Adware.FastDataX

Short bio

Adware.FastDataX is an application that may inject advertisements into web browsers or other software. It may also collect personally identifiable information (PII)about the computer and users' browsing habits and specific geographic regions. This information may be harvested for targeted advertising and could be sold to third-party data exchange services or other interested parties.

Symptoms

Adware.FastDataX may create an entry within the Microsoft Task Scheduler to ensure persistence. Some variants of Adware.FastDataX may inject advertisements into web browsers or display advertisements using pop-up or pop-under techniques.

Type and source of infection

Adware.FastDataX could be distributed using various methods, including being packaged with free software or other online software or being installed with or without user consent.

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks the installation of FastDataX with its real-time protection module.Malwarebytes detects and removes FastDataX as malware.

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove FastDataX infections without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytesto your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exeand follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windowsinstallation 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 Quarantineto remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:Malwarebyteswww.malwarebytes.com-Log Details-Scan Date: 3/9/18Scan Time: 9:09 PMLog File: d8980cdf-2418-11e8-92b3-00ffc8517b86.jsonAdministrator: Yes-Software Information-Version: 3.4.4.2398Components Version: 1.0.322Update Package Version: 1.0.4282License: Premium-System Information-OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: Computer\User-Scan Summary-Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 296880Threats Detected: 21Threats Quarantined: 21Time Elapsed: 2 min, 44 sec-Scan Options-Memory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: DetectPUM: Detect-Scan Details-Process: 0(No malicious items detected)Module: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Key: 4Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\FASTDATAX TASK, Quarantined, [1186], [407191],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{7E90D634-327C-4E2E-8845-3C6F7245FEC1}, Quarantined, [1186], [407191],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{7E90D634-327C-4E2E-8845-3C6F7245FEC1}, Quarantined, [1186], [407191],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX, HKU\S-1-5-21-2165681608-3755637219-621560601-1000\SOFTWARE\FastDataX, Quarantined, [8031], [484533],1.0.4282Registry Value: 1Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{7E90D634-327C-4E2E-8845-3C6F7245FEC1}|PATH, Quarantined, [1186], [407189],1.0.4282Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Data Stream: 0(No malicious items detected)Folder: 4Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\FASTDATAX, Quarantined, [1186], [407194],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\Users\Fwiplayer\AppData\Local\FastDataX\log\installer, Quarantined, [1186], [474798],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\Users\Fwiplayer\AppData\Local\FastDataX\log, Quarantined, [1186], [474798],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\LOCAL\FASTDATAX, Quarantined, [1186], [474798],1.0.4282File: 12Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\FASTDATAX TASK, Quarantined, [1186], [407191],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\ROAMING\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\unins000.dat.lnk, Quarantined, [1186], [407194],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\FASTDATAX\UNINS000.DAT, Quarantined, [1186], [407194],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\Program Files (x86)\FastDataX\bwpah.dll, Quarantined, [1186], [407194],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\Program Files (x86)\FastDataX\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [1186], [407194],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\Program Files (x86)\FastDataX\unins000.msg, Quarantined, [1186], [407194],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\ROAMING\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\unins000.msg.lnk, Quarantined, [1186], [407194],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\Users\Fwiplayer\AppData\Local\FastDataX\log\installer\08-02-2018(22-38).log, Quarantined, [1186], [474798],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX.EncJob, C:\Users\Fwiplayer\AppData\Local\FastDataX\log\installer\08-02-2018(22-39).log, Quarantined, [1186], [474798],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\ROAMING\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\fast.datax_1e58aa82ec29e98482be583321034815679cef7a5939ce0d8029220b72eda5d6.lnk, Quarantined, [8031], [463466],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\DESKTOP\FAST.DATAX_1E58AA82EC29E98482BE583321034815679CEF7A5939CE0D8029220B72EDA5D6.EXE, Quarantined, [8031], [463466],1.0.4282Adware.FastDataX, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\DESKTOP\FASTDATAXCF8DBB4D07F78D5C5388764232BE6AFD55357A652C9887AF68B756AFC0E0DAC5.EXE, Quarantined, [8031], [463466],1.0.4282Physical Sector: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)

Traces/IOCs

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

Task:{7E90D634-327C-4E2E-8845-3C6F7245FEC1} - System32\Tasks\FastDataX Task=> C:\Program Files (x86)\FastDataX\FastDataX.exe [2018-03-09] () <====ATTENTION
Associated files:FastDataX.exe, bwpah.dll

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