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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is SushiLeads?
 
The Malwarebytes research team has determined that SushiLeads 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 SushiLeads?

You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:
 
warning4.png

 
How did SushiLeads get on my computer?
 
Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.
 
How do I remove SushiLeads?
 
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 SushiLeads?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes SushiLeads 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 SushiLeads 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:
O23 - Service: SushiLeads Update (sushileadsupd) - SushiLeads - C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushileadss.exe
 

You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 (SushiLeads) C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushileadss.exe
 ProxyEnable: [.DEFAULT] => Internet Explorer proxy is enabled
 ProxyServer: [.DEFAULT] => http=127.0.0.1:47574
 R2 sushileadsupd; C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushileadss.exe [1092096 2015-06-03] (SushiLeads) []
 R1 SushiLUpdd; C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushildrw.sys [61872 2015-06-03] ()
 () C:\ProgramData\SushiLeadsAgent
 () C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads

SushiLeads (HKLM-x32\...\SushiLeads Client) (Version: 1.0.0.21 - SushiLeads)
 
 
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client
       Adds the file sushildrw.sys"="03-Jun-15 12:06 AM, 61872 bytes, A
       Adds the file sushileadsa.exe"="03-Jun-15 12:04 AM, 219136 bytes, A
       Adds the file sushileadss.exe"="03-Jun-15 12:06 AM, 1092096 bytes, A
       Adds the file sushili32.dll"="03-Jun-15 12:04 AM, 676352 bytes, A
       Adds the file sushili64.dll"="03-Jun-15 12:05 AM, 843264 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstall.exe"="12-Jun-15 10:08 AM, 150160 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\SushiLeadsAgent
       Adds the file startprocess.js"="12-Jun-15 10:08 AM, 414 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SushiLeadsAgent\SushiLUpd]
       "Default1"="REG_BINARY, ..................................................
       "Default2"="REG_BINARY, ..........................................................................................................
       "DefTimeL"="REG_QWORD, ....
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SushiLeadsAgent\SushiLUpd\Users\Default]
       "Default3"="REG_BINARY, ....................................
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SushiLeads Client]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushileadss.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "SushiLeads"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0.21"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "SushiLeads"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\uninstall.exe""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SushiLeadsAgent\SushiLUpd]
       "Default1"="REG_BINARY, ..................................................
       "Default2"="REG_BINARY, .........................................................................................................................
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\sushileadsupd]
       "Description"="REG_SZ", "Enables you to find the best service professionals in your area and compare offers."
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "SushiLeads Update"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushileadss.exe /service"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SushiLUpdd]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "SushiLeadsD"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "\??\C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushildrw.sys"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
       "ProxyEnable"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ProxyServer"="REG_SZ", "http=127.0.0.1:47574"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 12-Jun-15
Scan Time: 10:22:37 AM
Logfile: mbamSushiLeads2.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.6.1022
Malware Database: v2015.06.12.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.06.02.01
License: Free
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: 346224
Time Elapsed: 29 min, 34 sec

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

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushileadss.exe, 2932, Delete-on-Reboot, [5d747148e4a6da5cb787a1dae61a916f]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 5
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\sushileadsupd, Quarantined, [5d747148e4a6da5cb787a1dae61a916f], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\SushiLeadsAgent, Quarantined, [b61b3f7adfab072f3f4ca448689b4cb4], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SushiLeadsAgent, Quarantined, [69681a9f4743092d5b303bb1689b43bd], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SushiLeads Client, Quarantined, [636e0bae06849c9af6944ba155ae2dd3], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SushiLUpdd, Quarantined, [d9f848716c1e7eb8860807e5b152a060], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\ProgramData\SushiLeadsAgent, Quarantined, [676a1d9ce2a8280e0017faf2659ef40c], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads, Delete-on-Reboot, [e6ebf9c06129a98d4fc96a822ed5de22], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client, Delete-on-Reboot, [e6ebf9c06129a98d4fc96a822ed5de22], 

Files: 8
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushileadss.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [5d747148e4a6da5cb787a1dae61a916f], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\SushiLeads2.exe, Quarantined, [c30ec1f8a7e343f34fefd7a4cf31f709], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushildrw.sys, Quarantined, [d9f848716c1e7eb8860807e5b152a060], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\ProgramData\SushiLeadsAgent\startprocess.js, Quarantined, [676a1d9ce2a8280e0017faf2659ef40c], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushileadsa.exe, Quarantined, [e6ebf9c06129a98d4fc96a822ed5de22], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushili32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [e6ebf9c06129a98d4fc96a822ed5de22], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\sushili64.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [e6ebf9c06129a98d4fc96a822ed5de22], 
PUP.Optional.SushiLeads.A, C:\Program Files\Common Files\SushiLeads\SushiLeads Client\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [e6ebf9c06129a98d4fc96a822ed5de22], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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