Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Staff
What is Beautify Desktop?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Beautify Desktop is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.
The installer also bundles several other PUPs and adware programs.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Beautify Desktop?

You may see these warnings and additional offers during install:


and you may see this new entry in your list of installed programs and features:


How did Beautify Desktop get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove Beautify Desktop?

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 Beautify Desktop?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Beautify Desktop completely.
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 Beautify Desktop adware. It would have warned you before the adware could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.



The web protection module also blocks the connections the adware tries to make:


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 () C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\beautify.exe
 Startup: C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\beautify.exe.lnk [2017-09-12]
 ShortcutTarget: beautify.exe.lnk -> C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\beautify.exe ()

Beautify Desktop (HKLM-x32\...\{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}) (Version: - Beautiful Desktop Wallpaper Co.)
Most significant changes made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop
       Adds the file beautify.exe"="3/16/2017 7:03 AM, 114688 bytes, A
       Adds the file beautify.exe.config"="9/12/2017 12:38 PM, 188 bytes, A
       Adds the file EngineIoClientDotNet.DLL"="1/4/2016 2:14 AM, 83968 bytes, A
       Adds the file Newtonsoft.Json.DLL"="12/29/2015 10:46 AM, 519168 bytes, A
       Adds the file SocketIoClientDotNet.DLL"="1/4/2016 3:46 AM, 26624 bytes, A
       Adds the file WebSocket4Net.DLL"="10/9/2015 7:40 PM, 90624 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}
       Adds the file AppIcon"="9/12/2017 12:37 PM, 114688 bytes, RA
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
       Adds the file beautify.exe.lnk"="9/12/2017 12:37 PM, 2141 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Windows\Installer
       Adds the file 5feb8d.msi"="9/12/2017 12:34 PM, 901120 bytes, A
       Adds the file SourceHash{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}"="9/12/2017 12:37 PM, 20480 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
       "AuthorizedCDFPrefix"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Comments"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Contact"="REG_SZ", ""
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Beautify Desktop"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", ""
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 810
       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", ""
       "HelpTelephone"="REG_SZ", ""
       "InstallDate"="REG_SZ", "20170912"
       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", ""
       "InstallSource"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\"
       "Language"="REG_DWORD", 1033
       "ModifyPath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /X{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}"
       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "Beautiful Desktop Wallpaper Co."
       "Readme"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Size"="REG_SZ", ""
       "UninstallString"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "MsiExec.exe /X{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}"
       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", ""
       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", ""
       "Version"="REG_DWORD", 16777216
       "VersionMajor"="REG_DWORD", 1
       "VersionMinor"="REG_DWORD", 0
       "WindowsInstaller"="REG_DWORD", 1
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Beautiful Desktop Wallpaper Co.\Beautify Desktop]
       "Installed"="REG_SZ", "yes"
       "InstallFolder"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\"
Malwarebytes log:

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 9/12/17
Scan Time: 12:47 PM
Log File: caca45c1-97a7-11e7-afb9-080027750297.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.188
Update Package Version: 1.0.2783
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: 318925
Threats Detected: 18
Threats Quarantined: 18
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 42 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\beautify.exe, Quarantined, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783

Module: 1
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\beautify.exe, Quarantined, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783

Registry Key: 2
PUP.Optional.Beautify, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384593],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, HKCU\SOFTWARE\Beautiful Desktop Wallpaper Co., Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384594],1.0.2783

Registry Value: 1

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\BEAUTIFYDESKTOP, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\INSTALLER\{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384587],1.0.2783

File: 11
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP\BEAUTIFY.EXE.LNK, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384590],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\WINDOWS\INSTALLER\SOURCEHASH{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384592],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\BEAUTIFYDESKTOP\BEAUTIFY.EXE.CONFIG, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\beautify.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\EngineIoClientDotNet.DLL, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\Newtonsoft.Json.DLL, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\SocketIoClientDotNet.DLL, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\BeautifyDesktop\WebSocket4Net.DLL, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384591],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Installer\{BEDDA495-DF9D-45CA-86EE-5815EE9ADCAA}\AppIcon, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384587],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\BEAUTIFYDESKTOP53.MSI, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384586],1.0.2783
PUP.Optional.Beautify, C:\WINDOWS\INSTALLER\5FEB8D.MSI, Delete-on-Reboot, [8125], [384586],1.0.2783

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

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.
Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
Back to top
  • Create New...

Important Information

This site uses cookies - We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.