Bucksbee Description

Bucksbee is a browser hijacker, which is advertised via other free software downloads, and when installed on the targeted PC, it adds a toolbar, changes the browser homepage and default search engine to srp.freecause.com. Bucksbee Search will display pop-up advertisements and sponsored links in hijacked search results, and may gather search terms from victimized search queries. Bucksbee Search invades the infected computer after a PC user has installed another free application or add-on that had bundled into their installer Bucksbee. For example, when a computer user installs vPlay, he/she will also agrees to change the default browser home page and default search engine to srp.freecause.com, and installs the Bucksbee Toolbar. However, when a computer user uninstall vPlay from the computer, the compromised web browser’s default settings will not be restored.

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Bucksbee Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with Bucksbee? To safely & quickly detect Bucksbee we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 %PROGRAMFILES%\ Bucksbee Loyalty Plugin - W3i\ Helper.dll 5,036
    2 %PROGRAMFILES%\ BucksBee Loyalty Plugin - OpenInstall\ Toolbar.dll 3,492
    3 %APPDATA%\fcreward.100229.o 269
    4 %APPDATA%\FCTB000100231 265
    5 %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\FCTB000100231 262
    6 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cjkbjbcbjjopidhbobikodeidalknghp 259
    7 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\cjkbjbcbjjopidhbobikodeidalknghp 256
    8 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\fcreward.100231.o 253
    9 %PROGRAMFILES%\fcreward.100231.o 250
    10 chrome-extension_cjkbjbcbjjopidhbobikodeidalknghp_0.localstorage-journal 175

    More files

Registry Modifications

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

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}FCTB000100231.IEToolbarFCTB000100231.IEToolbar.1FCTB000100231.JSOptionsImplFCTB000100231.JSOptionsImpl.1Software\AppDataLow\Software\FCTB000100231SOFTWARE\Classes\FCTB000100231.FCTB000100231PosSOFTWARE\Classes\FCTB000100231.JSOptionsImplSOFTWARE\Classes\FCTB000100231.JSOptionsImpl.1Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\cjkbjbcbjjopidhbobikodeidalknghpSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{66b4ff9d-ec4b-cf74-65b6-ba33dbfd8b01}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{B37FBFF0-D49E-470F-9199-53BAE211950D}Software\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\cjkbjbcbjjopidhbobikodeidalknghpSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{66b4ff9d-ec4b-cf74-65b6-ba33dbfd8b01}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}fcreward.100229.o
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {309C8B41-AAEF-DDE4-551A-6ABBDBB0DE9D}{0646C708-ED2F-4744-058E-55DBC006885C}{20A83302-8BDD-3484-F92E-E9999A883A4F}{11B891F4-88AD-1EB4-3192-DB5C5DF06838}{B7FBB979-2183-0D7D-9B70-7683FC046763}{9D1BAA16-13FE-9DD3-8D4F-874639D518D5}{7F7F2C34-205D-E660-8D74-60B3D20CE1B6}
Posted: March 18, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10
Detection Count: 9,511

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