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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is iMusic Search?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that iMusic Search 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.
This particular one is a search hijacker for Chrome.

How do I know if my computer is affected by iMusic Search?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

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and these warnings during install:

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you will see this icon in your browsers menu-bar:

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and his changed setting:

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How did iMusic Search get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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through their website:

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How do I remove iMusic Search?

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 iMusic Search?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes iMusic Search 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 iMusic Search hijacker. It would have blocked their website, 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:

CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxp://musix.searchalgo.com/go/?category=web&s=mids&q={searchTerms}
CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> iMusic
CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxp://sug.searchalgo.com/search/index_sg.php?q={searchTerms}
CHR Extension: (iMusic) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj [2018-11-01]
Alterations 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\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0
       Adds the file background.js"="9/21/2016 2:21 PM, 8993 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="11/1/2018 8:32 AM, 1955 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="11/1/2018 8:32 AM, 3888 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="9/21/2016 3:18 PM, 3071 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about
       Adds the file index.html"="9/21/2016 12:09 PM, 2518 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\css
       Adds the file style.css"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 3882 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img
       Adds the file close.png"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 1109 bytes, A
       Adds the file dislike.png"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 195 bytes, A
       Adds the file like.png"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 181 bytes, A
       Adds the file open.png"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 86 bytes, A
       Adds the file search.jpg"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 117780 bytes, A
       Adds the file setting.png"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 322 bytes, A
       Adds the file share.png"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 262 bytes, A
       Adds the file type.png"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 230 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\js
       Adds the file jquery.min.js"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 85660 bytes, A
       Adds the file main.js"="9/19/2016 1:04 PM, 5106 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\icons
       Adds the file icon128.png"="11/1/2018 8:32 AM, 5289 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon16.png"="11/1/2018 8:32 AM, 482 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj"="REG_SZ", "F00A84AA477E6D4FC30A77C659CF4CE1A0C658CFF3B9707CB3525F4CC6791D39"
Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 11/1/18
Scan Time: 8:41 AM
Log File: 93ab4b7d-dda9-11e8-84d9-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.6.1.2711
Components Version: 1.0.463
Update Package Version: 1.0.7635
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: 238219
Threats Detected: 31
Threats Quarantined: 31
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 42 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: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 8
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\css, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\js, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\icons, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\LBMOLEBFKPILCNCHHDAKIMGGNAEJPKHJ, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635

File: 22
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\LBMOLEBFKPILCNCHHDAKIMGGNAEJPKHJ\1.0.0_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\css\style.css, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img\close.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img\dislike.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img\like.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img\open.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img\search.jpg, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img\setting.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img\share.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\img\type.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\js\jquery.min.js, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\js\main.js, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\about\index.html, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\icons\icon128.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\icons\icon16.png, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.IEnjoyApps.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbmolebfkpilcnchhdakimggnaejpkhj\1.0.0_0\background.js, Quarantined, [14262], [443085],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.SearchAlgo, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [334], [454816],1.0.7635
PUP.Optional.SearchAlgo, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [334], [454816],1.0.7635

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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