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What is Damn Good Recipe Promos?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Damn Good Recipe Promos is a potentially unwanted program that behaves like adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Damn Good Recipe Promos?

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

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and this icon in the browser menu bar:

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You may see these warnings during install:

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and you may see unsollicited advertisements accompanied by this pointer:

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How did Damn Good Recipe Promos get on my computer?

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

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and this is their website:

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How do I remove Damn Good Recipe Promos?

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 Damn Good Recipe Promos?

  • No, Malwarebytes removes Damn Good Recipe Promos 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 Damn Good Recipe Promos adware. It would have blocked the installer before it became too late.


 

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 

CHR Extension: (Damn Good Recipe Promos) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf [2020-04-16]

Significant changes 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\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0
       Adds the file background.html"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 1752 bytes, A
       Adds the file block-list.txt"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 254 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 1730 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 4478 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 6177 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0\control\background
       Adds the file ad-request-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 3307 bytes, A
       Adds the file ad-response-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 2928 bytes, A
       Adds the file background-event-manager.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 6434 bytes, A
       Adds the file background-initializer.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 2286 bytes, A
       Adds the file block-list-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 548 bytes, A
       Adds the file branding-event-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 798 bytes, A
       Adds the file display-ad-delivery-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 4011 bytes, A
       Adds the file ext-install-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 483 bytes, A
       Adds the file ext-update-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 94 bytes, A
       Adds the file lightbox-ad-delivery-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 2095 bytes, A
       Adds the file push-ad-delivery-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 3642 bytes, A
       Adds the file timer-heart-beat-handler.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 275 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0\control\content
       Adds the file content.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 42686 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0\helper
       Adds the file constants.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 2147 bytes, A
       Adds the file utility.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 6125 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0\helper\logger
       Adds the file logger.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 966 bytes, A
       Adds the file logger-chrome-message-channel.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 250 bytes, A
       Adds the file logger-console-channel.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 122 bytes, A
       Adds the file logger-network-channel.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 648 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0\icons
       Adds the file 128.png"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 2908 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16.png"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 438 bytes, A
       Adds the file 19.png"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 574 bytes, A
       Adds the file 32.png"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 823 bytes, A
       Adds the file 38.png"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 1181 bytes, A
       Adds the file 48.png"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 1519 bytes, A
       Adds the file 64.png"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 1629 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0\model
       Adds the file ad-info.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 1650 bytes, A
       Adds the file ad-request.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 3082 bytes, A
       Adds the file ad-response.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 1014 bytes, A
       Adds the file context.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 2049 bytes, A
       Adds the file ext-config.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 7739 bytes, A
       Adds the file thank-you-page.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 941 bytes, A
       Adds the file user.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 5495 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\1.1.1075.102_0\view\background
       Adds the file display-ad-renderer.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 2604 bytes, A
       Adds the file thank-you-page-renderer.js"="2/25/2020 1:54 PM, 715 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf
       Adds the file 000003.log"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 1462 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="4/16/2020 9:08 AM, 185 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="4/16/2020 9:04 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf"="REG_SZ", "303423B311434188B1A8033A6F4041FDE5E67905094F49AD4DE9E20F2532B04D"

Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 4/16/20
Scan Time: 9:29 AM
Log File: fc656cf8-7fb3-11ea-870c-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.1.0.56
Components Version: 1.0.867
Update Package Version: 1.0.22520
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: 233581
Threats Detected: 12
Threats Quarantined: 12
Time Elapsed: 11 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: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, 1.0.22520, , ame, 

File: 9
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\000003.log, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\CURRENT, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\LOCK, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\LOG, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\LOG.old, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.DamnGoodRecipe, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\jdhkcnjpnmaiifhjiicggicmpomaiabf\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 2267, 808226, , , , 
PUP.Optional.AdvertisingExt, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\JDHKCNJPNMAIIFHJIICGGICMPOMAIABF\1.1.1075.102_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, 1813, 629211, 1.0.22520, , ame, 

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
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