Rogue.RegistrySmart

Short bio

GUI RegistrySmart

GUI RegistrySmart

Symptoms

Rogue.RegistrySmart Scheduled Task

Rogue.RegistrySmart Scheduled Task

Users of affected machine may have seen these warnings during install:

[caption id="attachment_24948" align="aligncenter" width="503"]Rogue.RegistrySmart installer

Rogue.RegistrySmart installer

Rogue.RegistrySmart installer

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

Rogue.RegistrySmart installed

and this warning after a scan with the rogue scanner:

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Rogue.RegistrySmart scanresults

Type and source of infection

Rogue.RegistrySmart is a typical rogue that produces false positives in an attempt to convince users they need to buy the software. It is often installed by Trojans or bundlers.

Protection

block Rogue.RegistrySmart

Malwarebytes blocks Rogue.RegistrySmart

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Rogue.RegistrySmart 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: 7/30/18 Scan Time: 11:59 AM Log File: 34ec19fe-93df-11e8-add8-00ffdcc6fdfc.json Administrator: Yes

-Software Information- Version: 3.5.1.2522 Components Version: 1.0.374 Update Package Version: 1.0.6123 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: 251110 Threats Detected: 29 Threats Quarantined: 29 Time Elapsed: 3 min, 29 sec

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

-Scan Details- Process: 1 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.exe, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123

Module: 1 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.exe, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123

Registry Key: 6 Rogue.RegistrySmart, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\RegistrySmart Scheduled Scan, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{17BA9627-AFC4-4A8A-A2AE-E0331FA6372D}, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{17BA9627-AFC4-4A8A-A2AE-E0331FA6372D}, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\RegistrySmart_is1, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\RegistrySmart, Quarantined, [1364], [212840],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, HKCU\SOFTWARE\RegistrySmart, Quarantined, [1364], [210497],1.0.6123

Registry Value: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0 (No malicious items detected)

Folder: 4 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\RegistrySmart\Log, Quarantined, [1364], [170329],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\REGISTRYSMART, Quarantined, [1364], [170329],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\REGISTRYSMART, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\REGISTRYSMART, Quarantined, [1364], [171858],1.0.6123

File: 17 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\RegistrySmart - Changes.txt.lnk, Quarantined, [1364], [199824],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\RegistrySmart - Changes.txt, Quarantined, [1364], [199824],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\RegistrySmart.exe, Quarantined, [1364], [199824],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\RegistrySmart.lnk, Quarantined, [1364], [199824],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\RegistrySmart\Log\2018 Jul 30 - 11_52_27 AM_094.log, Quarantined, [1364], [170329],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\DataBase.ref, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\license.rtf, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.exe, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.url, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\RegistrySmart Scheduled Scan, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\RegistrySmart.lnk, Quarantined, [1364], [171220],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\WINDOWS\TASKS\RegistrySmart Scheduled Scan.job, Quarantined, [1364], [207855],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart on the Web.lnk, Quarantined, [1364], [171858],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.lnk, Quarantined, [1364], [171858],1.0.6123 Rogue.RegistrySmart, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RegistrySmart\Uninstall RegistrySmart.lnk, Quarantined, [1364], [171858],1.0.6123

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:

(E-NextMedia) C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.exe
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\RegistrySmart Scheduled Scan
C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\RegistrySmart.lnk
C:\Windows\Tasks\RegistrySmart Scheduled Scan.job
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\RegistrySmart
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RegistrySmart
C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart

RegistrySmart 2.10.4342 (HKLM-x32\...\RegistrySmart_is1) (Version: 2.10 - E-NextMedia) Task: {17BA9627-AFC4-4A8A-A2AE-E0331FA6372D} - System32\Tasks\RegistrySmart Scheduled Scan => C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.exe [2011-11-11] (E-NextMedia) Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\RegistrySmart Scheduled Scan.job => C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart\RegistrySmart.exe scheduled C:\Program Files (x86)\RegistrySmart {username}.Run

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