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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is MobilePCStarterKit?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MobilePCStarterKit 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 MobilePCStarterKit?

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

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and this warning during install:

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How did MobilePCStarterKit get on my computer?

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

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How do I remove MobilePCStarterKit?

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 MobilePCStarterKit?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes MobilePCStarterKit 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 adware application.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the MobilePCStarterKit 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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and it stops the connections the browser hijacker tries to make:

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Technical details for experts

You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [mpck_en_004090164] "C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [upmpck_en_004090164.exe] C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\upmpck_en_004090164.exe -runonce
You may see these signs in FRST logs:
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\upmpck_en_004090164.exe
 () C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe
 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [mpck_en_004090164] => C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe [4338864 2015-12-02] ()
 HKLM-x32\...\RunOnce: [upmpck_en_004090164.exe] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\upmpck_en_004090164.exe [3283632 2015-12-02] ()
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164
 C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT
 C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164

MobilePCStarterKit 000.004090164 (HKLM-x32\...\mpck_en_004090164_is1) (Version:  - MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT) <==== ATTENTION
Setup (HKLM-x32\...\{7ADF667E-E14D-4D2C-827C-B0108F0D93BC}) (Version:  - ) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164
       Adds the file mobilepcstarterkit_widget.exe"="02/12/2015 10:12, 3309568 bytes, A
       Adds the file mpck_en_004090164.exe"="02/12/2015 11:59, 4338864 bytes, A
       Adds the file predm.exe"="02/12/2015 10:18, 689504 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="07/12/2015 08:44, 128005 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="07/12/2015 08:44, 718515 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT
       Adds the file MobilePCStarterKit.lnk"="07/12/2015 08:44, 1173 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164
       Adds the file upmpck_en_004090164.cyl"="07/12/2015 08:47, 600 bytes, A
       Adds the file upmpck_en_004090164.exe"="02/12/2015 11:59, 3283632 bytes, A
       Adds the file user_profil.cyp"="07/12/2015 08:47, 1996 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164\1.40
       Adds the file cnf.cyl"="07/12/2015 08:44, 131 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "mpck_en_004090164"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce]
       "upmpck_en_004090164.exe"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\upmpck_en_004090164.exe -runonce"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{7ADF667E-E14D-4D2C-827C-B0108F0D93BC}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Setup"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\mpck_en_004090164_is1]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "MobilePCStarterKit 000.004090164"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 5806
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://en.mobilepcstarterkit.com"
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164"
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "en"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.4 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20151207"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\unins000.exe""
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://en.mobilepcstarterkit.com"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://en.mobilepcstarterkit.com"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT\mpck_en_004090164]
       "PathInstall"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Tutorials]
       "HostGUID"="REG_SZ", "7E82D42A-C473-4F34-B063-E2F0A1B30435"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Tinstalls]
       "20151207"="REG_SZ", "1"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tutorials\updatetutorialeshp]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "mpck_en_004090164"
       "MainDir"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164"
       "version"="REG_SZ", "mpck_en_004090164"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tutorials\updatetutorialshp]
       "MainDir"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Tutorials\updv]
       "version"="REG_SZ", "15.12.02"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TutoTag]
       "AgenceInstalledYet"="REG_SZ", "true"
       "appv"="REG_SZ", "1.40"
       "OnceInstalled"="REG_SZ", "en"
       "OnceInstalled2"="REG_SZ", "en"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
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Scan Date: 07/12/2015
Scan Time: 09:04
Logfile: mbamMobilePCStarterKit.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1020
Malware Database: v2015.12.07.01
Rootkit Database: v2015.11.26.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Enabled
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: 311366
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 59 sec

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

Processes: 3
Adware.EoRezo, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe, 2956, Delete-on-Reboot, [da6302a0d9b280b676cd0679000139c7]
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe, 2956, Delete-on-Reboot, [1f1e12908b00b680018da2fae320ec14]
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\upmpck_en_004090164.exe, 1668, Delete-on-Reboot, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 8
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT, Quarantined, [1a23633fa5e62412eca65f3d6d9612ee], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\mpck_en_004090164_is1, Quarantined, [122b673b1d6e84b2e0b14c50d52ebb45], 
PUP.Optional.MySearch123, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{7ADF667E-E14D-4D2C-827C-B0108F0D93BC}, Quarantined, [71cc970b810ab77fc8a3df123fc4718f], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\TUTORIALS, Quarantined, [e558ddc50d7e9b9b88a9b2010102c937], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\TutoTag, Quarantined, [55e8f6ac6229ee4884a94f6440c38f71], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\TUTORIALS\updatetutorialeshp, Quarantined, [6cd1a5fdb9d20135d258278c6a991ae6], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\TUTORIALS\updatetutorialshp, Quarantined, [201dcdd5ec9fd66086a5219249ba9b65], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKCU\SOFTWARE\TUTORIALS\updv, Quarantined, [26175f43315a66d00626159e6c97fd03], 

Registry Values: 4
Adware.EoRezo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|mpck_en_004090164, "C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe", Quarantined, [da6302a0d9b280b676cd0679000139c7]
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|mpck_en_004090164, "C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe", Quarantined, [1f1e12908b00b680018da2fae320ec14]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\TUTORIALS|HostGUID, 7E82D42A-C473-4F34-B063-E2F0A1B30435, Quarantined, [e558ddc50d7e9b9b88a9b2010102c937]
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUNONCE|upmpck_en_004090164.exe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\upmpck_en_004090164.exe -runonce, Quarantined, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 5
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164, Delete-on-Reboot, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164, Quarantined, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164\1.40, Quarantined, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164, Delete-on-Reboot, [29142c76305b72c4ac237514a45e31cf], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT, Quarantined, [84b9861c2764ed49cf01682172902fd1], 

Files: 13
Adware.EoRezo, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [da6302a0d9b280b676cd0679000139c7], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Tuto4PC mpck_en.exe, Quarantined, [94a9178bcdbe171fef6bd5e08d740bf5], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\predm.exe, Quarantined, [d568eeb4cfbce1552b1f8711ad57748c], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [1f1e12908b00b680018da2fae320ec14], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\upmpck_en_004090164.cyl, Quarantined, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\upmpck_en_004090164.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\user_profil.cyp, Quarantined, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164\1.40\cnf.cyl, Quarantined, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\mpck_en_004090164\mpck_en_004090164\1.40\eorezo.cyl, Quarantined, [d8653c66dab1b482428c2d5c7d85c739], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\mobilepcstarterkit_widget.exe, Quarantined, [29142c76305b72c4ac237514a45e31cf], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [29142c76305b72c4ac237514a45e31cf], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\Program Files (x86)\mpck_en_004090164\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [29142c76305b72c4ac237514a45e31cf], 
PUP.Optional.MobilePCStarterKit, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\MOBILEPCSTARTERKIT\MobilePCStarterKit.lnk, Quarantined, [84b9861c2764ed49cf01682172902fd1], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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