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What is GoForFiles?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that GoForFiles 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 GoForFiles?

This is the main screen of the program (minus the advertisement):

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and you may see this screen during install:

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You may see this icon in your taskbar and on your desktop:

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and these entries in your list of installed programs:

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and this Scheduled Task:

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How did GoForFiles get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was offered as a media-download manager.

How do I remove GoForFiles?

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 GoForFiles?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes GoForFiles completely.
  • This PUP creates some scheduled tasks. You can read here how to 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 GoForFiles adware. 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

No visible signs in a HijackThis log

Possible signs in a FRST log:

 (http://goforfiles.com/) C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater\GFFUpdater.exe (http://goforfiles.com/) C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\GoforFiles.exe () C:\Users\Public\Desktop\GoforFiles.lnk () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GoforFiles () C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\GoforFiles () C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater () C:\Program Files\GoforFiles C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\htmlayout.dll C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\toolbar857571.exe C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\toolbar880541.exe Task: {D9FC7BF1-33B8-4D26-8A07-A7C17144C424} - System32\Tasks\GoforFilesUpdate => C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater\GFFUpdater.exe [2015-02-25] (http://goforfiles.com/) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details  ---------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\GoforFiles       Adds the file GoforFiles.exe"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 2370560 bytes, A       Adds the file goforfilesdl.exe"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 3195984 bytes, A       Adds the file htmlayout.dll"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 947200 bytes, A       Adds the file uninstall.exe"="2/25/2015 4:32 PM, 7181264 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language       Adds the file DE.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27946 bytes, A       Adds the file EN.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27058 bytes, A       Adds the file ES.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 28072 bytes, A       Adds the file FR.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27778 bytes, A       Adds the file IT.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27124 bytes, A       Adds the file PT.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 13898 bytes, A       Adds the file RU.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27302 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater       Adds the file GFFUpdater.exe"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 985088 bytes, A       Adds the file htmlayout.dll"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 947200 bytes, A       Adds the file uninstall.exe"="2/25/2015 4:32 PM, 7181264 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater\language       Adds the file DE.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27946 bytes, A       Adds the file EN.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27058 bytes, A       Adds the file ES.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 28072 bytes, A       Adds the file FR.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27778 bytes, A       Adds the file IT.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27124 bytes, A       Adds the file PT.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 13898 bytes, A       Adds the file RU.ini"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 27302 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\GoforFiles       Adds the file GoforFiles.lnk"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 1879 bytes, A       Adds the file Remove GFF.lnk"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 1872 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\GoforFiles    In the existing folder C:\Users\Public\Desktop       Adds the file GoforFiles.lnk"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 1867 bytes, A    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks       Adds the file GoforFilesUpdate"="2/25/2015 4:42 PM, 3088 bytes, ARegistry details  ------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\GoforFiles]       "advert_id"="REG_SZ", "501"       "dont_show_splash"="REG_SZ", "1"       "install_date"="REG_QWORD, ....       "install_dir"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\GoforFiles"       "is_can_secure_mode"="REG_SZ", "yes"       "is_search_param"="REG_SZ", "1"       "last_update_date"="REG_QWORD, ....       "soft_alert"="REG_SZ", "0"       "soft_id"="REG_SZ", "6-1-5c3effc-b419-4599-9239-4f471c80b010"       "start_keyword_duplicate"="REG_SZ", "magnets://&dn=Ò?азаÒ?Ñ?Ñ?Ò£ ұлÑ?Ñ?Ñ?Ò? Ð±Ð°Ñ ÐºÐ¸Ñ?мдеÑ?Ñ? Ñ?еÑ?еÑ?аÑ?"       "track"="REG_SZ", "99331"       "version"="REG_SZ", "3.14.17"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GoforFiles]       "current_language"="REG_SZ", "EN"       "install_date"="REG_QWORD, ..    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GoforFiles]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\uninstall.exe"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "GoforFiles"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "3.14.17"       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.goforfiles.com/help"       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\GoforFiles"       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "http://www.goforfiles.com/"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\uninstall.exe""       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.goforfiles.com/"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\GoforFilesUpdater]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater\GFFUpdater.exe"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Feature Update Service (GFF)"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "3.14.17"       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.goforfiles.com/help"       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater"       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", ""       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater\uninstall.exe""       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", ""
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 2/25/2015Scan Time: 4:51:46 PMLogfile: mbamGoForFiles.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.00.4.1028Malware Database: v2015.02.25.05Rootkit Database: v2015.02.25.01License: FreeMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: DisabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x86File System: NTFSUser: MalwarebytesScan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 294098Time Elapsed: 3 min, 39 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 1PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\GoforFiles.exe, 4020, Delete-on-Reboot, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3]Modules: 1PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\htmlayout.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], Registry Keys: 2PUP.Optional.GoForFiles.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\GoforFiles, Quarantined, [5f4a51d1eb9f1f17024b9aaa8a7754ac], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\GoforFilesUpdater, Quarantined, [892009195c2e181e4c01a89c14edf010], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 3PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles, Delete-on-Reboot, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\GoforFiles, Quarantined, [bdece14191f953e359baf72a24e154ac], Files: 16PUP.Optional.GoForFiles.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\GoforFiles.exe, Quarantined, [9019e1418307f640212c271dd1308d73], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles.A, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [5f4a51d1eb9f1f17024b9aaa8a7754ac], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles.A, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles Updater\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [892009195c2e181e4c01a89c14edf010], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\htmlayout.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\GoforFiles.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\goforfilesdl.exe, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language\DE.ini, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language\EN.ini, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language\ES.ini, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language\FR.ini, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language\IT.ini, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language\PT.ini, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Program Files\GoforFiles\language\RU.ini, Quarantined, [b6f3d74b6c1e31056aa71d048d780df3], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\GoforFiles\GoforFiles.lnk, Quarantined, [bdece14191f953e359baf72a24e154ac], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\GoforFiles\Remove GFF.lnk, Quarantined, [bdece14191f953e359baf72a24e154ac], PUP.Optional.GoForFiles, C:\Users\Public\Desktop\GoforFiles.lnk, Quarantined, [4a5f23ffa4e64aec63b1150c1ee7d729], Physical Sectors: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)
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