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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is UltraDefragger?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that UltraDefragger 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 UltraDefragger?

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 UltraDefragger get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was installed by a trojan.

How do I remove UltraDefragger?

Our program Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from here
    If you are unable to do this from the infected computer directly, transfer the file from another computer.
  • Download the mbam-setup.exe to your desktop.
  • Now make sure extensions are shown. To do this, please look here
  • Then rename the mbam-setup.exe: Posted Image to explorer.exe: Posted Image
  • Then launch explorer.exe in order to install Malwarebytes' Anti-malware
  • Once Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is installed, navigate to your Program Files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware folder and locate the mbam.exe in there:

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    rename it to iexplore.exe:

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  • Now doubleclick iexplore.exe to launch Malwarebytes' Anti-malware.
  • Click the "Update" tab and click the "Check For updates" button.
  • Once the program has loaded and updates were downloaded, select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish,so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart, so please allow MBAM to restart.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM.

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

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes UltraDefragger 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 UltraDefragger 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:\DOCUME~1\{username}\LOCALS~1\Temp\OrqurWXImL.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\{username}\LOCALS~1\Temp\1021208.exe

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [OrqurWXImL.exe] C:\DOCUME~1\{username}\LOCALS~1\Temp\OrqurWXImL.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [1021208] C:\DOCUME~1\{username}\LOCALS~1\Temp\1021208.exe

Note: the filenames are random

Alterations made by the installer:
  File System
  ===============
     In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop
      Adds the file Ultra Defragger.lnk"="11:38 28/11/10 799 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp
      Adds the file 1021208"="11:45 28/11/10 480 bytes
      Adds the file 1021208.bmp"="11:40 28/11/10 3440694 bytes
      Adds the file 1021208.exe"="11:37 28/11/10 353280 bytes
      Adds the file EoesRrNSWM.dll"="11:37 28/11/10 390656 bytes
      Adds the file OrqurWXImL.exe"="20:08 12/11/10 439808 bytes
      Adds the file tmp4.tmp"="20:08 12/11/10 439808 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Ultra Defragger
      Adds the file Uninstall Ultra Defragger.lnk"="11:37 28/11/10 883 bytes
      Adds the file Ultra Defragger.lnk"="11:37 28/11/10 811 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software]
      "12B79064-EB17-4f82-9DFE-B975BD26D1DC"=""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
      "NoChangingWallPaper"="0"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
      "1021208"="'C:\DOCUME~1\METALL~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\1021208.exe'"
      "OrqurWXImL.exe"="'C:\DOCUME~1\METALL~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\OrqurWXImL.exe'"



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

Database version: 5204

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

11/28/2010 12:26:23 PM
mbam-log-2010-11-28 (12-26-23).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 126183
Time elapsed: 4 minute(s), 42 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 2
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 0
Registry Values Infected: 2
Folders Infected: 1
Files Infected: 7

Memory Processes Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\OrqurWXImL.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Unloaded process successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\1021208.exe (Rogue.FakeHDD.Gen) -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\orqurwximl.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\1021208 (Rogue.FakeHDD.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Ultra Defragger (Rogue.UltraDefragger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\OrqurWXImL.exe (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\1021208.exe (Rogue.FakeHDD.Gen) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\EoesRrNSWM.dll (Trojan.FakeMS) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\tmp4.tmp (Trojan.FakeAlert) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Ultra Defragger\Ultra Defragger.lnk (Rogue.UltraDefragger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\Ultra Defragger\Uninstall Ultra Defragger.lnk (Rogue.UltraDefragger) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\Ultra Defragger.LNK (Rogue.UltraDefragger) -> 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):
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