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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Teras Games?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Teras Games 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 Teras Games?

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

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and these warnings during install:

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and this icon on your desktop and in your start-menu:

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How did Teras Games get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Teras Games?

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 Teras Games?
  • The shortcuts called Teras Games on the desktop and in the start-menu can be deleted if they belonged to the PUP.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware application.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Teras Games 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

Possible signs in a HijackThis log:

O23 - Service: TxqKflOw - Today Solutions - C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\TxqKflOw.exe
Note: the name of the service, the residing folder and filename are random

You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 (Today Solutions) C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\TxqKflOw.exe
 R2 TxqKflOw; C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\TxqKflOw.exe [2732792 2015-08-21] (Today Solutions)
 C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG
 C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Teras Games.lnk
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Teras Games
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\TerasGames
 C:\TerasGames
 C:\ProgramData\TerasGames

TerasGames (HKLM-x32\...\TerasGames) (Version: 3.0.79 - Today Solutions)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG
       Adds the file IEClearCache.exe"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 29944 bytes, A
       Adds the file IEClearCache.exe.config"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 168 bytes, A
       Adds the file info.dat"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 128 bytes, A
       Adds the file TxqKflOw.dat"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 128 bytes, A
       Adds the file TxqKflOw.exe"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 2732792 bytes, A
       Adds the file TxqKflOw.exe.config"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 288 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat
       Adds the file atZscIEZ.dll"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 1455352 bytes, A
       Adds the file ecUDAIo.dll"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 1240824 bytes, A
       Adds the file PvrzRtgI.exe"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 48376 bytes, A
       Adds the file PvrzRtgI.exe.config"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 190 bytes, A
       Adds the file SVlChzLrCF.exe"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 49912 bytes, A
       Adds the file SVlChzLrCF.exe.config"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 190 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\TerasGames
       Adds the file TerasGames.ico"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 139059 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstall.exe"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 684280 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstall.exe.config"="8/21/2015 10:30 AM, 168 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\TerasGames

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "c9aaac04e74f437f9df34baaea823c83"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "249801"
    [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\{A2970C7C-8392-4E6F-8B51-B763CF38E13C}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{fef5b27c-df71-0156-030a-d5d374a4df13}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "c9aaac04e74f437f9df34baaea823c83"
       "ip"="REG_SZ", "249801"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "249801"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "c9aaac04e74f437f9df34baaea823c83"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "249801"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{0b87f2d2-4ea0-0fae-0cec-e7f0500f3f3f}]
       "ik"="REG_SZ", "{68f4b6b0-2b75-a1b3-95b3-f2274031f4f0}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{67a094de-f06a-08a1-3c32-68c3d97576de}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "c9aaac04e74f437f9df34baaea823c83"
       "lpvcc"="REG_SZ", "3.0.79"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "249801"
       "sd"="REG_SZ", "265aae26-82dc-ebd4-082b-be329d25eece"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{8e716327-690c-e1b0-2ca7-658899ece391}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "c9aaac04e74f437f9df34baaea823c83"
       "lpvcc"="REG_SZ", "3.0.79"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "249801"
       "sd"="REG_SZ", "265aae26-82dc-ebd4-082b-be329d25eece"
    [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\{A2970C7C-8392-4E6F-8B51-B763CF38E13C}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{fef5b27c-df71-0156-030a-d5d374a4df13}]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "c9aaac04e74f437f9df34baaea823c83"
       "ip"="REG_SZ", "249801"
       "p"="REG_SZ", "249801"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\TxqKflOw_RASAPI32]
       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "EnableAutoFileTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "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\TxqKflOw_RASMANCS]
       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536
       "EnableAutoFileTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "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\TerasGames]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\TerasGames\TerasGames.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "TerasGames"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "3.0.79"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 5000
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.terasgames.com/"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "8/21/2015"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Today Solutions"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\ProgramData\TerasGames\uninstall.exe""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventLog\Application\Service]
       "EventMessageFile"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\EventLogMessages.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TxqKflOw]
       "DependOnService"="REG_MULTI_SZ, "Winmgmt CryptSvc "
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "TxqKflOw"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "FailureActions"="REG_BINARY, <.....................
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, ""C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\TxqKflOw.exe""
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 8/21/2015
Scan Time: 10:36 AM
Logfile: mbamTerasGames,txt.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.1.8.1057
Malware Database: v2015.08.21.03
Rootkit Database: v2015.08.16.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Disabled

OS: Windows 8.1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: Pieter

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 346054
Time Elapsed: 29 min, 44 sec

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

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\TxqKflOw.exe, 3048, Delete-on-Reboot, [3b3c5eaded9e3afc8a8719b8cc3542be]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 5
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\TxqKflOw, Quarantined, [3b3c5eaded9e3afc8a8719b8cc3542be], 
PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [7106ee1d226977bfbc70534b2cd6ae52], 
PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [7106ee1d226977bfbc70534b2cd6ae52], 
PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [7106ee1d226977bfbc70534b2cd6ae52], 
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\TerasGames, Quarantined, [cfa80efd9bf073c30c05efe256abba46], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 3
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\ProgramData\TerasGames, Quarantined, [e88f37d4dcaf4aec2951dbdc9272e917], 
PUP.Optional.PullUpdate.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat, Delete-on-Reboot, [73040a01296235010640137a976e07f9], 
PUP.Optional.PullUpdate.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG, Delete-on-Reboot, [73040a01296235010640137a976e07f9], 

Files: 16
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\TxqKflOw.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [3b3c5eaded9e3afc8a8719b8cc3542be], 
Adware.PullUpdate, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat\atZscIEZ.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [b3c40704fb901b1b5e32c40ae41dd828], 
PUP.Optional.ZombieInvasion.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat\ecUDAIo.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [c5b2ab6074173402cfa08aa613f2ad53], 
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat\PvrzRtgI.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [c0b7e9223556e84e050cce037b8648b8], 
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat\SVlChzLrCF.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [2f489e6d5b30a591cf423e9330d107f9], 
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\ProgramData\TerasGames\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [cfa80efd9bf073c30c05efe256abba46], 
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\Users\Pieter\Desktop\pullupdate_7dd36764d420054011e14cf095e2651427f722796f266e0222b28.exe, Quarantined, [ed8a9c6f8902cb6b3cd5834ebf42d12f], 
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\ProgramData\TerasGames\uninstall.exe.config, Quarantined, [e88f37d4dcaf4aec2951dbdc9272e917], 
PUP.Optional.TerasGames.A, C:\ProgramData\TerasGames\TerasGames.ico, Quarantined, [e88f37d4dcaf4aec2951dbdc9272e917], 
PUP.Optional.PullUpdate.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat\PvrzRtgI.exe.config, Delete-on-Reboot, [73040a01296235010640137a976e07f9], 
PUP.Optional.PullUpdate.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat\atZscIEZ.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [73040a01296235010640137a976e07f9], 
PUP.Optional.PullUpdate.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\dat\SVlChzLrCF.exe.config, Delete-on-Reboot, [73040a01296235010640137a976e07f9], 
PUP.Optional.PullUpdate.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\info.dat, Delete-on-Reboot, [73040a01296235010640137a976e07f9], 
PUP.Optional.PullUpdate.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\TxqKflOw.dat, Delete-on-Reboot, [73040a01296235010640137a976e07f9], 
PUP.Optional.PullUpdate.A, C:\ProgramData\daXRnXaxjG\TxqKflOw.exe.config, Quarantined, [73040a01296235010640137a976e07f9], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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