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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is DestinyHoroscopes?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that DestinyHoroscopes is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
This one also hijacks one of your browsers.

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

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

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this warning during install:

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this browser helper object in Internet Explorer:

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and this site opening up in your new tabs:

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How did DestinyHoroscopes get on my computer?

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

How do I remove DestinyHoroscopes?

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 DestinyHoroscopes?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes DestinyHoroscopes 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 DestinyHoroscopes 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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The web protection module also blocks some of the connections the installer tries to make:

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 BHO-x32: DestinyHoroscopes -> {6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3} -> C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes\deyhos.dll [2016-06-22] (DestinyHoroscopes)
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes

DestinyHoroscopes (HKCU\...\DestinyHoroscopes) (Version: 1.0.0 - )
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes
       Adds the file deyhos.dll"="6/22/2016 9:47 AM, 680312 bytes, A
       Adds the file deyhos.exe"="6/22/2016 9:47 AM, 212344 bytes, A
       Adds the file undeyhos.exe"="6/22/2016 9:47 AM, 93328 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes"
       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\88CFB922314E48D58EE40196080C6310]
       "Activation"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "Ticket"="REG_SZ", "oUApY11DQIBrRHubrCDE"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\DestinyHoroscopes.Control]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes"
       "CurVer"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes.Control.1"
       "Software\Classes\CLSID"="REG_SZ", "{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\DestinyHoroscopes.Control.1]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes"
       "Software\Classes\CLSID"="REG_SZ", "{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}\Implemented Categories]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}\Implemented Categories\{59fb2056-d625-48d0-a944-1a85b5ab2640}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}\InProcServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes\deyhos.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes Control"
       "ProgID"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes.Control.1"
       "VersionIndependentProgID"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes.Control"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}\Implemented Categories]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}\Implemented Categories\{40FC6ED3-2438-11CF-A3DB-080036F12502}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}\Implemented Categories\{59fb2056-d625-48d0-a944-1a85b5ab2640}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}\InProcServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes\deyhos.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions]
       "{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}"="REG_BINARY, ............
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{8AF25F12-0FB2-436E-AEA2-814BB6D61173}]
       "AppName"="REG_SZ", "deyhos.exe"
       "AppPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes"
       "Policy"="REG_DWORD", 3
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}\iexplore]
       "Blocked"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Count"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Flags"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "Time"="REG_BINARY, ........
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 3
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{90778BF8-E629-402F-98C0-6ADE4CD385C2}\iexplore\AllowedDomains\*]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DestinyHoroscopes]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes\undeyhos.exe""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "DestinyHoroscopes"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.destinyhoroscopes.com"
       "SupportLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.destinyhoroscopes.com"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes\undeyhos.exe""

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 9/6/2016
Scan Time: 8:39 AM
Logfile: mbamDestintyHoroscopes.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.09.06.01
Rootkit Database: v2016.08.15.01
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: 319603
Time Elapsed: 8 min, 31 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: 6
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}, Quarantined, [14d59bd3faa039fd76a2eafa0bf9e818], 
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}, Quarantined, [14d59bd3faa039fd76a2eafa0bf9e818], 
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{6A5595C4-EFD9-4201-99C2-A0351588DDD3}, Quarantined, [14d59bd3faa039fd76a2eafa0bf9e818], 
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\DestinyHoroscopes, Quarantined, [15d43d31a4f646f00ee81cc7ba4abb45], 
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, HKCU\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\deyhos, Quarantined, [bf2ac4aab2e803331a239b4959aba55b], 
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\LOW RIGHTS\ELEVATIONPOLICY\{8AF25F12-0FB2-436E-AEA2-814BB6D61173}, Quarantined, [ffea8ce20b8fd1652316d311d82cc937], 

Registry Values: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data[b]:[/b] 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes, Quarantined, [2dbc58164852201660bdb92b56aed42c], 

Files: 4
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\DestinyHoroscopes.exe, Quarantined, [6188b0be0f8bfa3c0fe7fbe8cb39af51], 
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes\deyhos.dll, Quarantined, [12d7bbb3930796a04dace4ff72924db3], 
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes\deyhos.exe, Quarantined, [32b79dd126745bdbb244cf14b94b629e], 
PUP.Optional.DestinyHoroscopes, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\DestinyHoroscopes\undeyhos.exe, Quarantined, [15d43d31a4f646f00ee81cc7ba4abb45], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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