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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Fast Flight Tracker?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Fast Flight Tracker 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.
Fast Flight Tracker is a member of the Spigot family as described in the blogpost Spigot browser hijackers.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Fast Flight Tracker?

You may see this Chrome extension:

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this chhanged setting:

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and this new default search provider:

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

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these warnings during install:

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and this new startpage in the affected browser(s):

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How did Fast Flight Tracker get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their site.

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How do I remove Fast Flight Tracker?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Fast Flight Tracker?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Fast Flight Tracker completely.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.
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 Fast Flight Tracker hijacker. It would have warned you before the hijacker could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

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and both Malwarebytes Premium as Malwarebytes Browser Guard blocks traffic to their domains:

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:

HKCU\...\Run: [IEXPLORE] => C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE hxxp://search.fastflighttrackertab.com/?uid=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&ap=0&uc=20191202&i_id=flights_spt__1.30&source=_v1-bb8-iei-msn-su <==== ATTENTION
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://search.fastflighttrackertab.com/?uid=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&ap=0&uc=20191202&i_id=flights_spt__1.30&source=_v1-bb8-iei-msn
SearchScopes: HKCU -> DefaultScope {BEDB8A7B-C027-4E93-A731-A7D79707A16C} URL = hxxp://search.fastflighttrackertab.com/s?uid=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&ap=0&source=_v1-bb8-iei&uc=20191202&i_id=flights_spt__1.30&query={searchTerms}
SearchScopes: HKCU -> {BEDB8A7B-C027-4E93-A731-A7D79707A16C} URL = hxxp://search.fastflighttrackertab.com/s?uid=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&ap=0&source=_v1-bb8-iei&uc=20191202&i_id=flights_spt__1.30&query={searchTerms}
CHR NewTab: Default ->  Active:"chrome-extension://glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp/index.html"
CHR Extension: (Fast Flight Tracker) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp [2019-12-02]
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}
(SpringTech (Cayman) Ltd.) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\FastFlightTracker.exe

Fast Flight Tracker (HKCU\...\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}) (Version: 5.4.0.5 - SpringTech (Cayman) Ltd.)
Significant changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0
       Adds the file about.html"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 6792 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="12/2/2019 9:31 AM, 7756 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.html"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 554 bytes, A
       Adds the file main.js"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 8110 bytes, A
       Adds the file main.js.map"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 4709 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="12/2/2019 9:31 AM, 1371 bytes, A
       Adds the file polyfills.js"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 276508 bytes, A
       Adds the file polyfills.js.map"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 271850 bytes, A
       Adds the file polyfills-es5.js"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 401051 bytes, A
       Adds the file polyfills-es5.js.map"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 299080 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.html"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 567 bytes, A
       Adds the file runtime.js"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 6233 bytes, A
       Adds the file runtime.js.map"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 6206 bytes, A
       Adds the file styles.css"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 249 bytes, A
       Adds the file styles.js"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 17346 bytes, A
       Adds the file styles.js.map"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 20279 bytes, A
       Adds the file vendor.js"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 3734558 bytes, A
       Adds the file vendor.js.map"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 3886759 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="12/2/2019 9:31 AM, 104400 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 3380 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\app
       Adds the file background.js"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 16608 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.js"="10/31/2019 6:51 PM, 4575 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp
       Adds the file 000003.log"="12/2/2019 9:33 AM, 204 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="12/2/2019 9:32 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="12/2/2019 9:32 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="12/2/2019 9:32 AM, 183 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="12/2/2019 9:32 AM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="12/2/2019 9:28 AM, 346392 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp"="REG_SZ", "708621DB551DC0D2A6B6150D51756C739C3CAA770DE5786BA4E464A4447CEEEE"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
       "Start Page" = REG_SZ, "http://search.fastflighttrackertab.com/?uid=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&ap=0&uc=20191202&i_id=flights_spt__1.30&source=_v1-bb8-iei-msn"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
       "DefaultScope" = REG_SZ, "{BEDB8A7B-C027-4E93-A731-A7D79707A16C}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{BEDB8A7B-C027-4E93-A731-A7D79707A16C}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Fast Flight Tracker - Powered by Yahoo!"
       "SuggestionsURL"="REG_SZ", "https://ie.search.yahoo.com/os?appid=ie8&command={searchTerms}"
       "URL"="REG_SZ", "http://search.fastflighttrackertab.com/s?uid=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&ap=0&source=_v1-bb8-iei&uc=20191202&i_id=flights_spt__1.30&query={searchTerms}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "IEXPLORE"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE http://search.fastflighttrackertab.com/?uid=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&ap=0&uc=20191202&i_id=flights_spt__1.30&source=_v1-bb8-iei-msn-su"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Fast Flight Tracker"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "5.4.0.5"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "SpringTech (Cayman) Ltd."
       "UninstallDialog"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "UninstallEngineID"="REG_SZ", "{BEDB8A7B-C027-4E93-A731-A7D79707A16C}"
       "UninstallHomepage"="REG_SZ", "http://search.fastflighttrackertab.com/?uid=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&ap=0&uc=20191202&i_id=flights_spt__1.30&source=_v1-bb8-iei-msn"
       "UninstallImpression"="REG_SZ", "http://www.searchnewtabs.com/impression.do?domain=fastflighttrackertab.com&implementation_id=flights_spt__1.30&offer_id=_iei_&source=_v1-bb8-iei&sub_id=20191202&traffic_source=0&user_id=6acd3c9f-3f09-4eaf-8e16-51b6885ddddf&useragent=Mozilla%2F5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1%3B+WOW64%3B+Trident%2F7.0%3B+rv%3A11.0)+like+Gecko&ts=1575275248&sgn=fe2e5a8d4148cdd71a7ce616d8d737642cb58a3a&subid2=11.0.9600.19540&event={exEvent}"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe" /uninstall"

Malwarebytes scan log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 12/2/19
Scan Time: 9:40 AM
Log File: 736de8d8-14df-11ea-8161-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.0.4.49
Components Version: 1.0.764
Update Package Version: 1.0.15634
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: 234376
Threats Detected: 39
Threats Quarantined: 39
Time Elapsed: 14 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.Spigot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Quarantined, 157, 373879, 1.0.15634, , ame, 

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 6
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\{28E56CFB-E30E-4F66-85D8-339885B726B8}, Quarantined, 157, 373878, 1.0.15634, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\_metadata, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\app, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\GLCKEBGOFDJPLFKBIJGPPAEGILHEACKP\1.3_0, Quarantined, 207, 757812, 1.0.15634, , ame, 

File: 31
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, 157, 373878, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\000003.log, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\CURRENT, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\LOCK, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\LOG, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\GLCKEBGOFDJPLFKBIJGPPAEGILHEACKP\1.3_0\APP\BACKGROUND.JS, Quarantined, 207, 757812, 1.0.15634, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\app\index.js, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\about.html, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\icon.png, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\index.html, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\main.js, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\main.js.map, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\polyfills-es5.js, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\polyfills-es5.js.map, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\polyfills.js, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\polyfills.js.map, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\popup.html, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\runtime.js, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\runtime.js.map, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\styles.css, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\styles.js, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\styles.js.map, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\vendor.js, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\glckebgofdjplfkbijgppaegilheackp\1.3_0\vendor.js.map, Quarantined, 207, 757812, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\FASTFLIGHTTRACKER.EXE, Quarantined, 157, 756784, 1.0.15634, D7795909B8C4DB37C7A293AB, dds, 00482764

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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