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What is DealPly?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that DealPly 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 also displays advertisements.

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

This is how their welcome site looks:

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

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and these browser add-ons:

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How did DealPly get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove DealPly?

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 DealPly?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes DealPly 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 DealPly hijacker. 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:

O2 - BHO: DealPly - {A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448} - C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPlyIE.dll
Alterations made by the installer:

 

File system details  ---------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\DealPly       Adds the file DealPly.crx"="8/14/2011 3:18 PM, 16820 bytes, A       Adds the file DealPlyIE.dll"="8/14/2011 3:18 PM, 83048 bytes, A       Adds the file icon.ico"="8/14/2011 3:18 PM, 15086 bytes, A       Adds the file uninst.exe"="12/17/2014 4:57 PM, 86358 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DealPly       Adds the file DealPly Help.lnk"="12/17/2014 4:57 PM, 1488 bytes, A       Adds the file DealPly.lnk"="12/17/2014 4:57 PM, 1488 bytes, A       Adds the file Uninstall DealPly.lnk"="12/17/2014 4:57 PM, 1204 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0       Adds the file background.html"="12/17/2014 4:59 PM, 1178 bytes, A       Adds the file manifest.json"="12/17/2014 4:59 PM, 766 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0\images       Adds the file dealplyIcon128.png"="12/17/2014 4:59 PM, 11185 bytes, A       Adds the file dealplyIcon16.png"="12/17/2014 4:59 PM, 698 bytes, A       Adds the file dealplyIcon48.png"="12/17/2014 4:59 PM, 3006 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}       Adds the file chrome.manifest"="8/14/2011 3:18 PM, 151 bytes, A       Adds the file install.rdf"="8/14/2011 3:18 PM, 1052 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\chrome\content       Adds the file dealply.xul"="8/14/2011 3:18 PM, 600 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\chrome\content\images       Adds the file dealplyIcon32.png"="8/14/2011 3:18 PM, 1802 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\defaults\preferences       Adds the file defaults.js"="12/17/2014 4:57 PM, 232 bytes, ARegistry details  ------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "DealPly"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}\InProcServer32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPlyIE.dll"       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DealPly]       "Channel"="REG_SZ", "dirpad"       "ChromeCrxPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPly.crx"       "FirefoxExtensionPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}"       "IeDllPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPlyIE.dll"       "InstallDateHuman"="REG_SZ", "17/12/2014 16:57:47"       "InstallDateMachine"="REG_SZ", "20141217165747"       "InstallDir"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly"       "InstallId"="REG_SZ", "21662241710885078797743368969917878312364"       "InstallStatus"="REG_SZ", "OK"       "Partner"="REG_SZ", "dir"       "UninstallerPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\uninst.exe"       "VersionFull"="REG_SZ", "1.0"       "VersionInt"="REG_SZ", "1000"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje]       "path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPly.crx"       "version"="REG_SZ", "3.0.7.2"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}]       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DealPly]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\uninst.exe"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "DealPly"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", ""       "NSIS:Language"="REG_SZ", "1033"       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "DealPly"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\uninst.exe"       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.dealply.com/"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DealPly]       "Channel"="REG_SZ", "dirpad"       "ChromeCrxPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPly.crx"       "FirefoxExtensionPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}"       "IeDllPath"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPlyIE.dll"       "InstallDateHuman"="REG_SZ", "17/12/2014 16:57:47"       "InstallDateMachine"="REG_SZ", "20141217165747"       "InstallDir"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly"       "InstallId"="REG_SZ", "21662241710885078797743368969917878312364"       "InstallStatus"="REG_SZ", "OK"       "Partner"="REG_SZ", "dir"       "VersionFull"="REG_SZ", "2.0.0.0"       "VersionInt"="REG_SZ", "2000"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje]       "path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPly.crx"       "version"="REG_SZ", "3.0.7.2"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}]       "Flags"="REG_DWORD", 1024       "VerCache"="REG_BINARY, ......................    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje]       "path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPly.crx"       "version"="REG_SZ", "3.0.7.2"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

 

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 12/17/2014Scan Time: 5:03:08 PMLogfile: mbamDealPly.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.00.4.1028Malware Database: v2014.12.17.03Rootkit Database: v2014.12.14.01License: FreeMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: DisabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x86File System: NTFSUser: MalwarebytesScan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 283040Time Elapsed: 3 min, 32 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 0(No malicious items detected)Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 12PUP.DealPly, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}, Quarantined, [da0d5a09abd15dd9dfcc52445fa66f91], PUP.DealPly, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}, Quarantined, [da0d5a09abd15dd9dfcc52445fa66f91], PUP.DealPly, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}, Quarantined, [da0d5a09abd15dd9dfcc52445fa66f91], PUP.DealPly, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}, Quarantined, [da0d5a09abd15dd9dfcc52445fa66f91], PUP.DealPly, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{A6174F27-1FFF-E1D6-A93F-BA48AD5DD448}\INPROCSERVER32, Quarantined, [da0d5a09abd15dd9dfcc52445fa66f91], PUP.Optional.Dealply, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\DealPly, Quarantined, [ffe8580b77050135e245f4a4cd385aa6], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\DealPly, Quarantined, [aa3d5310ef8d79bd86683f3ab64d837d], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\EXTENSIONS\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje, Quarantined, [9651b1b2ea92152193126218c93a20e0], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\GOOGLE\CHROME\EXTENSIONS\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje, Quarantined, [7473234045372f0750550c6e43c0e41c], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\DealPly, Quarantined, [51965013b1cb5fd7306ef46432d1b848], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\EXTENSIONS\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje, Quarantined, [cd1a66fd85f7999de6c0abcff80ba957], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\GOOGLE\CHROME\EXTENSIONS\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje, Quarantined, [dc0b1b489ce066d0c4e2b3c7c93af709], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 11PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Program Files\DealPly, Quarantined, [757277ec54284ee879c26d3b28dc817f], PUP.OPtional.Dealply.A, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DealPly, Quarantined, [7f683033ee8e90a693cbbfebc3418c74], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje, Quarantined, [6582382baeced165233df82b49ba2dd3], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0, Quarantined, [6582382baeced165233df82b49ba2dd3], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0\images, Quarantined, [6582382baeced165233df82b49ba2dd3], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\chrome, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\chrome\content, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\chrome\content\images, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\defaults, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\defaults\preferences, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], Files: 18PUP.DealPly, C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPlyIE.dll, Quarantined, [da0d5a09abd15dd9dfcc52445fa66f91], PUP.Optional.Dealply, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\dealply.exe, Quarantined, [8a5dd98a80fccd690b1c95033fc618e8], PUP.Optional.Dealply, C:\Program Files\DealPly\uninst.exe, Quarantined, [ffe8580b77050135e245f4a4cd385aa6], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Program Files\DealPly\DealPly.crx, Quarantined, [757277ec54284ee879c26d3b28dc817f], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Program Files\DealPly\icon.ico, Quarantined, [757277ec54284ee879c26d3b28dc817f], PUP.OPtional.Dealply.A, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DealPly\Uninstall DealPly.lnk, Quarantined, [7f683033ee8e90a693cbbfebc3418c74], PUP.OPtional.Dealply.A, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DealPly\DealPly Help.lnk, Quarantined, [7f683033ee8e90a693cbbfebc3418c74], PUP.OPtional.Dealply.A, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\DealPly\DealPly.lnk, Quarantined, [7f683033ee8e90a693cbbfebc3418c74], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0\background.html, Quarantined, [6582382baeced165233df82b49ba2dd3], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [6582382baeced165233df82b49ba2dd3], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0\images\dealplyIcon128.png, Quarantined, [6582382baeced165233df82b49ba2dd3], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0\images\dealplyIcon16.png, Quarantined, [6582382baeced165233df82b49ba2dd3], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\gaiilaahiahdejapggenmdmafpmbipje\3.0.7.2_0\images\dealplyIcon48.png, Quarantined, [6582382baeced165233df82b49ba2dd3], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\chrome.manifest, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\install.rdf, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\chrome\content\dealply.xul, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\chrome\content\images\dealplyIcon32.png, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], PUP.Optional.DealPly.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\6qeoodjs.default-1401006518835\extensions\{EB9394A3-4AD6-4918-9537-31A1FD8E8EDF}\defaults\preferences\defaults.js, Quarantined, [9a4d184b2854ff376de03bf9b94a19e7], Physical Sectors: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)
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