Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic

Short bio

Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic is Malwarebytes' generic detection name for a large family of bundlers marketed as download assistants.

Type and source of infection

Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic can be found on many downloadsites for software, movies, and music. Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic are bundlers that contain mostly adware applications.

Protection

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Malwarebytes blocks Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.
Note: if Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic was run on the affected system you can expect more adware detections.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

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-Log Details- Scan Date: 8/21/19 Scan Time: 1:30 PM Log File: 251235c8-c407-11e9-bf64-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information- Version: 3.8.3.2965 Components Version: 1.0.613 Update Package Version: 1.0.12117 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: METALLICA-PC\Metallica

-Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Scan Initiated By: Manual Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 236290 Threats Detected: 3 Threats Quarantined: 3 Time Elapsed: 8 min, 29 sec

-Scan Options- Memory: Enabled Startup: Enabled Filesystem: Enabled Archives: Enabled Rootkits: Enabled Heuristics: Enabled PUP: Detect PUM: Detect

-Scan Details- Process: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Module: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 2 Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\GOOGLEUPDATE.EXE, Quarantined, [12401], [721717],1.0.12117 Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\GOOGLEUPDATE.EXE, Quarantined, [12401], [721717],1.0.12117

Registry Value: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0 (No malicious items detected)

File: 1 Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic, C:\DOWNLOADS\GOOGLEUPDATE.EXE, Quarantined, [12401], [721717],1.0.12117

Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0 (No malicious items detected)

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