BaiduBar

BaiduBar Description


BaiduBar is an adware toolbar that is known to be installed via Trojan downloaders and through Javascript drive-by downloads. BaiduBar toolbar is affiliated with a Chinese search engine, and adds a toolbar to Internet Explorer. BaiduBar has a drop-down menu, which may be filled with links in Chinese. BaiduBar monitors and redirects your searches and builds a marketing profile, based on your browsing habits.
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 baidubar.dat 290
    2 %PROGRAMFILES%\Baidu\Toolbar\BaiduBarX.dll 234
    3 %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\Baidu\Toolbar 234
    4 %appdata%\Baidu\Toolbar 231
    5 %PROGRAMFILES%\Baidu\Toolbar 228
    6 %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Baidu\Toolbar 225
    7 bdsl2.dll 141
    8 BaiduBar.dll 47
    9 BaiduBar.dll 6

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

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  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}BaiduBarXsobarHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}AppID\BarBroker.EXEBarBroker.BDBrokerBarBroker.BDBroker.1Software\AppDataLow\Software\baidu\BaiduToolbarSOFTWARE\Baidu\BaiduToolbarSOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\BarBroker.EXESOFTWARE\Classes\BarBroker.BDBrokerSOFTWARE\Classes\BarBroker.BDBroker.1SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{7A33CE9E-4F33-4B4E-B263-6AEEAB6C3DC2}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{CC865B26-C31D-4D23-B17B-96548EEF03F6}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Ext\CLSID, value: {B580CF65-E151-49C3-B73F-70B13FCA8E86}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\BarBroker.EXESOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{7A33CE9E-4F33-4B4E-B263-6AEEAB6C3DC2}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{23A2B2B7-21DE-4B88-AFBA-5A918ABBF463}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{E5D5D4A1-17F0-41D7-B1C6-0979F91E6F46}Wow6432Node\AppID\BarBroker.EXEHKEY..\..\{Value}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value: {B580CF65-E151-49C3-B73F-70B13FCA8E86}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser, value: {89FDCC4B-8D91-49B0-81A6-18BCFF582735}
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {5BECD27B-DCF5-4DEF-B066-486A47245C03}{23A2B2B7-21DE-4B88-AFBA-5A918ABBF463}{D12F94FA-FC9A-41F7-B808-7FBB419DD7A6}{3A8C9D89-3271-45F4-98C0-56B0F5A16172}{D158174C-004B-4A2E-9410-5442C10C60D2}{7EF05EFF-0E62-4040-8D81-73A10D8DE60F}{6C773CA2-F142-4B2C-981A-FD3B1BEC1578}{464C8A26-31E9-411C-9583-5B858E631DCC}{96249369-D3DC-4AE6-8A3B-E7109D46E98D}{FE14F22E-BE14-4F08-A80F-F27BC3A67B2D}{89FDCC4B-8D91-49B0-81A6-18BCFF582735}{B580CF65-E151-49C3-B73F-70B13FCA8E86}{6AFC2761-1253-427C-9A56-385B4609BE1D}{A294F8EB-86D9-4C4A-8B3E-909253761C64}{77FEF28E-EB96-44FF-B511-3185DEA48697}
Posted: February 12, 2007 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 39,579

One Comment

  • Dan says:

    Thank you very much for this article, Baidu kept redirecting all of my searches and inserted itself as my homepage,,, not anymore!!

    Thank you!!

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