Value Apps

Value Apps Description

One of the latest progeny of the far-too-fecund Conduit Ltd company, Value Apps is another browser add-on that may install itself without permission and promote its services without allowing you to uninstall Value Apps easily. Unlike many other Conduit-built Potentially Unwanted Programs, Value Apps is a PUP that primarily restricts itself to displaying a limited number of pop-ups and an accompanying toolbar icon. While Value Apps is not quite as irritating as the average PUP, Value Apps still includes functions that shouldn’t be tolerated by any PC user, as well as questionable benefits to counterbalance its drawbacks. malware experts usually recommend deleting Conduit toolbars with a reliable anti-malware program, and they recommend the same for Value Apps, since removing Value Apps by normal methods usually fails to disinfect your PC entirely.

The Lack of Value for Users in Value Apps

One of the mid-2013 members of the Conduit family of toolbars, Value Apps is marketed as an online shopping assistant, but its functions are most well-known throughout the Web for involving unwanted pop-up windows. Value Apps pop-up windows usually are formatted to lack a border or any visible means of closing them, which is a small trick that malware researchers also have seen being abused by many types of ransomware Trojans (Ukash Viruses, LockScreen Trojans, etc.).

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Besides simply being annoyed, Value Apps’s pop-ups have the notable disadvantage of often preventing you from accessing the original site you were trying to load.

The only other side effect linked to Value Apps is its icon. Trying to delete the Value Apps interface without removing all of Value Apps will cause Value Apps to reinstall any deleted components at the next opportunity (usually, as soon as you reboot your PC). malware experts classify Value Apps as a low-level threat that can be considered adware or a PUP, and encourage deleting Value Apps, just as they encourage the removal of all Conduit toolbars.

Getting the Most Value Out of Your Time Spent Removing Value Apps

In some cases, Value Apps only may be installed for specific browsers, such as Chrome. Disabling these browsers may allow you to use the Web without Value Apps’s pop-ups appearing, but you should be conscious of Value Apps still being installed on your computer. The same goes for other members of Value Apps’s family of widespread toolbars, which malware experts have found to include such colorful browser plugins as:
  • KeyBar Toolbar
  • Adware.2YourFace
  • FLV Runner Toolbar
  • Delta Search Toolbar
  • Internet Helper Toolbar
  • Vuze Toolbar
  • WiseConvert Community Toolbar
  • Produtools
  • IsoBuster Toolbar
  • Internet Helper Toolbar
  • Vaf Music Toolbar

  • If your browser starts showing Value Apps pop-ups or other Value Apps-related issues, you should immediately restart in Safe Mode and use any accessible anti-malware software to make certain of removing Value Apps completely. As long as you react with a reasonable degree of promptness, malware experts don’t consider Value Apps a major threat to your computer’s safety or privacy.

    Value Apps Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

    Is your PC infected with Value Apps? To safely & quickly detect Value Apps 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 %TEMP%\lcnnhcneegeeojhgpfijnlnocjdmlaon 269
      2 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ValueApps 265
      3 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ValueApps 262
      4 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\ValueApps 259
      5 %PROGRAMFILES%\ValueApps 256
      6 chrome-extension_lcnnhcneegeeojhgpfijnlnocjdmlaon_0.localstorage-journal 250
      7 %PROGRAMFILES%\ Conduit\ ValueApps\ IE\ ValueAppsLoader.dll 199
      8 %WINDIR%\System32\ValueApps.ini 131
      9 %WINDIR%\SysWoW64\ValueAppsOff.ini 131
      10 %WINDIR%\System32\ValueApps64.dll 128

      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}AppID\ValueApps.exeSOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\ValueApps.exeSOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppID\ValueApps.exeSOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\lcnnhcneegeeojhgpfijnlnocjdmlaonSoftware\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {93DBF2BB-A2B3-4683-A92E-57E60751F346}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{93DBF2BB-A2B3-4683-A92E-57E60751F346}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{DD7858C7-889A-42E4-9863-E4AA3A0BFE65}SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION, value: ValueApps.exeSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{93DBF2BB-A2B3-4683-A92E-57E60751F346}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{93DBF2BB-A2B3-4683-A92E-57E60751F346}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{F63AAEDC-3602-49EF-AA45-262380A98980}Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ValueAppsSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\ValueApps.exeSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\lcnnhcneegeeojhgpfijnlnocjdmlaonSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\mamverifier\toolbar, value: {94cd2cc3-083f-49ba-a218-4cda4b4829fd}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {F63AAEDC-3602-49EF-AA45-262380A98980}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{93DBF2BB-A2B3-4683-A92E-57E60751F346}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{DD7858C7-889A-42E4-9863-E4AA3A0BFE65}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{F63AAEDC-3602-49EF-AA45-262380A98980}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MAIN\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION, value: ValueApps.exeSoftware\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{93DBF2BB-A2B3-4683-A92E-57E60751F346}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\PreApproved\{F63AAEDC-3602-49EF-AA45-262380A98980}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ValueAppsSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\ValueAppsSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\ValueAppsWow6432Node\AppID\ValueApps.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}Value AppsValueApps
    • The following CLSID's were detected:
      HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {94cd2cc3-083f-49ba-a218-4cda4b4829fd}{DEBFDDD0-96AA-400F-B77A-69003A94018B}{B71BC738-1C95-4784-B6AF-5B0964B895D9}{9011F634-B91C-400D-8CA2-E9E9A1FCC725}{8050556E-4AD3-40BD-B338-7DBB0D5C10C8}{68FD483F-A55D-4B78-AE10-48EF2BBE317E}{4A36AF02-3E2F-47DD-A102-784D22E8C2B8}{93DBF2BB-A2B3-4683-A92E-57E60751F346}{C9A54DFE-051F-49C5-9FC7-ECB81DC6C69F}{F63AAEDC-3602-49EF-AA45-262380A98980}
Posted: June 11, 2013 | By
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Threat Level: 2/10
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