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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Malware Destructor 2011?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Malware Destructor 2011 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 Malware Destructor 2011?

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 Malware Destructor 2011 get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Malware Destructor 2011?

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 Malware Destructor 2011?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Malware Destructor 2011 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 Malware Destructor 2011 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\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4\KB7110200.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [KB7110200.exe] C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4\KB7110200.exe
O4 - Startup: Malware Destructor.lnk = C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4\KB7110200.exe

Note: the file and foldername are random, but the filename will start with "KB"

Alterations made by the installer:
  File System
  ===============
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4
      Adds the file local.ini"="14:45 30/09/10 26602 bytes
      Adds the file KB7110200.exe"="14:45 30/09/10 1050624 bytes
      Adds the file enemies-names.txt"="14:45 30/09/10 28842 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
      Adds the file Malware Destructor.lnk"="16:14 30/09/10 1159 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop
      Adds the file Malware Destructor.lnk"="16:14 30/09/10 1181 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu
      Adds the file Malware Destructor.lnk"="16:14 30/09/10 1181 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Destructor
      Adds the file Uninstall.lnk"="16:14 30/09/10 2203 bytes
      Adds the file Malware Destructor.lnk"="16:14 30/09/10 1193 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
      Adds the file Malware Destructor.lnk"="16:14 30/09/10 1193 bytes


  Registry
  ===============
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Malware Destructor Inc\Malware Destructor]
      "nsaftscanunp"="'1'"
      "nsa"="'1'"
      "nsaftscann"="'1'"
      "coid"="'069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4'"
      "affid"="'7080310100'"
      "virus_signatures"="'61945'"
      "database_version"="'247'"
      "install_time"="'9/30/2010 2:45:10 PM'"
      "datarlA"="'KRoAGVdOQwQOABEnBwYXBFwiLw=='"
      "datarl2"="'KRoAGVdOQxgKAQwmChEaC1wiLw=='"
      "datarl1"="'KRoAGVdOQwQOABEnBwYXBFwiLw=='"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Malware Destructor Inc\/var/www/d/dllnk.in/mdstr11/tr/loadtraff7080010000.exeMalware Destructor 2011]
      "coid"="'069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malware Destructor]
      "NoRepair"="1"
      "NoModify"="1"
      "InstallLocation"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4\'"
      "UninstallString"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4\KB7110200.exe /uninstall'"
      "DisplayName"="'Malware Destructor'"
      "DisplayIcon"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4\KB7110200.exe,0'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
      "KB7110200.exe"="'C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4\KB7110200.exe'"


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

Database version: 4722

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

9/30/2010 4:31:42 PM
mbam-log-2010-09-30 (16-31-42).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 123782
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 11 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 2
Registry Values Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 8

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malware Destructor (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Malware Destructor Inc (Rogue.MalwareDestructor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\kb7110200.exe (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Destructor (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\flash_plugin.exe (VirTool.Obfuscator) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Destructor\Malware Destructor.lnk (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Destructor\Uninstall.lnk (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Malware Destructor.lnk (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\Malware Destructor.lnk (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Malware Destructor.lnk (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\069FBF4CB3AA3BAA9F2BA106EDFE19C4\KB7110200.exe (Rogue.MalwareDestructor2011) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Malware Destructor.lnk (Rogue.Malware.Destructor) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
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