Exterminate It! Antimalware

malpedia

Known threats:699,742 Last Update:November 20, 22:46

Testimonials

Dear Matt and Exterminate it,

Thank you so much. This seems to have fixed the problem. Wow. That virus was in there pretty deep. A*G didn't even identify it. S****t would just freeze up when I tried to run it. But the update from Exterminate It, removed it.

Again, thanks.

Kind Regards,
Rev. Mel C. Montgomery

Brother Mel

SearchProtect

How to Remove SearchProtect from Your Computer

To completely purge SearchProtect from your computer, you need to delete the files, folders, Windows registry keys and registry values associated with SearchProtect. These files, folders and registry elements are respectively listed in the Files, Folders, Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

For instructions on deleting the SearchProtect registry keys and registry values,
see How to Remove SearchProtect from the Windows Registry.

For instructions on deleting the SearchProtect files and folders,
see How to Delete SearchProtect Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)

How to Delete SearchProtect Files (.exe, .dll, etc.)^

The files and folders associated with SearchProtect are listed in the Files and Folders sections on this page.

To delete the SearchProtect files and folders:

  1. Using your file explorer, browse to each file and folder listed in the Folders and Files sections.
  2. Note: The paths use certain special folders (conventions) such as [%PROGRAM_FILES%]. Please note that these conventions are depending on Windows Version / Language. These conventions are explained here.
  3. Select the file or folder and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. IMPORTANT: If a file is locked (in use by some application), its deletion will fail (the Windows will display a corresponding message).You can delete such locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. To delete a locked file, right-click on the file, select Send To->Remove on Next Reboot on the menu and restart your computer. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SearchProtect
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\SearchProtect
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\SearchProtect\Main
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\SearchProtect\UI
[%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\SearchProtect\UI\bin
[%SYSTEMX86%]\Config\Systemprofile\AppData\Local\SearchProtect
[%SYSTEMX86%]\SearchProtect
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\UI\bin
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\UI
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\Main
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvcyxvyy
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvcvbb
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Search-Protect
[%APPDATA%]\SearchProtect
[%SYSTEM_DRIVE%]\SearchProtect
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvdvag
[%SYSTEMX86%]\Config\Systemprofile\AppData\Roaming\SearchProtect
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvbvyf
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\LenovoBrowserGuard
[%SYSTEM%]\SearchProtect
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avabvyxvdy
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avabvexvac
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avaavaevy
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avabvbxvh
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avabvbavad
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvbvef
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avaavaxvyy
[%SVC_SYS_LOCAL_APPDATA%]\SearchProtect
[%ANY_DRIVE%]\SearchProtect
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avaavxvyex
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avayvaxvaa
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avabvbyvyc
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvyxvec
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvhxvh
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvgxvyy
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvavay
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvexvbg
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avabvdxvy
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avaxvavya
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvdvdx
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvcvd
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvyxxvcy
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvbxvd
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvdxvx
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvyxvgy
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect205949727
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avayvxvaxc
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avaxvyyvyf
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avaxvxvcxe
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect863284260
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvcxxvaf
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvdvyh
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avayvaxxvae
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvdvff
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvyvbvyb
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect2516264
D:\SearchProtect
[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect66110781
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\avabvbyvyb
[%LOCAL_APPDATA%]\bvxvbxxvaa
[%PROFILE_TEMP%]\spcon
[%APPDATA%]\conduit\spcon

How to Remove SearchProtect from the Windows Registry^

The Windows registry stores important system information such as system preferences, user settings and installed programs details as well as the information about the applications that are automatically run at start-up. Because of this, spyware, malware and adware often store references to their own files in your Windows registry so that they can automatically launch every time you start up your computer.

To effectively remove SearchProtect from your Windows registry, you must delete all the registry keys and values associated with SearchProtect, which are listed in the Registry Keys and Registry Values sections on this page.

IMPORTANT: Because the registry is a core component of your Windows system, it is strongly recommended that you back up the registry before you begin deleting keys and values. For information about backing up the Windows registry, refer to the Registry Editor online help.

To remove the SearchProtect registry keys and values:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK.
    The Registry Editor window opens. This window consists of two panes. The left pane displays folders that represent the registry keys arranged in hierarchical order. The right one lists the registry values of the currently selected registry key.
  3. To delete each registry key listed in the Registry Keys section, do the following:
    • Locate the key in the left pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders according to the path indicated in the Registry Keys section. For example, if the path of a registry key is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName1
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders.
    • Select the key name indicated at the end of the path (KeyName1 in the example above).
    • Right-click the key name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
  4. To delete each registry value listed in the Registry Values section, do the following:
    • Display the value in the right pane of the Registry Editor window by sequentially expanding the folders in the left pane according to the path indicated in the Registry Values section and selecting the specified key name. For example, if the path of a registry value is
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\FolderA\FolderB\KeyName2,valueC=
      sequentially expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, software, FolderA and FolderB folders and select the KeyName2 key to display the valueC value in the right pane.
    • In the right pane, select the value name indicated after a comma at the end of the path (valueC in the example above).
    • Right-click the value name and select Delete on the menu.
    • Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\SPPDCOM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\InstalledSDB\{8a4d5a43-c64a-45ab-bdf4-804fe18ceafd}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\InstalledSDB\{cf2797aa-b7ec-e311-8ed9-005056c00008}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\SearchProtect
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\yvnvertobxtwmdm
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{3296636B-878C-4D58-BD26-3B8FAC22BE70}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CltMngSvc
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SearchProtect
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SPPDCOM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SearchProtect
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SearchProtect
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SearchProtect
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Search-Protect
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SearchProtect
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SearchProtectWS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\cltmng_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\cltmng_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SPS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\cltmng_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\cltmng_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avabvexvac
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{1AF586D1-4F79-4784-892D-888BF7B622CC}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\cvyVeCGCBGMaCol2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{328FFBA6-809E-43AF-8FEC-144AA256A8A5}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\CltMngSvc_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\CltMngSvc_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvxvcyxvyy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{83A9A829-161F-46EB-97EC-3F2E521C6813}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvxvhxvh
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{4E073C76-0297-4BA5-9FA7-8BB62608D8EA}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{C502CF6F-4D7E-482A-9AC4-A5B99607914F}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvyvdvdx
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{AD1E6EB7-334A-45DB-B462-7CF3E1674C8B}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvyvdvag
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{BED10E54-CB76-4AFA-9D07-F6460308212B}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\NVQvXnIpQfoDOKq2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{AE1E38E8-75FE-4C94-94B9-CD687A442BD5}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SearchProtectINT
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avaavxvyex
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{A2C2B589-4912-4D2C-A48C-A43FB607E9EB}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avabvbyvyc
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{57311D1A-6CE9-4334-9281-A0E77BA35A5F}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{CFE89C2E-960B-4705-B3C6-66BEF8368BE9}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avabvbavad
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{10BEDA8D-64AE-4416-86E0-6B0E9E66FA18}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{02D98617-098B-4CBF-92DF-DBCD734BADC4}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{3A081B08-DD8E-46A8-A4F8-B7D88FC5A15E}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{4CBD6484-211B-4FD5-91B0-643A9CF354F8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{D32D798F-0FA6-49E3-917B-B41C469A2464}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvyvavay
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{4B0878A6-84CB-4180-ABCC-453C17E9706A}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{8B9071C4-CD18-414D-83EF-BB81D73500BC}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{BEFF50FD-6291-4818-B842-998C2E4B84D7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\CltMngSvc_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\CltMngSvc_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{DA0110AB-DBB9-4D22-B006-9250901CB22E}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{3952A405-2598-4865-BE4E-9C9BCD5A8B7E}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvxvbvbh
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{D85FB237-0CD4-4DE7-8772-830F938BCAFF}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\searchprotect_422014_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\searchprotect_422014_RASAPI32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SearchProtectINT2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{E23050C0-FD28-403B-82F0-59F950C9049A}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avaxvavya
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{48F6C1C9-5F96-4F3E-828F-02146ED7289C}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvyvdvyxc
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{91A8EFCC-88C6-4B5B-876D-0FDD5DA3A065}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{54F4A85B-F8A6-463D-87E8-B6F235817420}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{1F58DEB0-912C-47CE-8FE9-DE5EE0ED20E7}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{0D080EA6-6CF5-4102-92BB-CDE7A623507D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{3D4DE647-ECB2-432E-A27A-5DA234192485}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avayvaxxvae
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avabvyxvdy
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avabvbxvh
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{E32EB240-7825-4B0A-93DD-B57A4C5BDFE8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{CBCD8280-594D-4872-8FEB-22BE687143BC}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{89FE5F99-EBD9-41FA-A631-328563BBA82B}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Search-Protect
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{FB89A065-5173-4830-AAFB-BCE23DCF2E40}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvyvcvd
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{64EC2781-BED5-4EC5-B56F-328D7C9C2837}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{9CFDE0CF-EA46-45E1-9345-02E13049A565}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{CC64D65A-95AB-4BA3-A7B0-E971E17207BB}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\Root\LEGACY_CLTMNGSVC
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{477C092A-8C2A-457F-A5A3-5AEF77FADB05}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avayvaxvaa
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\searchprotect_w_prechecker_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\searchprotect_w_prechecker_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{2631A31D-354C-404E-8406-0B63C1321F36}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\avkvobjd
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{A6BB088C-CEA6-428D-AE6D-F58E92BB6961}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\cltmng_RASDLG
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\searchprotect_2111-1a12a8ce_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\searchprotect_2111-1a12a8ce_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\bvxvaxxvyd
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{9FB2A907-E9E5-4A01-BABB-AFDD92DE7240}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\SearchProtect_05_12-00913495_RASMANCS
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\SearchProtect_05_12-00913495_RASAPI32
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{CCDA6481-11C4-456D-9D4B-49FEB00A534A}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SearchProtectIN4T
Registry Values
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SearchProtect=[%APPDATA%]\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SearchProtectAll="[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SearchProtectAll=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SearchProtect=\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SearchProtectAll=[%APPDATA%]\SearchProtect\bin\cltmng.exe
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]SearchProtect=[%APPDATA%]\SearchProtect\cltmng.exe
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%SYSTEMX86%]\nvinit.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\optimi~1\optpro~2.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll umxsbxexw.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\optimizer pro\optprocrash.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\optimi~1\optpro~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sw-boo~1\assist~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\browse~1\25976~1.107\{c16c1~1\mngr.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\browse~1\25911~1.18\{c16c1~1\mngr.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Amazon\AMAZON~1\AMAZON~3.DLL
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\movies~1\safety~1\safety~2.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\contin~1\sprote~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\browse~2\261095~1.52\{c16c1~1\browse~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\fastan~1\fastan~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\perfor~1\perfor~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SupTab\SEARCH~1.DLL
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\optimi~1\optpro~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\browse~1\23787~1.43\{16cdf~1\browse~1.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\browse~1\22643~1.41\{16cdf~1\browse~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\browse~1\23765~1.24\{16cdf~1\browse~1.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\optimi~1\optpro~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Linkey\module.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\Linkey\IEEXTE~1\iedll.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\linkey\ieexte~1\iedll.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SupTab\SearchProtect32.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\ss_hel~1\psupport.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\optimi~1\optpro~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\linkey\ieexte~1\iedll.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\sn0310~1.boo
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\imesha~1\mediabar\datamngr\datamngr.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\imesha~1\mediabar\datamngr\iebho.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\optimi~1\optpro~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll nvdesk32.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\wincert\win32c~1.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\search~1\datamngr\mgrldr.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\wincert\win32c~1.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\movies~1\datamngr\mgrldr.dll [%COMMON_APPDATA%]\wincert\win32c~1.dll;[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\wincert\win32c~1.dll;[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\wincert\win32c~1.dll;[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\wincert\win32c~1.dll;[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\wincert\win32c~1.dll;[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll;[%COMMON_APPDATA%]\wincert\win32c~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\spvc32loader.dll [%SYSTEMX86%]\nvinit.dll,[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\amazon\amazon~1\amazon~3.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\nvidia~1\3dvisi~1\nvstinit.dll ,[%WINDOWS%]\jaksta\ac\x86\jaudcap.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\savesh~1\sprote~1.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\websea~1\sprote~1.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%PROGRAM_FILES%]\optimi~2\optpro~2.dll
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows]AppInit_Dlls=[%PROGRAM_FILES%]\SearchProtect\SearchProtect\bin\SPVC32Loader.dll [%SYSTEM%]\OGPDFLoader.dll

Hijacker

Software that seizes control of a computer’s resources to proliferate itself or use them for other malicious purposes.

There are several types of hijackers. The most common are:

  • Browser hijackers – Alters the existing Internet browser settings so that a user is redirected to unwanted or malicious Web sites. These include programs that change the browser Home page or replace a popular search service’s home page with its own fake copy, whose search results point to particular malicious or irrelevant sites.
  • Autorun hijackers – Automatically run certain programs on start-up of a user’s computer.

Be Aware of the Following Hijacker Threats:

CommonName.Comwiz, MSWSearch, Win32.Assault, StartPage.fh, FunWebProducts.

How Did My PC Get Infected with SearchProtect?^

The following are the most likely reasons why your computer got infected with SearchProtect:

  • Your operating system and Web browser's security settings are too lax.
  • You are not following safe Internet surfing and PC practices.

Downloading and Installing Freeware or Shareware

Small-charge or free software applications may come bundled with spyware, adware, or programs like SearchProtect. Sometimes adware is attached to free software to enable the developers to cover the overhead involved in created the software. Spyware frequently piggybacks on free software into your computer to damage it and steal valuable private information.

Using Peer-to-Peer Software

The use of peer-to-peer (P2P) programs or other applications using a shared network exposes your system to the risk of unwittingly downloading infected files, including malicious programs like SearchProtect.

Visiting Questionable Web Sites

When you visit sites with dubious or objectionable content, trojans-including SearchProtect, spyware and adware, may well be automatically downloaded and installed onto your computer.

Detecting SearchProtect^

The following symptoms signal that your computer is very likely to be infected with SearchProtect:

PC is working very slowly

SearchProtect can seriously slow down your computer. If your PC takes a lot longer than normal to restart or your Internet connection is extremely slow, your computer may well be infected with SearchProtect.

New desktop shortcuts have appeared or the home page has changed

SearchProtect can tamper with your Internet settings or redirect your default home page to unwanted web sites. SearchProtect may even add new shortcuts to your PC desktop.

Annoying popups keep appearing on your PC

SearchProtect may swamp your computer with pestering popup ads, even when you're not connected to the Internet, while secretly tracking your browsing habits and gathering your personal information.

E-mails that you didn't write are being sent from your mailbox

SearchProtect may gain complete control of your mailbox to generate and send e-mail with virus attachments, e-mail hoaxes, spam and other types of unsolicited e-mail to other people.