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What is Easy Forms Now?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Easy Forms Now is a browser NewTab. These so-called "NewTabs" can 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 Easy Forms Now?

You may see this Chromer extension:

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these warnings during install:

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You may see this icon in your browsers menu-bar:

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this new startpage:

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and this new setting:

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How did Easy Forms Now get on my computer?

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

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How do I remove Easy Forms Now?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
[Mindspark only]You can use their own uninstall instructions first, but I would advise to follow the steps below anyway.

  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Easy Forms Now?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes Easy Forms Now completely.
  • If your browsers have been hijacked, you should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix additional browser redirect methods.

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 as well as Browser Guard would have protected you against the Easy Forms Now hijacker. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, 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:
 

CHR NewTab: Default ->  Active:"chrome-extension://ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop/index.html"
CHR Extension: (Easy Forms Now) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop [2019-12-15]

Alterations 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\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0
       Adds the file about.html"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 6749 bytes, A
       Adds the file icon.png"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 6563 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.html"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 549 bytes, A
       Adds the file main.js"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 8101 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 1343 bytes, A
       Adds the file polyfills.js"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 276508 bytes, A
       Adds the file polyfills-es5.js"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 401051 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.html"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 555 bytes, A
       Adds the file runtime.js"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 6233 bytes, A
       Adds the file styles.css"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 249 bytes, A
       Adds the file styles.js"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 17346 bytes, A
       Adds the file vendor.js"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 3734558 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 52331 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 2704 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\app
       Adds the file background.js"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 16151 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.js"="10/22/2019 3:39 PM, 6326 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop
       Adds the file 000003.log"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 410 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG.old"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="12/15/2019 12:36 PM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop"="REG_SZ", "8E8D92B63E5499A0F4A24B431D3CFB0AF80C3F122C15E8D7DC025D4CA65FAADD"

Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 12/16/19
Scan Time: 8:17 AM
Log File: 23517248-1fd4-11ea-b6c8-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.0.4.49
Components Version: 1.0.781
Update Package Version: 1.0.16244
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: 236002
Threats Detected: 29
Threats Quarantined: 29
Time Elapsed: 8 min, 2 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
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.EasyForms, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 5
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\_metadata, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\app, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, 1.0.16244, , ame, 

File: 23
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\app\background.js, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\app\index.js, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\_metadata\computed_hashes.json, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\_metadata\verified_contents.json, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\about.html, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\icon.png, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\index.html, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\main.js, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\manifest.json, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\polyfills-es5.js, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\polyfills.js, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\popup.html, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\runtime.js, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\styles.css, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\styles.js, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\1.5_0\vendor.js, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\000003.log, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\CURRENT, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\LOCK, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\LOG, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\ojdipbafebidegfdaidnocmkbohijbop\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 2297, 773779, , , , 
PUP.Optional.EasyForms, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 2297, 773779, , , , 

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

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