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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Get Forms Plus?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Get Forms Plus 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.

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How do I know if my computer is affected by Get Forms Plus?

You may see this browser extension:

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these warnings during install:

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You may see this new startpage:

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and this new setting:

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How did Get Forms Plus 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 Get Forms Plus?

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 Get Forms Plus?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Get Forms Plus 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 would have protected you against the Get Forms Plus 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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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
CHR Notifications: Default -> hxxps://freeforms.pro; hxxps://hp.hgetformsplus.com
CHR NewTab: Default ->  Active:"chrome-extension://hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf/newtabhtml/newtabpage.html"
CHR Extension: (Get Forms Plus) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf [2020-02-25]
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\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\1.1_0
       Adds the file central.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 2344 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="2/25/2020 8:49 AM, 5222 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="2/25/2020 8:49 AM, 1328 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\1.1_0\_locales\en
       Adds the file messages.json"="2/25/2020 8:49 AM, 201 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\1.1_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="2/25/2020 8:49 AM, 1499 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 2912 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\1.1_0\html\bAction
       Adds the file about.html"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 3732 bytes, A
       Adds the file newtabpage.html"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 214 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\1.1_0\js
       Adds the file browseraction.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 991 bytes, A
       Adds the file config.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 1014 bytes, A
       Adds the file dailyFeature.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 3478 bytes, A
       Adds the file log.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 878 bytes, A
       Adds the file newTab.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 1510 bytes, A
       Adds the file search.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 1033 bytes, A
       Adds the file store.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 235 bytes, A
       Adds the file utility.js"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 2531 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\1.1_0\newtabhtml
       Adds the file newtabpage.html"="1/20/2020 11:40 AM, 207 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf
       Adds the file 000003.log"="2/25/2020 8:49 AM, 451 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="2/25/2020 8:49 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="2/25/2020 8:49 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="2/25/2020 8:56 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="2/25/2020 8:49 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf"="REG_SZ", "6E0FD209D515E6C156F2DCD3860FF116CE4E9AD6F9500772A52462799CC2B788"
Malwarebytes log:
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 2/25/20
Scan Time: 9:06 AM
Log File: ba6489aa-57a5-11ea-ab84-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.0.4.49
Components Version: 1.0.823
Update Package Version: 1.0.19788
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: 235819
Threats Detected: 12
Threats Quarantined: 12
Time Elapsed: 14 min, 11 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|hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf, 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\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf, 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\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\000003.log, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\CURRENT, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\LOCK, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\LOG, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\hfknjfhaeoneelcghjchdaabdpnhadnf\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 205, 752296, , , , 
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\HFKNJFHAEONEELCGHJCHDAABDPNHADNF\1.1_0\JS\DAILYFEATURE.JS, Quarantined, 205, 752296, 1.0.19788, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 156, 787618, 1.0.19788, , ame, 

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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