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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is InfoSeven?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that InfoSeven 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 InfoSeven?

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 InfoSeven get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was donwloaded from their site.

How do I remove InfoSeven?

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 InfoSeven?
  • The shortcut called �������� on the desktop can be deleted if it belonged to the rogue. If you are unsure, compare the icon to the one posted above.

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 InfoSeven 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\InfoSeven\InfoSeven.exe
C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSevenMtr.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [InfoSeven] "C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSeven.exe" /run1


Alterations made by the installer:
  File System
  ===============
    In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop
      Adds the file ��������.lnk"="08:45 08/02/12 694 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\��������
      Adds the file ��������.lnk"="08:45 08/02/12 706 bytes
      Adds the file �������� ����.lnk"="08:45 08/02/12 513 bytes
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\InfoSeven
      Adds the file uninst.exe"="08:45 08/02/12 105964 bytes
      Adds the file InfoSevenuck.exe"="07:24 01/02/12 572040 bytes
      Adds the file InfoSevenMtr.exe"="07:24 01/02/12 878216 bytes
      Adds the file InfoSeven.exe"="07:24 01/02/12 5288072 bytes

  Registry
  ===============
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\InfoSeven]
      "Environment"="'11111111111111'"
      "UpdateVersion"="'1.000'"
      "Version"="'1.000'"
      "InstallDate"="'20120208'"
      "pid"="'home'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\InfoSevenPartner]
      "install"="'install_check'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\jecomm]
      "InfoSeven"="'2012020808'"
      "name"="'InfoSeven,'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\InfoSeven.exe]
      "(Default)"="'C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSeven.exe'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
      "InfoSeven"="'"C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSeven.exe" /run1'"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InfoSeven]
      "DisplayVersion"="'1.000'"
      "DisplayIcon"="'C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSeven.exe'"
      "UninstallString"="'C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\uninst.exe'"
      "DisplayName"="'��������'"


Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.60.1.1000
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.02.08.01

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
{username} :: MBAM-D3E8C91ACC [administrator]

2/8/2012 8:50:09 AM
mbam-log-2012-02-08 (08-50-09).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 153264
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 23 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 2
C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSeven.exe (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> 428 -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSevenMtr.exe (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> 2020 -> Delete on reboot.

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 3
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\InfoSeven.exe (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\InfoSeven (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\JECOMM (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Detected: 2
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|InfoSeven (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Data: "C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSeven.exe" /run1 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\jecomm|InfoSeven (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Data: 2012020808 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 1
C:\Program Files\InfoSeven (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Delete on reboot.

Files Detected: 4
C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSeven.exe (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSevenMtr.exe (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\InfoSevenuck.exe (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\InfoSeven\uninst.exe (Rogue.InfoSeven) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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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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