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What is dazzled?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that dazzled is a forced extension.

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

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:


and these warnings during install:




How did dazzled get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was a forced Chrome extension.

How do I remove dazzled?

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 dazzled?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes dazzled completely.
  • You may have to remove the Chrome Extension manually under Tools > More Tools > Extensions. Click on the bin behind the dazzled entry and confirm Remove in the prompt.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

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

We try to protect our customers from forced Extension by blocking the sites that spread them.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
CHR Extension: (dazzled) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab [2017-07-20]
Alterations made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0
       Adds the file bgixder.png"="7/20/2017 8:57 AM, 178 bytes, A
       Adds the file bgixder.src.min.js"="7/9/2017 8:22 PM, 6445 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="7/20/2017 8:57 AM, 1020 bytes, A
       Adds the file options.html"="7/4/2017 4:28 PM, 890 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="7/20/2017 8:57 AM, 2388 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="7/9/2017 8:22 PM, 2288 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\css
       Adds the file srchoff.png"="7/4/2017 4:28 PM, 18015 bytes, A
       Adds the file srchon.png"="7/4/2017 4:28 PM, 15590 bytes, A
       Adds the file style.css"="7/4/2017 4:28 PM, 8748 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\js
       Adds the file jq.js"="7/4/2017 4:28 PM, 94022 bytes, A
       Adds the file script.js"="7/4/2017 4:28 PM, 1041 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab
       Adds the file 000003.log"="7/20/2017 8:57 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="7/20/2017 8:57 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="7/20/2017 8:57 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="7/20/2017 8:57 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="7/20/2017 8:57 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab"="REG_SZ", "EE39881D8032D8450A47A521172758DB03BCB435D8AB353DE3D85653C6EF1E38"
Malwarebytes log:

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 7/20/17
Scan Time: 9:09 AM
Log File: mbamdazzled.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.160
Update Package Version: 1.0.2402
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: 338775
Threats Detected: 16
Threats Quarantined: 16
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 44 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: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 5
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\css, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\js, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402

File: 11
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\css\srchoff.png, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\css\srchon.png, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\css\style.css, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\js\jq.js, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\js\script.js, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\bgixder.png, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\bgixder.src.min.js, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402
Rogue.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\akacaahohfbbdgglkahhnobeigdeciab\0.3.0_0\options.html, Quarantined, [812], [418002],1.0.2402

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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