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  1. What is VKontakte.DJ? The Malwarebytes research team has determined that VKontakte.DJ 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. This one installs a new browseer and also displays advertisements. How do I know if my computer is affected by VKontakte.DJ? You may see these entries in your list of installed software: and these warnings during install: these browser add-ons: this search engine: and you will see these icons in your startmenu, taskbar, and on your desktop: How did VKontakte.DJ get on my computer? Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software. How do I remove VKontakte.DJ? Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop. Double-click mbam-setup-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to: Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Then click Finish. Once the program has loaded, select Scan Now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu. If an update is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected. Restart your computer when prompted to do so. Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of VKontakte.DJ? No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes VKontakte.DJ completely. The Yandex entries can be safely uninstalled in your list of installed "Programs and Features". Please visit our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods. If you are using Firefox or Chrome you can Disable and Remove the extensions safely in the corresponding menu's. If you are using Opera, you can remove unwanted items from the Bookmarks bar by rightclicking them and then choose "Move to Trash". This PUP creates some scheduled tasks. You can read here how to check for and, if necessary, remove Scheduled Tasks. How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 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 Anti-Malware would have protected you against the VKontakte.DJ hijacker. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late. Technical details for experts Possible signs in FRST logs: (Yandex LLC) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\BrowserManager\BrowserManager.exe HKCU\...\Run: [VkontakteDJ] => C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\VkontakteDJ.exe [5193216 2016-08-01] () HKCU\...\Run: [Browser Manager] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\BrowserManager\BrowserManager.exe [1712992 2016-01-18] (Yandex LLC) HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxps://www.yandex.ru/?win=240&clid=2254770-169 SearchScopes: HKCU -> DefaultScope {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL = hxxps://yandex.ru/search/?win=240&clid=2254771-169&text={searchTerms} SearchScopes: HKCU -> {0633EE93-D776-472f-A0FF-E1416B8B2E3A} URL = hxxps://yandex.ru/search/?win=240&clid=2254771-169&text={searchTerms} FF DefaultSearchEngine: Яндекс FF SelectedSearchEngine: Яндекс FF Homepage: hxxps://www.yandex.ru/?win=240&clid=2254770-169 FF SearchPlugin: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\searchplugins\yandex.ru-091151.xml [2016-08-01] FF Extension: Советник Яндекс.Маркета - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions\sovetnik@metabar.ru.xpi [2016-08-01] CHR HomePage: Default -> yandex.ru/?__PARAM__from=chromehp CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxps://yandex.ru/search/?__PARAM__from=chromesearch&text={searchTerms} CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> yandex.ru CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxps://suggest.yandex.net/suggest-ff.cgi?uil=ru&part={searchTerms} CHR Extension: (Стартовая — Яндекс) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cpegcopcfajiiibidlaelhjjblpefbjk [2016-08-01] CHR Extension: (Яндекс) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gdljkkmghdkckhaogaemgbgdfophkfco [2016-08-01] CHR Extension: (Яндекс) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lgdnilodcpljomelbbnpgdogdbmclbni [2016-08-01] C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\VKDJ C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Обновление Браузера Яндекс C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Yandex.lnk C:\Windows\Tasks\Обновление Браузера Яндекс.job C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Yandex C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Яндекс C:\Users\{username}\AppData\LocalLow\Yandex C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Package Cache C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Vkontakte DJ.lnk C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Yandex C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VkontakteDJ C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Xpom C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Nichrome C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Chromium C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ Vkontakte DJ (HKLM\...\VkontakteDJ) (Version: - ) Yandex (HKCU\...\YandexBrowser) (Version: - ООО «ЯНДЕКС») Yandex taskbar button (HKCU\...\YaPinLancher) (Version: - Yandex) Менеджер браузеров (HKCU\...\{a4e708c3-efaf-49b0-aa5a-394305338e7b}) (Version: - Яндекс) Менеджер браузеров (x32 Version: - Яндекс) Hidden Task: {0C560D32-7F84-42FB-8D3F-C71AF7E4F392} - System32\Tasks\Обновление Браузера Яндекс => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application\browser.exe [2016-07-22] (YANDEX LLC) Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\Обновление Браузера Яндекс.job => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\YandexBrowser\Application\browser.exe Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware www.malwarebytes.org Scan Date: 8/1/2016 Scan Time: 9:38 AM Logfile: mbamVKontakteDJ.txt Administrator: Yes Version: Malware Database: v2016.08.01.03 Rootkit Database: v2016.05.27.01 License: Premium Malware Protection: Disabled Malicious Website Protection: Enabled Self-protection: Enabled OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 CPU: x64 File System: NTFS User: {username} Scan Type: Threat Scan Result: Completed Objects Scanned: 316293 Time Elapsed: 8 min, 53 sec Memory: Enabled Startup: Enabled Filesystem: Enabled Archives: Enabled Rootkits: Enabled Heuristics: Enabled PUP: Enabled PUM: Enabled Processes: 0 (No malicious items detected) Modules: 0 (No malicious items detected) Registry Keys: 1 PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\VkontakteDJ, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], Registry Values: 1 PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\VkontakteDJ.exe /H, Quarantined, [b73081c43a60b284f595d1ed8e760bf5] Registry Data: 0 (No malicious items detected) Folders: 2 PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\VKDJ, Quarantined, [ebfce1643565ef47cac2734bdd279070], Files: 15 PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\VKontakteDJ.exe, Quarantined, [b73081c43a60b284f595d1ed8e760bf5], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\VKontakte-DJ.exe, Quarantined, [1fc8e065544688ae3555d3ebf60e9868], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Vkontakte DJ.lnk, Quarantined, [6384d372891171c51a716a54ef15ff01], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\downloader.exe.e, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\gdiplus.dll, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\History.txt, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\libeay32.dll, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\ssleay32.dll, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\uninstall.dat, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\ProgramData\VkontakteDJ\vkontaktedj.dat, Quarantined, [29be1b2a8119a88e27947d3e46bef808], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\VKDJ\Config.ini, Quarantined, [ebfce1643565ef47cac2734bdd279070], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\VKDJ\avkp2.swf, Quarantined, [ebfce1643565ef47cac2734bdd279070], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\VKDJ\vvkp2.swf, Quarantined, [ebfce1643565ef47cac2734bdd279070], PUP.Optional.VkontakteDJ, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\VKDJ\working_20160801_0918.log, Quarantined, [ebfce1643565ef47cac2734bdd279070], Physical Sectors: 0 (No malicious items detected) (end) As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat. 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