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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is EpsanDrive?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that EpsanDrive 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 EpsanDrive?

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

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and these Scheduled Tasks:

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How did EpsanDrive get on my computer?

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

How do I remove EpsanDrive?

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 EpsanDrive?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes EpsanDrive completely.
  • This PUP creates some scheduled tasks. You can read here how to check for and, if necessary, remove Scheduled Tasks.
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 EpsanDrive 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:
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive32.dll 
-or-
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive64.dll
You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 (EpsanDrive) C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive.exe
 AppInit_DLLs: C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive64.dll => C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive64.dll [1021952 2015-05-26] (EpsanDrive)
 AppInit_DLLs-x32: C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive32.dll => C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive32.dll [817664 2015-05-26] (EpsanDrive)
 C:\Windows\Tasks\CHGBKNYJ1.job
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\GJHJYV
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\CHGBKNYJ1
 C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive
 C:\ProgramData\b3896faec7f24bab82d1a9c877ff79fd
 C:\ProgramData\7c0535b143fc4671b6ebd202fbffe066

EpsanDrive (HKLM-x32\...\EpsanDrive) (Version:  - )
Task: {AF8B77D9-00AF-4ED0-AA4C-407570619D43} - System32\Tasks\GJHJYV => C:\ProgramData\b3896faec7f24bab82d1a9c877ff79fd\b3896faec7f24bab82d1a9c877ff79fd.exe [2015-05-26] () <==== ATTENTION
Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\CHGBKNYJ1.job => C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive.exe <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\7c0535b143fc4671b6ebd202fbffe066
       Adds the file d183c6664cc54b4d81a433777e2128a8"="18-Jun-15 2:06 PM, 8344 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\b3896faec7f24bab82d1a9c877ff79fd
       Adds the file b3896faec7f24bab82d1a9c877ff79fd.exe"="26-May-15 6:14 PM, 305664 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive
       Adds the file EpsanDrive.exe"="26-May-15 6:16 PM, 812032 bytes, A
       Adds the file EpsanDrive32.dll"="26-May-15 6:17 PM, 817664 bytes, A
       Adds the file EpsanDrive64.dll"="26-May-15 6:15 PM, 1021952 bytes, A
       Adds the file NSISHelper.dll"="26-May-15 6:17 PM, 538624 bytes, A
       Adds the file SoftConfigTest.exe"="26-May-15 6:14 PM, 233472 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks
       Adds the file CHGBKNYJ1"="18-Jun-15 2:06 PM, 2878 bytes, A
       Adds the file GJHJYV"="18-Jun-15 2:06 PM, 3570 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\Tasks
       Adds the file CHGBKNYJ1.job"="18-Jun-15 2:07 PM, 364 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\{AA2C4D29-36C3-48AB-8A25-181CF7483597}]
       "Install_Dir"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\CompatibilityAdapter\Signatures]
       "CHGBKNYJ1.job"="REG_BINARY, ................................
       "CHGBKNYJ1.job.fp"="REG_DWORD", -1832023773
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
       "AppInit_DLLs"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive64.dll "
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\{AA2C4D29-36C3-48AB-8A25-181CF7483597}]
       "Install_Dir"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\EpsanDrive]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "EpsanDrive"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\SoftConfigTest.exe"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]
       "AppInit_DLLs"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive32.dll "
    [HKCU\Software\{3BDFD1D7-7A9B-4D29-80B3-D00E66E62885}]
       "022f28070de7c71f34882fcf43cd"="REG_SZ", "0"
       "083317d911d8412ba9c4fb8e745c"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "0f0960765c0836a0a7f1ed5bf93a"="REG_SZ", "180"
       "26d6cf88a0879ed0e6e93f60afda"="REG_SZ", "0"
       "2f1b8d8ba979e7d820a0375acca8"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "499bb7167375a6d2591f291712e8"="REG_SZ", "0"
       "6b85c88b78f7abf157f517f59aaa"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "810255a94c0e2bd6e8cd9d433c39"="REG_SZ", "0"
       "955c0cf4e804f93def4e57b726c9"="REG_SZ", "0"
       "ba0d13e5410f923ed80b0db6a6e4"="REG_SZ", "0"
       "c62ac363593e93c1c8f3ae99631e"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "db732d7745eea9dad117e71fce5e"="REG_SZ", "1440"

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

Scan Date: 18-Jun-15
Scan Time: 2:14:25 PM
Logfile: mbamEpsanDrive.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.01.6.1022
Malware Database: v2015.06.18.03
Rootkit Database: v2015.06.15.01
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: 347051
Time Elapsed: 26 min, 58 sec

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

Processes: 2
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive.exe, 6032, Delete-on-Reboot, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977]
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive.exe, 5132, Delete-on-Reboot, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 1
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\EpsanDrive, Quarantined, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 2
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINDOWS|AppInit_DLLs, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive32.dll , Good: (), Bad: (C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive32.dll),Replaced,[9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977]
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\WINDOWS|AppInit_DLLs, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive64.dll , Good: (), Bad: (C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive64.dll),Replaced,[9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977]

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive, Delete-on-Reboot, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977], 

Files: 7
PUP.Optional.JellySplit.Gen.A, C:\ProgramData\b3896faec7f24bab82d1a9c877ff79fd\b3896faec7f24bab82d1a9c877ff79fd.exe, Quarantined, [f932f5c7cebc0630507f251845bdbc44], 
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\EpsanDrive.exe, Quarantined, [0427c9f32c5e44f2ee94c9aab84a5ca4], 
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977], 
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive32.dll, Quarantined, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977], 
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\EpsanDrive64.dll, Quarantined, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977], 
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\NSISHelper.dll, Quarantined, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977], 
PUP.Optional.EpsanDrive.A, C:\ProgramData\EpsanDrive\SoftConfigTest.exe, Quarantined, [9c8fe9d391f98bab9d83a24fa85b8977], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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