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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:19 AM

What is WindowsBoanPatch?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that WindowsBoanPatch is a fake anti-malware application. These so-called "rogues" use intentional false positives to convince users that their systems have been compromised. Then they try to sell you their software, claiming it will remove these threats. In extreme cases the false threats are actually the very trojans that advertise or even directly install the rogue. You are strongly advised to follow our removal instructions below.

How do I know if I am infected with WindowsBoanPatch?

This is how the main screen of the rogue application looks:

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You will find this icon in your taskbar:

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And see these warnings:

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How did WindowsBoanPatch get on my computer?

Rogue programs use different methods for spreading themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their site.

How do I remove WindowsBoanPatch?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this rogue application.
  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:

    • Update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Reboot your computer if prompted.
  • When completed, a log will open in Notepad. The rogue application should now be gone.

Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of WindowsBoanPatch?

  • No, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes WindowsBoanPatch completely.

How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application has helped you eradicate this malicious software. If your current security solution let this infection through, you might please consider purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for additional protection.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the WindowsBoanPatch rogue. It would have warned you before the rogue could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


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Technical details for experts

Signs in a HijackThis log:
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [WindowBoanPatch] "C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe" -startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [WindowBoanPatch] "C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe" -startup

Alterations made by the installer:

File System
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Adds the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WindowBoanPatch
Adds the file WindowBoanPatch.lnk"="09:58 19/08/12 736 bytes
In the existing folder C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch
Adds the file WindowBoanPatch.lnk"="09:58 19/08/12 742 bytes
Adds the folder C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch
Adds the file WBPCount.exe"="04:06 20/06/12 131528 bytes
Adds the file WBPatchVersion.ini"="09:24 28/06/12 686 bytes
Adds the file WBPatchUpdate.exe"="07:17 23/04/12 2084864 bytes
Adds the file WBPatchUp.exe"="07:11 23/04/12 1713056 bytes
Adds the file WBPatchMainMgr.exe"="07:10 23/04/12 46496 bytes
Adds the file WBPatchCntr.exe"="07:10 23/04/12 51616 bytes
Adds the file WBPatch.ini"="04:13 21/12/11 82 bytes
Adds the file WBPatch.exe"="08:59 28/06/12 4570112 bytes
Adds the file uninst.exe"="09:58 19/08/12 579196 bytes
Adds the file SecUp.dll"="07:50 14/04/11 208896 bytes
Adds the file Patch.wud"="15:03 13/06/12 1059627 bytes
Adds the file OfficeUp.wud"="15:04 13/06/12 52334 bytes
Adds the file OfficeUp.dll"="06:56 14/04/11 198656 bytes


Registry
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EveryZone\EveryZonePatch]
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WindowBoanPatch]
"Partner"="'test'"
"InstDir"="'C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch'"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"WindowBoanPatch"="'"C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe" -startup'"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WindowBoanPatch]
"Publisher"="'SECUSOFT'"
"URLInfoAbout"="'http://www.EVERYZONE.com'"
"DisplayVersion"="'1.0'"
"DisplayIcon"="'C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\uninst.exe'"
"UninstallString"="'C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\uninst.exe'"
"DisplayName"="'Window Boan Patch v1.0'"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WindowBoanPatch]
"Partner"="'test'"
"InstDir"="'C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch'"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"WindowBoanPatch"="'"C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe" -startup'"


Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.62.0.1300
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.08.19.02

Windows XP Service Pack 3 x86 NTFS
Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702
{username} :: MBAM-D3E8C91ACC [administrator]

8/19/2012 10:05:24 AM
mbam-log-2012-08-19 (10-05-24).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Scan options enabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | File System | Heuristics/Extra | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: P2P
Objects scanned: 168665
Time elapsed: 45 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 1
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> 1936 -> Delete on reboot.

Memory Modules Detected: 2
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\OfficeUp.dll (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\SecUp.dll (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Delete on reboot.

Registry Keys Detected: 1
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WindowBoanPatch (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Values Detected: 3
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|WindowBoanPatch (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Data: "C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe" -startup -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|WindowBoanPatch (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Data: "C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe" -startup -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WindowBoanPatch|URLInfoAbout (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Data: http://www.EVERYZONE.com -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 2
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WindowBoanPatch (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Delete on reboot.

Files Detected: 16
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\WindowBoanPatchSetup.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\WindowBoanPatch\WindowBoanPatch.lnk (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\WindowBoanPatch.lnk (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatchVersion.ini (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\OfficeUp.dll (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\OfficeUp.wud (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\Patch.wud (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\SecUp.dll (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\uninst.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatch.ini (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatchCntr.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatchMainMgr.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatchUp.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPatchUpdate.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\WindowBoanPatch\WBPCount.exe (Rogue.WindowsBoanPatch) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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