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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Snail Translator?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Snail Translator 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 Snail Translator?

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

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and these icons on your desktop and in your taskbar:

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This is the main window of the program:

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How did Snail Translator get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Snail Translator?

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 Snail Translator?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Snail Translator 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 Snail Translator adware. It would have warned you before the adware 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 FRST logs:
 () C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Snail Translator.exe
 HKCU\...\Run: [Snail Translator] => C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Snail Translator.exe [454656 2016-03-22] ()
 C:\Windows\Snail Translator

Snail Translator 0.8 (HKLM-x32\...\Snail Translator 0.8) (Version: 0.8 - Snail Translator)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file Snail Translator.lnk"="4/28/2016 9:06 AM, 2098 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator
       Adds the file Snail Translator.exe"="3/22/2016 8:12 PM, 454656 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="4/28/2016 9:06 AM, 239164 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall.ini"="4/28/2016 9:06 AM, 2803 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Snail Translator 0.8]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Uninstall.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Snail Translator 0.8"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "0.8"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 678
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20160428"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\"
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Snail Translator"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Uninstall.exe"
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 8
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "Snail Translator"="REG_SZ", "C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Snail Translator.exe"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
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www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 4/28/2016
Scan Time: 9:20 AM
Logfile: mbamSnailTranslator.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.04.28.02
Rootkit Database: v2016.04.17.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

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

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 364886
Time Elapsed: 10 min, 10 sec

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

Processes: 2
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Snail Translator.exe, 868, Delete-on-Reboot, [f33fbdf7277254e233e03bf5b15118e8]
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Snail Translator.exe, 2840, Delete-on-Reboot, [f33fbdf7277254e233e03bf5b15118e8]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 1
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Snail Translator 0.8, Quarantined, [131f1c98b8e1e2549c9ad9643ec5718f], 

Registry Values: 2
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|Snail Translator, C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Snail Translator.exe, Quarantined, [f33fbdf7277254e233e03bf5b15118e8]
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Snail Translator 0.8|DisplayIcon, C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [cc662c886c2d68ce360289b433d017e9]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 2
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator, Delete-on-Reboot, [131f1c98b8e1e2549c9ad9643ec5718f], 
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Windows\Snail Translator, Delete-on-Reboot, [131f1c98b8e1e2549c9ad9643ec5718f], 

Files: 5
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Snail Translator.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [f33fbdf7277254e233e03bf5b15118e8], 
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\snail-setup.exe, Quarantined, [b87a14a0811882b4090af43c847ee31d], 
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Snail Translator.lnk, Quarantined, [082ab9fbaeebe551bd7869d41fe49967], 
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Uninstall.ini, Quarantined, [131f1c98b8e1e2549c9ad9643ec5718f], 
PUP.Optional.SnailTranslator, C:\Windows\Snail Translator\Snail Translator\Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [131f1c98b8e1e2549c9ad9643ec5718f], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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Nice! However I don't think your images are working..


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Nevermind that was just Adblock. Sorry!


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