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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

 

What is Oursearches?
 
The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Oursearches is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
 
How do I know if my computer is affected by Oursearches?
 
You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:
 
warning4.png
 
and these Scheduled Tasks:
 
warning1.png
 
How did Oursearches get on my computer?
 
Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.
 
How do I remove Oursearches?
 
Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-version.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
  • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
  • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
  •  
    Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Oursearches?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Oursearches completely.
  • How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?
     
    We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.  
     
    As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Oursearches adware.  It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.
     
     

    protection1.png

     
    Technical details for experts
     
    You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [oursearches ] C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursearches.exe
    
     
     
    Alterations made by the installer:
    File system details  
    ---------------------------------------------
        Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0
           Adds the file app.ini"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 565 bytes, A
           Adds the file dpihgenk.dll"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 203264 bytes, A
           Adds the file oApbiika.dll"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 305152 bytes, A
           Adds the file oursearches.exe"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 527872 bytes, A
           Adds the file oursup.exe"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 431616 bytes, A
           Adds the file res.dll"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 197120 bytes, A
           Adds the file serp.js"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 1436 bytes, A
           Adds the file sqlite.dll"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 573100 bytes, A
        In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
           Adds the file oursearches "="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 3512 bytes, A
           Adds the file oursearches  Updater"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 3502 bytes, A
     
    Registry details  
    ------------------------------------------
        [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\keepmysearch\instl\data]
           "APPORDR"="REG_SZ", "DFFD536752BE4FE7"
           "country"="REG_SZ", ""
           "insllPgLoad"="REG_SZ", "true"
           "lng"="REG_SZ", ""
           "prm1"="REG_SZ", ""
           "prm2"="REG_SZ", ""
           "prm3"="REG_SZ", ""
           "prm4"="REG_SZ", ""
           "prm5"="REG_SZ", ""
        [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\keepmysearch\uninstl]
           "oursearcheskms"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursup.exe"
        [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION]
           "oursearches.exe"="REG_DWORD", 19000
           "oursup.exe"="REG_DWORD", 19000
        [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
           "oursearches "="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursearches.exe"
        [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\onekit]
           "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursup.exe""
           "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "oursearches "
           "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
           "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
           "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Oursearches SL"
           "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursup.exe" /uninstl"
     
    
     
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    www.malwarebytes.org
     
    Scan Date: 11/16/2014
    Scan Time: 9:48:51 AM
    Logfile: mbamOurSearches.txt
    Administrator: Yes
     
    Version: 2.00.3.1025
    Malware Database: v2014.11.16.01
    Rootkit Database: v2014.11.12.01
    License: Free
    Malware Protection: Disabled
    Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
    Self-protection: Disabled
     
    OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
    CPU: x86
    File System: NTFS
    User: Malwarebytes
     
    Scan Type: Threat Scan
    Result: Completed
    Objects Scanned: 275844
    Time Elapsed: 4 min, 44 sec
     
    Memory: Enabled
    Startup: Enabled
    Filesystem: Enabled
    Archives: Enabled
    Rootkits: Disabled
    Heuristics: Enabled
    PUP: Enabled
    PUM: Enabled
     
    Processes: 1
    PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursearches.exe, 1164, Delete-on-Reboot, [d69b0438ceaef541269ce894d134639d]
     
    Modules: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     
    Registry Keys: 1
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\onekit, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
     
    Registry Values: 1
    PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|oursearches , C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursearches.exe, Quarantined, [d69b0438ceaef541269ce894d134639d]
     
    Registry Data: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     
    Folders: 3
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit, Delete-on-Reboot, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches, Delete-on-Reboot, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0, Delete-on-Reboot, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
     
    Files: 11
    PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursearches.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [d69b0438ceaef541269ce894d134639d], 
    PUP.Optional.OurSearches.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Oursearches.exe, Quarantined, [0c6587b5ee8eb2842d3aacd150b59868], 
    PUP.Optional.OurSearches.A, c:\Windows\System32\Tasks\oursearches , Quarantined, [353c33092a52e94df1a03bf810f3d42c], 
    PUP.Optional.OurSearches.A, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\oursearches  Updater, Quarantined, [4c2557e5c3b9181e731e51e23ac90ef2], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\app.ini, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\dpihgenk.dll, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oApbiika.dll, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\oursup.exe, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\res.dll, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\serp.js, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
    PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\1.3.16.0\sqlite.dll, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 
     
    Physical Sectors: 0
    (No malicious items detected)
     
     
    (end)
     
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