Adware.WhiteClick

Short bio

Adware.WhiteClick is Malwarebytes' detection name for a small family of bundled installers that install PUP.Optional.WhiteClick.

Symptoms

Whiteclick install

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Whiteclick install

Type and source of infection

Adware.WhiteClick is usually part of a bundler that also installs other adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs). This adware installs PUP.Optional.WhiteClick.

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.WhiteClick

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.WhiteClick

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.WhiteClick 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.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

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-Log Details- Scan Date: 1/7/19 Scan Time: 9:13 AM Log File: 27e2b56c-1254-11e9-85a6-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information- Version: 3.6.1.2711 Components Version: 1.0.482 Update Package Version: 1.0.8665 License: Premium

-System Information- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Scan Initiated By: Manual Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 236229 Threats Detected: 62 Threats Quarantined: 62 Time Elapsed: 2 min, 56 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: 1 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{489D7C27-8DD5-45BF-96C8-A8C56F5B0554}, Quarantined, [5071], [538662],1.0.8665

Registry Value: 1 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{489D7C27-8DD5-45BF-96C8-A8C56F5B0554}|DISPLAYNAME, Quarantined, [5071], [538662],1.0.8665

Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Folder: 10 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\0, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\1, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\2, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\3, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\4, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\5, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\WHITECLICK, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665

File: 50 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP\SHORTCUT TO PRIMARY OUTPUT FROM START (ACTIVE).LNK, Quarantined, [5071], [543347],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\WHITECLICK\ACTIVE-SEARCH.ICO, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\afisha.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\auto.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\aw.my.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\bing.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\e.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\facebook.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\horo.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\instagram.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\linkedin.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\my.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\news.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\ok.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\otvet.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\pogoda.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\rev.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\ru.aliexpress.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\sport.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\twitter.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\vk.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\warface.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\warface.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\warthunder.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\warthunder.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\worldoftanks.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\worldoftanks.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\worldofwarships.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\worldofwarships.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\youtube.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images\add_tab.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images\loupe.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images\question_mark.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images\right-arrow.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\0\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\1\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\2\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\3\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\4\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\5\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\License.rtf, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Newtonsoft.Json.dll, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Start.exe, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System.Net.Http.dll, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\WebClient.dll, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\WhiteClick.dll, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\WhiteClick.InstallState, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665 Adware.WhiteClick, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\SETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [2672], [613209],1.0.8665 Adware.WhiteClick, C:\WINDOWS\INSTALLER\9B1D3.MSI, Quarantined, [2672], [556015],1.0.8665

Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0 (No malicious items detected)

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