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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is dipladoks.org?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that dipladoks.org is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
This particular one opens a browser window to the domain dipladoks.org which acts as a redirector.

How do I know if my computer is affected by dipladoks.org?

You may see this task in your Scheduled Tasks:


How did dipladoks.org get on my computer?

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

How do I remove dipladoks.org?

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 dipladoks.org?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes dipladoks.org completely.
  • This PUP creates a scheduled task. You can read here how to check for and, if necessary, remove Scheduled Tasks.
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 dipladoks.org adware. We block the bundlers and some of their domains.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
HKCU\...\Run: [dell] => cmd.exe /c start www.dipladoks.org

Task: {0838094B-0398-42F9-A31F-F4FC641775E2} - System32\Tasks\dell => cmd.exe /c REG ADD HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run /f /v dell /t REG_SZ /d "cmd.exe /c start www.dipladoks.org"
Malwarebytes log:

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 10/15/18
Scan Time: 8:54 AM
Log File: 2579e182-d047-11e8-9cbb-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.463
Update Package Version: 1.0.7353
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 238293
Threats Detected: 5
Threats Quarantined: 5
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 37 sec

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

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

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 3
Adware.StartPage, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{0838094B-0398-42F9-A31F-F4FC641775E2}, Quarantined, [1064], [582223],1.0.7353
Adware.StartPage, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\LOGON\{0838094B-0398-42F9-A31F-F4FC641775E2}, Quarantined, [1064], [582223],1.0.7353

Registry Value: 1
Adware.StartPage.USACVAR, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|DELL, Quarantined, [6526], [582222],1.0.7353

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 1
Adware.StartPage, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\dell, Quarantined, [1064], [582223],1.0.7353

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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.
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