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What is MyTransitMapper?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MyTransitMapper is a browser NewTab. These so-called "NewTabs" can 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.
MyTransitMapper is a member of the Mindspark/Ask family now known as IAC Applications.

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

You may see this browser extension/add-on:

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these warnings during install:

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

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and this new startpage in the affected browsers:

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How did MyTransitMapper 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 MyTransitMapper?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
You can use their own uninstall instructions first, but I would advise to follow the steps below anyway.
  • 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 MyTransitMapper?
  • 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 MyTransitMapper hijacker. It would have warned you before the hijacker could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


 

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and it blocks traffic to some of their domains:
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:


 
 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://hp.myway.com/mytransitmapper/ttab02/index.html?n={n1}&p2={p21}&ptb={ptb1}
 FF Homepage: hxxp://hp.myway.com/mytransitmapper/ttab02/index.html?coId={coid}&subId&ln=en&n={n2}&ptb={ptb2}&st=tab&p2={p22}&si
 FF Extension: MyTransitMapper - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\Extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com [2017-05-11]
 C:\Users\{username}\Downloads\MyTransitMapper - Changes.txt
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\MyTransitMapperTooltab

MyTransitMapper Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab (HKCU\...\MyTransitMapperTooltab Uninstall Internet Explorer) (Version:  - Mindspark Interactive Network) <==== ATTENTION
The most significant changes made by the installers:
 
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\MyTransitMapperTooltab
       Adds the file TooltabExtension.dll"="2/15/2017 12:20 AM, 266864 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com
       Adds the file bootstrap.js"="5/11/2017 3:17 PM, 24987 bytes, A
       Adds the file chrome.manifest"="5/11/2017 3:17 PM, 135 bytes, A
       Adds the file chrome.manifest.restartless"="5/11/2017 3:17 PM, 135 bytes, A
       Adds the file install.rdf"="5/11/2017 3:17 PM, 1384 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\chrome
       Adds the file ffxtbr.jar"="5/11/2017 3:17 PM, 345457 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\META-INF
       Adds the file manifest.mf"="5/11/2017 3:17 PM, 680 bytes, A
       Adds the file mozilla.rsa"="5/11/2017 3:17 PM, 4193 bytes, A
       Adds the file mozilla.sf"="5/11/2017 3:17 PM, 121 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\mytransitmapper_k9

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
       "Start Page" = REG_SZ, "http://hp.myway.com/mytransitmapper/ttab02/index.html?n={n1}&p2={p21}&ptb={ptb1}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MyTransitMapperTooltab Uninstall Internet Explorer]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "MyTransitMapper Internet Explorer Homepage and New Tab"
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", ""http://support.mindspark.com/""
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Mindspark Interactive Network"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "Rundll32.exe "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\MyTransitMapperTooltab\TooltabExtension.dll" U uninstall:MyTransitMapper"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", ""http://support.mindspark.com/""
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MyTransitMapper]
       "Start Page"="REG_SZ", "http://hp.myway.com/mytransitmapper/ttab02/index.html?n={n1}&p2={p22}&ptb={ptb1}"
The Malwarebytes scan log:
 
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 5/11/17
Scan Time: 3:29 PM
Logfile: mbamMyTransitPlanner.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.0.6.1469
Components Version: 1.0.103
Update Package Version: 1.0.1915
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: 330645
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 16 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: 1
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\MYTRANSITMAPPERTOOLTAB\TOOLTABEXTENSION.DLL, Quarantined, [271], [301125],1.0.1915

Registry Key: 1
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\MyTransitMapperTooltab Uninstall Internet Explorer, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [301125],1.0.1915

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\MyTransitMapperTooltab Uninstall Internet Explorer|PUBLISHER, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [352442],1.0.1915

Registry Data: 1
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|START PAGE, Replace-on-Reboot, [271], [293497],1.0.1915

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 4
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\META-INF, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\chrome, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\EXTENSIONS\_K9MEMBERS_@WWW.MYTRANSITMAPPER.COM, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\MyTransitMapperTooltab, Delete-on-Reboot, [819], [356944],1.0.1915

File: 55
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\MYTRANSITMAPPERTOOLTAB\TOOLTABEXTENSION.DLL, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [301125],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [319354],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [819], [356946],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\MYTRANSITMAPPER.EFD98495046F401BA19B871AAE665712.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [365288],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\LOCAL STORAGE\http_mytransitmapper.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [240306],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\LOCAL STORAGE\http_mytransitmapper.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [240306],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.DEFAULT-1491393116824\EXTENSIONS\_K9MEMBERS_@WWW.MYTRANSITMAPPER.COM\INSTALL.RDF, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\chrome\ffxtbr.jar, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\META-INF\manifest.mf, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\META-INF\mozilla.rsa, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\META-INF\mozilla.sf, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\bootstrap.js, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\chrome.manifest, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default-1491393116824\extensions\_k9Members_@www.mytransitmapper.com\chrome.manifest.restartless, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [302304],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\LOCAL STORAGE\http_mytransitmapper.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [240305],1.0.1915
PUP.Optional.MindSpark, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\LOCAL STORAGE\http_mytransitmapper.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal, Delete-on-Reboot, [271], [240305],1.0.1915

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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):
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