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What is MatchPop?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MatchPop is a crypto currency miner. These miners are designed to earn cryptocurrency by using system resources.

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

You may see an active process called matchpop.exe

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and you may have seen this warning during install:

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Users of affected systems may see this entry in their list of installed Programs and Features:

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How did MatchPop get on my computer?

Miners use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was installed by a bundler.

How do I remove MatchPop?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this miner.

  • 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 MatchPop?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes MatchPop completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

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

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the MatchPop miner. It would have warned you before the miner could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.
 

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and we block the domain that hosts the coin-miner:
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

(build Inc -> ) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin\matchpop.exe
HKCU\...\Run: [MPgrd] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MatchPop\common\bin\MatchPop.exe [521848 2019-04-12] (build Inc -> )
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop
C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\mango.exe

MiBigData solution matchpop Report Platform  (HKLM-x32\...\MatchPop) (Version: 7.0.1.8 - JK TheJMedia Corporation)

Changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin
       Adds the file matchpop.exe"="4/12/2019 4:00 AM, 521848 bytes, A
       Adds the file MP_kwd.dat"="2/18/2019 2:53 AM, 337 bytes, A
       Adds the file MP_nsminfo.dat"="9/3/2018 11:43 AM, 1873 bytes, A
       Adds the file MP_ominfo.dat"="9/3/2018 11:43 AM, 2008 bytes, A
       Adds the file MP_recog.dat"="2/18/2019 2:53 AM, 299 bytes, A
       Adds the file MP_sku.dat"="2/18/2019 2:53 AM, 507 bytes, A
       Adds the file mpsch.exe"="4/12/2019 4:00 AM, 364152 bytes, A
       Adds the file rmmatchpop.exe"="4/12/2019 4:00 AM, 409720 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MatchPop]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MatchPop\common\bin\RmMatchPop.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "MiBigData solution matchpop Report Platform "
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "7.0.1.8"
       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 1097
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "JK TheJMedia Corporation"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MatchPop\common\bin\RmMatchPop.exe"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\MatchPop]
       "appver"="REG_SZ", "1001"
       "appverchk"="REG_DWORD", 7
       "df_ver"="REG_SZ", "2013052903"
       "pi"="REG_SZ", "mango"
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
       "MPgrd"="REG_SZ", "C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MatchPop\common\bin\MatchPop.exe"

Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/17/19
Scan Time: 10:57 AM
Log File: de77f358-60ee-11e9-a03a-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.7.1.2839
Components Version: 1.0.563
Update Package Version: 1.0.10204
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: 236525
Threats Detected: 17
Threats Quarantined: 17
Time Elapsed: 7 min, 1 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MATCHPOP\COMMON\BIN\MATCHPOP.EXE, Quarantined, [1270], [669004],1.0.10204

Module: 1
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MATCHPOP\COMMON\BIN\MATCHPOP.EXE, Quarantined, [1270], [669004],1.0.10204

Registry Key: 2
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\MatchPop, Quarantined, [1270], [669003],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MatchPop, Quarantined, [1270], [669002],1.0.10204

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|MPGRD, Quarantined, [1270], [669004],1.0.10204

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 3
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MATCHPOP, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204

File: 9
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MATCHPOP\COMMON\BIN\MATCHPOP.EXE, Quarantined, [1270], [669004],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin\mpsch.exe, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin\MP_kwd.dat, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin\MP_nsminfo.dat, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin\MP_ominfo.dat, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin\MP_recog.dat, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin\MP_sku.dat, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\matchpop\common\bin\rmmatchpop.exe, Quarantined, [1270], [669001],1.0.10204
PUP.Optional.MatchPop, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\MANGO.EXE, Quarantined, [1270], [669000],1.0.10204

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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