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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Filter Results?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Filter Results 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 Filter Results?

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 Filter Results get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Filter Results?

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 Filter Results?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Filter Results 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 Filter Results 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: Filter Results - {d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255} - C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions\d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255.dll
Possible signs in a FRST log:

 BHO: Filter Results -> {d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255} -> C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions\d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255.dll [2015-06-12] ()
 FF Extension: Filter Results - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\Extensions\[email protected] [2015-06-13]
 C:\Program Files\Filter Results

Filter Results (HKLM\...\Filter Results) (Version: 2.0.5642.12274 - Filter Results)
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Filter Results
       Adds the file 7za.exe"="6/13/2015 3:51 AM, 536064 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstaller.exe"="6/13/2015 3:49 PM, 312968 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions
       Adds the file d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255.dll"="6/12/2015 6:05 PM, 146128 bytes, A
       Adds the file [email protected]"="6/12/2015 6:40 PM, 9553 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions
       Adds the file [email protected]"="6/12/2015 6:40 PM, 9553 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Filter Results"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions\d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255}\Programmable]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{3116be1b-f34a-410e-b680-4b94f44597d6}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255}\Version]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E104B9E4-01BA-4AAF-9957-6A525CC5451A}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "EB7C91EF-7B40-4613-BADC-D9DEDAB2AD50"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "438401c8-1b26-4072-8280-2b258f577f34"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{47068969-CBA3-40A0-A9B2-3B50AD3D01EC}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IFilterResultsBHO"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{47068969-CBA3-40A0-A9B2-3B50AD3D01EC}\ProxyStubClsid]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{47068969-CBA3-40A0-A9B2-3B50AD3D01EC}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{47068969-CBA3-40A0-A9B2-3B50AD3D01EC}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{3116BE1B-F34A-410E-B680-4B94F44597D6}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{3116BE1B-F34A-410E-B680-4B94F44597D6}\1.0]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "FilterResultsIEClientLib"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{3116BE1B-F34A-410E-B680-4B94F44597D6}\1.0\0\win32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions\d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{3116BE1B-F34A-410E-B680-4B94F44597D6}\1.0\FLAGS]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{3116BE1B-F34A-410E-B680-4B94F44597D6}\1.0\HELPDIR]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FilterResults]
       "cg"="REG_SZ", "438401c8-1b26-4072-8280-2b258f577f34"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Filter Results"
       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Filter Results]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Filter Results\uninstaller.exe""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Filter Results"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.0.5642.12274"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 981
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:[email protected]"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20150613"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Filter Results"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Filter Results"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Filter Results\uninstaller.exe""
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\Filter Results\uninstaller.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.filterresults.com/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://www.filterresults.com"

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 6/13/2015
Scan Time: 4:37:03 PM
Logfile: mbamFilterResults.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.6.1022
Malware Database: v2015.06.13.04
Rootkit Database: v2015.06.02.01
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: 294272
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 56 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: 9
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255}, Quarantined, [b08812a88703f145199c7b023dc9c63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{3116be1b-f34a-410e-b680-4b94f44597d6}, Quarantined, [b08812a88703f145199c7b023dc9c63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{47068969-CBA3-40A0-A9B2-3B50AD3D01EC}, Quarantined, [b08812a88703f145199c7b023dc9c63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{D07821FC-D512-4B8F-B7C6-57B3B943E255}, Quarantined, [b08812a88703f145199c7b023dc9c63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{D07821FC-D512-4B8F-B7C6-57B3B943E255}, Quarantined, [b08812a88703f145199c7b023dc9c63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{D07821FC-D512-4B8F-B7C6-57B3B943E255}, Quarantined, [b08812a88703f145199c7b023dc9c63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{D07821FC-D512-4B8F-B7C6-57B3B943E255}\INPROCSERVER32, Quarantined, [b08812a88703f145199c7b023dc9c63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Filter Results, Quarantined, [41f706b45238b87e12a395e857aff30d], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\FilterResults, Quarantined, [96a2a8128ffbd5612911c1cc0401cf31], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Program Files\Filter Results, Quarantined, [06325961ec9ef1458b485a93dd2645bb], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions, Quarantined, [06325961ec9ef1458b485a93dd2645bb], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Filter Results, Quarantined, [eb4df1c9b8d2b086fdd73db0bf4432ce], 

Files: 6
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions\d07821fc-d512-4b8f-b7c6-57b3b943e255.dll, Quarantined, [b08812a88703f145199c7b023dc9c63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Filter Results.exe, Quarantined, [ca6e7a405634be78e9cc8af3679fc63a], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Uninstaller.exe, Quarantined, [41f706b45238b87e12a395e857aff30d], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\[email protected], Quarantined, [a494d0ea99f169cde058f19cc63f619f], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Program Files\Filter Results\7za.exe, Quarantined, [06325961ec9ef1458b485a93dd2645bb], 
PUP.Optional.FilterResults.A, C:\Program Files\Filter Results\Extensions\[email protected], Quarantined, [06325961ec9ef1458b485a93dd2645bb], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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