Adware.Social2Search

Short bio

Adware.Social2Search is Malwarebytes' detection for a family of adwaretargeting Windows systems.

Symptoms

goodbye Adware.Social2Search

Adware.Social2Search tries to convince users to keep it

Protection

block Adware.Social2Search

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Social2Search

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Social2Search 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

Malwarebytes log of removal for a variant of Adware.Social2Search will look similar to this:

Malwarebyteswww.malwarebytes.com-Log Details-Scan Date: 3/29/17Scan Time: 11:49 AMLogfile: mbamSocial2Search.txtAdministrator: Yes-Software Information-Version: 3.0.5.1299Components Version: 1.0.43Update Package Version: 1.0.1620License: Premium-System Information-OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser:{computername}\{username}-Scan Summary-Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 367332Time Elapsed: 5 min, 32 sec-Scan Options-Memory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: EnabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: Enabled-Scan Details-Process: 1PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\04146af46813e501bb7ca87370e1aaeb.exe, Quarantined, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620Module: 1PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\04146af46813e501bb7ca87370e1aaeb.exe, Quarantined, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620Registry Key: 10PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\APPID\56BF5154-0B48-4ADB-902A-6C8B12E270D9, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [170024],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\NLASVC\PARAMETERS\INTERNET\MANUALPROXIES, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [-1],0.0.0PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\APPID\56BF5154-0B48-4ADB-902A-6C8B12E270D9, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [170024],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\APPID\56BF5154-0B48-4ADB-902A-6C8B12E270D9, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [170024],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Social2Search.Gen, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70, Delete-on-Reboot, [18492], [261569],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKCU\SOFTWARE\WajIEnhance, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [244670],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Social2Search, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Socia2Se Browser Enhancer, Delete-on-Reboot, [444], [345866],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKCU\SOFTWARE\WajIEnhance, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [244670],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Social2Search, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Socia2Se Browser Enhancer, Delete-on-Reboot, [444], [345866],1.0.1620Registry Value: 5PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [-1],0.0.0PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [-1],0.0.0PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [-1],0.0.0PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [131], [-1],0.0.0PUP.Optional.Social2Search.Gen, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70|DISPLAYNAME, Delete-on-Reboot, [18492], [261569],1.0.1620Data Stream: 0(No malicious items detected)Folder: 3PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\129f0fa04ac4d51af24977e119821088, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\PROGRAM FILES\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Social2Search.Generic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\Socia2Se Browser Enhancer, Delete-on-Reboot, [1484], [326625],1.0.1620File: 12PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\PROGRAM FILES\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\129f0fa04ac4d51af24977e119821088\cf52f145a89b363b48b0ccf0bc6cc06b.ico, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\129f0fa04ac4d51af24977e119821088\d35531312b2e80d720898ab80ff109bc.ico, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\129f0fa04ac4d51af24977e119821088\f7c22fa637448a035506da9e427461e4.ico, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\04146af46813e501bb7ca87370e1aaeb.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\c6182f9cb662a9e333002e06810f826d.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\c92b3103a49ebb99abf869e8dd17de8f.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\cf52f145a89b363b48b0ccf0bc6cc06b.ico, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Wajam.Gen, C:\Program Files\85890b9283acfd8343df56cd6bb80a70\df1a166bec69178b887ca05ac8cb37de, Delete-on-Reboot, [18446], [259462],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Social2Search.Generic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\Socia2Se Browser Enhancer\Social2Search Website.lnk, Delete-on-Reboot, [1484], [326625],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Social2Search.Generic, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Socia2Se Browser Enhancer\Settings.lnk, Delete-on-Reboot, [1484], [326625],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Social2Search.Generic, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Socia2Se Browser Enhancer\SignIn with Twitter.lnk, Delete-on-Reboot, [1484], [326625],1.0.1620PUP.Optional.Social2Search.Generic, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Socia2Se Browser Enhancer\uninstall.lnk, Delete-on-Reboot, [1484], [326625],1.0.1620Physical Sector: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)
 

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