Hijacker . CWS.HereToFind (Summary)
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Hijacker . CWS.HereToFind (Summary)

Software Name: CWS.HereToFind
Company Name: Unknown
Product Name: HeretoFind
Classification: Hijacker
Website: http://www.heretofind.com

Brief:
Exploits Windows Help system using a false help file to hijack users homepage and search settings to heretofind.com, an adult web portal.

 

IMPORTANT!
Some of the Hijacker.CWS.HereToFind components are listed below. The list is compiled as a reference. The list might not be complete and it doesn't represent instructions for manual removal. We DO NOT recommend manual removal. Incorrect removal of certain software might make your computer unstable or even unusable.
Removal of adware component might affect the related ad-supported software.

If you suspect that you have an unwanted instance of CWS.HereToFind installed on your computer we recommend a free audit of your system with INAC Anti Spyware.

CWS.HereToFind might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

  • %SYSTEMDRIVE%\spe

CWS.HereToFind might create following files (some of the files might be loaded in memory while the software is running):

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\ajkl.dat

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\dkef.dat

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\jpmi.dat

  • %SYSTEMDRIVE%\spe\start.chm

  • %SYSTEM%\iframeworks.exe

  • %SYSTEM%\remove_me.dll

CWS.HereToFind is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

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CWS.HereToFind might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{237AA178-C3BC-4f67-A8BB-D8BC14BA0B89}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A080D497-BB7C-48AC-B533-8592C649B863}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{e449f20a-e449f20a-e449f20a-e449f20a-e449f20a}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{237AA178-C3BC-4f67-A8BB-D8BC14BA0B89}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A080D497-BB7C-48AC-B533-8592C649B863}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MiniBridge

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{237AA178-C3BC-4f67-A8BB-D8BC14BA0B89}

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A080D497-BB7C-48AC-B533-8592C649B863}

CWS.HereToFind might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\WinRAR SFX|c%%spe

CWS.HereToFind might create registry values with following data:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|*|mk:@MSITStore*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|*|mk:@MSITStore*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|*|http://www.heretofind.com*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\DefaultPrefix|(default)|http://www.heretofind.com*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\Prefixes|*|http://www.heretofind.com*

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main|*|http://www.heretofind.com*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\URL\DefaultPrefix|*|http://www.heretofind.com*

CWS.HereToFind might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

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