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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is UnfriendAlert?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that UnfriendAlert 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 UnfriendAlert?

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

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and these warnings during install:

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warning2.png

This is the first screen you will see when the program runs:

warning1.png

and you may find this icon on your desktop:

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How did UnfriendAlert get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was offered as social media monitoring software.

How do I remove UnfriendAlert?

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

There are no visible signs in a HijackThis log

You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 () C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Unfriend Alert.lnk
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\UnfriendAlert
 () C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert
 () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Unfriend Alert

UnfriendAlert (HKLM\...\UnfriendAlert) (Version: 3.0.58 - Fun Technology)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Unfriend Alert
       Adds the file Unfriend Alert.lnk"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 1931 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall Unfriend Alert.lnk"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 1714 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert
       Adds the file Newtonsoft.Json.dll"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 503296 bytes, A
       Adds the file System.Data.SQLite.dll"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 290816 bytes, A
       Adds the file UnfriendAlert.exe"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 287200 bytes, A
       Adds the file UnfriendAlert.exe.config"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 510 bytes, A
       Adds the file UnfriendAlert.ico"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 110592 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstall.exe"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 655328 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstall.exe.config"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 168 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\x86
       Adds the file SQLite.Interop.dll"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 854528 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\UnfriendAlert
       Adds the file FriendsDb.sqlite"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 7168 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\Public\Desktop
       Adds the file Unfriend Alert.lnk"="5/28/2015 5:59 PM, 1943 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}]
       "p"="REG_SZ", "398"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4348cbd8-1d57-3abd-f207-d3fcc02835b8}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "dd167fdd14e04c328a5c9b01bec8eae0"
       "ip"="REG_SZ", "398"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "398"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\UnfriendAlert_RASAPI32]
       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "EnableConsoleTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "EnableFileTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "FileDirectory"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%windir%\tracing"
       "FileTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "MaxFileSize"="REG_DWORD", 1048576
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\UnfriendAlert_RASMANCS]
       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "EnableConsoleTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "EnableFileTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "FileDirectory"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%windir%\tracing"
       "FileTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "MaxFileSize"="REG_DWORD", 1048576
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\UnfriendAlert]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\UnfriendAlert.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "UnfriendAlert"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "3.0.58"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 5000
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.yougotunfriended.com/about.html"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "5/28/2015"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Fun Technology"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\uninstall.exe""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION]
       "UnfriendAlert.exe"="REG_DWORD", 65535
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 5/28/2015
Scan Time: 6:08:54 PM
Logfile: mbamUnfriendAlert.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.6.1022
Malware Database: v2015.05.28.05
Rootkit Database: v2015.05.24.01
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: 292333
Time Elapsed: 6 min, 36 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: 2
PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [59ac2772f09a45f1d9714e164cb7a060], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\UnfriendAlert, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 4
PUP.Optional.UnFreindAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Unfriend Alert, Quarantined, [b3523960cbbf8fa769a2d40c9172b24e], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\UnfriendAlert, Quarantined, [ec196f2a6f1bcd69cd3fb32de122c838], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\x86, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 

Files: 13
PUP.Optional.UnfreindAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\UnfriendAlert.exe, Quarantined, [31d43465acdef244827fa8bbda2819e7], 
PUP.Optional.UnfreindAlert.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\UnFreindChecker.exe, Quarantined, [0005f8a1d3b7e94ddc250d56b9497b85], 
PUP.Optional.UnFreindAlert.A, C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Unfriend Alert.lnk, Quarantined, [22e3ebae7515fc3a9674617f30d338c8], 
PUP.Optional.UnFreindAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Unfriend Alert\Uninstall Unfriend Alert.lnk, Quarantined, [b3523960cbbf8fa769a2d40c9172b24e], 
PUP.Optional.UnFreindAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Unfriend Alert\Unfriend Alert.lnk, Quarantined, [b3523960cbbf8fa769a2d40c9172b24e], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\UnfriendAlert\FriendsDb.sqlite, Quarantined, [ec196f2a6f1bcd69cd3fb32de122c838], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\UnfriendAlert.exe.config, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\Newtonsoft.Json.dll, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\System.Data.SQLite.dll, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\UnfriendAlert.ico, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\uninstall.exe.config, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 
PUP.Optional.UnfriendAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\UnfriendAlert\x86\SQLite.Interop.dll, Quarantined, [c73e9603aedc8ea8739a3da305feb14f], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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