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What is VaccineHome?

 

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that VaccineHome is a fake anti-malware application.  These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised.  Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats.  In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue.  You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.

 

How do I know if I am infected with VaccineHome?

 

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

 

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You will find this icon in your taskbar:

 

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And see these warnings:

 

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How did VaccineHome get on my computer?

 

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their site.

 

How do I remove VaccineHome?

 

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.


Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.

At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:

 


Update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware


 

[*]Then click Finish.

[*]If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.

[*]Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.

[*]When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.

[*]Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.  Reboot your computer if prompted.

[*]When completed, a log will open in Notepad. The rogue application should now be gone.


 

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of VaccineHome?

 


No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes VaccineHome completely.


 

How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

 

We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software.  If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for additional protection.

 

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the VaccineHome rogue.  It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


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Technical details for experts

 

Signs in a HijackThis log:

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehome.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomeusb.exe
 
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [vaccinehomeusb] C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomeusb.exe

 

Alterations made by the installer:


 
File system details 
---------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome
       Adds the file config.ini"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 416 bytes, A
       Adds the file ȨÆäÀÌÁö.url"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 47 bytes, A
       Adds the file traking.dll"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 42007 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninst_vaccinehome.exe"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 113080 bytes, A
       Adds the file vaccinehome.exe"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 603696 bytes, A
       Adds the file vaccinehomectrl.exe"="12/15/2013 12:51 AM, 93232 bytes, A
       Adds the file vaccinehomeu.exe"="12/15/2013 12:51 AM, 149048 bytes, A
       Adds the file vaccinehomeusb.exe"="12/15/2013 12:51 AM, 106544 bytes, A
       Adds the file ware.dll"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 868440 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin
       Adds the file config.inf"="11/19/2013 2:55 PM, 2529 bytes, A
       Adds the file harddisk.inf"="7/23/2013 5:21 PM, 3340 bytes, A
       Adds the file internet.inf"="7/23/2013 5:30 PM, 972 bytes, A
       Adds the file log.inf"="7/23/2013 5:55 PM, 610 bytes, A
       Adds the file main.bmp"="11/18/2013 12:08 PM, 2465336 bytes, A
       Adds the file main.inf"="7/23/2013 5:38 PM, 2564 bytes, A
       Adds the file malware.inf"="7/23/2013 4:17 PM, 592 bytes, A
       Adds the file malwaremain.inf"="7/26/2013 1:04 PM, 1041 bytes, A
       Adds the file oneclick.inf"="7/22/2013 6:31 PM, 1179 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.inf"="7/29/2013 6:31 PM, 2166 bytes, A
       Adds the file securityhome.inf"="11/19/2013 2:34 PM, 2158 bytes, A
       Adds the file system.inf"="7/23/2013 4:51 PM, 2129 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\vaccinehome
       Adds the file ¹é½ÅȨ »èÁ¦.lnk"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 1163 bytes, A
       Adds the file ¹é½ÅȨ ½ÇÇà.lnk"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 1103 bytes, A
       Adds the file ȨÆäÀÌÁö.lnk"="12/15/2013 12:52 AM, 1098 bytes, A
 
Registry details 
------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility]
       "vchm"="REG_SZ, "2096750269"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "vaccinehomeusb"="REG_SZ, "C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomeusb.exe"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\vaccinehome]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ, "C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\uninst_vaccinehome.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ, "vaccinehome"
       "DisplayPid"="REG_SZ, "vaccinehome"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ, "1.0.0.1"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD, 1"
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD, 1"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ, "(ÁÖ)À¯¾¾¿¡ÇÁ"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ, "C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\uninst_vaccinehome.exe"
 

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (PRO) 1.75.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org
 
Database version: v2013.12.15.02
 
Windows 8 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 10.0.9200.16660
{username} :: MBAM-VM [administrator]
 
Protection: Disabled
 
12/15/2013 1:03:34 AM
mbam-log-2013-12-15 (01-03-34).txt
 
Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 201413
Time elapsed: 1 minute(s), 26 second(s)
 
Memory Processes Detected: 2
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehome.exe (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> 1392 -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomeusb.exe (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> 2728 -> Delete on reboot.
 
Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Keys Detected: 1
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\vaccinehome (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
 
Registry Values Detected: 1
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|vaccinehomeusb (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Data: C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomeusb.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
 
Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folders Detected: 2
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
 
Files Detected: 23
C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\vaccinehomesetup.exe (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehome.exe (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\config.ini (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\traking.dll (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\uninst_vaccinehome.exe (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomectrl.exe (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomelog.txt (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomeu.exe (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\vaccinehomeusb.exe (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\ware.dll (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\ȨÆäÀÌÁö.url (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\config.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\harddisk.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\internet.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\log.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\main.bmp (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\main.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\malware.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\malwaremain.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\oneclick.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\popup.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\securityhome.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files (x86)\vaccinehome\Skin\system.inf (Rogue.vaccinehome.k) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
 
(end)
 

 

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.

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

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Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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