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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is BasementDuster?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that BasementDuster is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
This one also inserts itself in the LSP stack

How do I know if my computer is affected by BasementDuster?

You may see this this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did BasementDuster get on my computer?

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

How do I remove BasementDuster?

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 BasementDuster?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes BasementDuster 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 BasementDuster 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

You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDL.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDL.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDL.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDL.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDL.dll
O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDL.dll
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 19/03/2015
Scan Time: 13:20:57
Logfile: mbamBasementDuster.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.4.1018
Malware Database: v0000.00.00.00
Rootkit Database: v2015.02.25.01
License: Free
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows XP Service Pack 3
CPU: x86
File System: NTFS
User: user

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 298679
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 52 sec

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

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 1
PUP.Optional.Winsock.Hijack, C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDL.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [9f617c84dc241ee224f7092d1ce60000], 

Registry Keys: 17
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\BasementDuster, Quarantined, [a9576f9134cc1ce48d8d94a251b1c23e], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{7BE13B91-0B1D-47F0-9426-769224EDB6E0}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{034EC334-7EBB-4454-927A-2F990A865461}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{37E94D8E-C983-4499-A7EC-E3E2DD43FD47}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{5DD43857-0804-4ECE-9157-B702CC443C85}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{77739D3D-D016-48CD-83CC-AD198E712C13}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{7A7C56E3-F33E-42C8-A9E5-41FB5BF05288}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{AA4981EB-4C9A-405A-8A25-8FF5E6128185}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{B13AB362-94AF-4A8B-9765-8E6458A2931A}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{BA72D4C4-FA3E-47B1-88AD-052C61814435}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{D974494C-E62C-4D18-B502-7A6CE063580A}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{DC1AE971-FAA7-441C-8BE6-96BF0F12B765}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{E7FBE189-7FD5-4CE2-9A41-6FD49A775709}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{F4AF8651-EB16-49AD-A755-69E46B244A1B}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{FCD37022-EFE0-4777-9611-1B45E82658E9}, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\IGS, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\APPID\BasementDuster.exe, Quarantined, [e41c3cc4b24e4ab68e3bc9e3a45f40c0], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 2
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\BasementDuster, Quarantined, [4fb145bbfa06a0609a2e713b2fd438c8], 

Files: 28
PUP.Optional.Winsock.Hijack, C:\WINDOWS\system32\BDL.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [9f617c84dc241ee224f7092d1ce60000], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\BasementDuster.exe, Quarantined, [a9576f9134cc1ce48d8d94a251b1c23e], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\BasementDusterCert.dll, Quarantined, [2ad68b7521dfe818a5752a0c649eba46], 
PUP.Optional.Winsock.Hijack, C:\Program Files\IGS\BDL.dll, Quarantined, [a7591be51ee248b850cb66d027db837d], 
PUP.Optional.Winsock.Hijack, C:\Program Files\IGS\BDL.exe, Quarantined, [0af65da313ed659bce4d4ceaa75b3ac6], 
PUP.Optional.Winsock.Hijack, C:\Program Files\IGS\BDL64.dll, Quarantined, [e21e926eea1614ec4ccf95a1659d8a76], 
PUP.Optional.Winsock.Hijack, C:\Program Files\IGS\BDL64.exe, Quarantined, [16ea31cf2cd443bd36e5d16548baa759], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\BasementDuster.tlb, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\BDL.ini, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\freebl3.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\libnspr4.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\libplc4.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\libplds4.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\nss3.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\nssckbi.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\nssdbm3.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\nssutil3.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\omwd.sys, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\smime3.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\softokn3.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\sqlite3.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\ssl3.dll, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.IGS.A, C:\Program Files\IGS\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [22de60a08f71b7498a38cbe1e91a5fa1], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp\BasementDuster.log, Quarantined, [e91746baa65a659b952fac0040c3f907], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp\BasementDusterr.log, Quarantined, [e31d47b9e7191fe173518824798a30d0], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\Temp\BDL.ini.log, Quarantined, [b14f4bb5b44c5ca48b3af0bc956e49b7], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, C:\WINDOWS\system32\BasementDusterOff.ini, Quarantined, [cf31f7096f915ea2d1f5edbf5ea5c63a], 
PUP.Optional.BasementDuster.A, C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\BasementDuster\BasementDuster.ini, Quarantined, [4fb145bbfa06a0609a2e713b2fd438c8], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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