Adware . WhenUSearch (Summary)
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Adware . WhenUSearch (Summary)

Software Name: WhenUSearch
Company Name: WhenU.com Inc
Product Name: WhenUSearch
Classification: Adware
Website: http://www.whenusearch.com

Brief:
WhenUsearch has 3 versions; a desktop toolbar, a browser toolbar and a browser sidebar. When visiting various websites WhenUsearch will display popup advertising for discounts or coupons. Usually installed by drive-by Active-X installer.

 

IMPORTANT!
Some of the Adware.WhenUSearch 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 WhenUSearch installed on your computer we recommend a free audit of your system with INAC Anti Spyware.

WhenUSearch might create following folders (and inject its files inside the folders):

  • %PROGRAMS%\WhenUSearch

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\WhenUSearch

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\Save

  • %PROGRAMS%\WhenU

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

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\whenu.exe

  • %WINDOWS%\Downloaded Program Files\SearchInst.inf

  • %WINDOWS%\Downloaded Program Files\SNDbMark.dll

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\wuinstsecs.cab

  • %WINDOWS%\wuinst.dll

  • %WINDOWS%\wuinst.inf

  • %SYSTEM%\wuinst.dll

  • %SYSTEM%\wuinst.inf

  • %WINDOWS%\system\wuinst.dll

  • %WINDOWS%\system\wuinst.inf

  • %COMMON_DESKTOPDIRECTORY%\Toolbar.lnk

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\WhenUSearch\search.dll

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\WhenUSearch\Search.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\WhenUSearch\Uninst.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\WhenUSearch\whse.exe

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\GLF9.exe

  • %PROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp\SaveNowInst.exe

  • %PROGRAM_FILES%\Save\Save.exe

  • %WINDOWS%\Downloaded Program Files\WUInst.dll

  • %WINDOWS%\Downloaded Program Files\WUInst.inf

WhenUSearch is often accompanied by the following tracking cookies:

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WhenUSearch might create following registry keys (and inject subkeys and values):

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FC327B3F-377B-4CB7-8B61-27CD69816BC3}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WUSE.1

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{FC327B3F-377B-4CB7-8B61-27CD69816BC3}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WhenUSearch

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WhenUSearch

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\*/SNDbmark.dll*

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{45E5DADB-DFDF-4FC3-A46C-DD34B6CDDB38}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{715839CD-ABEC-45D8-A83C-1275F2D837CD}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{763BD795-24AE-44d7-82D8-F9A1EE799729}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{BA2325ED-F9EB-4830-8FCE-0BC35B16969B}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{737830B7-F1F9-4bae-A8FC-1433C71BEDFF}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{BA2325ED-F9EB-4830-8FCE-0BC35B16969B}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WhenUSearchB

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WhenUSearchF

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Explorer Bars\{715839CD-ABEC-45D8-A83C-1275F2D837CD}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{E2F2B9D0-96B9-4B25-B90C-636ECB207D18}

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WUSN.1

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{E2F2B9D0-96B9-4B25-B90C-636ECB207D18}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ModuleUsage\*/WUInst.dll*

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SaveNow

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WhenUSaveMsg

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WhenUSave

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\WhenU

WhenUSearch might create following registry values:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|WhenUSearch

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs|*\SNDbMark.dll

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar|{45E5DADB-DFDF-4FC3-A46C-DD34B6CDDB38}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|WhenUSearchWHSE

  • HKEY_USERS\*\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser|{45E5DADB-DFDF-4FC3-A46C-DD34B6CDDB38}

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|WhenUSave

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs|*\WUInst.dll

WhenUSearch might create registry values with following data:

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WhenUSearch might insert following entries in the HOSTS file:

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