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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is CPUID CPU-Z?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that CPUID CPU-Z is a trojan.
This particular one injects downloaded JavaScript (JS) files into browser sessions and sets a proxy accompanied with a false SSL certificate to perform a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.

How do I know if my computer is affected by CPUID CPU-Z?

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

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and this icon in your startmenu and on your desktop:

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How did CPUID CPU-Z get on my computer?

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

How do I remove CPUID CPU-Z?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this malware.
  • 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 CPUID CPU-Z?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes CPUID CPU-Z completely.
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 CPUID CPU-Z hijacker. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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and it blocks the domains where the trojn was downloaded from by the bundler:

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and even if you should get infected it blocks the exploit that the trojan uses to perform the man-in-the-middle attack:

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 (Microsoft Corporation) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Audio\winamgr.exe.bak
 (Microsoft Corporation) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\network\svcnetwk.exe
 (Microsoft Corporation) C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\browser\svchostctl.exe
 ProxyEnable: [S-1-5-21-{user GUID}] => Proxy is enabled.
 ProxyServer: [S-1-5-21-{user GUID}] => http=127.0.0.1:8080;https=127.0.0.1:8080
 R2 winamgr; C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Audio\winamgr.exe [9875968 2018-04-10] (Microsoft Corporation) [File not signed]
 C:\Users\Public\Desktop\CPUID CPU-Z.lnk
 C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CPUID
 C:\Program Files\CPUID

CPUID CPU-Z 1.82.1 (HKLM\...\CPUID CPU-Z_is1) (Version: 1.82.1 - )
FirewallRules: [TCP Query User{D3E7F7AC-72C7-4000-8B93-DD0DA199AD56}C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\gpr\network\svcnetwk.exe] => (Allow) C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\gpr\network\svcnetwk.exe
FirewallRules: [UDP Query User{79ED0071-EA4B-4214-BD80-E472E1505F7A}C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\gpr\network\svcnetwk.exe] => (Allow) C:\programdata\microsoft\windows\gpr\network\svcnetwk.exe
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z
       Adds the file cpuz.exe"="12/20/2017 1:10 PM, 3517688 bytes, A
       Adds the file cpuz.ini"="12/20/2017 1:15 PM, 594 bytes, A
       Adds the file cpuz_eula.txt"="8/12/2015 8:57 PM, 7651 bytes, A
       Adds the file cpuz_readme.txt"="12/20/2017 1:14 PM, 26325 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 3245 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 725157 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Audio
       Adds the file winamgr.exe"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 9875968 bytes, A
       Adds the file winamgr.exe.bak"="1/29/2018 2:03 PM, 9342976 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\browser
       Adds the file svchostctl.exe"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 216576 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func
       Adds the file ca.crt"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 1094 bytes, A
       Adds the file ca.key"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 887 bytes, A
       Adds the file cert8.db"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 65536 bytes, A
       Adds the file certutil.exe"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 103936 bytes, A
       Adds the file chrome.exe"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 140736 bytes, A
       Adds the file freebl3.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 222208 bytes, A
       Adds the file key3.db"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 16384 bytes, A
       Adds the file libnspr4.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 199680 bytes, A
       Adds the file libplc4.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 14336 bytes, A
       Adds the file libplds4.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 12288 bytes, A
       Adds the file libvlc.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 87040 bytes, A
       Adds the file libvlcwk.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 195072 bytes, A
       Adds the file msvcr100.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 773968 bytes, A
       Adds the file nss3.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 798720 bytes, A
       Adds the file nssckbi.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 370176 bytes, A
       Adds the file nssdbm3.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 108544 bytes, A
       Adds the file nssutil3.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 93696 bytes, A
       Adds the file secmod.db"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 16384 bytes, A
       Adds the file smime3.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 97792 bytes, A
       Adds the file softokn3.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 172544 bytes, A
       Adds the file sqlite3.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 423936 bytes, A
       Adds the file ssl3.dll"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 190976 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\network
       Adds the file default_cse.js"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 5900 bytes, A
       Adds the file general.js"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 2252 bytes, A
       Adds the file svcnetwk.exe"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 11952128 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\CPUID\CPU-Z
       Adds the file CPU-Z.lnk"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 893 bytes, A
       Adds the file Edit CPU-Z Config File.lnk"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 893 bytes, A
       Adds the file Uninstall CPU-Z.lnk"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 917 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\Public\Desktop
       Adds the file CPUID CPU-Z.lnk"="4/10/2018 8:40 AM, 869 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\Public\Documents
       Adds the file {DE764086-1C0A-4DD3-90BA-0B93BDD794BE}"="4/10/2018 8:41 AM, 34 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\Mail]
       "ChannelId"="REG_SZ", "icbusa20"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CPUID\CPU-Z]
       "PATH"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z"
       "PRODUCT_NAME"="REG_SZ", "CPUID CPU-Z"
       "VERSION"="REG_SZ", "1.82.1"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\ROOT\Certificates\483A0ECB697A7E8FE5FB5DBCA52C7F82D70D8239]
       "Blob"="REG_BINARY, ................ ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................K........................................................................................................................................................................................
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CPUID CPU-Z_is1]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z\cpuz.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "CPUID CPU-Z 1.82.1"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.82.1"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 4166
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z"
       "Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "CPUID\CPU-Z"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "default"
       "Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="REG_SZ", "desktopicon"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.9 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20180410"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 82
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\CPUID\CPU-Z\unins000.exe""
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 82
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\CPUZ]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\winamgr]
       "Description"="REG_SZ", "Windows Audio Manager"
       "Display"="REG_SZ", "Windows Audio Manager"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Windows Audio Manager"
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, ""C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Audio\winamgr.exe" -s"
       "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", "http=127.0.0.1:8080;https=127.0.0.1:8080"

Malwarebytes log:

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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/10/18
Scan Time: 8:54 AM
Log File: fdd2c3b4-3c8b-11e8-87ee-080027235d76.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.3.1.2183
Components Version: 1.0.262
Update Package Version: 1.0.4674
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: 245556
Threats Detected: 46
Threats Quarantined: 46
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 43 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 2
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\browser\svchostctl.exe, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\network\svcnetwk.exe, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674

Module: 3
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\browser\svchostctl.exe, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\network\svcnetwk.exe, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Agent, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\AUDIO\WINAMGR.EXE, Quarantined, [383], [489320],1.0.4674

Registry Key: 2
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\NLASVC\PARAMETERS\INTERNET\MANUALPROXIES, Quarantined, [1117], [-1],0.0.0
Trojan.Agent, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\winamgr, Quarantined, [383], [489320],1.0.4674

Registry Value: 6
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, HKU\S-1-5-18\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Quarantined, [1117], [-1],0.0.0
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Quarantined, [1117], [-1],0.0.0
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Quarantined, [1117], [-1],0.0.0
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYSERVER, Quarantined, [1117], [-1],0.0.0
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, HKU\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS|PROXYENABLE, Quarantined, [1117], [-1],0.0.0
Trojan.FakeMS, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\WINAMGR|IMAGEPATH, Quarantined, [3025], [506363],1.0.4674

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 4
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\browser, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\network, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\GPR, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674

File: 29
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\GPR\NETWORK\GENERAL.JS, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\browser\svchostctl.exe, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\ca.crt, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\ca.key, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\cert8.db, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\certutil.exe, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\chrome.exe, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\freebl3.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\key3.db, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\libnspr4.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\libplc4.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\libplds4.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\libvlc.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\libvlcwk.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\msvcr100.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\nss3.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\nssckbi.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\nssdbm3.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\nssutil3.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\secmod.db, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\smime3.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\softokn3.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\sqlite3.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\func\ssl3.dll, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\network\default_cse.js, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\GPR\network\svcnetwk.exe, Quarantined, [1117], [505207],1.0.4674
Trojan.Agent, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\AUDIO\WINAMGR.EXE, Quarantined, [383], [489320],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\CPU-Z.EXE, Quarantined, [1117], [505199],1.0.4674
Trojan.Egguard.PrxySvrRST, C:\DOWNLOADS\CPU-Z.EXE, Quarantined, [1117], [505199],1.0.4674

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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