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What is TControl?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that TControl is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

This is an example of the sites that TControl opens in your default browser:

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How do I know if my computer is affected by TControl?

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

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How did TControl get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove TControl?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • 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 TControl?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes TControl completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the TControl 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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The web protection module also blocks some of the connections the installer tries to make:
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 
 () C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\service.exe
 () C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\sysctl.exe
 HKLM-x32\...\Run: [Sysctl] => C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\sysctl.exe [532992 2015-09-07] ()
 R2 Sysupdate; C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\service.exe [1061599 2015-09-07] () [File not signed]
 C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl

TControl (HKLM-x32\...\{C9AE19A8-4589-460C-9685-74467F26FE77}_is1) (Version: 2.0 - TControl)
() C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libidn-11.dll
() C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\zlib1.dll
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl
       Adds the file libcurl.dll"="8/16/2015 4:51 PM, 626176 bytes, A
       Adds the file libeay32.dll"="8/16/2015 4:51 PM, 1704448 bytes, A
       Adds the file libidn-11.dll"="8/16/2015 4:51 PM, 279955 bytes, A
       Adds the file ms.cas"="1/24/2017 11:22 AM, 980 bytes, A
       Adds the file service.exe"="9/7/2015 7:02 PM, 1061599 bytes, A
       Adds the file ssleay32.dll"="8/16/2015 4:52 PM, 364544 bytes, A
       Adds the file sysctl.exe"="9/7/2015 7:02 PM, 532992 bytes, A
       Adds the file TC.ico"="4/8/2014 4:48 PM, 5430 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.dat"="1/24/2017 11:22 AM, 7726 bytes, A
       Adds the file unins000.exe"="1/24/2017 11:22 AM, 1194819 bytes, A
       Adds the file zlib1.dll"="8/16/2015 4:52 PM, 113166 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "Sysctl"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\sysctl.exe"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C9AE19A8-4589-460C-9685-74467F26FE77}_is1]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\TC.ico"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "TControl"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.0"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 5723
       "Inno Setup: App Path"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl"
       "Inno Setup: Icon Group"="REG_SZ", "TControl"
       "Inno Setup: Language"="REG_SZ", "default"
       "Inno Setup: Setup Version"="REG_SZ", "5.5.4 (u)"
       "Inno Setup: User"="REG_SZ", "{username}"
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20170124"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\"
       "MajorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "MinorVersion"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "TControl"
       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\unins000.exe""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Winsys]
       "installed"="REG_SZ", "ok"
       "soft"="REG_SZ", "TC2.0IN"
       "softname"="REG_SZ", "sysctl.exe"
       "uid"="REG_SZ", "msbwRfemLN"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Sysupdate]
       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\service.exe"
       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"
       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2
       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16
       "WOW64"="REG_DWORD", 1
Malwarebytes log:
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 1/24/17
Scan Time: 12:08 PM
Logfile: mbamTControl.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.0.5.1299
Components Version: 1.0.43
Update Package Version: 1.0.1086
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 357104
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 2 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 2
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\service.exe, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\sysctl.exe, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086

Module: 12
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libcurl.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libcurl.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libeay32.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libeay32.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libidn-11.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libidn-11.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\service.exe, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\ssleay32.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\ssleay32.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\sysctl.exe, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\zlib1.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\zlib1.dll, Quarantined, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086

Registry Key: 3
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\Sysupdate, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{C9AE19A8-4589-460C-9685-74467F26FE77}_is1, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\WINSYS, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [256080],1.0.1086

Registry Value: 2
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|Sysctl, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\WINSYS|SOFT, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [256080],1.0.1086

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 1
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\TMTKCONTROL, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086

File: 12
PUP.Optional.TControl, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\TC2.0IN.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [2664], [362355],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\TMTKCONTROL\MS.CAS, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libcurl.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libeay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\libidn-11.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\service.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\ssleay32.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\sysctl.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\TC.ico, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\unins000.dat, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\unins000.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086
PUP.Optional.TmtkControl, C:\Program Files (x86)\TmtkControl\zlib1.dll, Delete-on-Reboot, [17871], [255881],1.0.1086

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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