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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Com Notifications?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Com Notifications 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 Com Notifications?

You may this entry in your list of installed programs:

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and these Scheduled Tasks:

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How did Com Notifications get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove Com Notifications?

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 Com Notifications?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Com Notifications completely.
  • This PUP creates some scheduled tasks. You can read here how to check for and, if necessary, remove Scheduled Tasks.
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 Com Notifications adware. 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

No visible signs in a HijackThis log

Possible signs in a FRST log:
 () C:\Windows\Tasks\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5_user.job
 () C:\Windows\Tasks\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.job
 () C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03

Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.job => C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.exe <==== ATTENTION
Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5_user.job => C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.exe <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details  
---------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03
       Adds the file 7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.exe"="3/11/2015 1:04 PM, 1178112 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="3/11/2015 1:04 PM, 121856 bytes, A
       Adds the file UninstallBrw.exe"="3/11/2015 1:04 PM, 1459200 bytes, A
       Adds the file utils.exe"="3/11/2015 1:04 PM, 1793203 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
       Adds the file 7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5"="3/11/2015 1:04 PM, 5482 bytes, A
       Adds the file 7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5_user"="3/11/2015 1:04 PM, 5488 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\Tasks
       Adds the file 7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.job"="3/11/2015 1:04 PM, 2452 bytes, A
       Adds the file 7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5_user.job"="3/11/2015 1:04 PM, 2452 bytes, A

Registry details  
------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AppDataLow\Software\Crossrider]
       "Bic"="REG_SZ", "00CA8859C0B24950A71509B2D714826CIE"
       "Verifier"="REG_SZ", "ba763ad19d16c3c762195671ba8c22e7"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\InstalledBrowserExtensions\27058]
       "71569"="REG_SZ", "Com NotificationsV06.03"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\InstalledBrowserExtensions\27058\Status]
       "Installed"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Com NotificationsV06.03]
       "CrAppId"="REG_SZ", "71569"
       "CrPublisherId"="REG_SZ", "27058"
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\utils.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Com NotificationsV06.03"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.36.01.22"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Com NotificationsV06.03"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\Uninstall.exe /fcp=1 /runexe='C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\UninstallBrw.exe' /url='http://static.gonotiftime.com/notf_sys/index.html' /brwtype='uni' /onerrorexe='C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\utils.exe' /crregname='Com NotificationsV06.03' /appid='71569' /srcid='002797' /bic='00CA8859C0B24950A71509B2D714826CIE' /verifier='ba763ad19d16c3c762195671ba8c22e7' /brwshtoms='15000' /installerversion='1_36_01_22' /statsdomain='http://stats.ourinputdatastorage.com/utility.gif?' /errorsdomain='http://errors.ourinputdatastorage.com/utility.gif?' /monetizationdomain='http://logs.ourinputdatastorage.com/monetization.gif?' "
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompatibilityAdapter\Signatures]
       "7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.job"="REG_BINARY, ................................
       "7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.job.fp"="REG_DWORD", -544178288
       "7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5_user.job"="REG_BINARY, ................................
       "7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5_user.job.fp"="REG_DWORD", -712954053
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Crossrider]
       "Bic"="REG_SZ", "00CA8859C0B24950A71509B2D714826CIE"
       "Verifier"="REG_SZ", "ba763ad19d16c3c762195671ba8c22e7"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\27058]
       "71569"="REG_SZ", "Com NotificationsV06.03"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\27058\Status]
       "Installed"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\Com NotificationsV06.03]
       "71569"="REG_SZ", "Com NotificationsV06.03"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 3/11/2015
Scan Time: 1:18:33 PM
Logfile: mbamComNotifications.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.0.1004
Malware Database: v2015.03.11.04
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.25.01
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: 293537
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 24 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: 5
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\INSTALLEDBROWSEREXTENSIONS\27058, Quarantined, [b090fd472b5f48ee01f7b4364fb47789], 
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\Crossrider, Quarantined, [e35d2b192565d0665bb8c859e025758b], 
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\INSTALLEDBROWSEREXTENSIONS\27058, Quarantined, [bb85ff450486290d672f883c52b1eb15], 
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\INSTALLEDBROWSEREXTENSIONS\Com NotificationsV06.03, Quarantined, [a19f87bd1c6e989e101792275da620e0], 
PUP.Optional.ComNotifications.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Com NotificationsV06.03, Quarantined, [95ab2e16fd8d46f03a037134fc0725db], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.ComNotifications.A, C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03, Quarantined, [95ab2e16fd8d46f03a037134fc0725db], 

Files: 9
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Com NotificationsV06.03.exe, Quarantined, [cd731e26addd90a691606c98867c10f0], 
PUP.Optional.ComNotifications.A, C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.exe, Quarantined, [f34dff45d5b50c2a06e0da430402db25], 
PUP.Optional.ComNotifications.A, C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\UninstallBrw.exe, Quarantined, [4af6e460d0bacf67e501a974ec1aa957], 
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.T, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5, Quarantined, [0838d66e197164d2d47830a0956ef60a], 
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.T, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5_user, Quarantined, [c08086be444683b369e3f0e062a1ae52], 
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.T, C:\Windows\Tasks\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5.job, Quarantined, [c57ba0a4008a989e0d3b49e44eb70df3], 
PUP.Optional.CrossRider.T, C:\Windows\Tasks\7968905b-190e-499d-81ad-f58daec54437-5_user.job, Quarantined, [3c043113dcae2313b69259d438cd48b8], 
PUP.Optional.ComNotifications.A, C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [95ab2e16fd8d46f03a037134fc0725db], 
PUP.Optional.ComNotifications.A, C:\Program Files\Com NotificationsV06.03\utils.exe, Quarantined, [95ab2e16fd8d46f03a037134fc0725db], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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