PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic

Short bio

GUI Global System Mechanic

the GUI for Global System Mechanic

Symptoms

Scheduled Task

Scheduled Task for Global System Mechanic

icons

Type and source of infection

fake online scanner

example of a site scaring visitors into thinking their system is infected

Aftermath

Programs like this might give users a false sense of security and possibly expose them to malware infections. Users should be aware that the telephone numbers displayed by the programs in this family have been found to act as tech support scammers.

Protection

blocking installer

Malwarebytes blocks the install of this PUP

[caption id="attachment_21600" align="aligncenter" width="472"]block scare site

Malwarebytes blocks the sites that try to scare the visitors into installing this PUP

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic 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:

Malwarebytes www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details- Scan Date: 2/12/18 Scan Time: 8:36 AM Log File: 786c9ac4-0fc7-11e8-9439-080027750297.json Administrator: Yes

-Software Information- Version: 3.3.1.2183 Components Version: 1.0.262 Update Package Version: 1.0.3921 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: 242159 Threats Detected: 68 Threats Quarantined: 68 Time Elapsed: 4 min, 17 sec

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

-Scan Details- Process: 1 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\oscm.exe, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921

Module: 7 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\x64\SQLite.Interop.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Common.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\oscm.exe, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\System.Data.SQLite.DLL, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\TAFactory.IconPack.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921

Registry Key: 8 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\Global System Mechanic_Logon, Quarantined, [1714], [489259],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{C4D882AC-DC78-4C0F-8BD0-6B462CDBD56D}, Quarantined, [1714], [489259],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\LOGON\{C4D882AC-DC78-4C0F-8BD0-6B462CDBD56D}, Quarantined, [1714], [489259],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{9A5335DA-0F54-495A-8FE9-9370C8A4136E}_is1, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Global System Mechanic on {computername}, Quarantined, [1714], [489255],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.MasterPCCleaner, HKLM\SOFTWARE\aHR0cDovL3d3dy53aXNlc3lzdGVtdG9vbHMuY29tLw==, Quarantined, [4464], [440348],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Global System Mechanic on {computername}, Quarantined, [1714], [489254],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.MasterPCCleaner, HKLM\SOFTWARE\SPCT-PR, Quarantined, [4464], [484509],1.0.3921

Registry Value: 4 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Global System Mechanic on {computername}|REFERURL, Quarantined, [1714], [489255],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{C4D882AC-DC78-4C0F-8BD0-6B462CDBD56D}|PATH, Quarantined, [1714], [489261],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Global System Mechanic on {computername}|PURCHASEURL, Quarantined, [1714], [489254],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.MasterPCCleaner, HKLM\SOFTWARE\SPCT-PR|PXL, Quarantined, [4464], [484509],1.0.3921

Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Folder: 8 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\smico, Quarantined, [1714], [489249],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\Global System Mechanic on {computername}, Quarantined, [1714], [489249],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\Global System Mechanic on {computername}, Quarantined, [1714], [489250],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\Global System Mechanic on {computername}, Quarantined, [1714], [489248],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\x64, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\x86, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\PROGRAM FILES\Global System Mechanic on {computername}, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921

File: 40 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\Global System Mechanic_Logon, Quarantined, [1714], [489259],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Errorlog.txt, Quarantined, [1714], [489249],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\exlist.bin, Quarantined, [1714], [489249],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\param.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489249],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\res.xml, Quarantined, [1714], [489249],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Buy Global System Mechanic.lnk, Quarantined, [1714], [489250],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Global System Mechanic.lnk, Quarantined, [1714], [489250],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Uninstall Global System Mechanic.lnk, Quarantined, [1714], [489250],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\mpc.db, Quarantined, [1714], [489248],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\PROGRAM FILES\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\unins000.msg, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\danish_apc_da.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\Dutch_apc_nl.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\english_apc_en.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\finish_apc_fi.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\French_apc_fr.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\german_apc_de.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\italian_apc_it.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\japanese_apc_ja.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\norwegian_apc_no.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\portuguese_apc_ptbr.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\russian_apc_ru.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\spanish_apc_es.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\langs\swedish_apc_sv.ini, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\x64\SQLite.Interop.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\x86\SQLite.Interop.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\AppRes.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\HtmlRenderer.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\HtmlRenderer.WinForms.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Common.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\oscm.exe, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\oscm.exe.config, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\System.Data.SQLite.DLL, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\TAFactory.IconPack.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [1714], [489253],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\GLOBAL SYSTEM MECHANIC.LNK, Quarantined, [1714], [489251],1.0.3921 PUP.Optional.GlobalSystemMechanic, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\GSMSETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [1714], [489247],1.0.3921

Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected)

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Add to exclusions

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open Malwarebytes for Windows.
  • Click the Detection History
  • Click the Allow List
  • To add an item to the Allow List, click Add.
  • Select the exclusion type Allow a file or folder and use the Select a folder button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary files or folder(s) that belong to the software.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

Possible signs in FRST logs:

() C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\oscm.exe C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Global System Mechanic on {computername} C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Global System Mechanic_Logon C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Global System Mechanic.lnk C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Global System Mechanic on {computername} C:\ProgramData\Global System Mechanic on {computername} C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}

Global System Mechanic (HKLM\...\{9A5335DA-0F54-495A-8FE9-9370C8A4136E}_is1) (Version: 1.0.0.1343 - ) Task: {C4D882AC-DC78-4C0F-8BD0-6B462CDBD56D} - System32\Tasks\Global System Mechanic_Logon => C:\Program Files\Global System Mechanic on {computername}\oscm.exe [2018-01-31] ()

File: oscm.exe

Domains: wisesystemtools.com, pcvark.com

 

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