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What is Great Find?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Great Find 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 effected by Great Find?

This is how the first screen of the installer looks:

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And you may see these browser add-ons:

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and this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did Great Find get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Great Find?

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

  • 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 all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Great Find?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Great Find 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 Great Find hijacker. It would have warned you before the browser hijacker 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: Great Find - {ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions\ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285.dll
You may find these entries in FRST logs:

 BHO-x32: Great Find -> {ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions\ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285.dll [2015-06-30] () FF Extension: Great Find - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t59s5t8p.default\Extensions\firefox@www.havegreatfind.com.xpi [2015-06-30] C:\Program Files (x86)\Great FindGreat Find (HKLM-x32\...\Great Find) (Version: 2.0.5658.1513 - Great Find)
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)---------------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find       Adds the file 7za.exe"="26/06/2015 00:27, 536064 bytes, A       Adds the file Uninstaller.exe"="29/06/2015 09:50, 313384 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions       Adds the file ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285.dll"="30/06/2015 01:38, 145608 bytes, A       Adds the file firefox@www.havegreatfind.com.xpi"="30/06/2015 01:43, 10597 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t59s5t8p.default\extensions       Adds the file firefox@www.havegreatfind.com.xpi"="30/06/2015 01:43, 10597 bytes, ARegistry details [View: All details] (Selection)------------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IGreatFindBHO"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{D163F9C6-1080-4B36-8BF2-EB3203FCC5ED}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D163F9C6-1080-4B36-8BF2-EB3203FCC5ED}\1.0]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "GreatFindIEClientLib"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D163F9C6-1080-4B36-8BF2-EB3203FCC5ED}\1.0\0\win32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions\ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285.dll"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D163F9C6-1080-4B36-8BF2-EB3203FCC5ED}\1.0\FLAGS]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D163F9C6-1080-4B36-8BF2-EB3203FCC5ED}\1.0\HELPDIR]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1"       "1"="REG_SZ", ""    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Great Find"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285}\InprocServer32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions\ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285.dll"       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285}\Programmable]    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{d163f9c6-1080-4b36-8bf2-eb3203fcc5ed}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285}\Version]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "dd4343c5-7798-4454-8c49-7ee838971283"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IGreatFindBHO"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{D163F9C6-1080-4B36-8BF2-EB3203FCC5ED}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GreatFind]       "cg"="REG_SZ", "dd4343c5-7798-4454-8c49-7ee838971283"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Great Find"       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Great Find]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\uninstaller.exe""       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Great Find"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.0.5658.1513"       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 982       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:support@havegreatfind.com"       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20150630"       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find"       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Great Find"       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\uninstaller.exe""       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\uninstaller.exe""       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.havegreatfind.com/support"       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://www.havegreatfind.com"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 30/06/2015Scan Time: 08:45Logfile: mbamGreatFind.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.1.8.1057Malware Database: v2015.06.30.01Rootkit Database: v2015.06.26.01License: FreeMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: DisabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: {username}Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 332099Time Elapsed: 4 min, 16 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 0(No malicious items detected)Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 13PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{d163f9c6-1080-4b36-8bf2-eb3203fcc5ed}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{D293D86F-7BE7-4EAB-B4AA-464A8FC37145}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{d163f9c6-1080-4b36-8bf2-eb3203fcc5ed}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{d163f9c6-1080-4b36-8bf2-eb3203fcc5ed}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{EF14FE43-BA6A-4575-BAB7-6B15D8043285}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{EF14FE43-BA6A-4575-BAB7-6B15D8043285}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{EF14FE43-BA6A-4575-BAB7-6B15D8043285}, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Great Find, Quarantined, [5188566af892be786e13424924e26d93], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\GreatFind, Quarantined, [fedb6d53127894a26e747f195ca907f9], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 2PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find, Quarantined, [588111af2862fb3bd7ed6f88887be917], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions, Quarantined, [588111af2862fb3bd7ed6f88887be917], Files: 6PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions\ef14fe43-ba6a-4575-bab7-6b15d8043285.dll, Quarantined, [ad2c50708604e5510df2852fef14a759], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Grea find .exe, Quarantined, [26b3ac140a8095a1740d7813ec1a7987], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Uninstaller.exe, Quarantined, [5188566af892be786e13424924e26d93], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\t59s5t8p.default\extensions\firefox@www.havegreatfind.com.xpi, Quarantined, [e2f7417f404a7bbbf1036731d33234cc], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\7za.exe, Quarantined, [588111af2862fb3bd7ed6f88887be917], PUP.Optional.GreatFind.A, C:\Program Files (x86)\Great Find\Extensions\firefox@www.havegreatfind.com.xpi, Quarantined, [588111af2862fb3bd7ed6f88887be917], 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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Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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