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What is PureLeisureFun?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that PureLeisureFun is a potentially unwanted program that behaves like adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

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

You may see these warnings during install:

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and these browser extensions/add-ons:

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How did PureLeisureFun get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded through their website:

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but the Chrome extension was also available in the webstore:

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How do I remove PureLeisureFun?

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 PureLeisureFun?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes PureLeisureFun completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

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

The full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the PureLeisureFun adware by blocking their domain.

 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 

FF Extension: No Name - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\{df4e0189-a17d-41aa-af86-b6de65952842}.xpi [2018-08-15]
CHR Extension: (PureLeisureFun) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac [2018-08-15]

Significant changes 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\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0
       Adds the file adentify.js"="8/9/2018 11:00 AM, 161397 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.html"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 178 bytes, A
       Adds the file background.js"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 113305 bytes, A
       Adds the file content.js"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 46078 bytes, A
       Adds the file inimgContent.js"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 96371 bytes, A
       Adds the file install.js"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 365 bytes, A
       Adds the file intextContent.js"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 110264 bytes, A
       Adds the file intextstyle.css"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 1613 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 1798 bytes, A
       Adds the file overlay_style.css"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 14208 bytes, A
       Adds the file vsframe.js"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 19080 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 8371 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 3100 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\img
       Adds the file bubble_arrow.png"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 17460 bytes, A
       Adds the file bubble_close.png"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 396 bytes, A
       Adds the file close.svg"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 1594 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 37498 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon48.png"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 25727 bytes, A
       Adds the file info.svg"="8/9/2018 10:59 AM, 1251 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac
       Adds the file 000003.log"="8/15/2018 9:14 AM, 1665 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="8/15/2018 9:12 AM, 409 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG.old"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 185 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac
       Adds the file 000003.log"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="8/15/2018 9:11 AM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\browser-extension-data\{df4e0189-a17d-41aa-af86-b6de65952842}
       Adds the file storage.js"="8/15/2018 9:08 AM, 462 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file {df4e0189-a17d-41aa-af86-b6de65952842}.xpi"="8/15/2018 9:07 AM, 160062 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac"="REG_SZ", "F94B4DAAA6B405D70B17A2560E3B3AE2DE0182150157C665AFEF9F6AEFF37973"

Malwarebytes log:

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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/15/18
Scan Time: 11:07 AM
Log File: ab3158ef-a06a-11e8-8691-00ffdcc6fdfc.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.5.1.2522
Components Version: 1.0.391
Update Package Version: 1.0.6353
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 251830
Threats Detected: 39
Threats Quarantined: 39
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 23 sec

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

-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: 6
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\img, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353

File: 33
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.default\EXTENSIONS\{DF4E0189-A17D-41AA-AF86-B6DE65952842}.XPI, Quarantined, [2111], [552645],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\img\bubble_arrow.png, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\img\bubble_close.png, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\img\close.svg, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\img\icon.png, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\img\icon48.png, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\img\info.svg, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\adentify.js, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\background.html, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\background.js, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\content.js, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\inimgContent.js, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\install.js, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\intextContent.js, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\intextstyle.css, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\overlay_style.css, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\6.5.0.5_0\vsframe.js, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\000003.log, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\CURRENT, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\LOCK, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\LOG, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\LOG.old, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\000003.log, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\CURRENT, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\LOCK, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\LOG, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\bkpcmggkflelcjggjomffidfpcfjbeac\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353
PUP.Optional.PureLeisureFun, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [2111], [552443],1.0.6353

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)

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
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