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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Clip Finder?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Clip Finder is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that behaves like adware.
This PUP was pushed by malvertising websites as fake updates.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Clip Finder?

You may see one of these entries in your list of installed browser extensions:

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warning4.png

warning5.png

You may have noticed one of these warnings during install:

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warning2.png

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and this new rightclick menu for selected text:

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How did Clip Finder get on my computer?

PUPs 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 Clip Finder?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this PUP.
  • 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 items.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Clip Finder?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Clip Finder completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you remove this PUP.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Clip Finder PUP. It would have blocked the installer before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
Edge Extension: (Clip Finder) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Extensions\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl [2021-07-01]
FF Extension: (Clip Finder) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\profile.default\Extensions\[email protected] [2021-07-01] [UpdateUrl:hxxps://clip-finder.com/FirefoxApiFolder/extension.json]
CHR Extension: (Clip Finder) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd [2021-07-01]
Significant changes 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\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\1.0_0
       Adds the file jquery.js"="5/11/2021 6:09 AM, 86671 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 1097 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\1.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 1328 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="5/13/2021 5:48 PM, 1991 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\1.0_0\pics
       Adds the file image128.png"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 3894 bytes, A
       Adds the file image16.png"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 409 bytes, A
       Adds the file image32.png"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 927 bytes, A
       Adds the file image64.png"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 1959 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\1.0_0\ScriptdBacks
       Adds the file bckgd.js"="5/11/2021 7:02 AM, 8953 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd
       Adds the file 000003.log"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 290 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 371 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="7/1/2021 9:03 AM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Extensions\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\1.0_0
       Adds the file jquery.js"="5/11/2021 11:38 PM, 105696 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 1034 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Extensions\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\1.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 1469 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="5/14/2021 4:37 PM, 2219 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Extensions\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\1.0_0\pics
       Adds the file image128.png"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 3894 bytes, A
       Adds the file image16.png"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 409 bytes, A
       Adds the file image32.png"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 927 bytes, A
       Adds the file image64.png"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 1959 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Extensions\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\1.0_0\ScriptdBacks
       Adds the file bckgd.js"="5/11/2021 11:45 PM, 5640 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl
       Adds the file 000003.log"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 233 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 373 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="7/1/2021 8:59 AM, 41 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\profile.default\extensions
       Adds the file [email protected]"="7/1/2021 9:01 AM, 48758 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd"="REG_SZ", "099F4AFCA09077B9A5BA4037590DE4104BAC3DD1649738929DA16860C96F67E3"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Edge\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl"="REG_SZ", "37DE9BEBAE2A577469DD50CF1606088BE577508598FAA323A24F771CCC28CEC7"
Malwarebytes log:
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 7/1/21
Scan Time: 9:13 AM
Log File: e2211e1c-da3b-11eb-887e-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.4.0.117
Components Version: 1.0.1344
Update Package Version: 1.0.42510
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: 257616
Threats Detected: 23
Threats Quarantined: 23
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 29 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: 2
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\EDGE\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 4
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Extensions\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\EDGE\USER DATA\Default\Extensions\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\EDGE\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , , 

File: 17
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\PROFILE.DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\[email protected], Quarantined, 298, 954877, 1.0.42510, , ame, , B7F47856162C6B807F9DD7DE66F16AFD, 37EE6F82878A1175377B7C7C552AD69DE981542C88D2EDF139B5C44156DD8D2A
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 298, 954145, , , , , 505796177AD854B6C7CC3FF1FC793E5C, DDE556CA1F1C73455A9E5880FE5A9BBB3FEA422230DAAA71020ECFBE036EC07F
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 298, 954145, , , , , ECDDECB5DEDD2CF14734FF57445C6C6F, 91B74BACA8500696A517F54C8A6E59711952890A0D27ABCCEB2BB7C04FA3F057
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\000003.log, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , F2A4805B2836556DED20FFCA829E1236, 950BF09D3749CCF981D5B48FC4CAB607F0AFEDB076DBDDB8BA919983242DA760
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\CURRENT, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\LOCK, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\LOG, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , DCB03B6025004E527BDFFD33128A48E0, D6BB2C345339E9575C8688F84528D18A6C7C704A1DA44060667ED237408694A8
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\njnmjhifihjacdmhmdapcjgjkhhpcjdd\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\NJNMJHIFIHJACDMHMDAPCJGJKHHPCJDD\1.0_0\SCRIPTDBACKS\BCKGD.JS, Quarantined, 298, 954145, 1.0.42510, , ame, , 6B67A60BEFB6BCED2379AA4815445D49, 9E174CCB38B65C2F5375FFA1224F16A950F4E80747D29CB9131EC6EF5EB74D2E
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\EDGE\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 298, 954145, , , , , BF57D114540C40FDD20D8609443CA8AB, 6BF036BF20E6B8E877C81382DF70786FA96219CB936319AC12B489E6CB345AF3
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\EDGE\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 298, 954145, , , , , FFA9E3DA6D9C4911542591B34DF3CE04, 0054545B391C152EDD282BDFBE0E87B428E087C9822CEA901C0F397BA9A35B32
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\000003.log, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , 48918D476B8322903C177281E371183B, 879530FACAC981EB99B79CD8F0AE71F8F3BD4BE0C15BC614ECE879F83CCB41E4
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\CURRENT, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , 46295CAC801E5D4857D09837238A6394, 0F1BAD70C7BD1E0A69562853EC529355462FCD0423263A3D39D6D0D70B780443
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\LOCK, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\LOG, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , 431C528D29E604EED258C878845F6204, A4379BA3313A9C6A751959173A3400631598D69FF109BE542A56015E5C1F8419
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Edge\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\adofelgdgkoeiclilehfciedimiepdnl\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 298, 954145, , , , , 5AF87DFD673BA2115E2FCF5CFDB727AB, F9D31B278E215EB0D0E9CD709EDFA037E828F36214AB7906F612160FEAD4B2B4
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\MICROSOFT\EDGE\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\ADOFELGDGKOEICLILEHFCIEDIMIEPDNL\1.0_0\SCRIPTDBACKS\BCKGD.JS, Quarantined, 298, 954145, 1.0.42510, , ame, , 5F1E1C6F66A3AE4BFA00F7AED17BB078, 9DDAAA3A78B4976E676151E43F30E95D60BB4A9A57BE82B57C3DE2E4ED17D739

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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