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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Binkiland New Tab?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Binkiland New Tab is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Binkiland New Tab?

You may see these warnings:



How did Binkiland New Tab get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the PlayStore.

How do I remove Binkiland New Tab?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and help you remove this potentially unwanted program.
It is important to remove the extension from Chrome first.
  • Find the Extension under Tools > Settings > Extensions.
  • Make sure the Developer Mode is NOT checked
  • Click the "Details" link beneath the Binkiland entry
  • In this screen click the "Remove" button:
  • Repeat that in this screen. Click the "Remove" button:
  • If necessary, remove the checkmark "Enabled" behind the Binkiland New Tab entry.
  • If necessary, click on the bin behind the Binkiland New Tab entry.
After you have done this close Chrome and follow the instructions below.
  • 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.
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.

Technical details for experts

No signs in a HijackThis log

Possible signs in a FRST log:

CHR Extension: (binkiland New Tab) - C:\Users\Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\elggllhppljlljkgfeokjpehmdamkejk [2015-02-23]

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log after manula removal of the extension:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 2/23/2015
Scan Time: 6:58:03 PM
Logfile: mbamBinkiland.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2015.02.23.04
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.22.01
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: 293431
Time Elapsed: 5 min, 46 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 6
PUP.Optional.Binkiland.A, C:\Users\Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\elggllhppljlljkgfeokjpehmdamkejk, Quarantined, [d9077ba6d2b80c2aee60009334cf5aa6], 
PUP.Optional.Binkiland.A, C:\Users\Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\elggllhppljlljkgfeokjpehmdamkejk\0.5.0_0, Quarantined, [d9077ba6d2b80c2aee60009334cf5aa6], 
PUP.Optional.Binkiland.A, C:\Users\Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\elggllhppljlljkgfeokjpehmdamkejk\0.5.0_0\app, Quarantined, [d9077ba6d2b80c2aee60009334cf5aa6], 
PUP.Optional.Binkiland.A, C:\Users\Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\elggllhppljlljkgfeokjpehmdamkejk\0.5.0_0\app\spots, Quarantined, [d9077ba6d2b80c2aee60009334cf5aa6], 
PUP.Optional.Binkiland.A, C:\Users\Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\elggllhppljlljkgfeokjpehmdamkejk\0.5.0_0\app\spots\gallery, Quarantined, [d9077ba6d2b80c2aee60009334cf5aa6], 
PUP.Optional.Binkiland.A, C:\Users\Malwarebytes\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\elggllhppljlljkgfeokjpehmdamkejk\0.5.0_0\app\spots\gallery\images, Quarantined, [d9077ba6d2b80c2aee60009334cf5aa6], 

Files: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.
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