StrongSignal 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 : 11/11/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– A toolbar is an additional internet browser bar.
– An Adware is a program that adds other programs without the knowledge of the user.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional


– 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 is installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) of internet browser (O2),
– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– 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),


O2 – BHO: StrongSignal – {ff0032ad-2cc3-110d-8e3c-b4153a64a496} . (…) — C:\Program Files\StrongSignal\Extensions\ff0032ad-2cc3-110d-8e3c-b4153a64a496.dll
O23 – Service: Service Mgr StrongSignal (Service Mgr StrongSignal) . (…) – C:\ProgramData\0780f478-67ce-4ec3-98db-39a65f4618ce\plugincontainer.exe
O23 – Service: Update Mgr StrongSignal (Update Mgr StrongSignal) . (…) – C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\0780f478-67ce-4ec3-98db-39a65f4618ce\updater.exe
O43 – CFD: 02/11/2015 – 13:18:53 –

[] —-D C:\Program Files (x86)\StrongSignal
O43 – CFD: 17/11/2015 – 19:36:10 – [] —-D C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\0780f478-67ce-4ec3-98db-39a65f4618ce
O43 – CFD: 17/11/2015 – 19:35:01 – [] —-D C:\ProgramData\0780f478-67ce-4ec3-98db-39a65f4618ce
SR – | Auto 17/11/2015 548600 | (Service Mgr StrongSignal) . (…) – C:\ProgramData\0780f478-67ce-4ec3-98db-39a65f4618ce\plugincontainer.exe
SR – | Auto 10/11/2015 350456 | (Update Mgr StrongSignal) . (…) – C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\0780f478-67ce-4ec3-98db-39a65f4618ce\updater.exe
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Service Mgr StrongSignal
HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Update Mgr StrongSignal
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{ff0032ad-2cc3-110d-8e3c-b4153a64a496}
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\0780f478-67ce-4ec3-98db-39a65f4618ce
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\0780f478-67ce-4ec3-98db-39a65f4618ce\updater.exe


PUP.Optional.StrongSignal.A [Malwarebytes] Heur.PUP.StrongSignal


– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,
Remove with ZHPcleaner
Diagnose with ZHPDiag