RocketTab

RocketTab Description


RocketTab Screenshot 1RocketTab is a ‘search enhancer’ add-on that provides accessible search fields to prevent you from needing to visit popular search engine sites individually. Its functions also include additional advertisements that are injected into a search engine page, which makes it necessary to classify RocketTab as an adware program. RocketTab doesn’t need to be considered a high-level threat to your PC’s safety, but malware researchers usually do recommend uninstalling adware as a basic part of maintaining an optimized PC. Reliable security products should be trusted to delete RocketTab with no mischances that could leave your browser open to any extra advertisements leftover from RocketTab’s stay.

RocketTab: an Add-On that’s Keeping Tabs on Your Searches


RocketTab is a Web search-themed add-on, but unlike many similar PUPs, doesn’t try to hijack your Web browser or force it to use one particular search engine. Instead of redirecting your traffic, RocketTab simply offers basic links to search engines embedded in its interface, but also uses your searches as an opportunity to launch advertisements. Based on malware researchers’ latest reports, RocketTab’s advertisements appear to be limited to injected ‘sponsored’ search results above the natural results of any search engine you may be using. RocketTab’s advertisements are labeled and are confined to text, but don’t have any guarantees of perfect accuracy to your queries.

Although RocketTab certainly is a classier style of adware product than the majority of those examined by malware experts and doesn’t have an apparent cause to be classified as a clone of previously existing software, RocketTab still has few advantages for your Web browser.
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RocketTab advertisements may not appear to be a major issue, and are unlikely to cause any noticeable performance problems, but still may be sources of attacks against your PC. Fraudulent software updates concealing PC threats often are distributed through the same advertisement networks that are used by adware products.

Lastly, RocketTab also uses cookies and permits its third party advertising partners to use them, as well. Although cookies can’t collect sensitive confidential data, they may monitor your basic browsing habits. Some PC users feel that cookies are invasions of their personal privacy, and you usually will not want to keep RocketTab or other adware on your computer if you’re interested in keeping your personal habits strictly personal.

Sending RocketTab Blasting Off of Your Browser


Due to all of the issues with even the most user-friendly of adware products, removing RocketTab generally should be considered for a default reaction to RocketTab, unless, of course, you have a reasoned motive for keeping RocketTab on your browser. Although RocketTab may be somewhat responsible to normal uninstallation methods, malware researchers consider it best to use anti-malware tools to remove any Potentially Unwanted Program that modifies your Web browser. Other ways of removing RocketTab may be more or less workable, but often will not delete the browser changes that are causing your browser to load advertisements.

RocketTab is marketed by itself but may use other installation methods, from time to time. The most common of these alternative methods usually are free software bundles that install RocketTab when you’re trying to install an unrelated program. Since malware experts find most of these bundles have been distributed through sites with a historical tendency to promote adware, avoiding these obviously

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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 RocketTab.dll 228
    2 %PROGRAMFILES%\Search Extensions 112
    3 chrome-extension_eegbcllkjnijlnjahbfcgogkomnnbncf_0.localstorage 112
    4 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Search Extensions 109
    5 chrome-extension_eegbcllkjnijlnjahbfcgogkomnnbncf_0.localstorage-journal 109
    6 Uninstall RocketTab.lnk 106
    7 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\eegbcllkjnijlnjahbfcgogkomnnbncf 103
    8 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\eegbcllkjnijlnjahbfcgogkomnnbncf 100
    9 %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RocketTab 97
    10 %USERPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\RocketTab 94

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}.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, value: RTMaintenance.DEFAULT\Software\RocketTabSoftware\Microsoft\Installer\Products\C8ABE8C23A156A44582350FDEBFCBCB3Software\Microsoft\Installer\UpgradeCodes\5227358269A898740B62A52AF9D7EEA7Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{C8416388-DA4B-48A2-A2BE-33FA8FEF2B84}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{CE6AFBA5-0F48-4112-B972-9653B4EF4668}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\RocketTabSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\RocketTab Update TaskSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UpgradeCodes\5227358269A898740B62A52AF9D7EEA7Software\RocketTabSoftware\RocketTabInstalledSoftware\Search Extensions, value: RocketTabSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer-gg_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\rt-installer_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2C8EBA8C-51A3-44A6-8532-05DFBECFCB3B}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\RocketTabHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}RocketTab
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {C750700E-6D1D-3078-B3AE-820BB4C8ECF7}{B3791C53-EE85-4A60-8134-3FEE81687D5C}{6DA44C4B-7568-3822-AE84-F57E9A3ED322}
Posted: December 19, 2013 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 41,132

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