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HighStairs is a software usually installs without your knowledge vith the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing.  As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software. Identified the 08/20/2015.

Features:

– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main actions :

– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It is installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) of internet browser (O2),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR).
– It installs as a program (O42),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45).
– It installs as a driver system (O58),
– It creates multiple files users (O61),

ZHPDiag report:

O2 – BHO: High Stairs – {45e60e41-85ee-4c01-9dac-1ecb9bf64179} . (…) — C:\Program Files\High Stairs\Extensions\45e60e41-85ee-4c01-9dac-1ecb9bf64179.dll
O23 – Service: Service Mgr HighStairs (Service Mgr HighStairs) . (…) – C:\ProgramData\b4bc9939-75e9-422b-af5c-653de35c4f4b\plugincontainer.exe
O23 – Service: Update Mgr HighStairs (Update Mgr HighStairs) . (…) – C:\Program Files\Common Files\b4bc9939-75e9-422b-af5c-653de35c4f4b\Updater.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\HighStairs
O42 – Logiciel: High Stairs – (.High Stairs.)

[HKLM] — High Stairs
O43 – CFD: 2015/08/20 22:43:32 – [] D — C:\Program Files\High Stairs
SR – Auto [2015/08/20 18:40:19] [ 1198816] Service Mgr HighStairs (Service Mgr HighStairs) . (…) – C:\ProgramData\b4bc9939-75e9-422b-af5c-653de35c4f4b\plugincontainer.exe
SR – Auto [2015/08/20 20:42:40] [ 704736] Update Mgr HighStairs (Update Mgr HighStairs) . (…) – C:\Program Files\Common Files\b4bc9939-75e9-422b-af5c-653de35c4f4b\Updater.exe

Alias:

PUP.Optional.TermTrident.A [ Malwarebytes Antimalware ] a variant of Win64/NetFilter.A [ESET-NOD32] not-a-virus:NetTool.Win64.NetFilter. [Kaspersky] Adware.BrowseFox

Remove:

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,
Remove with ZHPcleaner
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Diagnose with ZHPDiag
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2016-12-30T07:34:22+00:00 Categories: Adware, Polluteware, PUP|Tags: , , |Comments Off on PUP.Optional.HighStairs