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What is CashReminder?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that CashReminder 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 CashReminder?

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


How did CashReminder get on my computer?

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

How do I remove CashReminder?

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 CashReminder?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes CashReminder 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 CashReminder 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:

O23 - Service: CashReminder - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\CashReminder\CashReminder.exe
Possible signs in a FRST log:

 S2 CashReminder; C:\Program Files\CashReminder\CashReminder.exe [443840 2015-03-18] () R1 crfilterdrv; C:\Windows\System32\drivers\crfilterdrv.sys [43848 2015-02-26] (Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) () C:\Program Files\CashReminder (Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) C:\Windows\system32\Drivers\crfilterdrv.sys
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details  ---------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\CashReminder       Adds the file CashReminder.exe"="3/18/2015 11:15 AM, 443840 bytes, A       Adds the file libeay32.dll"="1/21/2015 4:47 PM, 1265664 bytes, A       Adds the file nfapi.dll"="1/21/2015 4:47 PM, 118784 bytes, A       Adds the file nfregdrv.exe"="1/21/2015 4:47 PM, 49152 bytes, A       Adds the file ProtocolFilters.dll"="3/13/2015 1:14 PM, 249856 bytes, A       Adds the file ssleay32.dll"="1/21/2015 4:47 PM, 352256 bytes, A       Adds the file uninstall.exe"="3/18/2015 1:14 PM, 40246 bytes, A    In the existing folder C:\Windows\System32\drivers       Adds the file crfilterdrv.sys"="2/26/2015 3:03 AM, 43848 bytes, ARegistry details  ------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\CashReminder]       "InstID"="REG_SZ", "YKZcCUgkH7WM8idoMp0JfmNUTUMSBUXh"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\CashReminder]       "Comments"="REG_SZ", "CashReminder will remind you when you can earn a percent of your money back shopping online and related products with lower prices! (Build: d3fzz0tpqBwKUeQdwHfruKZhZ)"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "CashReminder"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "1.0.0"       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Related Deals LLC"       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\CashReminder\uninstall.exe" /S"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files\CashReminder\uninstall.exe" /S"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\CashReminder]       "Description"="REG_SZ", "CashReminder will remind you when you can earn a percent of your money back shopping online and related products with lower prices!"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "CashReminder"       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Program Files\CashReminder\CashReminder.exe"       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\crfilterdrv       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "crfilterdrv"       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Group"="REG_SZ", "PNP_TDI"       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "system32\drivers\crfilterdrv.sys"       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Tag"="REG_DWORD", 11       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 1    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\crfilterdrv\Enum]       "0"="REG_SZ", "Root\LEGACY_CRFILTERDRV\0000"       "Count"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NextInstance"="REG_DWORD", 1
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 3/18/2015Scan Time: 1:36:42 PMLogfile: mbamCashReminder.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: Database: v2015.03.18.03Rootkit 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: 294599Time Elapsed: 3 min, 46 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 0(No malicious items detected)Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 3PUP.Optional.CRFilter.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\crfilterdrv, Quarantined, [22d958ee2961f343764dbeed6c97de22], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\CashReminder, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\CashReminder, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 1PUP.Optional.CashReminder, C:\Program Files\CashReminder, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], Files: 8PUP.Optional.CRFilter.A, C:\Windows\System32\drivers\crfilterdrv.sys, Quarantined, [22d958ee2961f343764dbeed6c97de22], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, C:\Program Files\CashReminder\CashReminder.exe, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, C:\Program Files\CashReminder\libeay32.dll, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, C:\Program Files\CashReminder\nfapi.dll, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, C:\Program Files\CashReminder\nfregdrv.exe, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, C:\Program Files\CashReminder\ProtocolFilters.dll, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, C:\Program Files\CashReminder\ssleay32.dll, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], PUP.Optional.CashReminder, C:\Program Files\CashReminder\uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [62997bcbfe8c9a9c355db38e9c69e719], 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.

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

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
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