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What is Bubble Dock?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Bubble Dock 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 Bubble Dock?

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

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and these warnings during install:

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and this icon on your desktop:

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How did Bubble Dock get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one is offered as a Windows utility.

How do I remove Bubble Dock?

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 Bubble Dock?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Bubble Dock 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 adware application.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the Bubble Dock 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:

O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Bubble Dock] "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\LBubble Dock.exe" /winstartup
You may see these signs in FRST logs:

 (Nosibay) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\LBubble Dock.exe (Nosibay) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\Bubble Dock.exe HKCU\...\Run: [Bubble Dock] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\LBubble Dock.exe [666384 2015-05-13] (Nosibay) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Bubble Dock.lnk C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Bubble Dock () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Bubble Dock.boostrap.log () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Bubble Dock.installation.logBubble Dock (HKCU\...\Bubble Dock) (Version:  - Nosibay)
Excerpt of the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log (full log available on request):

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 17/12/2015Scan Time: 08:48Logfile: mbamBubbleDock.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.2.0.1020Malware Database: v2015.12.17.02Rootkit Database: v2015.12.16.01License: PremiumMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: EnabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: {username}Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 312521Time Elapsed: 4 min, 34 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: EnabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 2PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\LBubble Dock.exe, 3240, Delete-on-Reboot, [1c0a93133f4cc571cf9d8c1a52b26b95]PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\Bubble Dock.exe, 1752, Delete-on-Reboot, [ac7a871f6f1cfb3b521a0d99877daa56]Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 3PUP.Optional.Nosibay, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Bubble Dock, Quarantined, [5cca4462b3d893a3b0bc594d22e28e72], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Nosibay, Quarantined, [32f46a3caae15cdad1227634e51e18e8], PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, HKCU_Classes\BUBBLEDOCK, Quarantined, [889efda9a1ea68ce0df03fc71de720e0], Registry Values: 3PUP.Optional.Nosibay, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|Bubble Dock, "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\LBubble Dock.exe" /winstartup, Quarantined, [1c0a93133f4cc571cf9d8c1a52b26b95]PUP.Optional.Nosibay, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\BUBBLE DOCK|Publisher, Nosibay, Quarantined, [e83e782e2962d660d3a1b057fb094db3]PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, HKCU_Classes\BUBBLEDOCK, Bubble Dock add-in, Quarantined, [889efda9a1ea68ce0df03fc71de720e0]Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 259PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Bubble Dock, Quarantined, [998d8620dfacb284a9c1afc6679cf30d], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay, Delete-on-Reboot, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock, Delete-on-Reboot, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\cache, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\cache\reader, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\cache\reader\temp, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\locales, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\modules, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\modules\nosibox, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\modules\stickers, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\modules\tabs, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\modules\widgets, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\prefs, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\prefs\livesticker, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\prefs\theme, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\tmp, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], Files: 1320PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\LBubble Dock.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [1c0a93133f4cc571cf9d8c1a52b26b95], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\Bubble Dock.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [ac7a871f6f1cfb3b521a0d99877daa56], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\Bubble Dock Uninstall.exe, Quarantined, [5cca4462b3d893a3b0bc594d22e28e72], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\Bubble Dock Update.exe, Quarantined, [db4b2e7816755fd74428c4e2b35148b8], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Install_BubbleDock.exe, Quarantined, [60c61e88e5a689ad9ecefaacc24234cc], PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Bubble Dock\Bubble Dock.lnk, Quarantined, [998d8620dfacb284a9c1afc6679cf30d], PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\Bubble Dock.lnk, Quarantined, [4bdb2383fd8eca6c9ecd8aebc53e5aa6], PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Bubble Dock.boostrap.log, Quarantined, [85a1d0d6fc8f8babec8facdeda295ea2], PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Bubble Dock.installation.log, Quarantined, [c85ec1e537546ccaa9d2c6c49b68e31d], PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Bubble Dock.txt, Quarantined, [0e18c6e092f91620f687fd8d8083d52b], PUP.Optional.BubbleDock, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\LBubble Dock.txt, Quarantined, [50d6386e6427e155f48b85050003db25], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\CommonSrv.dll, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\gdiplus.dll, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\MFC71.dll, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\msvcp71.dll, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\msvcr71.dll, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\userlog.txt, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\version.ini, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\WindowsHook.dll, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\prefs\livesticker\tabs\ide815e2361a91486982e619c108bb8fa9\img\common\shopping_hommes_foot_universe.png, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\prefs\theme\BlackShadeLeft.png, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\prefs\theme\BlackShadeMid.png, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\prefs\theme\BlackShadeRight.png, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\tmp\dock.json, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], PUP.Optional.Nosibay, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Nosibay\Bubble Dock\tmp\formlets_conf.json, Quarantined, [3fe7c4e2533878be2366b2e48e74946c], 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):

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