Adware.Zdengo

Short bio

Adware.Zdengo is Malwarebytes' detection name for a family of adware installers and bundlers.

Symptoms

Adware.Zdengo ads

Adware.Zdengo ads

Some installers will also show a warning during install

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Adware.Zdengo installing

and an entry in the list of installed Programs and Features:

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Adware.Zdengo installed

Type and source of infection

Adware.Zdengo are installers of various other adware variants and are often included in other bundlers themselves.

Protection

block Adware.Zdengo

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Zdengo

and by blocking the domains that host the installers.

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Malwarebytes blocks the domain wajam-download.com

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Zdengo 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 removal log after running Adware.Zdengo will look similar to this:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details- Scan Date: 5/18/18 Scan Time: 8:54 AM Log File: 5def4e4f-5a68-11e8-83e7-080027235d76.json Administrator: Yes

-Software Information- Version: 3.3.1.2183 Components Version: 1.0.262 Update Package Version: 1.0.5154 License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary- Scan Type: Threat Scan Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 239773 Threats Detected: 44 Threats Quarantined: 44 Time Elapsed: 2 min, 50 sec

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

-Scan Details- Process: 1 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\04146af46813e501bb7ca87370e1aaeb.exe, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154

Module: 2 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\04146af46813e501bb7ca87370e1aaeb.exe, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Wajam, C:\WINDOWS\CBQDNJLANJOMWLWI.CBQ, Quarantined, [436], [519606],1.0.5154

Registry Key: 12 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKCU\SOFTWARE\WajIEnhance, Quarantined, [210], [244670],1.0.5154 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\NLASVC\PARAMETERS\INTERNET\MANUALPROXIES, Quarantined, [210], [-1],0.0.0 Adware.SearchAwesome, HKLM\SOFTWARE\SrcAAAesom Browser Enhancer, Quarantined, [7358], [424837],1.0.5154 Adware.Wajam, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\08ad4f1678b0db2b83448f10c5b23057, Quarantined, [436], [519606],1.0.5154 Adware.SearchAwesome, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SrcAAAesom Browser Enhancer, Quarantined, [7358], [424837],1.0.5154 Adware.SearchAwesome, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699, Quarantined, [7358], [424836],1.0.5154 MachineLearning/Anomalous.100%, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699, Quarantined, [0], [392687],1.0.5154 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\APPID\56BF5154-0B48-4ADB-902A-6C8B12E270D9, Quarantined, [210], [170024],1.0.5154 Adware.Wajam, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\ceaadf4b92292e7d1264007c289e7a68, Quarantined, [436], [511749],1.0.5154 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\APPID\56BF5154-0B48-4ADB-902A-6C8B12E270D9, Quarantined, [210], [170024],1.0.5154 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\APPID\56BF5154-0B48-4ADB-902A-6C8B12E270D9, Quarantined, [210], [170024],1.0.5154

Registry Value: 7 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Quarantined, [210], [-1],0.0.0 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Quarantined, [210], [-1],0.0.0 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Quarantined, [210], [-1],0.0.0 PUP.Optional.Wajam, HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Quarantined, [210], [-1],0.0.0 Adware.Wajam, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\08ad4f1678b0db2b83448f10c5b23057|IMAGEPATH, Quarantined, [436], [519606],1.0.5154 Adware.SearchAwesome, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699|DISPLAYNAME, Quarantined, [7358], [424836],1.0.5154 Adware.SearchAwesome.Generic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699|PUBLISHER, Quarantined, [7280], [437519],1.0.5154

Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Folder: 1 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\PROGRAM FILES\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154

File: 21 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\PROGRAM FILES\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\WBE_uninstall.dat, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\04146af46813e501bb7ca87370e1aaeb.exe, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\c6182f9cb662a9e333002e06810f826d.exe, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\c92b3103a49ebb99abf869e8dd17de8f.exe, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\dbdda1b2ae5292a030f8279af6ca291a.ico, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\df1a166bec69178b887ca05ac8cb37de, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\mozcrt19.dll, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\nspr4.dll, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\nss3.dll, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\plc4.dll, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\plds4.dll, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\service.dat, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\service_64.dat, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 Adware.Social2Search.EncJob, C:\Program Files\8b99190a17e0232dfed348aad6c4a699\softokn3.dll, Quarantined, [5128], [415982],1.0.5154 PUP.Optional.FFHijacker.Generic, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MOZILLA FIREFOX\DEFAULTS\PREF\SECURE_CERT.JS, Quarantined, [5383], [505085],1.0.5154 Adware.Wajam, C:\WINDOWS\CBQDNJLANJOMWLWI.CBQ, Quarantined, [436], [519606],1.0.5154 MachineLearning/Anomalous.100%, C:\WINDOWS\C92B3103A49EBB99ABF869E8DD17DE8F.EXE, Quarantined, [0], [392687],1.0.5154 Adware.Wajam, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\CEAADF4B92292E7D1264007C289E7A68.SYS, Quarantined, [436], [511749],1.0.5154 Adware.Zdengo, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\UPDATE.EXE, Quarantined, [7948], [522251],1.0.5154 Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\DOWNLOADS\SETUP2.EXE, Quarantined, [0], [392686],1.0.5154 MachineLearning/Anomalous.100%, C:\WINDOWS\C92B3103A49EBB99ABF869E8DD17DE8F.EXE, Quarantined, [0], [392687],1.0.5154

Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected)

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Traces/IOCs

Md5 hashes:

025ab1627862bb2f5a0368a5deb87fd4

57572f91a4a4bad464b4573fae536e3b

b0cc641aafccc5b1305babe8906bda23

c71023ad9ae740620593cd2dc8d89db1

d72316c81133b4b8940c06afea12d463

daeb0c3911f842c062c13b0d2203be9b

 

 

 

Associated threats

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