InboxAce

InboxAce Description


InboxAce Screenshot 1InboxAce is a browser hijacker, which is pushed via other free program downloads (video recording/streaming, download-managers or PDF creators) that had packaged into their installation InboxAce. When once installed on a targeted PC, InboxAce will set the InboxAce Toolbar, and substitute the default homepage and default search engine to Mywebsearch.com. InboxAce will display irritating pop-up advertisements and sponsored links in search results of any legitimate search engine, and may gather search terms from a victim’s search queries.
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The InboxAce Toolbar is used by scammers to boost website traffic by using blackhat SEO and benefit form click fraud. InboxAce is also considered to be a PUP (potentially unwanted program). InboxAce is also packed within the custom installer on many download websites, such as CNET, Brothersoft or Softonic, so if the PC user has downloaded a software product from these websites, InboxAce might have been installed during the software setup process.

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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 InboxAce.exe 281
    2 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\InboxAce_1g 12
    3 %LOCALAPPDATA%\InboxAce_1g 9
    4 %USERPROFILE%\Application Data\InboxAce_1g 6
    5 %USERPROFILE%\AppData\LocalLow\InboxAce_1g 3
    6 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\InboxAce_1g N/A

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_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}InboxAce_1gbar Uninstall FirefoxHKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}InboxAce_1g.DynamicBarButton.1InboxAce_1g.FeedManagerInboxAce_1g.FeedManager.1InboxAce_1g.HTMLMenuInboxAce_1g.HTMLMenu.1InboxAce_1g.HTMLPanelInboxAce_1g.HTMLPanel.1InboxAce_1g.PseudoTransparentPlugin.1InboxAce_1g.RadioInboxAce_1g.Radio.1InboxAce_1g.RadioSettingsInboxAce_1g.RadioSettings.1InboxAce_1g.ScriptButtonInboxAce_1g.ScriptButton.1InboxAce_1g.SkinLauncher.1InboxAce_1g.SkinLauncherSettingsInboxAce_1g.SkinLauncherSettings.1InboxAce_1g.ThirdPartyInstallerInboxAce_1g.ThirdPartyInstaller.1InboxAce_1g.ToolbarProtectorInboxAce_1g.ToolbarProtector.1InboxAce_1g.XMLSessionPlugin.1Software\AppDataLow\Software\InboxAce_1gSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.DynamicBarButtonSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.DynamicBarButton.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.FeedManagerSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.FeedManager.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.HTMLPanel.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.MultipleButtonSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.MultipleButton.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.PseudoTransparentPluginSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.PseudoTransparentPlugin.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.RadioSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.Radio.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.ScriptButton.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.SettingsPluginSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.SettingsPlugin.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.SkinLauncherSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.SkinLauncher.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.SkinLauncherSettingsSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.SkinLauncherSettings.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.ToolbarProtector.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.UrlAlertButtonSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.UrlAlertButton.1SOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.XMLSessionPluginSOFTWARE\Classes\InboxAce_1g.XMLSessionPlugin.1Software\InboxAce_1gSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{3775AFD7-5921-4571-968F-85A631203D1C}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions\{9359DA42-06FB-46F2-9E4A-05C05B98A5EF}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{38c203e0-6b25-44cc-819c-6468da3493fa}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{45e6ce9e-41ac-48c1-9cc8-715d349c644d}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{802bdee9-3d6b-4815-94db-a7a61e3f9583}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value: {3775afd7-5921-4571-968f-85a631203d1c}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{9359da42-06fb-46f2-9e4a-05c05b98a5ef}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{d5a1d22b-9e17-454f-8ecd-83c578fb3983}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{0a7ef307-3a60-4970-a10d-f5b729a3e669}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{A0368956-D0FA-4F97-BA34-0B4AC5331EEE}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{b9cd0ac3-a643-4a38-82b4-ac2a523e87e2}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{cf580322-4320-4755-b65d-7d27ee5baf5b}SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value: 1gffxtbr@InboxAce_1g.comSOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\@InboxAce_1g.comSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{189f7243-af42-43b8-855e-36c437c2d2a9}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{2e74685c-0a5d-4c4a-b69c-594b006d53a4}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{38c203e0-6b25-44cc-819c-6468da3493fa}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{45e6ce9e-41ac-48c1-9cc8-715d349c644d}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{802bdee9-3d6b-4815-94db-a7a61e3f9583}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar, value: {3775afd7-5921-4571-968f-85a631203d1c}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{9359da42-06fb-46f2-9e4a-05c05b98a5ef}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{387abd54-5e83-4e03-b020-6a6e5eafe1f4}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{3ce5df7b-dc5f-4dc1-ae43-38500e9bad29}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{A0368956-D0FA-4F97-BA34-0B4AC5331EEE}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{b9cd0ac3-a643-4a38-82b4-ac2a523e87e2}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{cf580322-4320-4755-b65d-7d27ee5baf5b}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value: 1gffxtbr@InboxAce_1g.comSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@InboxAce_1g.com
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {ebfa8bf9-0729-4968-9a89-ec60b72041d7}{db649468-a053-4e0c-b7ad-a40f30cdf3b2}{d5a1d22b-9e17-454f-8ecd-83c578fb3983}{cf580322-4320-4755-b65d-7d27ee5baf5b}{910517d6-1167-4866-bb66-2db32e32e2dc}{7d21c596-47ed-40dc-babb-397cb0080df0}{5fdb0cd8-5760-44d1-8d13-a78bf558c3c7}{484822e7-c2a3-4991-ab35-502d122ebeaa}{479dbafd-7fb4-437b-9e4d-f9afda94d36f}{475e9a77-6fe9-43e3-99a1-02a9f5496fe3}{3ce5df7b-dc5f-4dc1-ae43-38500e9bad29}{155b1561-e8f8-49f0-8cc8-68834fc5a509}{10d2d4ee-a3c7-441c-adae-806e6259f9da}{0a7ef307-3a60-4970-a10d-f5b729a3e669}{F9C17917-8FEA-4E6C-A669-7D798763B63B}{F468F270-9A1B-44C5-BA76-81CC0C29680B}{E725EA2F-DDBB-4C4B-8FE8-C6C23233685E}{D4BD6801-D4E0-49A8-8EE8-43F478DB49DE}{58C502E5-3FFA-4225-8B62-F033B28DD205}{51FE0762-774F-497D-ACA4-D20BDF6CB8F9}{2DE39074-FB8E-488C-BFDA-86018A9688EC}{22B011F8-2527-4ECA-94F9-659D0BD7732F}{07B5F0F7-BAD2-49EA-A3B9-58421C106EEA}{FFB72BDE-8AE9-4E03-962B-439EC6EC8D42}{FCF33DE3-8C9B-4918-B1A1-531E0B7D5D7F}{E42D5803-945F-4D66-B855-7C84E98E6704}{D0F8D775-B0F5-4BC5-A1EB-7445A26C33A4}{BEFDD60B-F72D-4C89-B960-2F64B78705D0}{B91BD9E6-5525-47C8-B9BD-1514E1FE3F6E}{B906C80E-ABD3-4389-A2DF-DD34D266A82C}{B4FC3CF6-CC37-4865-84A9-3790A4E38A9D}{A41E2421-1D11-4CBE-8AA8-A000375BE88C}{802BDEE9-3D6B-4815-94DB-A7A61E3F9583}{798C273C-9B95-405C-9226-A18BFCA068B3}{70C69E3F-6EBD-4914-B480-859A52042FF4}{654F992D-2973-4FA0-B356-E43B90E5E2ED}{600F84C4-3396-404B-A5A5-6951E5F30E56}{575011B9-D740-44C8-9026-C11A010BEB11}{562D51E1-DB11-4E57-8A47-80FC71205227}{38E453ED-B428-4BF5-9F80-E6A033A8D079}{2E74685C-0A5D-4C4A-B69C-594B006D53A4}{189F7243-AF42-43B8-855E-36C437C2D2A9}{0A506F97-B0EE-462E-9F0E-EF2AAA9645CA}{047AFE52-F44A-480B-8E14-5D420F841781}{02FEF269-69DD-448D-9203-B193A7A8E2F6}{0296E787-352B-49C5-962F-29B988B2E3F1}
Posted: June 28, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10
Detection Count: 38,612

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