Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs ByeClean


Posted: July 20, 2010

ByeClean (or Bye Clean) is a counterfeit security program that uses several illicit tactics to get unsuspecting computer users to download, install and purchase the full Bye Clean application. ByeClean is able to perform these actions through many deceiving tactics such as displaying of misleading popup alerts and flooding bogus scan results with fake parasites. Bye Clean is not a program that can detect or remove spyware or any other type of parasite. It is highly advisable to detect and remove ByeClean with a good spyware detection tool so as to not cause any damage to essential system files.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Desktop\ByeClean.lnk
    2 C:\Program Files\ByeClean\ByeCleanFunc.dll
    3 C:\Program Files\ByeClean\ByeCleanRes.dll
    4 C:\Program Files\ByeClean\ByeCleanUp.exe
    5 C:\Program Files\ByeClean\launcher.exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ByeCleanHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "ByeClean"="'"C:\Program Files\ByeClean\launcher.exe" "C:\Program Files\ByeClean\ByeCleanUp.exe" /first'"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}ByeClean\"DisplayName"="'ByeClean'"ByeClean\"NoModify"="1"ByeClean\"NoRepair"="1"ByeClean\"UninstallString"="'"C:\Program Files\ByeClean\uninstall.exe"'"

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