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What is My Maps XP?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that My Maps XP 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.
My Maps XP is a member of the Spigot family as described in the blogpost Spigot browser hijackers.

How do I know if my computer is affected by My Maps XP?

You may see these browser extensions/add-ons:

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and this new default search provider:

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

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these warnings during install:

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

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How did My Maps XP get on my computer?

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

How do I remove My Maps XP?

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 My Maps XP?
  • If you are using Chrome, you may have to remove the Extension manually under Tools > Settings > Extensions. Remove the checkmark and click on the bin behind the My Maps XP entry.
  • 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 My Maps XP 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://search.mymapsxp.com/?source=-bb8&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus15&i_id=maps__1.30
 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Secondary Start Pages = hxxps://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=ssl
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> DefaultScope {0179737B-394F-4828-AC26-EBA1D05F5CF8} URL = hxxp://search.mymapsxp.com/s?source=-bb8&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus15&i_id=maps__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> {0179737B-394F-4828-AC26-EBA1D05F5CF8} URL = hxxp://search.mymapsxp.com/s?source=-bb8&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus15&i_id=maps__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 FF Homepage: hxxp://search.mymapsxp.com?uid={uidff}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus15&source=tt&page=homepage&implementation_id=maps_4.0.3
 FF Extension: Maps - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\@Maps.xpi [2017-07-11]
 CHR Extension: (My Maps XP) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch [2017-07-11]
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}

My Maps XP (HKCU\...\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}) (Version: 2.7.0.2 - Cloud Installer)
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\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0
       Adds the file background.js"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 13290 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 7862 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 1241 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\_locales\en
       Adds the file messages.json"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 283 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 1066 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 2668 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\css
       Adds the file description.css"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 1008 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.css"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 95 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\html\popup
       Adds the file description.html"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 273 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.html"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 214 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\js
       Adds the file userNewTab.js"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 2486 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\js\popup
       Adds the file popup.js"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 789 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\newtab
       Adds the file newtab.html"="10/27/2016 10:09 AM, 190 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch
       Adds the file 000003.log"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 258 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="7/11/2017 9:52 AM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="7/11/2017 9:58 AM, 264704 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file @Maps.xpi"="7/11/2017 9:55 AM, 19464 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\features\{8510f199-8c3c-44bd-9bbb-32cdc7b7e377}
       Adds the file followonsearch@mozilla.com.xpi"="7/11/2017 9:55 AM, 10465 bytes, A
       Adds the file shield-recipe-client@mozilla.org.xpi"="7/11/2017 9:55 AM, 44954 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Maps\simple-storage
       Adds the file store.json"="7/11/2017 9:56 AM, 319 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.mymapsxp.com/?source=-bb8&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus15&i_id=maps__1.30"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
       "DefaultScope" = REG_SZ, "{0179737B-394F-4828-AC26-EBA1D05F5CF8}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{0179737B-394F-4828-AC26-EBA1D05F5CF8}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Search"
       "SuggestionsURL"="REG_SZ", "https://ie.search.yahoo.com/os?appid=ie8&command={searchTerms}"
       "URL"="REG_SZ", "http://search.mymapsxp.com/s?source=-bb8&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus15&i_id=maps__1.30&query={searchTerms}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "My Maps XP"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.7.0.2"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Cloud Installer"
       "UninstallDialog"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "UninstallEngineID"="REG_SZ", "{0179737B-394F-4828-AC26-EBA1D05F5CF8}"
       "UninstallHomepage"="REG_SZ", "http://search.mymapsxp.com/?source=-bb8&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus15&i_id=maps__1.30"
       "UninstallImpression"="REG_SZ", "http://imp.mymapsxp.com/impression.do?source=-bb8&sub_id={date}&useragent=Mozilla%2F5.0+(Windows+NT+6.1%3B+WOW64%3B+Trident%2F7.0%3B+rv%3A11.0)+like+Gecko&traffic_source=appfocus15&user_id={uid}&implementation_id=maps__1.30&event={exEvent}"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe" /uninstall"
The Malwarebytes scan log:
 
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 7/11/17
Scan Time: 10:07 AM
Log File: mbamMyDesktop.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.1.2.1733
Components Version: 1.0.141
Update Package Version: 1.0.2339
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: 337604
Threats Detected: 36
Threats Quarantined: 36
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 46 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: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [669], [373878],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{0179737B-394F-4828-AC26-EBA1D05F5CF8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349123],1.0.2339

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{0179737B-394F-4828-AC26-EBA1D05F5CF8}|URL, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349123],1.0.2339

Registry Data: 1
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|START PAGE, Replace-on-Reboot, [2223], [349111],1.0.2339

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 14
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [669], [373878],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.Maps, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Maps\simple-storage, Delete-on-Reboot, [2100], [348731],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.Maps, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.default\JETPACK\@MAPS, Delete-on-Reboot, [2100], [348731],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\_locales\en, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\html\popup, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\_metadata, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\js\popup, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\_locales, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\newtab, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\html, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\css, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\js, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\DCLDPPJLJCCDPAEOEPDOPKFIEKIKKBCH, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339

File: 18
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [669], [373878],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.Maps, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Maps\simple-storage\store.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2100], [348731],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\css\description.css, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\css\popup.css, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\html\popup\description.html, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\html\popup\popup.html, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\js\popup\popup.js, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\js\userNewTab.js, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\newtab\newtab.html, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\_locales\en\messages.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\background.js, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\icon.png, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dcldppjljccdpaeoepdopkfiekikkbch\2.0_0\manifest.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2223], [349102],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.MyMapsXP, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.default\PREFS.JS, Replaced, [2223], [349106],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\MYMAPSXP.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [669], [372110],1.0.2339
PUP.Optional.Maps, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.default\EXTENSIONS\@MAPS.XPI, Delete-on-Reboot, [2100], [348742],1.0.2339

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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