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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is fake TablacusApp?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that fake TablacusApp 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 fake TablacusApp?

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

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and this icon on your desktop:

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How did fake TablacusApp get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was combined with an alternative file browser.

How do I remove fake TablacusApp?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions 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 fake TablacusApp?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes fake TablacusApp completely.
  • The shortcut called Tablacus on the desktop can be deleted if it belonged to the adware.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the fake TablacusApp 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:
 (Pobwyo Erhodiaj) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp.exe
 HKCU\...\Run: [TablacusApp] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp.exe [266240 2016-12-26] (Pobwyo Erhodiaj)
 C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Tablacus.lnk
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp
 (five qucha lake) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Pichcacocha.exe

TablacusApp (HKCU\...\TablacusApp) (Version:  - )
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp
       Adds the file TablacusApp.exe"="12/26/2016 7:11 PM, 266240 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstaller.exe"="1/5/2017 12:55 PM, 41327 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp
       Adds the file readme.txt"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1288 bytes, A
       Adds the file Tablacus.exe"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 355840 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\addressbar
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 667 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 11523 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\back
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 558 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1812 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\extract
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 618 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.html"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 2408 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1224 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\filterbar
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 610 bytes, A
       Adds the file filter.png"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 206 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 5263 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\forward
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 564 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1798 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\key
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 551 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.html"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 4845 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 412 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1861 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\mainmenu
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 597 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 2500 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\mouse
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 611 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.html"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 8343 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1061 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1904 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\tabs
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 556 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 5149 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\titlebar
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 555 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 272 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\toolbar
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 581 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.html"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 4921 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 2406 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 7611 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\treeview
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 582 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 4825 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\addons\up
       Adds the file config.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 567 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 2906 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\config
       Adds the file window.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1296 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\init
       Adds the file addons.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 356 bytes, A
       Adds the file key.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 2105 bytes, A
       Adds the file menus.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 2915 bytes, A
       Adds the file mouse.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 974 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\lang
       Adds the file de.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 9011 bytes, A
       Adds the file en.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 8573 bytes, A
       Adds the file es.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 9263 bytes, A
       Adds the file fr.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 9449 bytes, A
       Adds the file it.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 9135 bytes, A
       Adds the file ja.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 9814 bytes, A
       Adds the file pt.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 9100 bytes, A
       Adds the file ru.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 11403 bytes, A
       Adds the file zh.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 8903 bytes, A
       Adds the file zh_cn.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 8819 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\layout
       Adds the file 1tab.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 428 bytes, A
       Adds the file 4tabs.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1469 bytes, A
       Adds the file bottom_tab.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 428 bytes, A
       Adds the file h2tabs.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 775 bytes, A
       Adds the file left_tab.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 429 bytes, A
       Adds the file right_tab.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 429 bytes, A
       Adds the file tree_1tab.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 429 bytes, A
       Adds the file tree_2tabs.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 761 bytes, A
       Adds the file v2tabs.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 775 bytes, A
       Adds the file vertical_tab.xml"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 429 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp\script
       Adds the file background.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1702 bytes, A
       Adds the file common.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 90995 bytes, A
       Adds the file consts.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 57336 bytes, A
       Adds the file dialog.html"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 1435 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.css"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 3970 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.html"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 4296 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 87296 bytes, A
       Adds the file location.html"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 17251 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.css"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 894 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.html"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 41755 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.js"="12/26/2016 7:09 PM, 65388 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file Tablacus.lnk"="1/5/2017 12:55 PM, 1096 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "TablacusApp"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\TablacusApp.exe""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\TablacusApp]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "TablacusApp"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\TablacusApp\uninstaller.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TablacusApp]
       "badumt"="REG_SZ", "eyAgICJ0aW1lb3V0X21pbiIgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgOiAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICA2MCwgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAidXJsIiAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgOiAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgImh0dHA6Ly9wdWxsbWFzZWZlbnR5bi5ydS8iICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgICAgfQ=="
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\TablacusApp\Components]
       "Main"="REG_SZ", "1"

Malwarebytes log:
Malwarebytes
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 1/6/17
Scan Time: 12:52 PM
Logfile: mbamHPDefender.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.0.5.1299
Components Version: 1.0.43
Update Package Version: 1.0.941
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 354247
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 27 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
Trojan.Zbot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\TABLACUSAPP\TABLACUSAPP.EXE, Quarantined, [838], [357355],1.0.941

Module: 1
Trojan.Zbot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\TABLACUSAPP\TABLACUSAPP.EXE, Quarantined, [838], [357355],1.0.941

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
Trojan.Zbot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|TablacusApp, Delete-on-Reboot, [838], [357355],1.0.941

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 3
Trojan.Zbot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\TABLACUSAPP\TABLACUSAPP.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [838], [357355],1.0.941
Trojan.Zbot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\TABLACUSAPP\TABLACUSAPP.EXE, Removal Failed, [838], [357355],1.0.941
Adware.HPDefender, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\PICHCACOCHA.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [335], [358255],1.0.941

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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