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Removal instructions for Easy Online Game Access

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What is Easy Online Game Access?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Easy Online Game Access 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 affected by Easy Online Game Access?

You may see these warnings during install:

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this browser extension:

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this new default Search Provider:

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and this new startpage in the affected browser(s):

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How did Easy Online Game Access get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their site.

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How do I remove Easy Online Game Access?

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 Easy Online Game Access?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Easy Online Game Access completely.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes 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 would have protected you against the Easy Online Game Access 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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and we block the traffic to their sites.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 
 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://search.easyonlinegameaccess.com/?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc=20170201&ap=&i_id=games__1.30
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> DefaultScope {0B73690C-0686-422A-999D-FEE19642DD9E} URL = hxxp://search.easyonlinegameaccess.com/s?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc=20170201&ap=&i_id=games__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> {0B73690C-0686-422A-999D-FEE19642DD9E} URL = hxxp://search.easyonlinegameaccess.com/s?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc=20170201&ap=&i_id=games__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 FF NewTab: hxxp://search.easyonlinegameaccess.com?uid={uid2}&uc=20170201&ap=&source=-bb8&page=newtab&implementation_id=games_0.2.0
 FF Homepage: hxxp://search.easyonlinegameaccess.com?uid={uid2}&uc=20170201&ap=&source=-bb8&page=homepage&implementation_id=games_0.2.0
 FF Extension: Games - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\@Games.xpi [2017-02-01]
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\SpigotSettings
Alterations made by the installer:
 
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file @Games.xpi"="2/1/2017 9:28 AM, 27453 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Games\simple-storage
       Adds the file store.json"="2/1/2017 9:29 AM, 327 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\SpigotSettings
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="2/1/2017 9:25 AM, 267616 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
       "Start Page" = REG_SZ, "http://search.easyonlinegameaccess.com/?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc=20170201&ap=&i_id=games__1.30"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
       "DefaultScope" = REG_SZ, "{0B73690C-0686-422A-999D-FEE19642DD9E}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0B73690C-0686-422A-999D-FEE19642DD9E}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Search"
       "SuggestionsURL"="REG_SZ", "https://ie.search.yahoo.com/os?appid=ie8&command={searchTerms}"
       "URL"="REG_SZ", "http://search.easyonlinegameaccess.com/s?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc=20170201&ap=&i_id=games__1.30&query={searchTerms}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", ""
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.1.0.1"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\SpigotSettings\"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Spigot, Inc."
       "UninstallHomepage"="REG_SZ", "http://search.easyonlinegameaccess.com/?source=tt&uid={uid1}&uc=20170201&ap=&i_id=games__1.30"
       "UninstallImpression"="REG_SZ", "http://imp.easyonlinegameaccess.com/impression.do?source=tt&sub_id=20170201&useragent=Mozilla%2F5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1%3B+WOW64%3B+Trident%2F7.0%3B+rv%3A11.0)+like+Gecko&traffic_source=&user_id={uid1}&implementation_id=games__1.30&event={exEvent}"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\SpigotSettings\Uninstall.exe" /uninstall"
Malwarebytes log:
 
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 2/1/17
Scan Time: 9:40 AM
Logfile: mbamEasyOnlineGameAccess.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.0.6.1469
Components Version: 1.0.50
Update Package Version: 1.0.1148
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: 358118
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 36 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [811], [300859],1.0.1148

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Games\simple-storage, Delete-on-Reboot, [2349], [364932],1.0.1148
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\JETPACK\@GAMES, Delete-on-Reboot, [2349], [364932],1.0.1148

File: 5
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [2349], [361537],1.0.1148
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [2349], [361538],1.0.1148
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Games\simple-storage\store.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2349], [364932],1.0.1148
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\SPIGOTSETTINGS\UNINSTALL.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [811], [300859],1.0.1148
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\@GAMES.XPI, Delete-on-Reboot, [811], [364940],1.0.1148

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention
Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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