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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is AlleyBrowse?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that AlleyBrowse 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 effected by AlleyBrowse?

This is how the first screen of the installer looks:

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And you may see these browser extensions/add-ons:

warning1.png

warning2.png

and this entry in your list of installed programs:

warning4.png

How did AlleyBrowse get on my computer?

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

How do I remove AlleyBrowse?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted application.
  • 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 AlleyBrowse?
  • No, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes AlleyBrowse 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 AlleyBrowse hijacker. 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

Signs in a HijackThis log:
O2 - BHO: alleybrowse 1.0.0.7 - {332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b} - C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowsebho.dll
Possible signs in FRST logs:
 BHO-x32: alleybrowse 1.0.0.7 -> {332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowsebho.dll [2015-12-10] (alleybrowse)
 FF Extension: alleybrowse 1.0.1 - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions\{346bb8cc-1b3f-4e10-bdee-1a229f312188}.xpi [2015-12-10] [not signed]
 C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse

alleybrowse (HKLM\...\alleybrowse) (Version: 2015.06.25.142820 - alleybrowse) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse
       Adds the file {346bb8cc-1b3f-4e10-bdee-1a229f312188}.xpi"="10/12/2015 16:27, 10045 bytes, A
       Adds the file alleybrowse.ico"="25/06/2015 16:28, 1150 bytes, A
       Adds the file alleybrowsebho.dll"="10/12/2015 16:27, 269040 bytes, A
       Adds the file alleybrowseUninstall.exe"="25/06/2015 16:29, 249768 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file {346bb8cc-1b3f-4e10-bdee-1a229f312188}.xpi"="10/12/2015 16:27, 10045 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "ECD50CE8-49B0-46DD-8885-D288A6A9E941"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "160"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Ialleybrowse"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{AED8D440-F122-4FC3-8574-D239D613A7AE}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{AED8D440-F122-4FC3-8574-D239D613A7AE}\1.0]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "alleybrowseIEClientLib"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{AED8D440-F122-4FC3-8574-D239D613A7AE}\1.0\0\win32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowsebho.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{AED8D440-F122-4FC3-8574-D239D613A7AE}\1.0\FLAGS]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{AED8D440-F122-4FC3-8574-D239D613A7AE}\1.0\HELPDIR]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{1AA60054-57D9-4F99-9A55-D0FBFBE7ECD3}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "8BD7AA20-0A82-4B44-AA79-A019C06B6F07"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "alleybrowse 1.0.0.7"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowsebho.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b}\Programmable]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{aed8d440-f122-4fc3-8574-d239d613a7ae}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b}\Version]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "ECD50CE8-49B0-46DD-8885-D288A6A9E941"
       "id"="REG_SZ", "160"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Ialleybrowse"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}\ProxyStubClsid32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}\TypeLib]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{AED8D440-F122-4FC3-8574-D239D613A7AE}"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\alleybrowse]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowse.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "alleybrowse"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2015.06.25.142820"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 273
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:[email protected]"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse"
       "InstallTime"="REG_SZ", "2015-12-10 16:27:12"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "alleybrowse"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowseuninstall.exe /S"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowseuninstall.exe"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://alleybrowse.info/support"
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://alleybrowse.info"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\alleybrowse]
       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_alleybrowse"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\alleybrowse\Chrome]
       "sgc"="REG_SZ", "true"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\alleybrowse\Firefox]
       "sff"="REG_SZ", "false"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\alleybrowse\Internet Explorer]
       "sie"="REG_SZ", "false"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "alleybrowse 1.0.0.7"
       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\alleybrowse]
       "id"="REG_SZ", "2015-12-10 16:27:12"
       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_alleybrowse"
       "is"="REG_SZ", "def_alleybrowse"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\alleybrowse\Chrome]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "E966B011-15EA-487E-8FFA-75A2C8502475"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\alleybrowse\Firefox]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "404E13FF-DC48-4F4E-A7BA-9D2B898574D1"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\alleybrowse\Internet Explorer]
       "ug"="REG_SZ", "47C24213-A281-4BFD-AC8F-742A4FF24A3F"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 10/12/2015
Scan Time: 16:33
Logfile: mbamAlleyBrowser.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.0.1020
Malware Database: v2015.12.10.04
Rootkit Database: v2015.12.07.01
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: 311876
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 32 sec

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

Processes: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 14
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{332ad797-47e9-48df-8661-a94336d2781b}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{aed8d440-f122-4fc3-8574-d239d613a7ae}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{EB747AF8-8475-42A4-9CC9-3C052419DF15}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{aed8d440-f122-4fc3-8574-d239d613a7ae}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{aed8d440-f122-4fc3-8574-d239d613a7ae}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{332AD797-47E9-48DF-8661-A94336D2781B}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{332AD797-47E9-48DF-8661-A94336D2781B}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{332AD797-47E9-48DF-8661-A94336D2781B}, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\alleybrowse, Quarantined, [323af7ac7c0f37ff6517d7c435cc57a9], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\alleybrowse, Quarantined, [6ffd059e7f0ce74f225a3d403ec57090], 
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, HKCU\SOFTWARE\alleybrowse, Quarantined, [b2bad7ccf19a85b196e5512c04ff1ce4], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files: 3
PUP.Optional.AlleyBrowse, C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowsebho.dll, Quarantined, [105c069dbccfd75fa340af9df50da060], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\alleybrowse.exe, Quarantined, [9bd1980bf992ea4c66165942f50c1be5], 
PUP.Optional.BrowseFox, C:\Program Files (x86)\alleybrowse\alleybrowseUninstall.exe, Quarantined, [323af7ac7c0f37ff6517d7c435cc57a9], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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