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Metallica

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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Digital Protection?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Digital Protection 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 Digital Protection?

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 these warnings:

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How did Digital Protection get on my computer?

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

Extra warning: this rogue tries to remove our program by triggering the uninstaller.

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It does not matter what you do with this warning, it will trigger the uninstaller anyway.
Do not click OK in the prompt the uninstaller will display when it is run. Click "No" to stop the uninstall.

How do I remove Digital Protection?

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 Digital Protection?
  • The shortcut called Digital Protection Support on the desktop can be deleted if it belonged to the rogue.

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 Digital Protection 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:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\davclnt.exe
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Digital Protection\digprot.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [davclnt.exe] C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\davclnt.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Digital Protection] "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\\Digital Protection\digprot.exe" -noscan


Alterations made by the installer:
File system details
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	In the existing folder C:\ProgramData
	   Adds the file fiosejgfse.dll"="4/12/2010 8:55 PM, 1048 bytes, A
	In the existing folder C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
	   Adds the file Digital Protection.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 925 bytes, A
	Adds the folder C:\Users\Metallica\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection
	   Adds the file About.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 1847 bytes, A
	   Adds the file Activate.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 1865 bytes, A
	   Adds the file Buy.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 1835 bytes, A
	   Adds the file Digital Protection Support.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 1891 bytes, A
	   Adds the file Digital Protection.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 937 bytes, A
	   Adds the file Scan.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 1841 bytes, A
	   Adds the file Settings.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 1865 bytes, A
	   Adds the file Update.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 1853 bytes, A
	In the existing folder C:\Users\Metallica\Desktop
	   Adds the file Digital Protection Support.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 1855 bytes, A
	   Adds the file Digital Protection.lnk"="4/12/2010 8:42 PM, 901 bytes, A
	In the existing folder C:\Users\Metallica\Favorites
	   Adds the file _favdata.dat"="4/12/2010 8:33 PM, 12 bytes, A

Registry details 
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	[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3860071699-3932187018-2968119383-1000\Software]
	   "7bde84a2-f58f-46ec-9eac-f1f90fead080"=REG_SZ, ""
	[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3860071699-3932187018-2968119383-1000\Software\Classes\VirtualStore\MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Digital Protection]
	   "Data"="REG_SZ, ":2046:2328:2610:2751:2892:3033:3174:3315:3456:"
	   "dbsigns"="REG_SZ, "62577"
	   "dbsignsf"="REG_SZ, "62577"
	   "dbver"="REG_SZ, "1.1"
	   "dbverf"="REG_SZ, "1.1"
	   "FD"="REG_DWORD, 0"
	   "GUID"="REG_SZ, "387803563878034938780343"
	   "SecStatus_3"="REG_DWORD, 1"
	   "SecStatus_4"="REG_DWORD, 1"
	   "SecStatus_5"="REG_DWORD, 1"
	   "Settings_0"="REG_DWORD, 1"
	   "swver"="REG_SZ, "3.0"
	[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3860071699-3932187018-2968119383-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\b6bf619b_0]
	   "(Default)"="REG_SZ, "{0.0.0.00000000}.{78fad162-2b80-4e27-bc54-11abf62a1b0a}|\Device\HarddiskVolume1\Users\METALL~1\AppData\Local\Temp\Digital Protection\digprot.exe%b{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}"
	[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3860071699-3932187018-2968119383-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\LowRegistry\Audio\PolicyConfig\PropertyStore\b6bf619b_0\{219ED5A0-9CBF-4F3A-B927-37C9E5C5F14F}]
	   "3"="REG_BINARY, ...........?...."
	   "4"="REG_BINARY, . .................?...?"
	   "5"="REG_BINARY, ................"
	[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3860071699-3932187018-2968119383-1000\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
	   "davclnt.exe"=REG_SZ, "C:\Users\METALL~1\AppData\Local\Temp\davclnt.exe"
	   "Digital Protection"=REG_SZ, ""C:\Users\METALL~1\AppData\Local\Temp\\Digital Protection\digprot.exe" -noscan"

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.45
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 3982

Windows 6.0.6000
Internet Explorer 7.0.6000.16386

4/12/2010 9:08:45 PM
mbam-log-2010-04-12 (21-08-45).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 100237
Time elapsed: 6 minute(s), 52 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 2
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 22

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Digital Protection\digprot.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Digital Protection\dighook.dll (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\digital protection (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\davclnt.exe (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Digital Protection\dighook.dll (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Digital Protection\digprot.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\E4CF.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\asd58DB.tmp.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\dhdhtrdhdrtr5y (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\PRAGMAaa9.tmp (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\TMPE38E.tmp (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Digital Protection\digext.dll (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Digital Protection\Uninstall.exe (Malware.Packer.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\About.lnk (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Activate.lnk (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Buy.lnk (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Digital Protection Support.lnk (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Digital Protection.lnk (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Scan.lnk (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Settings.lnk (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Digital Protection\Update.lnk (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Digital Protection.LNK (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Digital Protection.LNK (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\davclnt.exe (Rogue.DigitalProtection) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Users\{username}\Favorites\_favdata.dat (Malware.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\ProgramData\fiosejgfse.dll (Rogue.Trace) -> 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
  • Malware Execution Prevention
Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

Edited by Metallica, 15 April 2010 - 03:59 AM.

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