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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is eTranslator?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that eTranslator is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
The installer also bundles several other PUPs and adware programs.

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

You may see these warnings during install:

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

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and these browser extensions:

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How did eTranslator get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was installed as part of a bundler.

How do I remove eTranslator?

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 eTranslator?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes the adware compnents of eTranslator completely.
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 eTranslator 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:

 HKCU\...\Run: [eTranslator Automatic Update] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator\eTranslator.exe [4822328 2017-09-04] (eTranslator App)
 FF Extension: Универсальный перевод для FireFox - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\[email protected] [2017-09-04] [not signed]
 OPR Extension: (????????????? ??????? ??? Chrome) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Extensions\chklaanhfefbnpoihckbnefhakgolnmc [2017-09-04]
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator

eTranslator (HKLM-x32\...\etranslator) (Version:  - eTranslator Corp)
Changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\chklaanhfefbnpoihckbnefhakgolnmc\33.2
       Adds the file adstart.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 1711 bytes, A
       Adds the file adsys.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 4306 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.html"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 170 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 3357 bytes, A
       Adds the file content2.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 2148 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon128.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 29307 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon48.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 6580 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 1090 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.html"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 767 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 1049 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\chklaanhfefbnpoihckbnefhakgolnmc\33.2\src
       Adds the file btn.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 2532 bytes, A
       Adds the file close.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 4126 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 4874 bytes, A
       Adds the file translll.html"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 2132 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator
       Adds the file eTranslator.exe"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 4822328 bytes, A
       Adds the file etranslator.log"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 205 bytes, A
       Adds the file sqlite3.dll"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 321708 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions\[email protected]
       Adds the file chrome.manifest"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 197 bytes, A
       Adds the file install.rdf"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 1136 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions\[email protected]\chrome\content
       Adds the file adsys.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 10458 bytes, A
       Adds the file btn.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 2532 bytes, A
       Adds the file close.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 4126 bytes, A
       Adds the file etranslator.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 5106 bytes, A
       Adds the file etranslator.xul"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 708 bytes, A
       Adds the file observer.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 2676 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.xul"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 1017 bytes, A
       Adds the file translater.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 8545 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions\[email protected]\chrome\skin
       Adds the file icon.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 3822 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions\[email protected]\defaults\preferences
       Adds the file etranslator.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 136 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Extensions\chklaanhfefbnpoihckbnefhakgolnmc\33.2_0
       Adds the file adstart.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 1711 bytes, A
       Adds the file adsys.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 4306 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.html"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 170 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 3357 bytes, A
       Adds the file content2.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 2148 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon128.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 29307 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon48.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 6580 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 1090 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.html"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 767 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 1049 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable\Extensions\chklaanhfefbnpoihckbnefhakgolnmc\33.2_0\src
       Adds the file btn.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 2532 bytes, A
       Adds the file close.png"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 4126 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.js"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 4874 bytes, A
       Adds the file translll.html"="9/4/2017 8:35 AM, 2132 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\etranslator]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator\eTranslator.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "eTranslator"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "eTranslator Corp"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator\eTranslator.exe" /uninstall"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\eTranslator]
       "Dir"="REG_SZ", "3"
       "PathToApplication"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator\eTranslator.exe"
       "PCID"="REG_SZ", "test-123-BDBE1781-01B9-4BE1-9DF7-FDAD2A9886EB"
       "RestartCount"="REG_SZ", "1"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "8"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\eTranslator\Extensions\Chrome]
       "ExtensionID"="REG_SZ", "chklaanhfefbnpoihckbnefhakgolnmc"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\eTranslator\Extensions\FireFox]
       "ExtensionID"="REG_SZ", "[email protected]"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "eTranslator Automatic Update"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator\eTranslator.exe" -checkforupdates"


Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 9/4/17
Scan Time: 8:47 AM
Log File: e26dcd1d-913c-11e7-8df4-080027750297.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.2.2.2018
Components Version: 1.0.188
Update Package Version: 1.0.2720
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: 317761
Threats Detected: 7
Threats Quarantined: 7
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 48 sec

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

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

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 1
PUP.Optional.eTranslator, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\etranslator, Delete-on-Reboot, [377], [405916],1.0.2720

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.eTranslator, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|ETRANSLATOR AUTOMATIC UPDATE, Delete-on-Reboot, [377], [405916],1.0.2720

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 1
PUP.Optional.eTranslator, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\ETRANSLATOR, Delete-on-Reboot, [377], [405891],1.0.2720

File: 4
PUP.Optional.eTranslator, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\ETRANSLATOR\ETRANSLATOR.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [377], [405916],1.0.2720
PUP.Optional.eTranslator, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator\etranslator.log, Delete-on-Reboot, [377], [405891],1.0.2720
PUP.Optional.eTranslator, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\eTranslator\sqlite3.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [377], [405891],1.0.2720
PUP.Optional.Etranslator, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\ETRANSLATOR8.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [5984], [67300],1.0.2720

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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