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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Color page?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Color page is a search 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 closes your search tab and opens a new one with their own search engine.

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How do I know if my computer is affected by Color page?

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

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You may have noticed these warnings during install:

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How did Color page 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 Color page?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this search hijacker.
  • 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 Color page?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Color page 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 Malwarebytes Browser Guard, and the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Color page 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 Extension: (Color page) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog [2021-04-06]
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\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog\1.1_0
       Adds the file background.js"="3/24/2021 7:36 PM, 44168 bytes, A
       Adds the file content.js"="3/22/2021 8:17 PM, 2651 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="4/6/2021 10:56 AM, 3643 bytes, A
       Adds the file jquery-3.2.1.js"="6/26/2017 10:50 AM, 268039 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="4/6/2021 10:56 AM, 953 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.css"="6/29/2017 11:55 AM, 790 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.html"="6/29/2017 11:54 AM, 1429 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.js"="3/22/2021 8:16 PM, 4641 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog\1.1_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="4/6/2021 10:56 AM, 4230 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="3/24/2021 7:40 PM, 2055 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog
       Adds the file 000003.log"="4/6/2021 10:57 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="4/6/2021 10:57 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="4/6/2021 10:57 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="4/6/2021 10:57 AM, 185 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="4/6/2021 10:57 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog"="REG_SZ", "D8ADD679600197724B54C73266CC3763541938858AADD3A1DDE002F255F69354"
Malwarebytes log:

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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/6/21
Scan Time: 12:52 PM
Log File: 22c16698-96c6-11eb-8203-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.3.0.98
Components Version: 1.0.1249
Update Package Version: 1.0.39149
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 233716
Threats Detected: 11
Threats Quarantined: 11
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 10 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.SearchEngineHijack, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog, Quarantined, 336, 928503, , , , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog, Quarantined, 336, 928503, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\Google\Chrome\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog, Quarantined, 336, 928503, 1.0.39149, , ame, , , 

File: 8
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 336, 928503, , , , , 371906A6A0E099443741EAD24E3FD97B, 26945309E04F482623D05A0C1C85C83E9E698371FC846B8E33741B1E333DC284
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 336, 928503, , , , , 1E6A6B597A6C9440C2A219A898DCA94F, F221B53FFF23E3E5B6FD5B07945CCA3A43F6A31FA799F864DAB18556CAE4DD53
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog\000003.log, Quarantined, 336, 928503, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog\CURRENT, Quarantined, 336, 928503, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog\LOCK, Quarantined, 336, 928503, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog\LOG, Quarantined, 336, 928503, , , , , 46E88B6DF53F640D823C700C77F6AF88, 01679614B1D590740984E5D40C366883373A58930F724B519FFB54226BBCD6B8
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog\LOG.old, Quarantined, 336, 928503, , , , , 23A216C0F68D92B38863C591DEB03B42, 2C2B4AF0794A0943FED0B98F60369B289B79A773FD334A0409B739DC1CE33788
PUP.Optional.SearchEngineHijack, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\coamdeaenpoheelhimdnhlbfkaoajfog\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 336, 928503, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4

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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