PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

Short bio

PUP.Optional.SpywareClear is Malwarebytes' detection name for a system optimizer called Spyware Clear issued by the Crawler Group, LLC and aimed at Windows systems.

Symptoms

Spyware Cleaner GUI

Spyware Cleaner GUI

You will find these icons in your taskbar, your startmenu, and on your desktop:

[caption id="attachment_24267" align="aligncenter" width="102"]icons Spyware Clear

icons Spyware Clear

and see this warning during install:

[caption id="attachment_24270" align="aligncenter" width="503"]Install screen PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

Install screen PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

and these screens during "operations":

[caption id="attachment_24273" align="aligncenter" width="600"]PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

issues found by PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

 

[caption id="attachment_24274" align="aligncenter" width="600"]activation Spyware Clear

activation Spyware Clear

 

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:

[caption id="attachment_24272" align="aligncenter" width="600"]listed PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

Spyware Clear listed installed Programs and Features

and this Browser Helper Object in Internet Explorer:

[caption id="attachment_24271" align="aligncenter" width="586"]BHO details PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

BHO details PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

Type and source of infection

website Spyware Clear

website Spyware Clear

Protection

block PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.SpywareClear

and by blocking their domain:

[caption id="attachment_24276" align="aligncenter" width="476"]block spywareclear.com

Malwarebytes blocks the domain spywareclear.com

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.SpywareClear 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: 6/21/18 Scan Time: 11:05 AM Log File: 4e97a376-7532-11e8-a189-080027235d76.json Administrator: Yes

-Software Information- Version: 3.5.1.2522 Components Version: 1.0.374 Update Package Version: 1.0.5564 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: 251056 Threats Detected: 158 Threats Quarantined: 158 Time Elapsed: 3 min, 59 sec

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

-Scan Details- Process: 4 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SC_Svc64.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClear.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearShield.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearUpdate.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564

Module: 6 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SPYWARE CLEAR\TORRENTDLL.DLL, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SCShell64.dll, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SC_Svc64.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClear.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearShield.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearUpdate.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564

Registry Key: 45 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{B36D9EA9-ABCA-4F9F-B181-49929A7B73D1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SCInternetGuard.ProtNego, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{B36D9EA9-ABCA-4F9F-B181-49929A7B73D1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{B36D9EA9-ABCA-4F9F-B181-49929A7B73D1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{B36D9EA9-ABCA-4F9F-B181-49929A7B73D1}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{C03C262D-9260-4124-B50E-04FB49ED0504}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SCInternetGuard.JSObj, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{C03C262D-9260-4124-B50E-04FB49ED0504}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{CB83C956-D8A2-40E1-B139-5B8A2F5750DF}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{2C50BCEC-DD76-42CF-8CD5-6DE077270CD5}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{2C50BCEC-DD76-42CF-8CD5-6DE077270CD5}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{2C50BCEC-DD76-42CF-8CD5-6DE077270CD5}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{CB83C956-D8A2-40E1-B139-5B8A2F5750DF}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{CB83C956-D8A2-40E1-B139-5B8A2F5750DF}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{C03C262D-9260-4124-B50E-04FB49ED0504}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{C03C262D-9260-4124-B50E-04FB49ED0504}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{C03C262D-9260-4124-B50E-04FB49ED0504}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{B36D9EA9-ABCA-4F9F-B181-49929A7B73D1}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{C03C262D-9260-4124-B50E-04FB49ED0504}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{B36D9EA9-ABCA-4F9F-B181-49929A7B73D1}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{C03C262D-9260-4124-B50E-04FB49ED0504}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SCShell.SCShellMenu, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\SCShell64.SCShellMenu, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SC_Svc, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{5FB600FF-BC65-471F-A3F8-C2666863BA75}_is1, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\SPYWARE CLEAR, Quarantined, [1456], [243468],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Spyware Clear, Quarantined, [1456], [243467],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{8B01D4B7-0860-452C-AC2B-5CE0140C82D4}, Quarantined, [1456], [168860],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\CONTROLPANEL\NAMESPACE\{8B01D4B7-0860-452C-AC2B-5CE0140C82D4}, Quarantined, [1456], [168860],1.0.5564

Registry Value: 6 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\SHELL EXTENSIONS\APPROVED|{E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\SHELL EXTENSIONS\APPROVED|{E778C05E-AFF7-4924-B04A-D4084859D53A}, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|SpywareClearShield, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|SpywareClearUpdater, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SOFTWARE\SPYWARE CLEAR|ANTIVIRUSFPSCANHIGH, Quarantined, [1456], [243468],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SC_SVC|IMAGEPATH, Quarantined, [1456], [243469],1.0.5564

Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Folder: 15 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\Driver, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\Tools, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\SPYWARE CLEAR, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Quarantine, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Antivir, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Reports, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Addons, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Update, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Down, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\PROGRAMDATA\SPYWARE CLEAR, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\SPYWARE CLEAR, Quarantined, [1456], [187215],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\SPYWARE CLEAR, Quarantined, [1456], [179820],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCALLOW\SPYWARE CLEAR, Quarantined, [1456], [510257],1.0.5564

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PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\unins000.msg, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\PUBLIC\Desktop\Spyware Clear.lnk, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\Spyware Clear.lnk, Quarantined, [1456], [187214],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\PROGRAMDATA\SPYWARE CLEAR\LNG.INI, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Addons\addons.xml, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\185_en_3.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\186_en_3.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\187_en_11.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\188_en_3.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\191_en_10.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\192_en_4.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\193_en_3.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\251_en_3.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\275_en_2.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\276_en_2.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\277_en_2.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\278_en_2.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\302_en_4.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\308_en_5.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\368_en_2.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\378_en_1.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\383_en_3.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\399_en_1.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\400_en_1.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\News\420_en_1.pngx, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Reports\scan_0001.rpt, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Reports\scan_0002.rpt, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_CSD_3.000.000.0008.cab, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_CSD_3.000.000.0008.ini, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_CSD_3.000.000.0008.torrent, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_DB_12.002.019.0000.cab, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_DB_12.002.019.0000.ini, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_DB_12.002.019.0000.torrent, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_DSD_1.000.000.0006.cab, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_DSD_1.000.000.0006.ini, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\Shared\ST_1_DSD_1.000.000.0006.torrent, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\SC_CPL.xml, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\ST_CSD.spt, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\ST_DB.spt, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\ST_DSD.spt, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\ST_RL.spt, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear\ST_RTL.spt, Quarantined, [1456], [187213],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\SPYWARE CLEAR\SPYWARECLEAR.COM.URL, Quarantined, [1456], [187215],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Spyware Clear\Spyware Clear.lnk, Quarantined, [1456], [187215],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Spyware Clear\Uninstall Spyware Clear.lnk, Quarantined, [1456], [187215],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Spyware Clear\log.txt, Quarantined, [1456], [510257],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\SPYWARECLEARSETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [1456], [61985],1.0.5564 PUP.Optional.SpywareClear, C:\USERS\{username}\DOWNLOADS\SPYWARECLEARSETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [1456], [61985],1.0.5564

Physical Sector: 0 (No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0 (No malicious 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 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:

(Crawler Group, LLC) C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SC_Svc64.exe
(Crawler Group, LLC) C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearUpdate.exe
(Crawler Group, LLC) C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearShield.exe
(Crawler Group, LLC) C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClear.exe
HKLM\...\Run: [SpywareClearShield] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearShield.exe [5179608 2016-04-07] (Crawler Group, LLC)
HKLM\...\Run: [SpywareClearUpdater] => C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearUpdate.exe [5509848 2016-04-07] (Crawler Group, LLC)
BHO: Spyware Clear Internet Guard -> {E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SCInternetGuard64.dll [2016-04-07] (Crawler Group, LLC)
BHO-x32: Spyware Clear Internet Guard -> {E563E407-B348-41FB-BC3D-EACE3BD4B1A1} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SCInternetGuard.dll [2016-04-07] (Crawler Group, LLC)
R2 SC_Svc; C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SC_svc64.exe [3208408 2016-04-07] (Crawler Group, LLC)
R2 sp_rsdrv2; C:\Windows\System32\DRIVERS\stflt.sys [51496 2011-08-24] (Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider)
C:\ProgramData\Spyware Clear
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Spyware Clear
C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Spyware Clear.lnk
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Spyware Clear
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Spyware Clear
C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear

Spyware Clear (HKLM-x32\...\{5FB600FF-BC65-471F-A3F8-C2666863BA75}_is1) (Version: 1.3.1.45 - Crawler Group) <==== ATTENTION FirewallRules: [{D32BAD43-68D2-4E4A-980A-7CDF16E85C1E}] => (Allow) C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClear.exe FirewallRules: [{941888E3-50AF-4F14-9A4F-5AC25EF2532A}] => (Allow) C:\Program Files (x86)\Spyware Clear\SpywareClearUpdate.exe

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