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What is Web Amplified?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Web Amplified 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 Web Amplified?

This is how the first screen of the installer looks:

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And you may see this browser add-on:

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and this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did Web Amplified get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Web Amplified?

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 Web Amplified?
  • No, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes Web Amplified 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 Web Amplified hijacker. 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

Signs in a HijackThis log:

O2 - BHO: Web Amplified 1.0.0.7 - {4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52} - C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplifiedbho.dll
Possible signs in FRST logs:

 BHO-x32: Web Amplified 1.0.0.7 -> {4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplifiedbho.dll [2015-10-23] (Web Amplified) FF Extension: Web Amplified 1.0.1 - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\{56589370-aa33-4559-ac93-4d06959492d7}.xpi [2015-10-23] [not signed] C:\Program Files (x86)\Web AmplifiedWeb Amplified (HKLM\...\Web Amplified) (Version: 2015.10.14.111932 - Web Amplified) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)---------------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified       Adds the file {56589370-aa33-4559-ac93-4d06959492d7}.xpi"="10/23/2015 10:36 AM, 6842 bytes, A       Adds the file WebAmplified.ico"="10/14/2015 1:46 PM, 894 bytes, A       Adds the file WebAmplifiedbho.dll"="10/23/2015 10:31 AM, 269048 bytes, A       Adds the file WebAmplifiedUninstall.exe"="10/14/2015 1:46 PM, 248264 bytes, ARegistry details [View: All details] (Selection)------------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "8D72A7F7-E31F-4E45-A448-48C95E94DF21"       "{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}"="REG_SZ", "{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}"       "id"="REG_SZ", "363"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IWebAmplified"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{96364F10-7926-4614-99DF-4913655FA872}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{96364F10-7926-4614-99DF-4913655FA872}\1.0]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "WebAmplifiedIEClientLib"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{96364F10-7926-4614-99DF-4913655FA872}\1.0\0\win32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplifiedbho.dll"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{96364F10-7926-4614-99DF-4913655FA872}\1.0\FLAGS]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{96364F10-7926-4614-99DF-4913655FA872}\1.0\HELPDIR]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "8D72A7F7-E31F-4E45-A448-48C95E94DF21"       "{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}"="REG_SZ", "{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}"       "id"="REG_SZ", "363"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Web Amplified 1.0.0.7"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52}\InprocServer32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplifiedbho.dll"       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52}\Programmable]    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{96364f10-7926-4614-99df-4913655fa872}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52}\Version]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IWebAmplified"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{96364F10-7926-4614-99DF-4913655FA872}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Web Amplified]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplified.ico"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Web Amplified"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2015.10.14.111932"       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 270       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:support@mywebamplified.com"       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified"       "InstallTime"="REG_SZ", "2015-10-23 10:36:30"       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Web Amplified"       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplifieduninstall.exe /S"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplifieduninstall.exe"       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://mywebamplified.com/support"       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://mywebamplified.com"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Web Amplified 1.0.0.7"       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Web Amplified]       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_WebAmplified"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Web Amplified\Chrome]       "sgc"="REG_SZ", "true"       "ug"="REG_SZ", "5BACFBF2-7B00-422C-A277-CA385D498279"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Web Amplified\Firefox]       "sff"="REG_SZ", "false"       "ug"="REG_SZ", "125805CD-E0D4-4D81-9DAB-EDAB1A0717D1"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Web Amplified\Internet Explorer]       "sie"="REG_SZ", "false"       "ug"="REG_SZ", "EDBA5117-3B87-4E55-B590-E61BD4522DD1"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Web Amplified]       "id"="REG_SZ", "2015-10-23 10:36:30"       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_WebAmplified"       "is"="REG_SZ", "def_WebAmplified"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Web Amplified\Chrome]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "5BACFBF2-7B00-422C-A277-CA385D498279"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Web Amplified\Firefox]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "125805CD-E0D4-4D81-9DAB-EDAB1A0717D1"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Web Amplified\Internet Explorer]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "EDBA5117-3B87-4E55-B590-E61BD4522DD1"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 10/23/2015Scan Time: 10:49 AMLogfile: mbamWebAmplified.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.2.0.1024Malware Database: v2015.10.23.02Rootkit Database: v2015.10.16.01License: PremiumMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: DisabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 8.1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: {username}Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 323103Time Elapsed: 29 min, 19 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: EnabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 0(No malicious items detected)Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 22PUP.Optional.Amonitize, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{117270FA-48AC-45BB-9171-B63D1B42A910}, Quarantined, [f46a2436117a3303d76ee80f7d8451af], PUP.Optional.Amonitize, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\dream.capture.1, Quarantined, [f46a2436117a3303d76ee80f7d8451af], PUP.Optional.Amonitize, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\dream.capture, Quarantined, [f46a2436117a3303d76ee80f7d8451af], PUP.Optional.Amonitize, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\dream.capture, Quarantined, [f46a2436117a3303d76ee80f7d8451af], PUP.Optional.Amonitize, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\dream.capture, Quarantined, [f46a2436117a3303d76ee80f7d8451af], PUP.Optional.Amonitize, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\dream.capture.1, Quarantined, [f46a2436117a3303d76ee80f7d8451af], PUP.Optional.Amonitize, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\dream.capture.1, Quarantined, [f46a2436117a3303d76ee80f7d8451af], PUP.Optional.Amonitize, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{117270FA-48AC-45BB-9171-B63D1B42A910}, Quarantined, [f46a2436117a3303d76ee80f7d8451af], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{4f93c386-c677-4212-9bc8-47814de68c52}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{96364f10-7926-4614-99df-4913655fa872}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{DB5CA0A2-55B7-41BC-BBE0-1F6E7E4AA2B1}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{96364f10-7926-4614-99df-4913655fa872}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{96364f10-7926-4614-99df-4913655fa872}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{4F93C386-C677-4212-9BC8-47814DE68C52}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{4F93C386-C677-4212-9BC8-47814DE68C52}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{4F93C386-C677-4212-9BC8-47814DE68C52}, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Web Amplified, Quarantined, [71ed3c1ec6c554e2c1d59db4ed174fb1], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\Web Amplified, Quarantined, [075778e23754a393481684030003f808], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Web Amplified, Quarantined, [d48a3327f794a096fa620d7a8a79956b], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 1PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified, Quarantined, [66f888d2a1eaa393a0f14e18ac5653ad], Files: 5PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplifiedbho.dll, Quarantined, [73eb60fa2368b2842bfe71b0e121b947], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\setup.exe, Quarantined, [f767d1898407bb7b791d3d14e222956b], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplifiedUninstall.exe, Quarantined, [71ed3c1ec6c554e2c1d59db4ed174fb1], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\WebAmplified.ico, Quarantined, [66f888d2a1eaa393a0f14e18ac5653ad], PUP.Optional.WebAmplified, C:\Program Files (x86)\Web Amplified\{56589370-aa33-4559-ac93-4d06959492d7}.xpi, Quarantined, [66f888d2a1eaa393a0f14e18ac5653ad], 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.

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