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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Control Components?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Control Components is a fake anti-malware application. These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats. In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue. You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.

How do I know if I am infected with Control Components?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

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

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And see this one urging you to buy the software:

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How did Control Components get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one poses as a flash player.

How do I remove Control Components?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:

    • Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Reboot your computer if prompted.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. The rogue application should now be gone.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Control Components?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Control Components completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software. If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware for additional protection.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Control Components rogue. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


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Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\ccagent.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ccagent.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\ccagent.exe

Alterations made by the installer:
File System
  ===============
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components
	  Adds the file uninstall.exe"="19:33 26/03/10 67090 bytes
	  Adds the file settings.ini"="19:36 26/03/10 190 bytes
	  Adds the file ccmain.exe"="19:29 26/03/10 2020352 bytes
	  Adds the file ccagent.exe"="19:29 26/03/10 550912 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq
	  Adds the file guide.html"="20:42 25/01/10 7890 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\images
	  Adds the file 10.png"="20:43 25/01/10 178919 bytes
	  Adds the file 09.png"="20:43 25/01/10 138334 bytes
	  Adds the file 08.png"="20:43 25/01/10 42753 bytes
	  Adds the file 07.png"="20:43 25/01/10 45779 bytes
	  Adds the file 06.png"="20:43 25/01/10 48347 bytes
	  Adds the file 05.png"="20:43 25/01/10 53967 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop
	  Adds the file Control Components.lnk"="19:33 26/03/10 1048 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
	[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Control Components]
	  "NoRepair"="1"
	  "NoModify"="1"
	  "UninstallString"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\uninstall.exe'"
	  "DisplayName"="'Control Components'"

	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
	  "ccagent.exe"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\ccagent.exe'"

	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
	  "Shell"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\ccmain.exe'"

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44
Database version: 3918
Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

3/26/2010 7:46:07 PM
mbam-log-2010-03-26 (19-46-07).txt

Scan type: Quick Scan
Objects scanned: 106947
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 31 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 3
Files Infected: 12

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\ccagent.exe (Rogue.PClean) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\control components (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ccagent.exe (Rogue.PClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\images (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\ccagent.exe (Rogue.PClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\ccmain.exe (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\settings.ini (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\uninstall.exe (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\guide.html (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\images\05.png (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\images\06.png (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\images\07.png (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\images\08.png (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\images\09.png (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Control Components\faq\images\10.png (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\Control Components.lnk (Rogue.ControlComponents) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
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