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What is MyWay Search By MyVedicTab?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that MyWay Search By MyVedicTab 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 MyWay Search By MyVedicTab?

You may see this Firefox extension:

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these warnings during install:

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this new startpage:

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and this new setting:

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How did MyWay Search By MyVedicTab get on my computer?

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

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How do I remove MyWay Search By MyVedicTab?

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 MyWay Search By MyVedicTab?

  • No, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware removes MyWay Search By MyVedicTab 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 MyWay Search By MyVedicTab 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:

FF Homepage: Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default -> moz-extension://4f4f90cd-cb93-4518-96aa-77b7680d43a6/dynamicHomePage.html
FF HomepageOverride: Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default -> Enabled: _rlMembersttab03_@www.myvedictab.com
FF NewTabOverride: Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default -> Enabled: _rlMembersttab03_@www.myvedictab.com
FF Extension: (MyWay Search By MyVedicTab) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\_rlMembersttab03_@www.myvedictab.com.xpi [2020-10-16] [UpdateUrl:hxxps:\/\/updates.tb.ask.com\/updateXpi.json?id=239825533&version=9.100.18.27148&track=TTAB03&trackRevision=1&fromId=_rlMembersttab03_%40www.myvedictab.com&isBridgeExtension=false]

Alterations made by the installer:

File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    In the existing folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\extensions
       Adds the file _rlMembersttab03_@www.myvedictab.com.xpi"="10/16/2020 9:22 AM, 246090 bytes, A

Malwarebytes log:

Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 10/16/20
Scan Time: 12:50 PM
Log File: 7026cfaa-0f9d-11eb-ab9e-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.2.1.89
Components Version: 1.0.1070
Update Package Version: 1.0.31444
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: 231848
Threats Detected: 1
Threats Quarantined: 1
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 51 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: 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: 1
PUP.Optional.MindSpark.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\{profile}.default\EXTENSIONS\_rlMembersttab03_@www.myvedictab.com.xpi, Quarantined, 7860, 782571, 1.0.31444, , ame, , A1C5E791949C0C9BE2D1EE39566718DD, 8662B307B245248EB6AAE70BA60CA5ACE163A86B3EAB6E47A44C3DB7E53339DE

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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