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What is FastCure?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that FastCure 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 FastCure?

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

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You will find this icon in your taskbar, flashing red and green:

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And see these warnings:

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How did FastCure get on my computer?

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

How do I remove FastCure?

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 FastCure?

  • No, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware removes FastCure 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 FastCure 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\fastcure\fastcurestart.exe
C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcure.exe

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [fastcurestart.exe] C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcurestart.exe

Note:

Alterations made by the installer:



File System
===============
Adds the folder C:\Program Files\fastcure
Adds the file uninst_fastcure.exe"="08:13 02/07/12 143968 bytes
Adds the file fastcureu.exe"="08:05 02/07/12 114776 bytes
Adds the file fastcurestart.exe"="08:13 02/07/12 18008 bytes
Adds the file fastcurelog.txt"="08:17 02/07/12 72 bytes
Adds the file fastcured.dll"="08:12 02/07/12 852365 bytes
Adds the file fastcure.exe"="08:07 02/07/12 909912 bytes
Adds the file EGutil.dll"="08:13 02/07/12 62552 bytes
Adds the folder C:\Program Files\fastcure\SpeedBackup

Registry
===============
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\fastcure]
"inspectTime"="'0813'"
"inspectDay"="'2012-07-02'"
"day"="'2012-06-26'"
"DBupdate"="'2012-07-02'"
"popup"="'TRUE'"
"today"="'2012-07-02'"
"ver6"="'20110923'"
"ver5"="'20110925'"
"ver4"="'20110925'"
"ver3"="'20110923'"
"ver2"="'20120518'"
"ver1"="'20110925'"
"fastcure_nic"="'08:00:27:31:D0:7C'"
"installmode"="'2'"
"code1"="'fastcure'"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]
"fastcurestart.exe"="'C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcurestart.exe'"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\fastcure]
"NoRepair"="1"
"NoModify"="1"
"DisplayIcon"="'C:\Program Files\fastcure\uninst_fastcur'"
"UninstallString"="'C:\Program Files\fastcure\uninst_fastcure.exe'"
"URLInfoAbout"="'http://www.fastcure.co.kr'"
"HelpLink"="'http://www.fastcure.co.kr'"
"DisplayVersion"="'1.2'"
"DisplayName"="'fastcure'"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EGutil\Keep]
"date"="'7'"
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer]
"fastcure_fastcure"="'1'"

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 1.61.0.1400
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: v2012.07.02.01

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

7/2/2012 8:20:19 AM
mbam-log-2012-07-02 (08-20-19).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: 178174
Time elapsed: 47 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 2
C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcurestart.exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> 1648 -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcure.exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> 1544 -> Delete on reboot.

Memory Modules Detected: 1
C:\Program Files\fastcure\EGutil.dll (Rogue.FastCure) -> Delete on reboot.

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

Registry Values Detected: 3
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|fastcurestart.exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Data: C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcurestart.exe -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer|fastcure_fastcure (Rogue.FastCure) -> Data: 1 -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\fastcure|URLInfoAbout (Rogue.FastCure) -> Data: http://www.fastcure.co.kr -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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

Folders Detected: 2
C:\Program Files\fastcure (Rogue.FastCure) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\fastcure\SpeedBackup (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Files Detected: 13
C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcurestart.exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcure.exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Program Files\fastcure\EGutil.dll (Rogue.FastCure) -> Delete on reboot.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Desktop\fastcuresetup.exe (Adware.CO.KR) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ISXPLGEB\fastcurestart[1].exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\ISXPLGEB\fastcureu[1].exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\O92WEW06\EGutil[1].dll (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\O92WEW06\fastcure[1].exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\Q5PIP6JW\uninst_fastcure[1].exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcured.dll (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcurelog.txt (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\fastcure\fastcureu.exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.
C:\Program Files\fastcure\uninst_fastcure.exe (Rogue.FastCure) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

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As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware could have protected your computer against this threat.

We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):

  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention

Save yourself the hassle and get protected.

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