Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go
Geeks to Go Welcome
Create Account Login to Account
Photo

Removal instructions for Easy Video Converter

- - - - - spigot

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1
Metallica

Metallica

    Spyware Veteran

  • GeekU Moderator
  • 32,367 posts
Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Easy Video Converter?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Easy Video Converter is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.
Easy Video Converter is a member of the Spigot family as described in the blogpost Spigot browser hijackers.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Easy Video Converter?

You may see this browser extension/add-on:

warning6.png

and this new default search provider:

warning5.png

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

warning4.png

these warnings during install:

warning1.png

warning2.png

warning3.png

and this new startpage in the affected browser(s):

startpage.png

How did Easy Video Converter get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their site.

website.png

How do I remove Easy Video Converter?

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 Easy Video Converter?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Easy Video Converter completely.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes 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 would have protected you against the Easy Video Converter hijacker. It would have warned you before the hijacker could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

protection1.png


and it blocks traffic to some of their domains:

protection2.png


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:

 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://search.easyvideoconverteraccess.com/?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc={date}&ap=&i_id=videoconverter__1.30
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> DefaultScope {A01439CC-DBB1-421C-9197-4EE4F9A8CC28} URL = hxxp://search.easyvideoconverteraccess.com/s?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc={date}&ap=&i_id=videoconverter__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> {A01439CC-DBB1-421C-9197-4EE4F9A8CC28} URL = hxxp://search.easyvideoconverteraccess.com/s?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc={date}&ap=&i_id=videoconverter__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 FF NewTab: hxxp://search.easyvideoconverteraccess.com?uid={uid2}&uc={date}&ap=&source=-bb8&page=newtab&implementation_id=videoconverter_0.2.0
 FF Homepage: hxxp://search.easyvideoconverteraccess.com?uid={uid2}&uc={date}&ap=&source=-bb8&page=homepage&implementation_id=videoconverter_0.2.0
 FF Extension: Default - C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.xpi [2017-02-01] [not signed]
 FF Extension: VideoConverter - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\Extensions\@VideoConverter.xpi [2017-04-24]
 FF Extension: Default - C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\browser\extensions\{972ce4c6-7e08-4474-a285-3208198ce6fd}.xpi [2017-04-24] [not signed]
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}

Easy Video Converter Access (HKCU\...\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}) (Version: 2.6.0.2 - Cloud Installer)
Changes made by the installers:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="4/24/2017 10:42 AM, 263168 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions
       Adds the file @VideoConverter.xpi"="4/24/2017 10:43 AM, 23421 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\jetpack\@VideoConverter\simple-storage
       Adds the file store.json"="4/24/2017 10:43 AM, 331 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
       "Start Page" = REG_SZ, "http://search.easyvideoconverteraccess.com/?source=tt&uid={uid3}&uc={date}&ap=&i_id=videoconverter__1.30"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{6F4023D3-7DD6-43A7-BFA6-03A108368BB6}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Search"
       "SuggestionsURL"="REG_SZ", "https://ie.search.yahoo.com/os?appid=ie8&command={searchTerms}"
       "URL"="REG_SZ", "http://search.easyvideoconverteraccess.com/s?source=tt&uid={uid3}&uc={date}&ap=&i_id=videoconverter__1.30&query={searchTerms}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Easy Video Converter Access"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.6.0.2"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Cloud Installer"
       "UninstallHomepage"="REG_SZ", "http://search.easyvideoconverteraccess.com/?source=tt&uid={uid3}&uc={date}&ap=&i_id=videoconverter__1.30"
       "UninstallImpression"="REG_SZ", "http://imp.easyvideoconverteraccess.com/impression.do?source=tt&sub_id={date}&useragent=Mozilla%2F5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1%3B+WOW64%3B+Trident%2F7.0%3B+rv%3A11.0)+like+Gecko&traffic_source=&user_id={uid3}&implementation_id=videoconverter__1.30&event={exEvent}"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe" /uninstall"

Malwarebytes scan log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/24/17
Scan Time: 10:45 AM
Logfile: mbam2.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.0.6.1469
Components Version: 1.0.96
Update Package Version: 1.0.1795
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: 328087
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 13 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [627], [373878],1.0.1795
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{6F4023D3-7DD6-43A7-BFA6-03A108368BB6}, Delete-on-Reboot, [1976], [368913],1.0.1795

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{6F4023D3-7DD6-43A7-BFA6-03A108368BB6}|URL, Delete-on-Reboot, [1976], [368913],1.0.1795

Registry Data: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|START PAGE, Replace-on-Reboot, [1976], [373048],1.0.1795

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 3
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [627], [373878],1.0.1795
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\jetpack\@VideoConverter\simple-storage, Delete-on-Reboot, [1976], [364587],1.0.1795
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\X82GPANI.DEFAULT-1491393116824\JETPACK\@VIDEOCONVERTER, Delete-on-Reboot, [1976], [364587],1.0.1795

File: 5
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [627], [373878],1.0.1795
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\jetpack\@VideoConverter\simple-storage\store.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [1976], [364587],1.0.1795
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\X82GPANI.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [1976], [361537],1.0.1795
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\X82GPANI.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [1976], [361538],1.0.1795
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\X82GPANI.DEFAULT-1491393116824\EXTENSIONS\@VIDEOCONVERTER.XPI, Delete-on-Reboot, [1976], [364614],1.0.1795

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention
Save yourself the hassle and get protected.
  • 0

Advertisements






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: spigot

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

featured
Malware Removal How to Guides Windows 7 System Building Download Files Register welcome

Never used a forum? Learn how.