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What is Premium Streaming Show Guides?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Premium Streaming Show Guides is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Premium Streaming Show Guides?

You may see these warnings during install:

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and you will find this new Chrome extension:

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How did Premium Streaming Show Guides get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was promoted by another Chrome extension.

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How do I remove Premium Streaming Show Guides?

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 Premium Streaming Show Guides?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Premium Streaming Show Guides completely.
  • You may have to remove the Chrome Extension manually under Tools > More Tools > Extensions. Click on the bin behind the Privacy Search Plus 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 adware.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Premium Streaming Show Guides adware.

The web protection module blocks their domain:
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 CHR Extension: (Premium Streaming Show Guides) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj [2017-08-10]
Alterations made by the installer:
 
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\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0
       Adds the file background.js"="8/25/2016 4:06 PM, 23854 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="8/10/2017 2:19 PM, 1205 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="8/10/2017 2:19 PM, 674 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="8/25/2016 4:06 PM, 1749 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\images
       Adds the file icon48.png"="8/10/2017 2:19 PM, 2947 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\scripts
       Adds the file foreground.js"="8/25/2016 4:06 PM, 17529 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj
       Adds the file 000003.log"="8/10/2017 2:19 PM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="8/10/2017 2:19 PM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="8/10/2017 2:19 PM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="8/10/2017 2:19 PM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="8/10/2017 2:19 PM, 41 bytes, A

Malwarebytes log:
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/10/17
Scan Time: 2:34 PM
Log File: mbamPremiumStreamingShowGuides.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.1.2.1733
Components Version: 1.0.160
Update Package Version: 1.0.2551
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: 321188
Threats Detected: 11
Threats Quarantined: 11
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 33 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
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\scripts, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\images, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\DHJJNFLKFCKFCOAPHMGPLINHMOONFHMJ, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551

File: 6
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\images\icon48.png, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\scripts\foreground.js, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\background.js, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551
PUP.Optional.PremiumStreamingShowGuides, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dhjjnflkfckfcoaphmgplinhmoonfhmj\1.2_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [2614], [347110],1.0.2551

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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