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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Finding Forms Pro?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Finding Forms Pro is a browser NewTab. These so-called "NewTabs" can 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 newtab hijacker and uses web push notifications.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Finding Forms Pro?

You may see this browser extension:

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these warnings during install:

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warning2.png

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this new startpage:

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and these new settings:

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How did Finding Forms Pro get on my computer?

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

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove Finding Forms Pro?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
You can use their own uninstall instructions first, but I would advise to follow the steps below anyway.
  • 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 Finding Forms Pro?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Finding Forms Pro completely.
  • If you have allowed the notifications you can read here how to disable them.
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, as well as Browser Guard would have protected you against the Finding Forms Pro hijacker. It blocks some of their domains:

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
CHR Notifications: Default -> hxxps://hp.hformshere.com
CHR NewTab: Default ->  Active:"chrome-extension://dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg/newtabhtml/newtabpage.html"
CHR Extension: (Finding Forms Pro) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg [2020-02-06]
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\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\1.2_0
       Adds the file central.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 2344 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="2/6/2020 10:56 AM, 5222 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="2/6/2020 10:56 AM, 1325 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\1.2_0\_locales\en
       Adds the file messages.json"="2/6/2020 10:56 AM, 204 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\1.2_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="2/6/2020 10:56 AM, 1499 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="1/29/2020 11:17 AM, 2912 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\1.2_0\html\bAction
       Adds the file about.html"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 3726 bytes, A
       Adds the file newtabpage.html"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 214 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\1.2_0\js
       Adds the file browseraction.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 988 bytes, A
       Adds the file config.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 1014 bytes, A
       Adds the file dailyFeature.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 3475 bytes, A
       Adds the file log.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 872 bytes, A
       Adds the file newTab.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 1507 bytes, A
       Adds the file search.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 1033 bytes, A
       Adds the file store.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 235 bytes, A
       Adds the file utility.js"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 2522 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\1.2_0\newtabhtml
       Adds the file newtabpage.html"="1/24/2020 3:54 PM, 207 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg
       Adds the file 000003.log"="2/6/2020 10:56 AM, 447 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="2/6/2020 10:56 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="2/6/2020 10:56 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="2/6/2020 11:00 AM, 183 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="2/6/2020 10:56 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg"="REG_SZ", "2A8D7CDFC553DD0C308830FDFAD3332E59991F14F3C52A4FAFAA9D68DC9F7F00"
Malwarebytes log:
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 2/6/20
Scan Time: 11:05 AM
Log File: 3da51bf0-48c8-11ea-9dcc-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.0.4.49
Components Version: 1.0.810
Update Package Version: 1.0.18788
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: 235813
Threats Detected: 12
Threats Quarantined: 12
Time Elapsed: 20 min, 4 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: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Extensions\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 

File: 9
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\000003.log, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\CURRENT, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\LOCK, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\LOG, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dlefdpnpkfggdjonedjkccpfdclfgegg\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\DLEFDPNPKFGGDJONEDJKCCPFDCLFGEGG\1.2_0\JS\DAILYFEATURE.JS, Quarantined, 205, 752296, 1.0.18788, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 156, 787624, 1.0.18788, , ame, 

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
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