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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Websteroids?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Websteroids 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 Websteroids?

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

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and these warnings during install:

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How did Websteroids get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Websteroids?

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 Websteroids?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Websteroids 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 Websteroids adware. It would have warned you before the application 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: Websteroids - Creative Island Media, LLC - C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\WebsteroidsService.exe
You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 (Creative Island Media, LLC) C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\WebsteroidsService.exe
 R2 Websteroids; C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\WebsteroidsService.exe [2320248 2015-08-10] (Creative Island Media, LLC)
 C:\ProgramData\Websteroids
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Websteroids

Websteroids (HKLM-x32\...\Websteroids) (Version: 2.7.35 - Creative Island Media, LLC) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Websteroids
       Adds the file app.dat"="10/08/2015 11:06, 751981 bytes, A
       Adds the file data.dat"="10/08/2015 11:06, 2048 bytes, A
       Adds the file info.dat"="10/08/2015 11:06, 64 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="29/08/2014 14:36, 523128 bytes, A
       Adds the file Websteroids.dll"="10/08/2015 11:06, 1186168 bytes, A
       Adds the file Websteroids.exe"="10/08/2015 11:06, 50040 bytes, A
       Adds the file Websteroids.exe.config"="10/08/2015 11:06, 190 bytes, A
       Adds the file Websteroids.ico"="19/07/2013 21:20, 115421 bytes, A
       Adds the file WebsteroidsService.exe"="10/08/2015 11:06, 2320248 bytes, A
       Adds the file WebsteroidsService.exe.config"="10/08/2015 11:06, 189 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Websteroids

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}]
       "ad"="REG_SZ", "websteroidsapp.com"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "9945901608b74aa89f2de85da16678c9"
       "ip"="REG_SZ", "334"
       "ns"="REG_SZ", "WBST"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "334"
       "v"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35"
       "vp"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35334"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{9C4EFBD5-1ADF-41E6-BE26-AF44326E30E4}]
       "(Default)"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "v"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "vs"="REG_SZ", "1"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "9945901608b74aa89f2de85da16678c9"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}]
       "ad"="REG_SZ", "websteroidsapp.com"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "9945901608b74aa89f2de85da16678c9"
       "ip"="REG_SZ", "334"
       "ns"="REG_SZ", "WBST"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "334"
       "v"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35"
       "vp"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35334"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{9C4EFBD5-1ADF-41E6-BE26-AF44326E30E4}]
       "(Default)"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "v"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "vs"="REG_SZ", "1"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{ac7a636f-dd72-c639-4966-912b4ffda845}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "9945901608b74aa89f2de85da16678c9"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "334"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{c05d0563-63b8-c136-79b8-1e18c687e1a4}]
       "ik"="REG_SZ", "{9e5986b6-2d18-ed47-a736-1e32683f21de}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "9945901608b74aa89f2de85da16678c9"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\WebsteroidsService_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\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\WebsteroidsService_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\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Websteroids]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Websteroids.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Websteroids"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 3624
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.websteroidsapp.com/about.html"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20150810"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Creative Island Media, LLC"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Websteroids]
       "DependOnService"="REG_MULTI_SZ, "Winmgmt CryptSvc "
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Websteroids"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "FailureActions"="REG_BINARY, <.....................
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, ""C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\WebsteroidsService.exe""
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\DynConIE]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "9945901608b74aa89f2de85da16678c9"

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

Scan Date: 10/08/2015
Scan Time: 11:15
Logfile: mbamWebsteroids.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.1.8.1057
Malware Database: v2015.08.10.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.08.06.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 329726
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 2 sec

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

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\WebsteroidsService.exe, 2900, Delete-on-Reboot, [042552b58dfee353e4954bdc976a6799]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 9
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\Websteroids, Quarantined, [042552b58dfee353e4954bdc976a6799], 
PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [df4a27e0018ae74ff4bc514630d2ba46], 
PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [df4a27e0018ae74ff4bc514630d2ba46], 
PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [df4a27e0018ae74ff4bc514630d2ba46], 
PUP.Optional.DynConIE.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}, Quarantined, [d851b1564e3d92a4325c6e2900025ca4], 
PUP.Optional.DynConIE.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}, Quarantined, [d851b1564e3d92a4325c6e2900025ca4], 
PUP.Optional.DynConIE.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}, Quarantined, [d851b1564e3d92a4325c6e2900025ca4], 
PUP.Optional.MultiIE.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\DynConIE, Quarantined, [092039ce2f5cf14508756f1d7a8a53ad], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Websteroids, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 4
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Websteroids, Quarantined, [bc6d2ed9523990a6bcf041a446bc8b75], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids, Delete-on-Reboot, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\up, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\up\2.7.41, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 

Files: 16
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\WebsteroidsService.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [042552b58dfee353e4954bdc976a6799], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Websteroids.exe, Quarantined, [1514020526655cda50298b9c50b10000], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Websteroids64.exe, Quarantined, [5bced235c0cb82b4463353d4e71ae917], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\up\2.7.41\update.exe, Quarantined, [83a629de66252b0b7bfeda4d6b967c84], 
PUP.Optional.Blasteroids.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Setup.exe, Quarantined, [e247e0274a410432a2ca9ea09f6155ab], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\app.dat, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\data.dat, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\info.dat, Delete-on-Reboot, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Websteroids.dll, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Websteroids.exe.config, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Websteroids.ico, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Websteroids64.dll, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\Websteroids64.exe.config, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\WebsteroidsService.exe.config, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 
PUP.Optional.Websteroids.A, C:\ProgramData\Websteroids\up\2.7.41\update.exe.config, Quarantined, [d6534cbb8605af876bc761ad0df641bf], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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