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What is My Quick Converter?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that My Quick Converter 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 Quick Converter 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 Quick Converter?

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

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this new search provider:

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this warning during install:

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

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How did My Quick Converter get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was part of a bundle.

How do I remove My Quick Converter?

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 Quick Converter?
  • 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 Quick Converter 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 Quick Converter 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 their domain.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in a FRST log:
 
 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://search.hmyquickconverter.com/?source=d-googledisplay&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus1&i_id=converter__1.30
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> DefaultScope {B4282530-F0F4-4558-AE95-392A264A7187} URL = hxxp://search.hmyquickconverter.com/s?source=d-googledisplay&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus1&i_id=converter__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 SearchScopes: HKCU -> {B4282530-F0F4-4558-AE95-392A264A7187} URL = hxxp://search.hmyquickconverter.com/s?source=d-googledisplay&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus1&i_id=converter__1.30&query={searchTerms}
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}

My Quick Converter (HKCU\...\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}) (Version: 2.9.0.4 - Cloud Installer)
The changes made by the installer:
 
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
---------------------------------------------------
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}
       Adds the file Uninstall.exe"="8/8/2017 9:23 AM, 267832 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
       "Start Page" = REG_SZ, "http://search.hmyquickconverter.com/?source=d-googledisplay&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus1&i_id=converter__1.30"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes]
       "DefaultScope" = REG_SZ, "{B4282530-F0F4-4558-AE95-392A264A7187}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{B4282530-F0F4-4558-AE95-392A264A7187}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Search"
       "SuggestionsURL"="REG_SZ", "https://ie.search.yahoo.com/os?appid=ie8&command={searchTerms}"
       "URL"="REG_SZ", "http://search.hmyquickconverter.com/s?source=d-googledisplay&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus1&i_id=converter__1.30&query={searchTerms}"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}]
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "My Quick Converter"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2.9.0.4"
       "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", "{B4282530-F0F4-4558-AE95-392A264A7187}"
       "UninstallHomepage"="REG_SZ", "http://search.hmyquickconverter.com/?source=d-googledisplay&uid={uid}&uc={date}&ap=appfocus1&i_id=converter__1.30"
       "UninstallImpression"="REG_SZ", "http://imp.hmyquickconverter.com/impression.do?source=d-googledisplay&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=appfocus1&user_id={uid}&implementation_id=converter__1.30&event={exEvent}"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", ""C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe" /uninstall"
The Malwarebytes scan log:
 
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/8/17
Scan Time: 9:43 AM
Log File: mbamQuickConverter.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.1.2.1733
Components Version: 1.0.160
Update Package Version: 1.0.2534
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: 320972
Threats Detected: 7
Threats Quarantined: 7
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 4 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, [627], [373878],1.0.2534
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{B4282530-F0F4-4558-AE95-392A264A7187}, Delete-on-Reboot, [1901], [368913],1.0.2534

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\SEARCHSCOPES\{B4282530-F0F4-4558-AE95-392A264A7187}|URL, Delete-on-Reboot, [1901], [368913],1.0.2534

Registry Data: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|START PAGE, Replace-on-Reboot, [1901], [373048],1.0.2534

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}, Delete-on-Reboot, [627], [373878],1.0.2534

File: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\{28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8}\Uninstall.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [627], [373878],1.0.2534
PUP.Optional.Spigot, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\SETUP.EXE, Delete-on-Reboot, [627], [372110],1.0.2534

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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