PUP.Optional.MorePowerfulCleaner

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GUI MorePowerfulCleaner

GUI MorePowerfulCleaner

Type and source of infection

icon MorePowerfulCleaner

icon MorePowerfulCleaner

 [caption id="attachment_22927" align="aligncenter" width="600"]warning MorePowerfulCleaner

warning MorePowerfulCleaner

 [caption id="attachment_22928" align="aligncenter" width="600"]installed MorePowerfulCleaner

Installed features and programs entry for MorePowerfulCleaner

Protection

block PUP.Optional.MorePowerfulCleaner

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.MorePowerfulCleaner

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.MorePowerfulCleaner 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:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date:9/22/2016Scan Time:11:12AMLogfile:mbamMyPCBackup.txtAdministrator:YesVersion:2.2.1.1043Malware Database:v2016.09.22.07Rootkit Database:v2016.08.15.01License:PremiumMalware Protection:DisabledMalicious Website Protection:EnabledSelf-protection:EnabledOS:Windows 7Service Pack 1CPU:x64File System:NTFSUser:{username}Scan Type:Threat ScanResult:CompletedObjects Scanned:321533Time Elapsed:8min,44secMemory:EnabledStartup:EnabledFilesystem:EnabledArchives:EnabledRootkits:EnabledHeuristics:EnabledPUP:EnabledPUM:EnabledProcesses:1PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe,2632,Delete-on-Reboot,[0f202b4aecaef2443ad9fc94e21fce32]Modules:0(Nomalicious items detected)Registry Keys:3PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\OLBPre,Quarantined,[50dfacc9e0ba85b13fc96fddce364bb5],PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{33A0B791-213F-48AD-AC7D-989EE32023B7},Delete-on-Reboot,[41ee066fb4e6181ef873529dd23157a9],PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\LaunchPreSignup,Delete-on-Reboot,[45ead79eebaf92a40ed0aefe9370d62a],Registry Values:2PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{33A0B791-213F-48AD-AC7D-989EE32023B7}|Path,\LaunchPreSignup,Delete-on-Reboot,[41ee066fb4e6181ef873529dd23157a9]PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\OLBPRE|DisplayName,MyPC Backup ,Quarantined,[3bf480f59ffb73c3a79ace142fd435cb]Registry Data:0(Nomalicious items detected)Folders:1PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre,Delete-on-Reboot,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],Files:15PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe,Delete-on-Reboot,[0f202b4aecaef2443ad9fc94e21fce32],PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup.exe,Quarantined,[d55a6312653501356ca7cfc1976aa55b],PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\uninst.exe,Quarantined,[50dfacc9e0ba85b13fc96fddce364bb5],PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\MyPC Backup.lnk,Quarantined,[44eb0a6b9bff1d19e5f4ddcf2cd77d83],PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\MyPC Backup.lnk,Quarantined,[2609d3a27b1f76c0f4e76349db28a957],PUP.Optional.MyPCBackup,C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\LaunchPreSignup,Quarantined,[9e910f663f5b4fe7c01c7d2f2fd450b0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\OLBPre.exe.config,Quarantined,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\brand.jdat,Quarantined,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\de_DE.mo,Quarantined,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\es_ES.mo,Quarantined,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\fr_FR.mo,Quarantined,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\it_IT.mo,Quarantined,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\LinqBridge.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\pt_PT.mo,Quarantined,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],PUP.Optional.PreBackup,C:\Program Files (x86)\OLBPre\state.jdat,Quarantined,[8ea10c69d0ca3cfa073a8a26cb3820e0],Physical Sectors:0(Nomalicious items detected)(end)

Add an exclusion

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 folderand use the Select a folderbutton 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 theBrowse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

(DotC United Inc)C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\MPCProtectService.exe (DotC United Inc)C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\MPCTray.exe (DotC United Inc)C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\AdCleaner.exe (DotC United Inc)C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\MPCDesktop.exe (DotC United Inc)C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\MPC.exe (DotC United Inc)C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\MPCTray64.exe (DotC United Inc)C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\AdxEngine.exe HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =search.mpc.am/?geo={countrycode}HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =search.mpc.am/?geo={countrycode}HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =search.mpc.am/?geo={countrycode}HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =search.mpc.am/?geo={countrycode}HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =search.mpc.am/?geo={countrycode}FF Homepage:search.mpc.am CHR HomePage:Default ->search.mpc.am CHR StartupUrls:Default ->"search.mpc.am"R2 MPCProtectService;C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\MPCProtectService.exe [3558082016-09-01](DotC United Inc)R1 MPCKpt;C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\MPCKpt.sys [601362016-09-01](DotC United Inc)C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Roaming\MCorp (DotC United Inc)C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\MPCKpt.sys C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC CleanerC:\Users\Public\Desktop\MPC Desktop.lnk C:\Users\Public\Desktop\MPC AdCleaner.lnk C:\Users\Public\Desktop\MPC Cleaner.lnk C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MPC DesktopC:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MPC AdCleanerC:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MPCMPC Cleaner (HKLM-x32\...\MPC)(Version:-DotC United Inc)()C:\Program Files (x86)\MPC Cleaner\zlib1.dll

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