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What is EasyZipTab?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that EasyZipTab 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.

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

You may see this entry in your list of installed FireFox add-ons:

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and these warnings during install:

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You will see this newtab page:

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and you will see this icon in your browsers menu-bar:

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How did EasyZipTab get on my computer?

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

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How do I remove EasyZipTab?

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 EasyZipTab?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes EasyZipTab completely.
  • This PUP creates some scheduled tasks. You can read here how to check for and, if necessary, remove Scheduled Tasks.

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

 

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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\{default}.profile\Extensions\{de5d0076-fa35-468e-8b72-6b5524be0684}.xpi [2018-11-05]

Alterations made by the installer:
 

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{default}.profile\extensions
       Adds the file {de5d0076-fa35-468e-8b72-6b5524be0684}.xpi"="11/5/2018 7:13 PM, 15400 bytes, A

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 11/5/18
Scan Time: 7:19 PM
Log File: 47d85380-e127-11e8-a44e-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.6.1.2711
Components Version: 1.0.482
Update Package Version: 1.0.7705
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: 238159
Threats Detected: 1
Threats Quarantined: 1
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 16 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: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 1
PUP.Optional.EasyZip, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{default}.profile\EXTENSIONS\{DE5D0076-FA35-468E-8B72-6B5524BE0684}.XPI, Quarantined, [4710], [533710],1.0.7705

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 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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