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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Price Clip?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Price Clip 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 Price Clip?

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

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and this warning during install:

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and these browser add-ons:

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How did Price Clip get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove Price Clip?

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 Price Clip?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Price Clip 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 Price Clip hijacker. 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

Signs in a HijackThis log:


O2 - BHO: Price Clip - {240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8} - C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions\240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8.dll
Possible signs in a FRST log:
 
 BHO: Price Clip -> {240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8} -> C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions\240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8.dll [2015-05-06] ()
 FF Extension: Price Clip - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\Extensions\[email protected] [2015-05-06]
 () C:\Program Files\Price Clip

Price Clip (HKLM\...\Price Clip) (Version: 2.0.5603.42573 - Price Clip)
Alterations made by the installer:
 
File system details  
---------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Price Clip
       Adds the file 7za.exe"="4/30/2015 10:52 PM, 536064 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstaller.exe"="5/6/2015 8:39 AM, 311112 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions
       Adds the file 240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8.dll"="5/6/2015 12:28 PM, 145648 bytes, A
       Adds the file [email protected]"="5/6/2015 12:28 PM, 6229 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions
       Adds the file [email protected]"="5/6/2015 12:28 PM, 6229 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file hijackthis.log"="5/6/2015 12:47 PM, 755 bytes, A

Registry details  
------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Price Clip"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions\240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8}\Programmable]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{4371d182-e95a-4bec-93a9-a4e8c5230711}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8}\Version]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "sg"="REG_SZ", "9DE2204E-56E8-44FC-8828-C07251A2F1A2"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "178f8b09-f657-4d4c-a800-6b968c329cc7"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{F1721913-6A94-47A0-B779-21352AE12314}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IPriceClipBHO"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{F1721913-6A94-47A0-B779-21352AE12314}\ProxyStubClsid]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{F1721913-6A94-47A0-B779-21352AE12314}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{F1721913-6A94-47A0-B779-21352AE12314}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{4371D182-E95A-4BEC-93A9-A4E8C5230711}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4371D182-E95A-4BEC-93A9-A4E8C5230711}\1.0]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "PriceClipIEClientLib"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4371D182-E95A-4BEC-93A9-A4E8C5230711}\1.0\0\win32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions\240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4371D182-E95A-4BEC-93A9-A4E8C5230711}\1.0\FLAGS]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4371D182-E95A-4BEC-93A9-A4E8C5230711}\1.0\HELPDIR]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Price Clip"
       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Price Clip]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Price Clip\uninstaller.exe""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Price Clip"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.0.5603.42573"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 975
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:[email protected]"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20150506"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Price Clip"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Price Clip"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Price Clip\uninstaller.exe""
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Price Clip\uninstaller.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.priceclip.net/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://www.priceclip.net"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PriceClip]
       "cg"="REG_SZ", "178f8b09-f657-4d4c-a800-6b968c329cc7"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
 
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 5/6/2015
Scan Time: 12:51:08 PM
Logfile: mbamPriceClip.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.0.1004
Malware Database: v2015.05.06.02
Rootkit Database: v2015.04.21.01
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: 288122
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 44 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: 7
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8}, Quarantined, [ff6b0a86147645f1a9d5c38b15f17f81], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{4371d182-e95a-4bec-93a9-a4e8c5230711}, Quarantined, [ff6b0a86147645f1a9d5c38b15f17f81], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{F1721913-6A94-47A0-B779-21352AE12314}, Quarantined, [ff6b0a86147645f1a9d5c38b15f17f81], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{240BF0A6-F824-4A1A-942E-6671D9A26CC8}, Quarantined, [ff6b0a86147645f1a9d5c38b15f17f81], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{240BF0A6-F824-4A1A-942E-6671D9A26CC8}\INPROCSERVER32, Quarantined, [ff6b0a86147645f1a9d5c38b15f17f81], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Price Clip, Quarantined, [5416f69ab5d5de58a4da61edbb4bdd23], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\PriceClip, Quarantined, [9fcba8e8b3d7de58b59d82e2887d48b8], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Program Files\Price Clip, Quarantined, [1456dfb1a4e6191d19a88c3e92713dc3], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions, Quarantined, [1456dfb1a4e6191d19a88c3e92713dc3], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Price Clip, Quarantined, [90da2070fe8c9e981ba7e6e4e0238d73], 

Files: 6
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions\240bf0a6-f824-4a1a-942e-6671d9a26cc8.dll, Quarantined, [ff6b0a86147645f1a9d5c38b15f17f81], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\PriceClip.exe, Quarantined, [da907917bcceb284443a53fbae58639d], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Uninstaller.exe, Quarantined, [5416f69ab5d5de58a4da61edbb4bdd23], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\[email protected], Quarantined, [5d0dcdc377134cea7caa8ed608fdcc34], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Program Files\Price Clip\7za.exe, Quarantined, [1456dfb1a4e6191d19a88c3e92713dc3], 
PUP.Optional.PriceClip.A, C:\Program Files\Price Clip\Extensions\[email protected], Quarantined, [1456dfb1a4e6191d19a88c3e92713dc3], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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