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What is EasyHotspot?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that EasyHotspot 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 EasyHotspot?

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

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and this type of warnings during install:

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This is the main window of the program itself:

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How did EasyHotspot get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was offered as a internet sharing program.

How do I remove EasyHotspot?

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 EasyHotspot?
  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes EasyHotspot 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 EasyHotspot adware. It would have warned you before the adware 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:
 
 (CSDI) C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\EasyHotspot.exe
 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [EasyHotspot] => C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\EasyHotspot.exe [2622976 2016-04-18] (CSDI)
 C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\EasyHotspot.lnk
 C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot

EasyHotspot version 1.0 (HKLM-x32\...\EasyHotspot_is1) (Version: 1.0 - asia softwares tools)
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot
       Adds the file EasyHotspot.exe"="4/18/2016 12:45 PM, 2622976 bytes, A
       Adds the file Interop.NATUPNPLib.dll"="4/11/2016 4:22 PM, 7168 bytes, A
       Adds the file Interop.NETCONLib.dll"="4/11/2016 4:22 PM, 10240 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="5/10/2016 8:38 AM, 1522 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="5/10/2016 8:38 AM, 722597 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\Desktop
       Adds the file EasyHotspot.lnk"="5/10/2016 8:38 AM, 1043 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "EasyHotspot"="REG_SZ"", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\EasyHotspot.exe""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\EasyHotspot_is1]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ"", "EasyHotspot version 1.0"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ"", "1.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD"", 3273
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ"", "C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot"
       "Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks"="REG_SZ"", ""
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ"", "EasyHotspot"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ"", "english"
       "Inno Setup: Selected Tasks"="REG_SZ"", "desktopicon"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ"", "5.5.8 (a)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ"", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ"", "20160510"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ"", "C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD"", 1
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD"", 0
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD"", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD"", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ"", "asia softwares tools"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ"", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ"", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\unins000.exe""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\NetTrace\Session]
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
www.malwarebytes.org

Scan Date: 5/10/2016
Scan Time: 8:55 AM
Logfile: mbamEasyHotspot.txt
Administrator: Yes

Version: 2.2.1.1043
Malware Database: v2016.05.10.01
Rootkit Database: v2016.05.06.01
License: Premium
Malware Protection: Disabled
Malicious Website Protection: Enabled
Self-protection: Enabled

OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {username}

Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 310673
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 56 sec

Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

Processes: 1
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\EasyHotspot.exe, 3904, Delete-on-Reboot, [55e4dcf8edac7db96513824842bf13ed]

Modules: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys: 2
PUP.Optional.WizzWifiHotspot, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wizzwifihotspot, Quarantined, [4aef7064e8b16dc993ac2ba20201728e], 
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\EasyHotspot_is1, Quarantined, [51e8ab29cacf9d995cc5408da75cbe42], 

Registry Values: 2
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|EasyHotspot, "C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\EasyHotspot.exe", Quarantined, [55e4dcf8edac7db96513824842bf13ed]
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUNONCE|Wizzwifihotspot, "C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\EasyHotspot.exe" /minimized /regrun, Quarantined, [55e4dcf8edac7db96513824842bf13ed]

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders: 1
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot, Delete-on-Reboot, [47f217bdd4c59d99367befad16ec6f91], 

Files: 7
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\EasyHotspot.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [55e4dcf8edac7db96513824842bf13ed], 
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\EasyHotspot.exe, Quarantined, [8aaf854f386170c679d444856f924cb4], 
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\EasyHotspot.lnk, Quarantined, [53e618bc5148e353eb35d3fa0003f808], 
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\Interop.NATUPNPLib.dll, Quarantined, [47f217bdd4c59d99367befad16ec6f91], 
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\Interop.NETCONLib.dll, Quarantined, [47f217bdd4c59d99367befad16ec6f91], 
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\unins000.dat, Quarantined, [47f217bdd4c59d99367befad16ec6f91], 
PUP.Optional.EasyHotSpot, C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyHotspot\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [47f217bdd4c59d99367befad16ec6f91], 

Physical Sectors: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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