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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Security Master AV?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Security Master AV 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 Security Master AV?

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 warning when the installer starts:

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How did Security Master AV get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one uses a fake online scanner.

How do I remove Security Master AV?

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 Security Master AV?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Security Master AV 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 Security Master AV 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\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\SMc07b.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Security Master AV] "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\SMc07b.exe" /s /d

Note: the folder- and filename are random, but the filename will always start with SM

Alterations made by the installer:
File System
  ===============
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc
	  Adds the file SMc07b.exe"="20:28 26/05/10 5477376 bytes
	  Adds the file SMAV.ico"="20:28 26/05/10 4286 bytes
	  Adds the file 3442.mof"="20:28 26/05/10 334 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\SMAVSys
	  Adds the file vd952342.bd"="20:28 26/05/10 12793 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\Quarantine Items
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\SMJQITPJBAV
	  Adds the file SMUUAV.cfg"="20:29 26/05/10 16870 bytes
	Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Master AV
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
	  Adds the file Security Master AV.lnk"="20:28 26/05/10 1797 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop
	  Adds the file Security Master AV.lnk"="20:28 26/05/10 1779 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu
	  Adds the file Security Master AV.lnk"="20:28 26/05/10 1779 bytes
	In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs
	  Adds the file Security Master AV.lnk"="20:28 26/05/10 1785 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SMc07b.DocHostUIHandler]
	  "(Default)"="'Implements DocHostUIHandler'"
	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SMc07b.DocHostUIHandler\Clsid]
	  "(Default)"="'{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}'"
	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}]
	  "(Default)"="'Implements DocHostUIHandler'"
	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}\ProgID]
	  "(Default)"="'SMc07b.DocHostUIHandler'"
	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F2BBC05-40DF-11D2-9455-00104BC936FF}\LocalServer32]
	  "(Default)"="'C:\DOCUME~1\ALLUSE~1\APPLIC~1\c07b4bc\SMc07b.exe'"
	[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
	  "URL"="'http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}'"
	[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options]
	  "Debugger"="'svchost.exe'"
	[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
	  "Debugger"="'svchost.exe'
<snipped long list of IFEO hijacks>
	[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\install.exe
	  "Debugger"="'svchost.exe'
	[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy
\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List
	  "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\SMc07b.exe"="'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\SMc07b.exe:*:Enabled:Security Master AV'
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
	  "URL"="'http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}'"
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]
	  "BID"="0"
	  "IIL"="0"
	  "ltHI"="0"
	  "ltTST"="971"
	  "PRS"="'http://127.0.0.1:27777/?inj=%ORIGINAL%'"
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation]
	  "MSCompatibilityMode"="0"
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
	  "URL"="'http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}'"
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download]
	  "RunInvalidSignatures"="1"
	  "CheckExeSignatures"="'no'"
	[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
	  "Security Master AV"="'"C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\SMc07b.exe" /s /d'"

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4146

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

5/26/2010 8:37:51 PM
mbam-log-2010-05-26 (20-37-51).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 107000
Time elapsed: 3 minute(s), 20 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 760
Registry Values Infected: 16
Registry Data Items Infected: 8
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 5

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\SMc07b.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
<snipped long list of IFEO hijacks>
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zonealarm.exe (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\security master av (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Arrakis3.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bdagent.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bdreinit.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bdsubwiz.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bdtkexec.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bdwizreg.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\egui.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ekrn.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\install.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\livesrv.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\seccenter.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\taskmgr.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\uiscan.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\upgrepl.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\vsserv.exe\debugger (Security.Hijack) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL (Hijack.SearchPage) -> Bad: (http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}) Good: (http://www.Google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL (Hijack.SearchPage) -> Bad: (http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}) Good: (http://www.Google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL (Hijack.SearchPage) -> Bad: (http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}) Good: (http://www.Google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL (Hijack.SearchPage) -> Bad: (http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}) Good: (http://www.Google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\SOFTWARE\Classes\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL (Hijack.SearchPage) -> Bad: (http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}) Good: (http://www.Google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-19\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL (Hijack.SearchPage) -> Bad: (http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}) Good: (http://www.Google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\SOFTWARE\Classes\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL (Hijack.SearchPage) -> Bad: (http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}) Good: (http://www.Google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-20\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\URL (Hijack.SearchPage) -> Bad: (http://findgala.com/?&uid=7&q={searchTerms}) Good: (http://www.Google.com/) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Security Master AV (Rogue.SecurityMasterAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\c07b4bc\SMc07b.exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ISF6HJK1\xp_5f771[1].exe (Rogue.Installer) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\Security Master AV.LNK (Rogue.SecurityMasterAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Master AV.LNK (Rogue.SecurityMasterAV) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Security Master AV.LNK (Rogue.SecurityMasterAV) -> 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.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.
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