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Malware in Popular CCleaner

On September 18th, 2017, Cisco’s Talos announced that CCleaner, a popular utility with billions of worldwide users, had been compromised by hackers, and was used to unwittingly distribute hidden malware in its installer. Later in the day, Piriform, the publisher of CCleaner, confirmed the problem.

Undetected by all but 1 major antivirus including CCleaner’s own parent company, this occurred for over a month and impacted over 2.7 million users. Users of CCleaner v5.33.6162 and CCleaner Cloud v1.07.3191 for 32-bit Windows are affected. These downloads were live on CCleaner’s official site from August 15th to September 12th, 2017. Anyone who downloaded the program during this time could be affected.

The company claims that while the hackers set up the backdoor and many users were impacted, that the perpetrators have been arrested and that the malware never successfully performed its full task and compromised user’s PCs or sent out their data; in the wake of recent security breaches such as Equifax, users are understandably worried. Given the severity of the threat of hacking and data theft, users should take action immediately if they have CCleaner.

Technical Details of CCleaner Malware Injection

First reported by Talos, the malware, which was hidden in the CCleaner installer without the publisher noticing (despite them being owned by Avast, a massive Anti-virus company), modified a core program DLL file to evade detection, and creates several registry keys. Not only were these files not flagged by any major Anti-Virus, but they were also even digitally signed by Piriform via their Symantec certificate, meaning your PC and security program would likely whitelist and trust the malicious installer. The malware gathers personal information on a user’s PC, including IP address and running programs, and sends it to a remote server. In our testing, the program sent data to IP 216.126.225.148.

Restore Your PC (If Possible)

As of the publication of this article, there have been no assurances given that updating or even uninstalling CCleaner will remove the malware is installed. The only action thus far has been shutting down the remote server where user data was being sent has been shut down by authorities. For this reason, it is best to remove the underlying malware separately, as its presence represents a serious security threat. Unfortunately, as this could have been installed as far back as August 15th, 2017, your System Restore points may not go back that far, or even if they do, restoring to such an outdated point may cause unintended problems with other programs you use and potentially lost files and data. Manually backing up files and doing a full format or clean Windows installation would likely be successful in fully removing the malware, but is extremely time-consuming and can be difficult for many PC users. Unfortunately, this makes a PC Restore or format an unattainable option for many.

Update CCleaner to the Latest Version

While CCleaner has told users to update to the latest version of the program. Prior to doing so, we recommend fully uninstall CCleaner, ensuring you check its program files folders and registry keys, manually deleting any remnants, and then re-downloading the latest version from the official site and reinstalling clean.

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Option 1 – Try to use the Device Driver Uninstaller

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Malicious code could exploit vulnerabilities in a specific browser and block access to all anti-virus software sites. If you seem to have a trojan attached to Internet Explorer, then switch to a different browser with built-in safety features, such as Chrome or Firefox, to download your favorite antivirus program – Safebytes.

Install and run anti-virus from your flash drive

Here’s another solution which is utilizing a portable USB anti-malware software package that can scan your computer for malicious software without the need for installation. Adopt these measures to run the anti-virus on the infected computer. 1) Download Safebytes Anti-Malware or Microsoft Windows Defender Offline onto a clean computer. 2) Plug the pen drive into the uninfected computer. 3) Double-click on the downloaded file to open the installation wizard. 4) Select the drive letter of the pen drive as the place when the wizard asks you exactly where you would like to install the antivirus. Do as instructed on the screen to finish up the installation process. 5) Unplug the USB drive. You may now utilize this portable anti-malware on the infected computer. 6) Double-click the Safebytes Anti-malware icon on the flash drive to run the software. 7) Run Full System Scan to detect and clean-up up all types of malware.

Features and Benefits of SafeBytes Anti-Malware

If you are looking to download an anti-malware application for your computer, there are plenty of tools in the market to consider nonetheless, you should not trust blindly anyone, regardless of whether it is a paid or free program. Some are worth your money, but many aren’t. You need to pick one that is trustworthy, practical, and has a strong reputation for its malware source protection. On the list of the recommended tools by industry leaders is SafeBytes Anti-Malware, the most dependable program for Windows computers. SafeBytes anti-malware is really a powerful, very effective protection tool created to assist users of all levels of computer literacy in detecting and removing harmful threats from their personal computers. This software program can easily identify, eliminate, and protect your PC from the most advanced malware threats such as spyware, adware, trojan horses, ransomware, worms, PUPs, along with other possibly damaging software programs. SafeBytes carries a plethora of amazing features which can help you protect your laptop or computer from malware attack and damage. Let’s look into some of them below: Live Protection: SafeBytes provides real-time active checking and protection from all known computer viruses and malware. It will regularly monitor your pc for hacker activity and also provides end-users with sophisticated firewall protection. Optimum AntiMalware Protection: With its advanced and sophisticated algorithm, this malware elimination tool can detect and remove the malware threats hiding in your computer system effectively. Safe Web Browsing: SafeBytes inspects the hyperlinks present on a web page for possible threats and notifies you if the website is safe to check out or not, through its unique safety rating system. Fast Multi-threaded Scanning: SafeBytes’s virus scan engine is among the quickest and most efficient within the industry. It's targeted scanning drastically increases the catch rate for viruses that are embedded in various PC files. Lightweight: The program is lightweight and can run silently in the background, and will not impact your PC efficiency. 24/7 On-line Tech Support: Support service is available for 24 x 7 x 365 days via email and chats to answer your queries.

Technical Details and Manual Removal (Advanced Users)

If you want to manually get rid of MapsGalaxy without the use of an automated tool, it might be actually possible to do so by removing the program from the Windows Add/Remove Programs menu, or in cases of browser extensions, going to the browsers AddOn/Extension manager and removing it. You’ll likely also want to reset your internet browser. If you choose to manually delete the system files and registry entries, make use of the following list to make sure you know exactly what files to remove before undertaking any actions. But bear in mind, this can be a difficult task and only computer experts could accomplish it safely. Additionally, certain malicious programs have the capability to defend against its deletion. It is highly recommended that you carry out the removal process in Safe Mode.
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HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopesb0441a0e-a49a-4e16-afc1-74ecced1921f HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopesb0441a0e-a49a-4e16-afc1-74ecced1921f HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMapsGalaxy HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMapsGalaxy HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragewww.mapsgalaxy.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStartupApprovedRun32, value: MapsGalaxy EPM Support HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, value: MapsGalaxy EPM Support HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASMANCS HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASMANCS 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HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApproved8f0b76e1-4e46-427b-b55b-b90593468ac6 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApproveda35ff019-6dbe-4044-b080-6f3fa78a947f HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApprovede045df14-bf1d-405c-a37b-a75c1551ad17 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, value: MapsGalaxy Search Scope Monitor HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce, value: MapsGalaxy_39bar Uninstall HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicybf75b5a2-8403-4f70-88a6-488e3bea0d7b HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMapsGalaxy_39 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicybf75b5a2-8403-4f70-88a6-488e3bea0d7b HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerApproved Extensions, value: 71C1D63A-C944-428A-A5BD-BA513190E5D2 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtSettings364EA597-E728-4CE4-BB4A-ED846EF47970 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtStats1E91A655-BB4B-4693-A05E-2EDEBC4C9D89 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtStats364EA597-E728-4CE4-BB4A-ED846EF47970 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtStats71C1D63A-C944-428A-A5BD-BA513190E5D2 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDOMStoragesearch.myway.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopesb0441a0e-a49a-4e16-afc1-74ecced1921f HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopesb0441a0e-a49a-4e16-afc1-74ecced1921f HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMapsGalaxy HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMapsGalaxy HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragewww.mapsgalaxy.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStartupApprovedRun32, value: MapsGalaxy EPM Support HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, value: MapsGalaxy EPM Support HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASMANCS HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASMANCS HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASAPI32 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASAPI32 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.dl.tb.ask.com HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEHKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware[APPLICATION]MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstall..Uninstallercbarsvc.exe 34,864 2114e46c4564da66ac9026e9c848504d %PROGRAMFILES%MapsGalaxy_39bar.binbarsvc.exe 87,264 6b0c56f3192873cddf2bda0c6615118d %LOCALAPPDATA%GoogleChromeUser 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HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallMapsGalaxy_39bar Uninstall Internet Explorer HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicy1241cebd-9777-4bc6-aae5-2a77e25db246 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicy6818868a-1b3d-4e35-a561-fa964a96cd3b HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicy79e57afa-bc05-4636-9457-fbc0abb3576b HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicy9193e23b-4182-493f-a38e-682307a7c463 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicyae0f4663-eae3-437f-be60-9ec9b745dbfa HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicye1f80eb5-8af4-410d-87c1-4f3e2776822a HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerToolbar, value: 364ea597-e728-4ce4-bb4a-ed846ef47970 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApproved1796ec91-d094-4a5f-b681-e16015d1ceac HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApproved3ED5E5EC-0965-4DD3-B7D8-DBC48A1172B9 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApproved4b7d0b0c-cff3-49c5-9bc3-ffabc031c822 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApproved8f0b76e1-4e46-427b-b55b-b90593468ac6 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApproveda35ff019-6dbe-4044-b080-6f3fa78a947f HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtPreApprovede045df14-bf1d-405c-a37b-a75c1551ad17 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, value: MapsGalaxy Search Scope Monitor HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce, value: MapsGalaxy_39bar Uninstall HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicybf75b5a2-8403-4f70-88a6-488e3bea0d7b HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMapsGalaxy_39 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLow RightsElevationPolicybf75b5a2-8403-4f70-88a6-488e3bea0d7b HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerApproved Extensions, value: 71C1D63A-C944-428A-A5BD-BA513190E5D2 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtSettings364EA597-E728-4CE4-BB4A-ED846EF47970 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtStats1E91A655-BB4B-4693-A05E-2EDEBC4C9D89 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtStats364EA597-E728-4CE4-BB4A-ED846EF47970 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExtStats71C1D63A-C944-428A-A5BD-BA513190E5D2 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDOMStoragesearch.myway.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopesb0441a0e-a49a-4e16-afc1-74ecced1921f HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopesb0441a0e-a49a-4e16-afc1-74ecced1921f HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMapsGalaxy HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMapsGalaxy HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragewww.mapsgalaxy.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.dl.myway.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.com HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerStartupApprovedRun32, value: MapsGalaxy EPM Support HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, value: MapsGalaxy EPM Support HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASMANCS HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASMANCS HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASAPI32 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareWow6432NodeMicrosoftTracingMapsGalaxy_RASAPI32 HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerLowRegistryDOMStoragemapsgalaxy.dl.tb.ask.com 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How to Disable Restart in Firefox
Mozilla Firefox has introduced a new feature known as Restart with Windows which allows the browser to automatically start when your Windows 10 computer boots. This means that if you leave the Firefox browser opened while shutting down your computer, Firefox will re-open automatically along with the tabs that were opened right before you shut down your computer. Although some users may find this feature convenient, there are others who do not approve at all as it could be a nuisance. So if you’re one of the latter, then read on as this post will show you how you can disable the Restart with Windows feature in the Firefox browser on your Windows 10 computer. Refer to the instructions laid out below to get started.
  • Step 1: Open Mozilla Firefox and if it’s opened already, just open a new tab and then type the following text in the address bar:
about:config
  • Step 2: After typing the text given above, hit Enter and if a prompt with a warning message pops up, simply click on the “I accept the risk!” button to proceed.
  • Step 3: Next, type “Restart” in the search filter which should display the following preference in the window:
“toolkit.winRegisterApplicationRestart”
  • Step 4: After that, check for the preference value and then see if it’s set to true or not. If it is set to true, then it means that the Restart with Windows feature is enabled so obviously, to disable it, you need to set its value to false.
  • Step 5: Now restart your computer without closing Firefox. After restarting your computer, you should no longer see Firefox starting automatically.
The Restart with Windows feature by default is disabled for most users. On the other hand, Mozilla will have this feature enabled as the default configuration in the coming weeks so it’s best that you now know what to do when that time comes since the newer versions of Mozilla Firefox are already being shipped with the Restart with Windows feature. However, if this post did not help you, then you might want to check if the feature has been added to the Startup folder, and from there, you can disable this startup program using the Task Manager > Startup tab.
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