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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is DPower?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that DPower is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
This particular one belongs to the EoRezo family.

How do I know if my computer is affected by DPower?

You may see these warnings during install:

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and this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did DPower get on my computer?

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

How do I remove DPower?

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:
    Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If an update is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • 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 DPower?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes DPower 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 DPower adware. It would have warned you before the rogue 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 FRST logs:

 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [DiskPower] => C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\DiskPower.exe [210432 2016-07-21] ()
 C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower

DPower version 1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\DPower_is1) (Version: 1.0 - WeMonetize)
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower
       Adds the file DiskPower.exe"="7/21/2016 10:05 AM, 210432 bytes, A
       Adds the file DiskPower.exe.conf"="8/2/2016 9:40 AM, 1276 bytes, A
       Adds the file LinqBridge.dll"="7/21/2016 10:05 AM, 62976 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="8/11/2016 8:43 AM, 1264 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="8/11/2016 8:42 AM, 718497 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "DiskPower"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\DiskPower.exe""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DPower_is1]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "DPower version 1.0"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 958
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower"
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "DPower"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "english"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.4 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20160811"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "WeMonetize"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\unins000.exe""
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 8/11/2016
Scan Time: 9:54 AM
Logfile: mbamDPower.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.08.11.01
Rootkit Database: v2016.08.09.01
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: 317344
Time Elapsed: 11 min, 24 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: 1
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\DPower_is1, Quarantined, [7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75], 

Registry Values: 2
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|DiskPower, "C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\DiskPower.exe", Quarantined, [7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75]
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\DPOWER_IS1|Publisher, WeMonetize, Quarantined, [cd00b297cccea690d4a007c27a8af60a]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower, Quarantined, [7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75], 

Files: 6
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\DiskPower.exe, Quarantined, [4e7f84c52377c1756405d6f3e3216799], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\DiskPower.exe, Quarantined, [7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\DiskPower.exe.conf, Quarantined, [7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\LinqBridge.dll, Quarantined, [7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75], 
PUP.Optional.Tuto4PC, C:\Program Files (x86)\DPower\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [7e4f44051c7ef83ef77e8f3a4db78b75], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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