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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.]

What is Wooden Seal?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Wooden Seal 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 Wooden Seal?

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

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these browser extensions/add-ons:

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and this warning during install:

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How did Wooden Seal get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Wooden Seal?

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 all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Wooden Seal?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Wooden Seal 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 Wooden Seal 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:
O2 - BHO: Wooden Seal 1.0.0.7 - {88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSealbho.dll
Possible signs in FRST logs:
 BHO-x32: Wooden Seal 1.0.0.7 -> {88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSealbho.dll [2015-05-01] (Wooden Seal)
 FF Extension: Wooden Seal 1.0.1 - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hpq2vqto.default\Extensions\[email protected] [2015-05-01]

Wooden Seal (HKLM\...\Wooden Seal) (Version: 2015.04.30.225242 - Wooden Seal) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal
       Adds the file WoodenSeal.ico"="01-May-15 1:12 AM, 1150 bytes, A
       Adds the file WoodenSealBHO.dll"="01-May-15 1:12 AM, 269040 bytes, A
       Adds the file WoodenSealUninstall.exe"="01-May-15 1:12 AM, 248272 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hpq2vqto.default\extensions
       Adds the file [email protected]"="01-May-15 1:12 AM, 8959 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "281A727B-D175-4DAB-AE2C-FC82D7DFF09D"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "365"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IWoodenSeal"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{1DA231A2-3778-43EE-BB9F-3FC57059EEB2}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{1DA231A2-3778-43EE-BB9F-3FC57059EEB2}\1.0]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WoodenSealIEClientLib"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{1DA231A2-3778-43EE-BB9F-3FC57059EEB2}\1.0\0\win32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSealbho.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{1DA231A2-3778-43EE-BB9F-3FC57059EEB2}\1.0\FLAGS]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{1DA231A2-3778-43EE-BB9F-3FC57059EEB2}\1.0\HELPDIR]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "281A727B-D175-4DAB-AE2C-FC82D7DFF09D"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "365"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Wooden Seal 1.0.0.7"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSealbho.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa}\Programmable]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{1da231a2-3778-43ee-bb9f-3fc57059eeb2}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa}\Version]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IWoodenSeal"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{1DA231A2-3778-43EE-BB9F-3FC57059EEB2}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Wooden Seal]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSeal.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Wooden Seal"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2015.04.30.225242"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 263
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:[email protected]"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal"
       "InstallTime"="REG_SZ", "2015-05-01 10:56:55"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Wooden Seal"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSealuninstall.exe /S"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSealuninstall.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://woodenseal.com/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://woodenseal.com"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Wooden Seal 1.0.0.7"
       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Wooden Seal]
       "iid"="REG_SZ", "rz"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Wooden Seal\Chrome]
       "sgc"="REG_SZ", "true"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Wooden Seal\Firefox]
       "sff"="REG_SZ", "false"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Wooden Seal\Internet Explorer]
       "sie"="REG_SZ", "false"
    [HKCU\Software\Wooden Seal]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "2015-05-01 10:56:55"
       "iid"="REG_SZ", "rz"
       "is"="REG_SZ", "org_rz"
    [HKCU\Software\Wooden Seal\Chrome]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "58032D76-CAE5-40FE-ADC3-458A18D2C7F2"
    [HKCU\Software\Wooden Seal\Firefox]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "ACF7EB2E-817C-4FD4-8FA2-E40BED1E8594"
    [HKCU\Software\Wooden Seal\Internet Explorer]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "C52AD68B-EEA2-478D-B650-4608FC7C076C"

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

Scan Date: 01-May-15
Scan Time: 11:08:27 AM
Logfile: mbamWoodenSeal.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.6.1022
Malware Database: v2015.05.01.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.04.21.01
License: Trial
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Disabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 338311
Time Elapsed: 23 min, 39 sec

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

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 17
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}, Quarantined, [0273afdf3357d561f5e73250da29c040], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}, Quarantined, [0273afdf3357d561f5e73250da29c040], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}, Quarantined, [0273afdf3357d561f5e73250da29c040], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{88f62ced-148f-43d2-bc22-517c3b8649aa}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{1da231a2-3778-43ee-bb9f-3fc57059eeb2}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{1C655817-2D24-458A-9116-9FA7222D480D}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{1da231a2-3778-43ee-bb9f-3fc57059eeb2}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{1da231a2-3778-43ee-bb9f-3fc57059eeb2}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{88F62CED-148F-43D2-BC22-517C3B8649AA}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{88F62CED-148F-43D2-BC22-517C3B8649AA}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{88F62CED-148F-43D2-BC22-517C3B8649AA}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{88F62CED-148F-43D2-BC22-517C3B8649AA}, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Wooden Seal, Quarantined, [44317f0f5832251108112c1e48bebb45], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Wooden Seal, Quarantined, [c0b5d0bebccecb6bdb6e302b887df50b], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Wooden Seal, Quarantined, [fa7b8e0057331d191e2ab1aa6d9838c8], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 2
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal, Quarantined, [e39245499feba690b0ca43834bb8a15f], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Wooden Seal, Quarantined, [561f3559fc8e8ea8d9a2c402fd06c838], 

Files: 5
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSealBHO.dll, Quarantined, [5f16701ee8a258deb7627dcd52b443bd], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSealUninstall.exe, Quarantined, [44317f0f5832251108112c1e48bebb45], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\WoodenSealSetup\WoodenSealSetup.exe, Quarantined, [096cd1bd7e0c1b1b27f2480233d3946c], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\hpq2vqto.default\extensions\[email protected], Quarantined, [f97c3c52d0ba280e76d0cd8e7d888080], 
PUP.Optional.WoodenSeal.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Wooden Seal\WoodenSeal.ico, Quarantined, [e39245499feba690b0ca43834bb8a15f], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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