PUP.Optional.RocketPC

Short bio

PUP.Optional.RocketPC is Malwarebytes' detection name for a system optimizer for Windows systems published by Solvusoft.

GUI RocketPC

Symptoms

installing RocketPC

EULA RocketPC

When the software is active users may see screens like these:

initializing RocketPC

[caption id="attachment_27405" align="aligncenter" width="540"]register RocketPC

You need to register RocketPC to fix the problems it found

You may see this entry in your list of installed Programs and Features:

installed RocketPC

and users may notice this list of Scheduled Tasks:

scheduled Tasks RocketPC

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.RocketPC is a potentially unwanted program (PUP).  These so-called “system optimizers” use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have problems. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these problems. PUP.Optional.RocketPC is usually installed by users themselves and can be downloaded from their website.

Solvusoft website

Protection

block PUP.Optional.RocketPC

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.RocketPC

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.RocketPC 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: 3/8/19 Scan Time: 10:22 AM Log File: a8fd07c0-4183-11e9-af1a-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information- Version: 3.7.1.2839 Components Version: 1.0.538 Update Package Version: 1.0.9594 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: 236587 Threats Detected: 33 Threats Quarantined: 33 Time Elapsed: 4 min, 59 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: 18 PUP.Optional.OptimizerEliteMax, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\PERFMONITOR_STRTP, Quarantined, [3213], [306455],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.OptimizerEliteMax, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{63A0E5ED-65DA-4937-90BE-F5F9285D7FA6}, Quarantined, [3213], [306455],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.OptimizerEliteMax, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\LOGON\{63A0E5ED-65DA-4937-90BE-F5F9285D7FA6}, Quarantined, [3213], [306455],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\RocketPC_pp1, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{C3A068D4-C3DF-4EFD-A31B-6B475ED2B782}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{C3A068D4-C3DF-4EFD-A31B-6B475ED2B782}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\RocketPC_pp2_1, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{BA5FBF1B-F50C-4DA1-AACE-27CB8821C87C}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{BA5FBF1B-F50C-4DA1-AACE-27CB8821C87C}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\RocketPC_pp2_2, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{9694F7DB-2818-4D71-A386-0D2A144556A8}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{9694F7DB-2818-4D71-A386-0D2A144556A8}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\RocketPC_pp2_3, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{9C50B806-2E5E-49A3-8C14-2DBC388A3D29}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{9C50B806-2E5E-49A3-8C14-2DBC388A3D29}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\RocketPC_pp3_1, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{0A1BE82C-F975-4B2E-B0C6-B694A1230F1F}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{0A1BE82C-F975-4B2E-B0C6-B694A1230F1F}, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594

Registry Value: 1 PUP.Optional.OptimizerEliteMax, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{63A0E5ED-65DA-4937-90BE-F5F9285D7FA6}|PATH, Quarantined, [3213], [306457],1.0.9594

Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0 (No malicious items detected)

File: 14 PUP.Optional.OptimizerEliteMax, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\PERFMONITOR_STRTP.job, Quarantined, [3213], [306455],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.OptimizerEliteMax, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\PERFMONITOR_STRTP, Quarantined, [3213], [306455],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\RocketPC_pp1.job, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\RocketPC_pp1, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\RocketPC_pp2_1.job, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\RocketPC_pp2_1, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\RocketPC_pp2_2.job, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\RocketPC_pp2_2, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\RocketPC_pp2_3.job, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\RocketPC_pp2_3, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\RocketPC_pp3_1.job, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\RocketPC_pp3_1, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\ROCKETPC\RPCEX.EXE, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594 PUP.Optional.RocketPC, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\SETUP_ROCKETPC_2018.EXE, Quarantined, [12790], [524469],1.0.9594

Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0 (No malicious items detected)

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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 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

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

(SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RocketPC.exe
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp3_1
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_3
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_2
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_1
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp1
C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_3.job
C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_2.job
C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_1.job
C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp3_1.job
C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp1.job
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\RocketPC_period
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PerfMonitor_once
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PerfMonitor_strtp
C:\Users\Public\Desktop\RocketPC.lnk
C:\Windows\Tasks\PerfMonitor_strtp.job
C:\Windows\Tasks\PerfMonitor_once.job
C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_period.job
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\RocketPC
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RocketPC
C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC
(Solvusoft ) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Setup_RocketPC_2018.exe

RocketPC (HKLM-x32\...\RocketPC_is1) (Version: 1.2.2.105 - Solvusoft) Task: {0A1BE82C-F975-4B2E-B0C6-B694A1230F1F} - System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp3_1 => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe (SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) Task: {63A0E5ED-65DA-4937-90BE-F5F9285D7FA6} - System32\Tasks\PerfMonitor_strtp => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\PerformanceMonitor.exe (SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) Task: {67F4DAF2-9665-41F7-9D16-47CE57ABBF2B} - System32\Tasks\PerfMonitor_once => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\PerformanceMonitor.exe (SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) Task: {893F3C7D-5DC9-4410-88B2-4DAB24430909} - System32\Tasks\RocketPC_period => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RocketPC.exe (SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) Task: {9694F7DB-2818-4D71-A386-0D2A144556A8} - System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_2 => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe (SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) Task: {9C50B806-2E5E-49A3-8C14-2DBC388A3D29} - System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_3 => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe (SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) Task: {BA5FBF1B-F50C-4DA1-AACE-27CB8821C87C} - System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_1 => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe (SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) Task: {C3A068D4-C3DF-4EFD-A31B-6B475ED2B782} - System32\Tasks\RocketPC_pp1 => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe (SOLVUSOFT CORPORATION -> Solvusoft) Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\PerfMonitor_once.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\PerformanceMonitor.exe Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\PerfMonitor_strtp.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\PerformanceMonitor.exe Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_period.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RocketPC.exe Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp1.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_1.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_2.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp2_3.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\RocketPC_pp3_1.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\RPCEx.exe (Soraco Technologies Inc -> Soraco Technologies Inc.) [File not signed] C:\Program Files (x86)\RocketPC\IsLicense50.dll

Associated threats

 

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