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What is MoFinder?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MoFinder is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

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

You may see these tasks in your Scheduled Tasks:

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and this entry in your list of installed Programs and Features:

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How did MoFinder get on my computer?

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

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How do I remove MoFinder?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this adware program.

  • 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 MoFinder?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes MoFinder completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

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

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the MoFinder adware. It would have blocked the installer.


 

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Malwarebytes Browser Guard, as well as the full version of Malwarebytes would have blocked their website, giving you another chance to stop it before it became too late.
 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 

Task: {1C147E03-68EC-4C86-872A-18C825A5AD00} - System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Finder\Backup => {D24E981B-1F7C-4484-ADE7-0C834CD1F5FA} C:\ProgramData\MoFinder\ModFinder64.dll [546680 2020-01-06] (Hubei Yinyue Ecommerce Co., Ltd. -> 湖北音悦电子商务有限公司)
Task: {2C46383A-022C-4F7F-ACF2-8E97008BC4DE} - System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Finder\Update => {73833D31-E0F9-42E7-ACCD-3B76E8D1C280} C:\ProgramData\MoFinder\ModFinder64.dll [546680 2020-01-06] (Hubei Yinyue Ecommerce Co., Ltd. -> 湖北音悦电子商务有限公司)
C:\ProgramData\MoFinder
C:\Program Files (x86)\MoFinder
(湖北音悦电子商务有限公司) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\install.exe

MoFinder (HKLM-x32\...\MoFinder) (Version: 7.6.1.22 - ºþ±±ÒôÔõç×ÓÉÌÎñÓÐÏÞ¹«Ë¾)

Significant changes made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Program Files (x86)\MoFinder
       Adds the file ModFinder32.dll"="1/6/2020 9:09 AM, 395640 bytes, A
       Adds the file ModFinder64.dll"="1/6/2020 9:09 AM, 546680 bytes, A
       Adds the file MoFinder.exe"="1/6/2020 9:09 AM, 2572664 bytes, A
       Adds the file uninst.exe"="1/6/2020 9:09 AM, 838520 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\ProgramData\MoFinder
       Adds the file ModFinder64.dll"="1/6/2020 9:09 AM, 546680 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Microsoft\Windows\Finder
       Adds the file Backup"="1/6/2020 9:09 AM, 3924 bytes, A
       Adds the file Update"="1/6/2020 9:09 AM, 3444 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{96FCEA60-242D-4568-9A7A-B52583D7D132}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "ComHandler"
       "DllSurrogate"="REG_SZ", ""
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\CoolTask.DLL]
       "AppID"="REG_SZ", "{96FCEA60-242D-4568-9A7A-B52583D7D132}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{73833D31-E0F9-42E7-ACCD-3B76E8D1C280}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "TaskHandler Class"
       "AppID"="REG_SZ", "{96FCEA60-242D-4568-9A7A-B52583D7D132}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{73833D31-E0F9-42E7-ACCD-3B76E8D1C280}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\MoFinder\ModFinder64.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Both"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D24E981B-1F7C-4484-ADE7-0C834CD1F5FA}]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "ShutdownTask Class"
       "AppID"="REG_SZ", "{96FCEA60-242D-4568-9A7A-B52583D7D132}"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{D24E981B-1F7C-4484-ADE7-0C834CD1F5FA}\InprocServer32]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\MoFinder\ModFinder64.dll"
       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Both"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{DC430D32-27AA-4772-872B-5C62A8243B4C}\1.0]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "MoFunctionLib"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{DC430D32-27AA-4772-872B-5C62A8243B4C}\1.0\0\win64]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\MoFinder\ModFinder64.dll"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{DC430D32-27AA-4772-872B-5C62A8243B4C}\1.0\FLAGS]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{DC430D32-27AA-4772-872B-5C62A8243B4C}\1.0\HELPDIR]
       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\ProgramData\MoFinder"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MoFinder]
       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\MoFinder\MoFinder.exe"
       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "MoFinder"
       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "7.6.1.22"
       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "ºþ±±ÒôÔõç×ÓÉÌÎñÓÐÏÞ¹«Ë¾"
       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\MoFinder\uninst.exe"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MoFinder]
       "code"="REG_SZ", "6000"
       "instdir"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files (x86)\MoFinder\MoFinder.exe"
       "pusid"="REG_SZ", ""
       "pversion"="REG_SZ", "7.6.1.22"
       "sect"="REG_SZ", "921d69e9c9c6f18788cc684fbc6558c0"
       "uscnt"="REG_SZ", "0"
       "usid"="REG_SZ", "98676eb24dee40bfbf759d398e3505e7"

Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 1/6/20
Scan Time: 9:20 AM
Log File: 6334cf2e-305d-11ea-9420-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.0.4.49
Components Version: 1.0.785
Update Package Version: 1.0.17315
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: 235850
Threats Detected: 17
Threats Quarantined: 17
Time Elapsed: 1 hr, 12 min, 22 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: 1
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MOFINDER\MODFINDER64.DLL, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 

Registry Key: 8
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{73833D31-E0F9-42E7-ACCD-3B76E8D1C280}, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{73833D31-E0F9-42E7-ACCD-3B76E8D1C280}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{D24E981B-1F7C-4484-ADE7-0C834CD1F5FA}, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{D24E981B-1F7C-4484-ADE7-0C834CD1F5FA}\InprocServer32, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{DC430D32-27AA-4772-872B-5C62A8243B4C}, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{DC430D32-27AA-4772-872B-5C62A8243B4C}, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\WOW6432NODE\TYPELIB\{DC430D32-27AA-4772-872B-5C62A8243B4C}, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\MoFinder, Quarantined, 640, 774847, , , , 

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: 7
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MOFINDER\MODFINDER64.DLL, Quarantined, 640, 774847, 1.0.17315, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MOFINDER\MODFINDER32.DLL, Quarantined, 640, 774847, 1.0.17315, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, C:\DOWNLOADS\INSTALL.EXE, Quarantined, 640, 774847, 1.0.17315, EC84707F0BEFC9A1669F9A96, dds, 00533234
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MOFINDER\MODFINDER64.DLL, Quarantined, 640, 774847, 1.0.17315, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MOFINDER\UNINST.EXE, Quarantined, 640, 774847, 1.0.17315, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\MOFINDER\MOFINDER.EXE, Quarantined, 640, 774847, 1.0.17315, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.MoFinder, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\INSTALL.EXE, Quarantined, 640, 774847, 1.0.17315, EC84707F0BEFC9A1669F9A96, dds, 00533267

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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