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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is OneKit?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that OneKit 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 OneKit?

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


This icon in your taskbar:


and these or similar warnings during install:

Example of the installer, this one aimed at Brazilian users

How did OneKit get on my computer?

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

How do I remove OneKit?

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 OneKit?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes OneKit 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 OneKit adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\instloffer.exe
 () C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\UpdaterService.exe
 C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater

SoftwareUpdater (HKLM-x32\...\SoftwareUpdater) (Version:  - ) <==== ATTENTION 
() C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\nscB3A7.tmp\nsPROCESS.dll
() C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\AppsUpdater.exe
() C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\KeyGen.dll
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater
       Adds the file AppsUpdater.exe"="10/1/2014 12:30 PM, 74240 bytes, A
       Adds the file AppsUpdater.exe.config"="9/29/2014 5:08 PM, 3364 bytes, A
       Adds the file config.xml"="9/14/2016 9:53 AM, 858 bytes, A
       Adds the file Interop.Shell32.dll"="3/13/2014 9:23 AM, 49152 bytes, A
       Adds the file KeyGen.dll"="3/13/2014 9:23 AM, 93184 bytes, A
       Adds the file translations.xml"="9/29/2014 5:08 PM, 6580 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstall.exe"="9/14/2016 9:53 AM, 304174 bytes, A
       Adds the file UpdaterService.exe"="3/9/2015 12:36 PM, 39424 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "SoftwareUpdater"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\uninstall.exe"
       "enduser_id"="REG_SZ", "544796"
       "partner_keyword"="REG_SZ", "BEGINPRO"
       "UpdaterPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\AppsUpdater.exe"
       "enduser_id"="REG_SZ", "1229134"
       "EventMessageFile"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\EventLogMessages.dll"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Software Updater"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\UpdaterService.exe"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Scan Date: 9/14/2016
Scan Time: 10:54 AM
Logfile: mbamOneKit.txt
Administrator: Yes

Malware Database: v2016.09.14.05
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: 320887
Time Elapsed: 12 min, 14 sec

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

Processes: 2
PUP.Optional.UpdaterService, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\UpdaterService.exe, 1920, Delete-on-Reboot, [bc5142309703e155e326a98506fb19e7]
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\AppsUpdater.exe, 1428, Delete-on-Reboot, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f]

Modules: 2
PUP.Optional.Vittalia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\KeyGen.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [4dc0d9991387152195a7379dd030e11f], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\Interop.Shell32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 

Registry Keys: 5
PUP.Optional.UpdaterService, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\SrvUpdater, Quarantined, [bc5142309703e155e326a98506fb19e7], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SoftwareUpdater, Quarantined, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 
PUP.Optional.Vittalia, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Vittalia, Quarantined, [15f83a3849514de9467833978f75936d], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SOFTWAREUPDATER, Quarantined, [8f7e31419cfeda5c4766af20d4308f71], 
PUP.Optional.BundleInstaller, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\VITTALIA\AxtanInstaller, Quarantined, [27e6ed85aeec3afcf288f4a6aa59b749], 

Registry Values: 2
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\SOFTWAREUPDATER|UninstallString, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [cb42175baeeca393d929378725de37c9]
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\SOFTWAREUPDATER|UpdaterPath, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\AppsUpdater.exe, Quarantined, [8f7e31419cfeda5c4766af20d4308f71]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater, Delete-on-Reboot, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 

Files: 12
PUP.Optional.UpdaterService, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\UpdaterService.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [bc5142309703e155e326a98506fb19e7], 
PUP.Optional.Vittalia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\KeyGen.dll, Quarantined, [4dc0d9991387152195a7379dd030e11f], 
PUP.Optional.OneKit, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\OneKit.exe, Quarantined, [55b83240a4f6d1656c8d049638c939c7], 
PUP.Optional.Vittalia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\AppsUpd4ter.exe, Quarantined, [ba53eb87cfcb4ee8e4827fa445bc6898], 
PUP.Optional.Vittalia, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\Upd4terSrv.exe, Quarantined, [52bbd39ff0aac670ca9bc75cf60bcc34], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\Interop.Shell32.dll, Quarantined, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\AppsUpdater.exe, Quarantined, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\AppsUpdater.exe.config, Quarantined, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\config.xml, Quarantined, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\translations.xml, Quarantined, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 
PUP.Optional.Software.Updater, C:\Program Files (x86)\SoftwareUpdater\update_config.xml, Quarantined, [69a45220c5d510263ec2645aa75cd12f], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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