Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic

Short bio

Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic is Malwarebytes’ generic detection name for a large family of bundlers marketed as download assistants.

Type and source of infection

Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic can be found on many downloadsites for software, movies, and music.
Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic are bundlers that contain mostly adware applications.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic by using real-time protection.

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Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Note: if Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic was run on the affected system you can expect more adware detections.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 8/21/19
Scan Time: 1:30 PM
Log File: 251235c8-c407-11e9-bf64-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.8.3.2965
Components Version: 1.0.613
Update Package Version: 1.0.12117
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: METALLICA-PC\Metallica

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 236290
Threats Detected: 3
Threats Quarantined: 3
Time Elapsed: 8 min, 29 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 2
Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\GOOGLEUPDATE.EXE, Quarantined, [12401], [721717],1.0.12117
Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\IMAGE FILE EXECUTION OPTIONS\GOOGLEUPDATE.EXE, Quarantined, [12401], [721717],1.0.12117

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 1
Adware.DownloadAssistant.Generic, C:\DOWNLOADS\GOOGLEUPDATE.EXE, Quarantined, [12401], [721717],1.0.12117

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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