Jump to content

Recommended Posts

What is Search4Musix?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Search4Musix 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.
This one changes your search settings.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Search4Musix?

You may see these browser add-ons:

main.png

warning1.png

and these warnings during install:

warning2.png

warning3.png

warning4.png

warning5.png

You will see this icon in your browser menu-bar:

icons.png

and this changed setting:

warning6.png

How did Search4Musix get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their website:

website.png

the Chrome extension through the webstore:

webstore.png

How do I remove Search4Musix?

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 Search4Musix?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes Search4Musix completely.

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 Search4Musix hijacker. It would have blocked the website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:


 

FF Extension: No Name - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{default}.profile\Extensions\{7ae0db73-6402-44f7-b4f3-81b7ce81bf6a}.xpi [2018-10-29]
CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxps://www.blpsearch.com/search?sid=841&src=ds&p={searchTerms}
CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> Default-Search
CHR Extension: (Search4Musix) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm [2018-10-29]

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\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0
       Adds the file Archive created by free jZipFree.url"="1/29/2018 5:23 PM, 58 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="10/29/2018 8:34 AM, 1932 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="10/29/2018 8:34 AM, 628 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="10/14/2018 2:59 PM, 2052 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\icons
       Adds the file Search4Musix-128.png"="10/29/2018 8:34 AM, 7442 bytes, A
       Adds the file Search4Musix-16.png"="10/29/2018 8:34 AM, 718 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\js
       Adds the file background.js"="10/14/2018 2:58 PM, 14008 bytes, A
       Adds the file brand.js"="10/14/2018 2:58 PM, 703 bytes, A
       Adds the file contentScript.js"="10/14/2018 2:58 PM, 972 bytes, A
    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{default}.profile\extensions
       Adds the file {7ae0db73-6402-44f7-b4f3-81b7ce81bf6a}.xpi"="10/29/2018 8:31 AM, 25404 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm"="REG_SZ", "4BF1606B60C8B5026789A3C9E5010B87C733DEC532B5A3A1C9E749D7EE0851E8"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 10/29/18
Scan Time: 8:42 AM
Log File: 283d0933-db4e-11e8-ab9f-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.6.1.2711
Components Version: 1.0.463
Update Package Version: 1.0.7585
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: 238110
Threats Detected: 19
Threats Quarantined: 19
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 9 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: 1
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 5
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\_metadata, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\icons, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\js, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\KADKEANLJHHMDFLKMHBFCCJPKFMNNJFM\1.0.841.392_0, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585

File: 13
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{default}.profile\EXTENSIONS\{7AE0DB73-6402-44F7-B4F3-81B7CE81BF6A}.XPI, Quarantined, [381], [545488],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\KADKEANLJHHMDFLKMHBFCCJPKFMNNJFM\1.0.841.392_0\JS\BRAND.JS, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\icons\Search4Musix-128.png, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\icons\Search4Musix-16.png, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\js\background.js, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\js\contentScript.js, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\Archive created by free jZipFree.url, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\kadkeanljhhmdflkmhbfccjpkfmnnjfm\1.0.841.392_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, [14254], [443081],1.0.7585
PUP.Optional.BlpSearch, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, [381], [496134],1.0.7585

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
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×

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.