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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Green Media?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Green Media 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 Green Media?

You may see this new setting under Internet Options > Connections > LAN Settings:

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How did Green Media get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded by other malware.

How do I remove Green Media?

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 Green Media?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Green Media 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 Green Media 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 their domain:

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 (The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org) C:\Windows\{username}-pc\oxy.exe
 (greenmartmediaads.com) C:\Windows\{username}-pc\RuntimeBroker.exe
 ProxyEnable: [{current user SID}] => Proxy is enabled.
 ProxyServer: [{current user SID}] => 127.0.0.1:8118
 R2 RuntimeBroker; C:\Windows\{username}-pc\RuntimeBroker.exe [540160 2017-08-23] (greenmartmediaads.com) [File not signed]
 R2 Telephone; C:\Windows\{username}-pc\oxy.exe [373248 2016-01-22] (The Privoxy team - www.privoxy.org) [File not signed]
 C:\Windows\{username}-pc
 (greenmartmediaads.com) C:\Windows\setids.exe

() C:\Windows\{username}-pc\mgwz.dll
Changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    In the existing folder C:\Windows
       Adds the file setids.exe"="8/23/2017 8:12 AM, 487424 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Windows\{username}-pc
       Adds the file config.txt"="3/28/2016 3:22 PM, 407 bytes, A
       Adds the file default.action"="2/7/2016 6:10 AM, 21 bytes, A
       Adds the file default.filter"="8/23/2017 7:56 AM, 117 bytes, A
       Adds the file mgwz.dll"="1/22/2016 4:45 AM, 86528 bytes, A
       Adds the file oxy.exe"="1/22/2016 4:45 AM, 373248 bytes, A
       Adds the file oxy.log"="9/7/2017 11:32 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file RuntimeBroker.exe"="8/23/2017 8:07 AM, 540160 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninstall.bat"="9/9/2016 4:32 PM, 215 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{00B76CA5-F4BF-4C44-BB05-FDB4E6F1ED45}]
       "uuid"="REG_SZ", "B390BC4A5c503b7"
       "Version"="REG_SZ", "5.02"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\RuntimeBroker]
       "Description"="REG_SZ", "Helps protect users from Runtime Errors"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "RuntimeBroker"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Windows\{username}-pc\RuntimeBroker.exe"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Telephone]
       "Description"="REG_SZ", "Provides Telephony API (TAPI) support for programs that control telephony devices on the local computer and, through the LAN, on servers that are also running the service."
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Telephone"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Windows\{username}-pc\oxy.exe --service"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings]
       "ProxyEnable" = REG_DWORD, 1
       "ProxyServer"="REG_SZ", "127.0.0.1:8118"

Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 9/7/17
Scan Time: 11:45 AM
Log File: 51e40083-93b1-11e7-9bd4-080027750297.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.2.2.2018
Components Version: 1.0.188
Update Package Version: 1.0.2744
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: 318218
Threats Detected: 20
Threats Quarantined: 20
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 46 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 2
Adware.Privoxy, C:\WINDOWS\{computername}\OXY.EXE, Quarantined, [1452], [385808],1.0.2744
Adware.Green, C:\WINDOWS\{computername}\RUNTIMEBROKER.EXE, Quarantined, [8736], [432115],1.0.2744

Module: 2
Adware.Privoxy, C:\WINDOWS\{computername}\OXY.EXE, Quarantined, [1452], [385808],1.0.2744
Adware.Green, C:\WINDOWS\{computername}\RUNTIMEBROKER.EXE, Quarantined, [8736], [432115],1.0.2744

Registry Key: 5
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\NLASVC\PARAMETERS\INTERNET\MANUALPROXIES, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\Telephone, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\RuntimeBroker, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
Adware.Privoxy, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\TELEPHONE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1452], [385808],1.0.2744
Adware.Green, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\RuntimeBroker, Delete-on-Reboot, [8736], [432115],1.0.2744

Registry Value: 7
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYSERVER, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [250493],1.0.2744
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYSERVER, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
Adware.Privoxy, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\TELEPHONE|IMAGEPATH, Delete-on-Reboot, [1452], [385808],1.0.2744

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 4
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, C:\WINDOWS\{computername}\oxy.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
PUM.Optional.ProxyHijacker, C:\WINDOWS\{computername}\RuntimeBroker.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [8546], [-1],0.0.0
Adware.Privoxy, C:\WINDOWS\{computername}\OXY.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [1452], [385808],1.0.2744
Adware.Green, C:\WINDOWS\{computername}\RUNTIMEBROKER.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [8736], [432115],1.0.2744

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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