SearchModule is a software usually installed without your knowledge with 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 : 07/08/2015.

0_Features

– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

0_Main_Actions

– It installs a plugin of the browser Google Chrome (G2),
– It installs a program of extension for browser Mozilla Firefox (M2),
– It installs a plugin of the browser Mozilla Firefox (P2),
– 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),

0_Zhpdiag

G2 – GCE: Preference

[User Data\Default] [jlcgehabolcakkjhgmgpkagpolbjlhfa] Search Module Plus v2
P2 – EXT FILE: (…) — C:\Users\Coolman\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\c2nqafv2.default\searchplugins\smod.xml
O42 – Logiciel: Search Module 2.3.14.1694 – (…) [HKLM] — Search Module_is1
C:\Users\Coolman\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlcgehabolcakkjhgmgpkagpolbjlhfa
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SearchModule
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Search Module_is1

0_Alias

PUP.Optional.SearchModule.A [ Malwarebytes Antimalware ]

Remove_Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,
0_ZHPcleaner
Remove with ZHPcleaner
ZHPCleaner_EN2
0_Zhpdiag
Diagnose with ZHPDiag
ZHPDiag_2-300x220

2016-12-30T07:34:19+00:00 Categories: Polluteware, PUP|Tags: , |Comments Off on PUP.Optional.SearchModule