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Removal instructions for BeatTool

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What is BeatTool?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that BeatTool is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" alter your startpage or searchscopes so that the effected browser visits their site or one of their choice. This one also displays advertisements.

How do I know if my computer is affected by BeatTool?

You may see these toolbars/add-ons:

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or this warning:

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How did BeatTool get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was bundled with other software.

How do I remove BeatTool?

Our program Malwarebytes Anti-Malware can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.

  • Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-consumer.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a check-mark is placed next to the following:
    • Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium
    • Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, you will be prompted to download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Scan now.
  • When the scan is complete , make sure that everything is set to "Quarantine", and click Apply Actions.
  • Reboot your computer if prompted.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of BeatTool?
  • No, but for a full removal of the Firefox add-on you will need Malwarebytes Anti-Malware 2.00 beta or newer.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware would have protected you against the BeatTool hijacker. It would have warned you before the browser helper object 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:

O2 - BHO: BeatTool - {95ffef7e-d5b7-4afb-9b49-da6f9ee962d0} - C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatToolbho.dllO23 - Service: Update BeatTool - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\BeatTool\updateBeatTool.exe
Alterations made by the installer:

File system details  ---------------------------------------------    Adds the folder C:\Program Files\BeatTool       Adds the file 7za.exe"="3/14/2014 12:23 AM, 536064 bytes, A       Adds the file BeatTool.FirstRun.exe"="3/15/2014 2:38 AM, 1756952 bytes, A       Adds the file BeatTool.ico"="3/15/2014 2:37 AM, 1150 bytes, A       Adds the file BeatToolBHO.dll"="3/15/2014 2:37 AM, 249624 bytes, A       Adds the file BeatToolUninstall.exe"="3/19/2014 6:24 PM, 241496 bytes, A       Adds the file updateBeatTool.exe"="3/15/2014 2:37 AM, 348952 bytes, A       Adds the file updateBeatTool.InstallState"="3/19/2014 6:24 PM, 5012 bytes, A    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\joxsq3f5.default\extensions       Adds the file {7e865864-f507-4b18-9373-7371440e9f7e}.xpi"="3/15/2014 2:37 AM, 8746 bytes, ARegistry details  ------------------------------------------    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BeatTool\Chrome]       "sgc"="REG_SZ", "true"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BeatTool\Firefox]       "sff"="REG_SZ", "false"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\BeatTool\Internet Explorer]       "sie"="REG_SZ", "false"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{1AA60054-57D9-4F99-9A55-D0FBFBE7ECD3}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "E4BC93BB-D30C-4B4A-A150-2E362B414850"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0083AFD9-DBFB-4478-926C-40D356228816"       "id"="REG_SZ", "147"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{95ffef7e-d5b7-4afb-9b49-da6f9ee962d0}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "BeatTool"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{95ffef7e-d5b7-4afb-9b49-da6f9ee962d0}\InprocServer32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatToolbho.dll"       "ThreadingModel"="REG_SZ", "Apartment"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{95ffef7e-d5b7-4afb-9b49-da6f9ee962d0}\Programmable]    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{95ffef7e-d5b7-4afb-9b49-da6f9ee962d0}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{6aea7031-a51d-403c-a72f-fd30bea99b5b}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{95ffef7e-d5b7-4afb-9b49-da6f9ee962d0}\Version]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7B325B67-96F6-415B-9103-254F1A023232}]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "IBeatToolBHO"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7B325B67-96F6-415B-9103-254F1A023232}\ProxyStubClsid]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7B325B67-96F6-415B-9103-254F1A023232}\ProxyStubClsid32]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{7B325B67-96F6-415B-9103-254F1A023232}\TypeLib]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "{6AEA7031-A51D-403C-A72F-FD30BEA99B5B}"       "Version"="REG_SZ", "1.0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{6AEA7031-A51D-403C-A72F-FD30BEA99B5B}\1.0]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "BeatToolIEClientLib"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{6AEA7031-A51D-403C-A72F-FD30BEA99B5B}\1.0\0\win32;]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatToolbho.dll"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{6AEA7031-A51D-403C-A72F-FD30BEA99B5B}\1.0\FLAGS]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "0"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{6AEA7031-A51D-403C-A72F-FD30BEA99B5B}\1.0\HELPDIR]       "(Default)"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BeatTool"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BeatTool]       "DisplayIcon"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatTool.ico"       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "BeatTool"       "DisplayVersion"="REG_SZ", "2014.03.15.013120"       "EstimatedSize"="REG_DWORD", 2829       "HelpLink"="REG_SZ", "mailto:support@beattool.co"       "InstallLocation"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BeatTool"       "InstallTime"="REG_SZ", "2014-03-19 18:24:07"       "NoModify"="REG_DWORD", 1       "NoRepair"="REG_DWORD", 1       "Publisher"="REG_SZ", "BeatTool"       "QuietUninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatTooluninstall.exe /S"       "UninstallString"="REG_SZ", "C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatTooluninstall.exe"       "URLInfoAbout"="REG_SZ", "http://beattool.co/support"       "URLUpdateInfo"="REG_SZ", "http://beattool.co"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\Update BeatTool]       "EventMessageFile"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\EventLogMessages.dll"    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Update BeatTool]       "DisplayName"="REG_SZ", "Update BeatTool"       "ErrorControl"="REG_DWORD", 1       "FailureActions"="REG_BINARY, ......................       "ImagePath"="REG_EXPAND_SZ, ""C:\Program Files\BeatTool\updateBeatTool.exe""       "ObjectName"="REG_SZ", "LocalSystem"       "Start"="REG_DWORD", 2       "Type"="REG_DWORD", 16    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BeatTool]       "id"="REG_SZ", "2014-03-19 18:24:07"       "iid"="REG_SZ", "def_BeatTool"       "is"="REG_SZ", "def_BeatTool"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BeatTool\Chrome]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "33675639-50FF-41F6-9D85-6C0306B61008"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BeatTool\Firefox]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "E1F98E51-4A1B-41BE-8DAF-7948B5200DCB"    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\BeatTool\Internet Explorer]       "ug"="REG_SZ", "3A2FD9FB-430B-4CD7-9455-554FB70A0288"
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware log:

Malwarebytes Anti-Malwarewww.malwarebytes.orgScan Date: 3/19/2014Scan Time: 6:34:46 PMLogfile: mbamBeatTool.txtAdministrator: YesVersion: 2.00.0.1000Malware Database: v2014.03.19.07Rootkit Database: v2014.03.18.01License: TrialMalware Protection: DisabledMalicious Website Protection: DisabledChameleon: DisabledOS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1CPU: x86File System: NTFSUser: MalwarebytesScan Type: Threat ScanResult: CompletedObjects Scanned: 202719Time Elapsed: 3 min, 46 secMemory: EnabledStartup: EnabledFilesystem: EnabledArchives: EnabledRootkits: DisabledShuriken: EnabledPUP: EnabledPUM: EnabledProcesses: 2PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\updateBeatTool.exe, 6484, Delete-on-Reboot, [80a345c03d3eb482ef27c1ecde2302fe]PUP.Optional.Sambreel.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatTool.FirstRun.exe, 5220, Delete-on-Reboot, [b1729a6b4d2e58de532ec8d161a0bb45]Modules: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Keys: 12PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKLM\SYSTEM\CURRENTCONTROLSET\SERVICES\Update BeatTool, Quarantined, [80a345c03d3eb482ef27c1ecde2302fe], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{95ffef7e-d5b7-4afb-9b49-da6f9ee962d0}, Quarantined, [ea391bea4833979f62b3921baa577888], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\TYPELIB\{6aea7031-a51d-403c-a72f-fd30bea99b5b}, Quarantined, [ea391bea4833979f62b3921baa577888], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\INTERFACE\{7B325B67-96F6-415B-9103-254F1A023232}, Quarantined, [ea391bea4833979f62b3921baa577888], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXPLORER\BROWSER HELPER OBJECTS\{95FFEF7E-D5B7-4AFB-9B49-DA6F9EE962D0}, Quarantined, [ea391bea4833979f62b3921baa577888], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-4016700205-1717049133-1125222536-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\SETTINGS\{95FFEF7E-D5B7-4AFB-9B49-DA6F9EE962D0}, Quarantined, [ea391bea4833979f62b3921baa577888], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-4016700205-1717049133-1125222536-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\EXT\STATS\{95FFEF7E-D5B7-4AFB-9B49-DA6F9EE962D0}, Quarantined, [ea391bea4833979f62b3921baa577888], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{95FFEF7E-D5B7-4AFB-9B49-DA6F9EE962D0}\INPROCSERVER32, Quarantined, [ea391bea4833979f62b3921baa577888], PUP.Optional.BrowseFox.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\CLASSES\CLSID\{4AA46D49-459F-4358-B4D1-169048547C23}, Quarantined, [3fe4e12488f34fe7dfc56121a55d53ad], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\BeatTool, Quarantined, [46dd8b7aff7cb581eb04faa1e31fdd23], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKLM\SOFTWARE\BeatTool, Quarantined, [968dc63f710acd69dc15257659a912ee], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, HKU\S-1-5-21-4016700205-1717049133-1125222536-1001-{ED1FC765-E35E-4C3D-BF15-2C2B11260CE4}-0\SOFTWARE\BeatTool, Quarantined, [74afd62fbfbccc6ac12fe4b70df5dd23], Registry Values: 0(No malicious items detected)Registry Data: 0(No malicious items detected)Folders: 1PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool, Delete-on-Reboot, [46dd8b7aff7cb581eb04faa1e31fdd23], Files: 9PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\updateBeatTool.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [80a345c03d3eb482ef27c1ecde2302fe], PUP.Optional.Sambreel.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatTool.FirstRun.exe, Delete-on-Reboot, [b1729a6b4d2e58de532ec8d161a0bb45], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatToolBHO.dll, Quarantined, [ea391bea4833979f62b3921baa577888], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\BeatTool.exe, Quarantined, [160df90caecdbc7a5db8fdb08c75d52b], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\joxsq3f5.default\extensions\{7e865864-f507-4b18-9373-7371440e9f7e}.xpi, Quarantined, [92910ff62655df57a14bcfccb74bf40c], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatTool.ico, Quarantined, [46dd8b7aff7cb581eb04faa1e31fdd23], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\7za.exe, Quarantined, [46dd8b7aff7cb581eb04faa1e31fdd23], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\BeatToolUninstall.exe, Quarantined, [46dd8b7aff7cb581eb04faa1e31fdd23], PUP.Optional.BeatTool.A, C:\Program Files\BeatTool\updateBeatTool.InstallState, Quarantined, [46dd8b7aff7cb581eb04faa1e31fdd23], Physical Sectors: 0(No malicious items detected)(end)
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