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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is VaccineClean?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that VaccineClean 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 VaccineClean?

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 VaccineClean get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their website.

How do I remove VaccineClean?

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 VaccineClean?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes VaccineClean 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 VaccineClean 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:\Program Files\VaccineClean\VaccineClean.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [VaccineCleanMain] "C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\VaccineClean.exe" /Scan


Alterations made by the installer:

  File System
  ===============
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
      Adds the file ���Ŭ��.lnk"="13:31 15/01/11 740 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\nsjF.tmp
      Adds the file stack.dll"="13:30 15/01/11 10240 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\VaccineClean
      Adds the file window_option.bmp"="14:01 21/10/10 385070 bytes
      Adds the file TrayMsg.bmp"="16:29 18/10/10 242016 bytes
      Adds the file top_txt5.bmp"="10:36 18/10/10 52976 bytes
      Adds the file tab2.bmp"="09:53 22/10/10 27294 bytes
      Adds the file tab1.bmp"="09:51 22/10/10 27294 bytes
      Adds the file skin.xml"="10:11 19/11/10 18383 bytes
      Adds the file service_bg.bmp"="17:07 25/10/10 74230 bytes
      Adds the file scan_txt_disc2.bmp"="10:14 18/10/10 10528 bytes
      Adds the file scan_txt4.bmp"="15:53 27/04/10 1496 bytes
      Adds the file scan_txt3.bmp"="15:53 27/04/10 1496 bytes
      Adds the file scan_txt2.bmp"="15:52 27/04/10 1496 bytes
      Adds the file scan_txt1.bmp"="15:52 27/04/10 1496 bytes
      Adds the file scan_list_bgdel.bmp"="16:10 15/10/10 646312 bytes
      Adds the file scaning_progresbar.bmp"="14:51 18/10/10 632 bytes
      Adds the file report.bmp"="16:49 15/10/10 2296 bytes
      Adds the file realtime_stop.bmp"="17:40 17/11/10 274736 bytes
      Adds the file realtime_start.bmp"="17:40 17/11/10 274736 bytes
      Adds the file popup_result2.bmp"="11:36 15/10/10 150040 bytes
      Adds the file popup_result1.bmp"="11:41 15/10/10 150040 bytes
      Adds the file popup_end.bmp"="11:45 15/10/10 150040 bytes
      Adds the file pattern_layer.bmp"="15:06 07/05/10 60792 bytes
      Adds the file opt_text.bmp"="17:44 25/10/10 12982 bytes
      Adds the file option.bmp"="16:52 15/10/10 4288 bytes
      Adds the file minmize.bmp"="10:52 18/10/10 6968 bytes
      Adds the file mark.bmp"="14:07 24/03/10 3128 bytes
      Adds the file main_chk_vs_scan2.bmp"="15:22 23/05/06 7076 bytes
      Adds the file main_chk_power_scan2.bmp"="14:31 23/05/06 10040 bytes
      Adds the file main_chk_general_scan2.bmp"="14:15 23/05/06 10040 bytes
      Adds the file main_btn6.bmp"="14:34 19/10/10 74720 bytes
      Adds the file main_btn5.bmp"="14:15 18/10/10 74720 bytes
      Adds the file main_btn4.bmp"="14:07 18/10/10 74720 bytes
      Adds the file main_btn3.bmp"="14:08 18/10/10 74720 bytes
      Adds the file main_btn2.bmp"="14:09 18/10/10 74720 bytes
      Adds the file main_btn1.bmp"="14:09 18/10/10 74720 bytes
      Adds the file logo.bmp"="16:42 15/10/10 38784 bytes
      Adds the file letf_btn4.bmp"="17:50 18/10/10 34540 bytes
      Adds the file letf_btn3.bmp"="17:47 18/10/10 34540 bytes
      Adds the file letf_btn2.bmp"="17:46 18/10/10 34540 bytes
      Adds the file letf_btn1.bmp"="17:50 18/10/10 34540 bytes
      Adds the file last_scan_date.bmp"="16:54 15/10/10 3524 bytes
      Adds the file img_scan3_4.bmp"="10:47 18/10/10 52976 bytes
      Adds the file img_scan3_3.bmp"="10:44 18/10/10 52976 bytes
      Adds the file img_scan3_1.bmp"="10:28 18/10/10 52976 bytes
      Adds the file img_scan3.bmp"="14:28 16/10/10 70616 bytes
      Adds the file img_scan2_3.bmp"="15:00 22/10/10 64170 bytes
      Adds the file img_scan2.bmp"="10:12 18/10/10 70616 bytes
      Adds the file img_scan1.bmp"="14:25 16/10/10 70616 bytes
      Adds the file help.bmp"="16:48 15/10/10 1848 bytes
      Adds the file engine_ver.bmp"="16:53 15/10/10 3524 bytes
      Adds the file close.bmp"="10:54 18/10/10 6968 bytes
      Adds the file btn_update.bmp"="17:05 15/10/10 4204 bytes
      Adds the file btn_stop.bmp"="10:04 18/10/10 2408 bytes
      Adds the file btn_set_ok.bmp"="14:33 21/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_scan.bmp"="15:16 18/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_restore.bmp"="14:46 18/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_realtime_start.bmp"="11:18 18/10/10 12296 bytes
      Adds the file btn_pok.bmp"="11:29 10/11/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_play.bmp"="09:58 18/10/10 2408 bytes
      Adds the file btn_pcancel.bmp"="11:29 10/11/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_pattern.bmp"="16:31 18/10/10 8120 bytes
      Adds the file btn_op.bmp"="15:15 18/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_fdelete.bmp"="11:29 10/11/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_fcancel.bmp"="11:29 10/11/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_delete2.bmp"="15:22 18/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_cancel2.bmp"="15:23 18/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_cancel.bmp"="14:43 18/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_all_select.bmp"="14:40 18/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file btn_all_release.bmp"="14:42 18/10/10 17168 bytes
      Adds the file bg.bmp"="11:09 18/10/10 945056 bytes
      Adds the file 5.bmp"="16:33 18/10/10 376 bytes
      Adds the file 4.bmp"="16:32 18/10/10 376 bytes
      Adds the file 3.bmp"="16:32 18/10/10 376 bytes
      Adds the file 2.bmp"="16:32 18/10/10 376 bytes
      Adds the file 1.bmp"="16:33 18/10/10 376 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temp\VaccineClean\list_control
      Adds the file VerticleScrollBarUpArrow.bmp"="18:35 27/04/10 716 bytes
      Adds the file VerticleScrollbarTop.bmp"="18:35 27/04/10 672 bytes
      Adds the file VerticleScrollBarThumb.bmp"="18:35 27/04/10 848 bytes
      Adds the file VerticleScrollBarSpan.bmp"="18:33 27/04/10 276 bytes
      Adds the file VerticleScrollBarDownArrow.bmp"="18:35 27/04/10 672 bytes
      Adds the file VerticleScrollbarBottom.bmp"="18:35 27/04/10 672 bytes
      Adds the file Thumbs.db"="10:21 19/11/10 5632 bytes
      Adds the file right_pattern.bmp"="18:32 27/04/10 1232 bytes
      Adds the file pattern.bmp"="05:58 10/12/05 2344 bytes
      Adds the file left_pattern.bmp"="18:32 27/04/10 192 bytes
      Adds the file HorizontalScrollBarThumb.bmp"="18:34 27/04/10 840 bytes
      Adds the file HorizontalScrollBarSpan.bmp"="18:34 27/04/10 840 bytes
      Adds the file HorizontalScrollBarRightArrow.bmp"="18:35 27/04/10 728 bytes
      Adds the file HorizontalScrollBarLeftArrow.bmp"="18:35 27/04/10 728 bytes
      Adds the file height_blank.bmp"="23:13 09/12/05 120 bytes
      Adds the file ColumnHeaderStart.bmp"="19:12 28/04/10 464 bytes
      Adds the file ColumnHeaderSpan.bmp"="19:12 28/04/10 508 bytes
      Adds the file ColumnHeaderEnd.bmp"="19:12 28/04/10 680 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu
      Adds the file ���Ŭ��.lnk"="13:31 15/01/11 1604 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Start Menu\Programs\���Ŭ��
      Adds the file ���Ŭ��.lnk"="13:31 15/01/11 1616 bytes
      Adds the file ���Ŭ�� ����.lnk"="13:31 15/01/11 1583 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\VaccineClean
      Adds the file VCUpdateServer.dat"="07:10 14/01/11 688 bytes
      Adds the file VCreport.exe"="07:45 17/11/10 294912 bytes
      Adds the file VCFD.SYS"="06:43 26/11/10 36352 bytes
      Adds the file VCEn.dll"="03:02 17/11/10 659456 bytes
      Adds the file VCAutoUpdate.exe"="07:53 18/11/10 454656 bytes
      Adds the file VCAssist.dll"="06:43 26/11/10 225280 bytes
      Adds the file VaccineClean.exe"="07:10 14/01/11 425984 bytes
      Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="13:31 15/01/11 171536 bytes
      Adds the file SoVCUpdateServer.dat"="02:15 26/11/10 176 bytes
      Adds the file partner.ini"="13:31 15/01/11 23 bytes
      Adds the file Ep.dat"="07:58 18/11/10 96 bytes
      Adds the file conf.ini"="13:33 15/01/11 91 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\temp
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\skin
      Adds the file default.avs"="02:22 19/11/10 672821 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\Lang
      Adds the file kr.xml"="07:58 18/11/10 8828 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\db
      Adds the file vsdb.dat"="07:58 18/11/10 172472 bytes
      Adds the file pwdb.dat"="07:58 18/11/10 342560 bytes
      Adds the file inter.dll"="07:58 18/11/10 231880 bytes
      Adds the file filter.dll"="07:58 18/11/10 232 bytes
      Adds the file avmon.dat"="07:58 18/11/10 226424 bytes
      Adds the file adtc.dat"="07:58 18/11/10 9976 bytes
      Adds the file adsub.dat"="03:49 30/12/10 225024 bytes
      Adds the file addb.dat"="07:58 18/11/10 907920 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\Log
      Adds the file Report.txt"="13:33 15/01/11 515 bytes
    In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS\system32
      Adds the file avSubEngine.exe"="02:34 26/11/10 4608 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VaccineClean]
      "reset"="'1'"
      "Install_Dir"="'C:\Program Files\VaccineClean'"
      "ver"="'20110110'"
      "pid"="'home'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{AA20E3DB-A922-4BC7-96DD-441065A461DD}]
      "Compatibility Flags"="1024"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
      "VaccineCleanMain"="'"C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\VaccineClean.exe" /Scan'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VaccineCleanMain]
      "INSTDATE"="'20110113'"
      "DisplayIcon"="'"C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\Uninstall.exe"'"
      "UninstallString"="'"C:\Program Files\VaccineClean\Uninstall.exe"'"
      "DisplayName"="'���Ŭ��'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EGN\AV-SCAN pro]
      "KEEP_DAY"="'7'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\International]
      "W2KLpk"="1"


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.50.1.1100
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 5523

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.5512

1/15/2011 1:46:39 PM
mbam-log-2011-01-15 (13-46-39).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 121673
Time elapsed: 2 minute(s), 22 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 2
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 1
Folders Infected: 6
Files Infected: 24

Memory Processes Infected:
c:\program files\vaccineclean\vaccineclean.exe (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> 1892 -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
c:\program files\vaccineclean\VCEn.dll (Rogue.EbizNetwork) -> Delete on reboot.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\VCAssist.dll (Rogue.EbizNetwork) -> Delete on reboot.

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

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\VaccineCleanMain (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Value: VaccineCleanMain -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Folders Infected:
c:\program files\vaccineclean (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\Lang (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\Log (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\skin (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\temp (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
c:\program files\vaccineclean\VCEn.dll (Rogue.EbizNetwork) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\VCAssist.dll (Rogue.EbizNetwork) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\avsubengine.exe (Rogue.Multiple) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\vcupdateserver.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\conf.ini (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\Ep.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\partner.ini (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\sovcupdateserver.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\uninstall.exe (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\vaccineclean.exe (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\vcautoupdate.exe (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\VCFD.SYS (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\VCreport.exe (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db\addb.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db\adsub.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db\adtc.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db\avmon.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db\filter.dll (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db\inter.dll (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db\pwdb.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\db\vsdb.dat (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\Lang\kr.xml (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\Log\Report.txt (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\vaccineclean\skin\default.avs (Rogue.VaccineClean) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


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