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What is Oursearches?


The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Oursearches is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.


How do I know if my computer is affected by Oursearches?


You may see this entry in your list of installed programs:



and these Scheduled Tasks:



How did Oursearches get on my computer?


Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.


How do I remove Oursearches?


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 the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Oursearches?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Oursearches completely.
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 Oursearches adware.  It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.



Technical details for experts


You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [oursearches ] C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursearches.exe


Alterations made by the installer:

File system details  ---------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\       Adds the file app.ini"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 565 bytes, A       Adds the file dpihgenk.dll"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 203264 bytes, A       Adds the file oApbiika.dll"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 305152 bytes, A       Adds the file oursearches.exe"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 527872 bytes, A       Adds the file oursup.exe"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 431616 bytes, A       Adds the file res.dll"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 197120 bytes, A       Adds the file serp.js"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 1436 bytes, A       Adds the file sqlite.dll"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 573100 bytes, A    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks       Adds the file oursearches "="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 3512 bytes, A       Adds the file oursearches  Updater"="11/16/2014 9:37 AM, 3502 bytes, ARegistry details  ------------------------------------------    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\keepmysearch\instl\data]       "APPORDR"="REG_SZ", "DFFD536752BE4FE7"       "country"="REG_SZ", ""       "insllPgLoad"="REG_SZ", "true"       "lng"="REG_SZ", ""       "prm1"="REG_SZ", ""       "prm2"="REG_SZ", ""       "prm3"="REG_SZ", ""       "prm4"="REG_SZ", ""       "prm5"="REG_SZ", ""    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\keepmysearch\uninstl]       "oursearcheskms"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursup.exe"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION]       "oursearches.exe"="REG_DWORD", 19000       "oursup.exe"="REG_DWORD", 19000    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]       "oursearches "="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursearches.exe"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\onekit]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursup.exe""       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "oursearches "       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Oursearches SL"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursup.exe" /uninstl"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 11/16/2014Scan Time: 9:48:51 AMLogfile: mbamOurSearches.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: Database: v2014.11.16.01Rootkit Database: v2014.11.12.01License: FreeMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: DisabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x86File System: NTFSUser: MalwarebytesScan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 275844Time Elapsed: 4 min, 44 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 1PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursearches.exe, 1164, Delete-on-Reboot, [d69b0438ceaef541269ce894d134639d]Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 1PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\onekit, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], Registry Values: 1PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|oursearches , C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursearches.exe, Quarantined, [d69b0438ceaef541269ce894d134639d]Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 3PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit, Delete-on-Reboot, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches, Delete-on-Reboot, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\, Delete-on-Reboot, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], Files: 11PUP.Optional.PayByAds.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursearches.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [d69b0438ceaef541269ce894d134639d], PUP.Optional.OurSearches.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Oursearches.exe, Quarantined, [0c6587b5ee8eb2842d3aacd150b59868], PUP.Optional.OurSearches.A, c:\Windows\System32\Tasks\oursearches , Quarantined, [353c33092a52e94df1a03bf810f3d42c], PUP.Optional.OurSearches.A, C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\oursearches  Updater, Quarantined, [4c2557e5c3b9181e731e51e23ac90ef2], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\app.ini, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\dpihgenk.dll, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oApbiika.dll, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\oursup.exe, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\res.dll, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\serp.js, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], PUP.Optional.Onekit.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\onekit\oursearches\\sqlite.dll, Quarantined, [caa7bd7f7b01ae88525cb57aca3908f8], 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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