysInfo.exe, select "Run As Administrator" to run it... if UAC prompts, please allow it.
  • Right click, select copy and then paste in your next post.

Step 2.
Create a batch file

  1. Open Notepad.
  2. Copy/paste the following text into the empty Notepad window.
    @Echo off
    Licensingdiag.exe -report %userprofile%\desktop\report.txt -log %userprofile%\desktop\
    del %userprofile%\desktop\look.bat
  3. Save the file as look.bat on your desktop. Save it with the file type... all types *.*.
  4. Right click on the file look.bat select "Run As Administrator" to run it. If prompted by UAC, please allow it.
    NOTE: Two files will be put on your desktop - report.txt and
  5. Open the 'report.txt' file in Notepad, and copy/paste the results to your response - you can ignore the file for the moment, as it's only backup data.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD A6-6400K APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3268 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8470D, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 153599 MB, Free - 47227 MB; D: Total - 1735153 MB, Free - 1116973 MB;
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

<ProductName>Windows 8.1</ProductName>
<TimeZone>Pacific Standard Time(GMT-07:00)</TimeZone>
<ActiveSkuDescription>Windows(R) Operating System, OEM_DM channel</ActiveSkuDescription>
<Manufacturer>ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.</Manufacturer>
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Hi LogiRogi,

FRST - Farbar Recovery Scanner Tool

Please download FRST64.exe ... by Farbar. Save or move it to your desktop.
  1. Right click on FRST64.exe select "Run As Administrator" to run it. If prompted by UAC, please allow it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  2. Press Scan button. ... A log will be created FRST.txt in the same directory the tool is run.
  3. Please copy/paste FRST.txt it to your reply.
    The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log... Addition.txt.
  4. Please copy/paste Addition.txt in your reply.
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Hi LogiRogi.

It has been three days since my last post.

  • Do you still need help?
  • Do you need more time?
  • Are you having problems following my instructions?
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  • If you still need help after 45 days post a new log on a new thread.
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