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What is Zombie Alert?

 

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Zombie Alert 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 Zombie Alert?

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

 

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and these warnings during install:

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How did Zombie Alert get on my computer?

 

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. More information about this one can be found on our blog.

 

How do I remove Zombie Alert?

 

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 Zombie Alert?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Zombie Alert 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 Zombie Alert adware. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

 

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Technical details for experts

 

You will see these signs in a HijackThis log:

O23 - Service: ZombieAlert - Creative Island Media, LLC - C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlertService.exe
 

You may see these signs in FRST logs:

 (Creative Island Media, LLC) C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlertService.exe R2 ZombieAlert; C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlertService.exe [2320248 2015-07-30] (Creative Island Media, LLC) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\ZombieAlert C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlertZombie Alert (HKLM-x32\...\ZombieAlert) (Version: 2.7.35 - Creative Island Media, LLC) <==== ATTENTION
 

 

Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)---------------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert       Adds the file app.dat"="30/07/2015 12:25, 764030 bytes, A       Adds the file data.dat"="30/07/2015 12:25, 2048 bytes, A       Adds the file info.dat"="30/07/2015 12:25, 64 bytes, A       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="29/08/2014 14:40, 523128 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlert.dll"="30/07/2015 12:25, 1186168 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlert.exe"="30/07/2015 12:25, 50040 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlert.exe.config"="30/07/2015 12:25, 190 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlert.ico"="06/07/2013 02:44, 128626 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlert64.dll"="30/07/2015 12:25, 1389944 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlert64.exe"="30/07/2015 12:25, 50040 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlert64.exe.config"="30/07/2015 12:25, 190 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlertService.exe"="30/07/2015 12:25, 2320248 bytes, A       Adds the file ZombieAlertService.exe.config"="30/07/2015 12:25, 189 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\ZombieAlertRegistry details [View: All details] (Selection)------------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}]       "ad"="REG_SZ", "zombiealertapp.com"       "id"="REG_SZ", "e58749264379489e84d7284633895dc8"       "ip"="REG_SZ", "333"       "ns"="REG_SZ", "ZMBA"       "p"="REG_SZ", "333"       "v"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35"       "vp"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35333"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{9C4EFBD5-1ADF-41E6-BE26-AF44326E30E4}]       "(Default)"="REG_DWORD", 1       "v"="REG_DWORD", 1       "vs"="REG_SZ", "1"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}]       "id"="REG_SZ", "e58749264379489e84d7284633895dc8"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}]       "ad"="REG_SZ", "zombiealertapp.com"       "id"="REG_SZ", "e58749264379489e84d7284633895dc8"       "ip"="REG_SZ", "333"       "ns"="REG_SZ", "ZMBA"       "p"="REG_SZ", "333"       "v"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35"       "vp"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35333"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{94784c2e-5c93-c9d3-7313-b5915db3d8ff}]       "id"="REG_SZ", "e58749264379489e84d7284633895dc8"       "p"="REG_SZ", "333"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{9C4EFBD5-1ADF-41E6-BE26-AF44326E30E4}]       "(Default)"="REG_DWORD", 1       "v"="REG_DWORD", 1       "vs"="REG_SZ", "1"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}]       "id"="REG_SZ", "e58749264379489e84d7284633895dc8"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{f85f2a22-e259-cedc-43cd-3aa2d4c9911e}]       "ik"="REG_SZ", "{a65ba9f7-acf9-e2ad-9d43-3a887a715164}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\ZombieAlertService_RASAPI32]       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536       "EnableConsoleTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0       "EnableFileTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0       "FileDirectory"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%windir%\tracing"       "FileTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536       "MaxFileSize"="REG_DWORD", 1048576    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\ZombieAlertService_RASMANCS]       "ConsoleTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536       "EnableConsoleTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0       "EnableFileTracing"="REG_DWORD", 0       "FileDirectory"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "%windir%\tracing"       "FileTracingMask"="REG_DWORD", -65536       "MaxFileSize"="REG_DWORD", 1048576    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ZombieAlert]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlert.ico"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Zombie Alert"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.7.35"       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 3648       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "http://www.zombiealertapp.com/about.html"       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20150730"       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Creative Island Media, LLC"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\ZombieAlert]       "DependOnService"="REG_MULTI_SZ, "Winmgmt CryptSvc "       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "ZombieAlert"       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1       "FailureActions"="REG_BINARY, <.....................       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, ""C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlertService.exe""       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\DynConIE]       "id"="REG_SZ", "e58749264379489e84d7284633895dc8"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 30/07/2015Scan Time: 12:36Logfile: mbamZombieAlert.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.1.8.1057Malware Database: v2015.07.30.02Rootkit Database: v2015.07.29.02License: PremiumMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: EnabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: {username}Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 328220Time Elapsed: 4 min, 1 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: EnabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 1PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlertService.exe, 3644, Delete-on-Reboot, [8565cf188cfeee48559b15188d749b65]Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 9PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\ZombieAlert, Quarantined, [8565cf188cfeee48559b15188d749b65], PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [22c84d9aa6e4cb6bc007028f30d2c23e], PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [22c84d9aa6e4cb6bc007028f30d2c23e], PUP.Optional.WebSteroids.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{051E9166-B275-4683-907B-372FAE22BC7C}, Quarantined, [22c84d9aa6e4cb6bc007028f30d2c23e], PUP.Optional.DynConIE.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}, Quarantined, [9753f7f0ec9ef046871e850c45bd7789], PUP.Optional.DynConIE.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}, Quarantined, [9753f7f0ec9ef046871e850c45bd7789], PUP.Optional.DynConIE.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{E5A7A645-8318-4895-B85C-EDC606B80DB6}, Quarantined, [9753f7f0ec9ef046871e850c45bd7789], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\ZombieAlert, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.MultiIE.A, HKCU\SOFTWARE\APPDATALOW\SOFTWARE\DynConIE, Quarantined, [c42682653d4d0d29c7229be8f311f808], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 3PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert, Delete-on-Reboot, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\up, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\up\2.7.41, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], Files: 16PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlertService.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [8565cf188cfeee48559b15188d749b65], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlert.exe, Quarantined, [fded39ae8802c076c72955d8f40d2ad6], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlert64.exe, Quarantined, [d5156483ccbeee48846cd954a85951af], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\up\2.7.41\update.exe, Quarantined, [a94171767f0bec4a1bd563ca8879649c], PUP.Optional.ZombieSearch.A, C:\Users\{username}\Downloads\Setup.exe, Quarantined, [fcee2dba474338fed242b18ef90714ec], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlert.ico, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\app.dat, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\data.dat, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\info.dat, Delete-on-Reboot, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlert.dll, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlert.exe.config, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlert64.dll, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlert64.exe.config, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\ZombieAlertService.exe.config, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], PUP.Optional.ZombieAlert.A, C:\ProgramData\ZombieAlert\up\2.7.41\update.exe.config, Quarantined, [1ad0b6312862ba7c1d9651fa20e3e719], 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
  • Malware Execution Prevention
Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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