PUP.Optional.SearchProtect

Short bio

PUP.Optional.SearchProtect is Malwarebytes' detection name for a potentially unwanted program (PUP)that hijacks your browsers once installed.

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.SearchProtect is usually bundled with freeware or shareware applications. PUP.Optional.SearchProtect installs together with third-party applications. However, due to lack of notification during the install process, PUP.Optional.SearchProtect often gets into the PC without users' knowledge.There are also instances where malware is being used to deploy PUP.Optional.SearchProtect. In this case, the threat can be acquired when visiting malicious web pages, downloading compromised files, or using file-sharing apps. Links from spam emails and social media sites are used to spread PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.These are offered up on software download sites, where people look for software they need, often unaware of what they are getting into.

Protection

block PUP.Optional.SearchProtect

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.SearchProtect

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.SearchProtect 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:

MalwarebytesAnti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScanDate:8/6/2015ScanTime:12:32PMLogfile:mbamSearchProtect3.txtAdministrator:YesVersion:2.1.8.1057MalwareDatabase:v2015.08.06.03RootkitDatabase:v2015.08.04.01License:PremiumMalwareProtection:EnabledMaliciousWebsiteProtection:EnabledSelf-protection:DisabledOS:Windows8.1CPU:x64FileSystem:NTFSUser:{username}ScanType:ThreatScanResult:CompletedObjectsScanned:347191TimeElapsed:29min,12secMemory:EnabledStartup:EnabledFilesystem:EnabledArchives:EnabledRootkits:EnabledHeuristics:EnabledPUP:EnabledPUM:EnabledProcesses:0(Nomalicious items detected)Modules:0(Nomalicious items detected)RegistryKeys:10PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\CltMngSvc,Quarantined,[029957ae256683b3e4016ec050b129d7],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SearchProtect,Quarantined,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\CUSTOM\LAYERS\VC32LDR ,Quarantined,[e3b8798c5b30f83e7e68e2c07d8735cb],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\INSTALLEDSDB\{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd},Quarantined,[1388a75e91fa181e9d8898f7b94b0000],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\INSTALLEDSDB\{cf2797aa-b7ec-e311-8ed9-005056c00008},Quarantined,[bbe0cd38315a1e18978d4946c53fad53],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\Tree\bvxvbvef,Delete-on-Reboot,[9902e91c23688caa15f31ef43cc78a76],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SEARCHPROTECT,Quarantined,[d4c757aeb5d6d6604cad9da7af5451af],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SPPDCOM,Quarantined,[5f3c3cc96e1dc571aa9e852135cff10f],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect,HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SPPD,Quarantined,[4754ab5aa6e530067933e659fb08ed13],PUP.Optional.Trovi.C,HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{015DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9},Quarantined,[1388b74e2764b383a83a9707d0348f71],RegistryValues:13PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\CUSTOM\chrome.exe|{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd}.sdb,130833295477296804,Quarantined,[8516d82d0e7df14545a0f3af669ef709]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\CUSTOM\explorer.xxx|{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd}.sdb,130833295477296804,Quarantined,[7b20d3321b7090a628bd069ccd3718e8]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\CUSTOM\firefox.exe|{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd}.sdb,130833295477296804,Quarantined,[1e7d4abbcac1da5c14d13e6418ec0af6]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\CUSTOM\iexplore.exe|{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd}.sdb,130833295477296804,Quarantined,[efac6e976d1e32042bba5a48c93bd52b]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\CUSTOM\software_removal_tool.exe|{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd}.sdb,130833295477296804,Quarantined,[32690500b7d4f343c322c9d928dc9967]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\CUSTOM\software_reporter_tool.exe|{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd}.sdb,130833295477296804,Quarantined,[d2c9ad58eaa1b581d80d960cae56ae52]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\APPCOMPATFLAGS\CUSTOM\LAYERS\VC32Ldr |{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd}.sdb,130833295477296804,Quarantined,[e3b8798c5b30f83e7e68e2c07d8735cb]PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SEARCHPROTECT|InstallDir,C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect,Quarantined,[d4c757aeb5d6d6604cad9da7af5451af]PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SPPDCOM|TS,1,Quarantined,[5f3c3cc96e1dc571aa9e852135cff10f]PUP.Optional.SearchProtect,HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SPPD|ImagePath,\??\C:\Windows\system32\drivers\SPPD.sys,Quarantined,[4754ab5aa6e530067933e659fb08ed13]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{015DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9}|URL,http://www.trovi.com/Results.aspx?gd=&ctid=CT3331172&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&ISID=I738E6E5A-8BFB-41D7-8CC8-98B9DFD42D36&SearchSource=58&CUI=&UM=8&UP=SP525B086B-F1AB-4E1E-8293-80E843A19AFA&D=080615&q={searchTerms}&SSPV=, Quarantined, [5c3f56aff19a8aac568d88107f85659b]PUP.Optional.Conduit.A,HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{015DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9}|SuggestionsURL_JSON,http://suggest.seccint.com/CSuggestJson.ashx?prefix={searchTerms}, Quarantined, [0d8e2fd65c2f85b126ecf8226d9633cd]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{015DB5FA-EAFB-4592-A95B-F44D3EE87FA9}|DisplayName,Trovi,Quarantined,[edae56af6f1c0f27a142ecaca4601ce4]RegistryData:3PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINDOWS|AppInit_DLLs,C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC64Loader.dll,Good:(),Bad:(C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC64Loader.dll),Replaced,[d0cbc4410487ab8bfaeb80aede23a15f]PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINDOWS|AppInit_DLLs,C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC32Loader.dll,Good:(),Bad:(C:\PROGRA~2\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC32Loader.dll),Replaced,[a4f74eb78209ff3727bef13db44d629e]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|StartPage,http://www.trovi.com/?gd=&ctid=CT3331172&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&ISID=I738E6E5A-8BFB-41D7-8CC8-98B9DFD42D36&SearchSource=55&CUI=&UM=8&UP=SP525B086B-F1AB-4E1E-8293-80E843A19AFA&D=080615&SSPV=, Good: (www.google.com), Bad: (http://www.trovi.com/?gd=&ctid=CT3331172&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&ISID=I738E6E5A-8BFB-41D7-8CC8-98B9DFD42D36&SearchSource=55&CUI=&UM=8&UP=SP525B086B-F1AB-4E1E-8293-80E843A19AFA&D=080615&SSPV=),Replaced,[cbd0699c612a65d10f66b18f60a59868]Folders:25PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\bin,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\rep,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\rep,Quarantined,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\bin,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Consent,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\libs,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protection,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protectionDS,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\settings,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\uninstall,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\rep,Quarantined,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect,Delete-on-Reboot,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\SearchProtect,Delete-on-Reboot,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\rep,Delete-on-Reboot,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\STG,Quarantined,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\UI,Delete-on-Reboot,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\UI\rep,Delete-on-Reboot,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef,Quarantined,[712ad62f692202341b74a669c93a45bb],Files:114PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\bin\CltMngSvc.exe,Delete-on-Reboot,[029957ae256683b3e4016ec050b129d7],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe,Delete-on-Reboot,[2b70966fe6a541f51acbaa8481807d83],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\bin\cltmngui.exe,Delete-on-Reboot,[ddbef213d4b7b2840adbed41e61ba25e],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC64Loader.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[d0cbc4410487ab8bfaeb80aede23a15f],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC32Loader.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[a4f74eb78209ff3727bef13db44d629e],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup3.exe,Quarantined,[6734a65fb6d588ae1acb63cb6c95a858],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup4.exe,Quarantined,[207b2ed78209ab8bace870b96f92ae52],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup5.exe,Quarantined,[faa15fa63754d264fee737f7f60beb15],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Setup.exe,Quarantined,[47542fd6f99239fdc3223af4728f827e],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\nse2122.tmp\SPtool.dll,Quarantined,[a8f33fc63e4d2511776ec06e33ce3ec2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Windows\Temp\nsq1A44.tmp\SPTool.dll,Quarantined,[712ab154f7940135ae37ef3f43be916f],PUP.Optional.OneSafePCCleaner,C:\Users\{username}\Downloads\OneSafe_PC_Cleaner.exe,Quarantined,[a1fa9e67bad1cf671d060eb2867b619f],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\bvxvbvef.exe,Quarantined,[2d6eaf56d3b8ed49917fec797d849868],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\pbqrmvbub,Quarantined,[cbd0b0551b7066d0e005c26c7d84659b],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Windows\apppatch\apppatch64\VCLdr64.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[cbd0f2131f6c979f43a2fe3034cd53ad],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Windows\apppatch\nbin\VC32Loader.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[3c5f51b482092c0ab2336ac4768b9769],PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\searchplugins\trovi.xml,Quarantined,[6b30877e018ae6502e852df001024cb4],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\EULA.txt,Quarantined,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\bin\SPtool.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\bin\sptool.dll_1438855940876,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\bin\uninstall.exe,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\bin\uninstall.pun,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\rep\cfi.bin,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\rep\edk.bin,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\rep\pni.bin,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\rep\SystemRepository.dat,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\Main\rep\trn.bin,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\RN32.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPtool64.exe,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC32.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\VC64.dll,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\settings.html,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\style.css,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Consent\consent.css,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Consent\consent.html,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Consent\consent.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Consent\defaults.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\bgUninstall.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\hez-def-grey.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\Apply-default.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\Apply-onclick.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\Apply-Rollover.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\bg-dia.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\bg-uninstall.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\bg-with-logo.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\bg.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\bgNotif.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\bgSettings.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\bgSettingsDS.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\btnBlue.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\btnClose.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\btnSilver.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\button-bg.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\checkbox.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\checkbox_checked.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\checkbox_def.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\close-win-def.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\close-win-over-click.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\gray-bg.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\hez-def.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\hez-selected.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\hez.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\icon-win.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\info-icon.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\menu-rollover.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\menu-selected.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\radio-button-def.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\radio-button-selected.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\radio-button.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\radio-button2.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\Settings-icon.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\SP_DialogBG.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\text-field.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\v.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\Images\x.png,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\libs\defaults.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\libs\DialogAPI.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\libs\dialogUtils.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\libs\jquery.1.7.1.min.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\libs\json2.min.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\libs\main.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protection\defaults.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protection\protection.css,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protection\protection.html,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protection\protection.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protectionDS\defaults.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protectionDS\protectionDS.css,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protectionDS\protectionDS.html,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\protectionDS\protectionDS.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\settings\defaults.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\settings\settings.css,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\settings\settings.html,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\settings\settings.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\uninstall\defaults.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\uninstall\uninstall.css,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\uninstall\uninstall.html,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Program Files(x86)\SearchProtect\UI\dialogs\uninstall\uninstall.js,Delete-on-Reboot,[c6d5c5401f6c4ee88488611a04009d63],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect,C:\Windows\apppatch\Custom\Custom64\{cf2797aa-b7ec-e311-8ed9-005056c00008}.sdb,Delete-on-Reboot,[871415f08308c47270b7236cc93bce32],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\bvxvbvef,Quarantined,[d2c9b154fb90bc7a06b68a1d08fc25db],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\rep\Cvc.dat,Quarantined,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\rep\UserRepository.dat,Delete-on-Reboot,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\rep\UserSettings.dat,Delete-on-Reboot,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\SearchProtect\UI\rep\UIRepository.dat,Delete-on-Reboot,[fe9d14f1226973c33cd93ab5c0425ea2],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\bahvxfk,Quarantined,[712ad62f692202341b74a669c93a45bb],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\mkfvxfk,Quarantined,[712ad62f692202341b74a669c93a45bb],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\pvpqbjobmlpfqlovvawq,Quarantined,[712ad62f692202341b74a669c93a45bb],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\qokvxfk,Quarantined,[712ad62f692202341b74a669c93a45bb],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\rfobmlpfqlovvawq,Quarantined,[712ad62f692202341b74a669c93a45bb],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\rpboobmlpfqlovvawq,Quarantined,[712ad62f692202341b74a669c93a45bb],PUP.Optional.SearchProtect.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\bvxvbvef\ycfvxfk,Quarantined,[712ad62f692202341b74a669c93a45bb],PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\prefs.js,Good:(),Bad:(user_pref("browser.newtab.url","http://www.trovi.com/?gd=&ctid=CT3331172&octid=EB_ORIGINAL_CTID&ISID=I738E6E5A-8BFB-41D7-8CC8-98B9DFD42D36&SearchSource=69&CUI=&SSPV=&Lay=1&UM=8&UP=SP525B086B-F1AB-4E1E-8293-80E843A19AFA&D=080615");),Replaced,[52497e873c4fb383a2ce572d9273be42]PUP.Optional.Trovi.C,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\prefs.js,Good:(),Bad:(user_pref("browser.search.defaultenginename","Trovi");),Replaced,[8c0fb64fc2c9999deb967e0754b115eb]PUP.Optional.Trovi.C,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\prefs.js,Good:(),Bad:(user_pref("browser.search.selectedEngine","Trovi");),Replaced,[801b966f642790a63151661f39cc59a7]PUP.Optional.Trovi.A,C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\prefs.js,Good:(browser.startup.homepage", "https://www.malwarebytes.org/restorebrowser/), Bad: (browser.startup.homepage", "http://www.trovi.com), Replaced,[2774877e6625b383524db2d5bc495aa6]PhysicalSectors: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.

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