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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is SweeperLab?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that SweeperLab 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 SweeperLab?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

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You will find this icon your taskbar, green when in normal use, flashing while scanning :

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And see these warnings:

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How did SweeperLab get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was downloaded fom their site.

How do I remove SweeperLab?

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 SweeperLab?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes SweeperLab 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 SweeperLab 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\sweeperlab\sweeperlab.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [sweeperlabstart.exe] C:\Program Files\sweeperlab\sweeperlabstart.exe

Alterations made by the installer:
  File System
  ===============
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\sweeperlab
      Adds the file sweeperlabu.exe"="10:22 04/12/11 118320 bytes
      Adds the file sweeperlabstart.exe"="10:26 04/12/11 15408 bytes
      Adds the file sweeperlablog.txt"="10:30 04/12/11 156 bytes
      Adds the file sweeperlabdata"="10:26 04/12/11 18432 bytes
      Adds the file sweeperlabd.dll"="10:25 04/12/11 936299 bytes
      Adds the file sweeperlabbk.exe"="10:26 04/12/11 193592 bytes
      Adds the file sweeperlab.exe"="10:24 04/12/11 801336 bytes
      Adds the file EGutil.dll"="10:26 04/12/11 62520 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\sweeperlab\SpeedBackup
    In the existing folder C:\WINDOWS\system32
      Adds the file uninst_sweeperlab.exe"="10:25 04/12/11 142904 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\sweeperlab]
      "inspectTime"="'1027'"
      "inspectDay"="'2011-12-04'"
      "updateDay"="'2011-11-29'"
      "DBupdate"="'2011-12-04'"
      "popup"="'TRUE'"
      "today"="'2011-12-04'"
      "ver8"="'20110925'"
      "ver7"="'20110526'"
      "ver6"="'20101117'"
      "ver5"="'20101117'"
      "ver4"="'20101129'"
      "ver3"="'20101156'"
      "ver2"="'20110315'"
      "ver1"="'20101119'"
      "sweeperlab_nic"="'08:00:27:FE:25:2E'"
      "installmode"="'2'"
      "code1"="'sweeperlab'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AboutURLs]
      "ntick81"="'165247'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
      "sweeperlabstart.exe"="'C:\Program Files\sweeperlab\sweeperlabstart.exe'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\sweeperlab]
      "NoRepair"="1"
      "NoModify"="1"
      "DisplayIcon"="'C:\WINDOWS\system32\uninst_sweeperlab.exe'"
      "UninstallString"="'C:\WINDOWS\system32\uninst_sweeperlab.exe'"
      "URLInfoAbout"="'http://www.sweeperlab.co.kr'"
      "HelpLink"="'http://www.sweeperlab.co.kr'"
      "DisplayVersion"="'1.2'"
      "DisplayName"="'sweeperlab'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EGN\AV-SCAN pro]
      "KEEP_DAY"="'7'"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]
      "sweeperlab_sweeperlab"="'1'"


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.51.2.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 8307

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702

12/4/2011 10:33:48 AM
mbam-log-2011-12-04 (10-33-48).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 142591
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 3 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 1
Memory Modules Infected: 1
Registry Keys Infected: 3
Registry Values Infected: 5
Registry Data Items Infected: 0
Folders Infected: 2
Files Infected: 16

Memory Processes Infected:
c:\program files\sweeperlab\sweeperlab.exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> 1008 -> Unloaded process successfully.

Memory Modules Infected:
c:\program files\sweeperlab\EGutil.dll (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\sweeperlab (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\EGN\AV-SCAN PRO (Rogue.Trace) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SWEEPERLAB (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\sweeperlabstart.exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Value: sweeperlabstart.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EGN\AV-SCAN pro\KEEP_DAY (Rogue.Trace) -> Value: KEEP_DAY -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\sweeperlab_sweeperlab (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Value: sweeperlab_sweeperlab -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\sweeperlab\URLInfoAbout (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Value: URLInfoAbout -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\sweeperlab\sweeperlab_nic (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Value: sweeperlab_nic -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Infected:
c:\program files\sweeperlab (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\sweeperlab\speedbackup (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Infected:
c:\program files\sweeperlab\sweeperlab.exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\sweeperlab\EGutil.dll (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\sweeperlab\sweeperlabstart.exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\Desktop\sweeperlabsetup.exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\WINDOWS\system32\uninst_sweeperlab.exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\temporary internet files\Content.IE5\O92WEW06\sweeperlabstart[1].exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\temporary internet files\Content.IE5\O92WEW06\sweeperlabu[1].exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\temporary internet files\Content.IE5\O92WEW06\uninst_sweeperlab[1].exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\temporary internet files\Content.IE5\Y3PH3C5T\egutil[1].dll (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\temporary internet files\Content.IE5\Y3PH3C5T\sweeperlabbk[1].exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\documents and settings\{username}\local settings\temporary internet files\Content.IE5\Y3PH3C5T\sweeperlab[1].exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\sweeperlab\sweeperlabd.dll (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\sweeperlab\sweeperlabbk.exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\sweeperlab\sweeperlabdata (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\sweeperlab\sweeperlablog.txt (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
c:\program files\sweeperlab\sweeperlabu.exe (Rogue.SweeperLab) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.


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