Jump to content

Recommended Posts

What is Protect My Search Daily?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Protect My Search Daily is a search 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 Protect My Search Daily?

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

main.png

this icon in the Chrome menu-bar:

icons.png

this changed setting:

warning5.png

You may have noticed these warnings during install:

warning1.png

warning2.png

warning3.png

warning4.png

How did Protect My Search Daily get on my computer?

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

webstore.png

after a redirect from their website:

website.png

How do I remove Protect My Search Daily?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted 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 Protect My Search Daily?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes Protect My Search Daily 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, as well as Malwarebytes Browser Guard would have protected you against the Protect My Search Daily hijacker. It would have blocked their website, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.
 

protection2.png


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
 

CHR DefaultSearchURL: Default -> hxxps://www.protectmysearchdaily.com/search.php?type=search&id=MTMyNzQ&q={searchTerms}
CHR DefaultSearchKeyword: Default -> Yahoo
CHR DefaultSuggestURL: Default -> hxxps://auto.protectmysearchdaily.com/autocomplete.js?omni=true&appId=MTMyNzQ&q={searchTerms}
CHR Extension: (Web) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo [2020-03-26]

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\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0
       Adds the file manifest.json"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 2254 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 13251 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 8555 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\core
       Adds the file content.js"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 5685 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\homepage\block
       Adds the file block.html"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 2075 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\homepage\css
       Adds the file annotations.css"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 38371 bytes, A
       Adds the file blockedPage.css"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 4772 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\homepage\icons
       Adds the file alert.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1093 bytes, A
       Adds the file security.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1028 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\homepage\img
       Adds the file _earth.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 612 bytes, A
       Adds the file _logo.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 2179 bytes, A
       Adds the file _logo.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 531 bytes, A
       Adds the file _safe.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 269 bytes, A
       Adds the file _unsafe.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 430 bytes, A
       Adds the file annotations-sprite_new.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 10135 bytes, A
       Adds the file at-risk-icon.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1247 bytes, A
       Adds the file bg.jpg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 2614 bytes, A
       Adds the file btn-search.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 675 bytes, A
       Adds the file caution.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 2738 bytes, A
       Adds the file caution_.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 489 bytes, A
       Adds the file close-pop.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 693 bytes, A
       Adds the file footer-bg1-new.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 2283 bytes, A
       Adds the file img-blocked.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 364 bytes, A
       Adds the file layer.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 30798 bytes, A
       Adds the file pointer.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 2699 bytes, A
       Adds the file safe.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 5040 bytes, A
       Adds the file safe_.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 842 bytes, A
       Adds the file safe-icon.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1251 bytes, A
       Adds the file safeicon-popup.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 449 bytes, A
       Adds the file search.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 332 bytes, A
       Adds the file searchicon.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1425 bytes, A
       Adds the file search-icon-2.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 9539 bytes, A
       Adds the file searchmagnifier.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 4127 bytes, A
       Adds the file sf_overlay_sprite.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 13244 bytes, A
       Adds the file sf-magni.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1433 bytes, A
       Adds the file sf-sprite.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 17709 bytes, A
       Adds the file small-search.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 3875 bytes, A
       Adds the file srch.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1241 bytes, A
       Adds the file tick.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 2513 bytes, A
       Adds the file trans1.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 935 bytes, A
       Adds the file unsafeicon-popup.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 436 bytes, A
       Adds the file untested.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 4621 bytes, A
       Adds the file untested_.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 790 bytes, A
       Adds the file untested-icon.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1288 bytes, A
       Adds the file warning.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 4586 bytes, A
       Adds the file warning_.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 676 bytes, A
       Adds the file warning-icon.png"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1137 bytes, A
       Adds the file warningicon-popup.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 736 bytes, A
       Adds the file website.svg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 6696 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\homepage\js
       Adds the file content-ui.js"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 5690 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\homepage\popup
       Adds the file popup.html"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 11632 bytes, A
       Adds the file popup.js"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 13486 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\icons
       Adds the file icon128.png"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 10112 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\js
       Adds the file blockpage.js"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 1865 bytes, A
       Adds the file custombackground.js"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 14996 bytes, A
       Adds the file jquery-3.2.1.min.js"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 86659 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\permission
       Adds the file fetch.js"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 8226 bytes, A
       Adds the file index.html"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 13703 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\2.7.10.10_0\permission\img
       Adds the file faviconfinal.ico"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 101036 bytes, A
       Adds the file hyper-pp.jpg"="3/9/2020 10:11 AM, 188901 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo
       Adds the file 000003.log"="3/26/2020 9:03 AM, 95 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="3/26/2020 9:05 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 41 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo
       Adds the file 000003.log"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 71 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="3/26/2020 9:05 AM, 183 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="3/26/2020 9:00 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
------------------------------------------------
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo"="REG_SZ", "D81C25C698B3D99F7AB880A2755ECC749544F5600EB7016CF2EF6F260C9027B9"

Malwarebytes log:
 

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 3/26/20
Scan Time: 9:11 AM
Log File: 58495b96-6f39-11ea-a181-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.1.0.56
Components Version: 1.0.859
Update Package Version: 1.0.21388
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: 234708
Threats Detected: 19
Threats Quarantined: 19
Time Elapsed: 6 min, 56 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.SearchHijacker.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 3
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\DNKODIHHBPDGMAINNGLOAAAELOICINOO, Quarantined, 273, 803472, 1.0.21388, , ame, 

File: 15
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\000003.log, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\CURRENT, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\LOCK, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\LOG, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\000003.log, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\CURRENT, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\LOCK, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\LOG, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Sync Extension Settings\dnkodihhbpdgmainngloaaaeloicinoo\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 273, 803472, , , , 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\DNKODIHHBPDGMAINNGLOAAAELOICINOO\2.7.10.10_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, 273, 803472, 1.0.21388, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 273, 803469, 1.0.21388, , ame, 
PUP.Optional.SearchHijacker.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 273, 803469, 1.0.21388, , ame, 

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

Back to top
×
×
  • Create New...

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.