Iminent.WebBooster

Posted: August 2, 2013
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 5/10
Infected PCs 22,693

Iminent.WebBooster Description


Iminent.WebBooster Screenshot 1IMinent.WebBooster is a Potentially Unwanted Program prone to modifying your browser's settings to redirect you to affiliated websites, along with providing additional advertisements that may have no benefits to your Web-browsing experiences. Although not classified as a threat, IMinent.WebBooster does provide very few features with any positive outcome to your browser, and malware experts recommend removing IMinent.WebBooster whenever you have concerns about its usefulness on your PC. Since IMinent.WebBooster may be installed along with genuine threats, scanning your PC for threats always should be considered when dealing with an IMinent.WebBooster problem.

The Imminent Problems with IMinent.WebBooster's Smiley Faces

Lying in the sometimes-murky ground between helpful applications and malign ones, PUPs such as IMinent.WebBooster add-ons are applications that may provide few benefits, or even no benefits to your computer, but lack any illegal functions that would bring them within the realm of being considered a threat. Most PUPs are designed to generate profit for a third party by manipulating Web traffic, as can be seen with the IMinent.WebBooster, which takes multiple steps to reroute its users to most likely unwanted Web content. Research by malware experts managed to identify the following browser modifications that may occur alongside any installation of IMinent.WebBooster:

  • IMinent.WebBooster may inject advertising content into other websites. Affected sites include social network Facebook.com, along with the prominent streaming movie site, YouTube.com.
  • IMinent.WebBooster may modify your browser's search settings to force you to use the iminent.com search engine.
  • IMinent.WebBooster also may modify your homepage to lock it to iminent.com.

Browsers changed by IMinent.WebBooster, so far, have included Firefox and Internet Explorer. Since there is no benefit to letting a browser add-on choose your own homepage or search settings for you, and potential disadvantages (such as exposure to phishing attacks that could collect information), allowing IMinent.WebBooster to remain installed is a minor security and performance hazard.

Backing out of the Browser Boost of Iminent.WebBooster

In return for installing itself automatically and making drastic changes to your Web settings, IMinent.WebBooster offers an emoticon-enabling function for some social networking sites. As may be true for add-ons with poor reputations, IMinent.WebBooster does offer a real feature, but one that has few, tangible advantages, in exchange for drawbacks that put your computer at risk for various attacks.

To account for its historical trend towards installing itself with other programs, uninstalling IMinent.WebBooster add-ons should include methods of analyzing your PC that also may identify other PUPs and potential threats. Even though IMinent.WebBooster targets only two out of three of the top Windows browsers, malware researchers do not recommend changing your browser to substitute it for the IMinent.WebBooster's deletion. However, PC users who have the sense to scan downloads for possible IMinent.WebBooster installers, or avoid suspicious adware-proliferating websites, are unlikely to find IMinent.WebBooster on their computer at all.
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:



%PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\IMBooster4Web\Iminent.WebBooster.dll File name: Iminent.WebBooster.dll
Size: 336.37 KB (336376 bytes)
MD5: 307fba9f89d0f5e526d0a243f39436a3
Detection count: 83
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\IMBooster4Web\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 9, 2014
E:\Config.Msi\de0d5f.rbf\de0d5f.rbf File name: de0d5f.rbf
Size: 179.95 KB (179952 bytes)
MD5: fbefb068f34b7c4ca0028b1411df0434
Detection count: 26
Mime Type: unknown/rbf
Path: E:\Config.Msi\de0d5f.rbf\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: September 29, 2020
%PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\Iminent.WebBooster.InternetExplorer.dll File name: Iminent.WebBooster.InternetExplorer.dll
Size: 240.12 KB (240128 bytes)
MD5: c6c3ff52b2c56a7fba6abf07194e25dd
Detection count: 26
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: May 9, 2014

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Registry keySOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\Iminent.WebBooster.DLLSOFTWARE\Classes\Wow6432Node\AppID\Iminent.WebBooster.DLLSOFTWARE\iAvatars.com\CooperativeLoader\IMboosterSOFTWARE\Loader\ImboosterSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\IMBooster_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\IMBooster_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{E30EFF6C-E021-46C2-888A-E58E93213D97}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\AppID\Iminent.WebBooster.DLLSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\iAvatars.com\CooperativeLoader\IMboosterSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Loader\ImboosterSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{5CDCDBCD-119A-4AE1-9C55-B816DBBE4245}SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{E30EFF6C-E021-46C2-888A-E58E93213D97}SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\eventlog\Application\IminentSYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\{692202D3-F81E-4E32-9EA1-D5B328538E1A}SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\{F812407D-EA5E-4279-B6BD-AA10E23866A4}SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\eventlog\Application\IminentSYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\{692202D3-F81E-4E32-9EA1-D5B328538E1A}SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\{F812407D-EA5E-4279-B6BD-AA10E23866A4}SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\IminentSYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\{692202D3-F81E-4E32-9EA1-D5B328538E1A}SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules\{F812407D-EA5E-4279-B6BD-AA10E23866A4}Directory%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\IMBooster%PROGRAMFILES%\Iminent\IMBooster%PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\webbooster@iminent.com%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Iminent\IMBooster%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\webbooster@iminent.com%TEMP%\IMBooster4Web%TEMP%\Imbooster_WebPart%WINDIR%\Installer\{E8206830-A6EA-4CEB-B45E-18841A472FE1}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}IMBooster4web-en Toolbar{A1AB693E-EBE8-4BBB-A360-A43BDE435036}{CF687AD3-80CD-431E-A50F-25DD8F9C96C3}{E8206830-A6EA-4CEB-B45E-18841A472FE1}Run keysIminentCLSID{26C9BBE4-6D45-4AB6-A5B4-E068C9F5EF6D}{D8F01233-2DE6-4EE7-8988-37263F00651B}

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