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What is Generous Deal?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Generous Deal 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 Generous Deal?

This is how the first screen of the installer looks:

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And you may see these browser extensions/add-ons:

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Firefox disables the unsigned Extension

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and this entry in your list of installed programs:

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How did Generous Deal get on my computer?

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

How do I remove Generous Deal?

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 Generous Deal?
  • No, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes Generous Deal 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 Generous Deal 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

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 BHO-x32: Generous Deal -> {07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f} -> C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Extensions\07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f.dll [2016-02-21] () FF Extension: Generous Deal - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\firefox@www.generousdeal.com.xpi [2016-02-21] [not signed] C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous DealGenerous Deal (HKLM-x32\...\Generous Deal) (Version: 2.0.5895.38118 - Generous Deal) <==== ATTENTION
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)---------------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal       Adds the file 7za.exe"="2/17/2016 9:15 PM, 536064 bytes, A       Adds the file Uninstaller.exe"="2/22/2016 6:10 AM, 355888 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Extensions       Adds the file 07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f.dll"="2/21/2016 12:13 PM, 145616 bytes, A       Adds the file firefox@www.generousdeal.com.xpi"="2/21/2016 2:25 PM, 6425 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions       Adds the file firefox@www.generousdeal.com.xpi"="2/21/2016 2:25 PM, 6425 bytes, ARegistry details [View: All details] (Selection)------------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IGenerousDealBHO"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{EA4E2652-DEEC-408A-85FC-EECF8A5F6D56}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EA4E2652-DEEC-408A-85FC-EECF8A5F6D56}\1.0]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "GenerousDealIEClientLib"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EA4E2652-DEEC-408A-85FC-EECF8A5F6D56}\1.0\0\win32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Extensions\07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f.dll"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EA4E2652-DEEC-408A-85FC-EECF8A5F6D56}\1.0\FLAGS]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{EA4E2652-DEEC-408A-85FC-EECF8A5F6D56}\1.0\HELPDIR]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Extensions"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Generous Deal"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f}\InprocServer32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Extensions\07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f.dll"       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f}\Programmable]    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{ea4e2652-deec-408a-85fc-eecf8a5f6d56}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f}\Version]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1"       "{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}"="REG_SZ", "{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}"       "1"="REG_SZ", ""    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "dca833e4-6597-4c45-a890-661a446124e1"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IGenerousDealBHO"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\Interface\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{EA4E2652-DEEC-408A-85FC-EECF8A5F6D56}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\GenerousDeal]       "cg"="REG_SZ", "dca833e4-6597-4c45-a890-661a446124e1"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "Generous Deal"       "NoExplorer"="REG_DWORD", 1    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Generous Deal]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\uninstaller.exe""       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Generous Deal"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.0.5895.38118"       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 1019       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:support@generousdeal.com"       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20160222"       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal"       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Generous Deal"       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\uninstaller.exe""       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\uninstaller.exe""       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://www.generousdeal.com/support"       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://www.generousdeal.com"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 2/22/2016Scan Time: 8:51 AMLogfile: mbamGenerousDeal.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.2.0.1024Malware Database: v2016.02.22.01Rootkit Database: v2016.02.17.01License: PremiumMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: EnabledSelf-protection: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x64File System: NTFSUser: {username}Scan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 365551Time Elapsed: 5 min, 2 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledHeuristics: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 0(No malicious items detected)Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 17PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}, Quarantined, [ffbabca7f7a29d99a7e8621c3fc35fa1], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{B853E835-9F24-4F4B-B55C-E554D15CCCD2}, Quarantined, [ffbabca7f7a29d99a7e8621c3fc35fa1], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}, Quarantined, [5762f86ba3f64de94152d3ab000241bf], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{F83D1872-D9FF-47F8-B5A0-49CC51E24EE8}, Quarantined, [5762f86ba3f64de94152d3ab000241bf], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\Generous Deal, Quarantined, [4772f1725445a69011cb7c775ba614ec], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\GenerousDeal, Quarantined, [803973f07a1f40f6139d5d090df74eb2], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\CLSID\{07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{ea4e2652-deec-408a-85fc-eecf8a5f6d56}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\INTERFACE\{B31035EC-445D-4F0D-868B-4369220A20B1}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{ea4e2652-deec-408a-85fc-eecf8a5f6d56}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{ea4e2652-deec-408a-85fc-eecf8a5f6d56}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{07561FC5-475D-4F73-86C4-36D61CD3995F}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\CLSID\{07561FC5-475D-4F73-86C4-36D61CD3995F}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{07561FC5-475D-4F73-86C4-36D61CD3995F}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{07561FC5-475D-4F73-86C4-36D61CD3995F}, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 3PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Extensions, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Temp\Generous Deal, Quarantined, [16a385ded1c8a88edb5ed32506fc847c], Files: 6PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\GeneralDeals.exe, Quarantined, [83362241475282b407d5d3209f62ac54], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Uninstaller.exe, Quarantined, [4772f1725445a69011cb7c775ba614ec], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions\firefox@www.generousdeal.com.xpi, Quarantined, [0dacde85ddbc32046b42e4823dc7dd23], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\7za.exe, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Extensions\07561fc5-475d-4f73-86c4-36d61cd3995f.dll, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], PUP.Optional.Yontoo, C:\Program Files (x86)\Generous Deal\Extensions\firefox@www.generousdeal.com.xpi, Quarantined, [f4c5c2a17e1bac8a4cec5d9bbf438b75], Physical Sectors: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)
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