Adware.NetUtils

Short bio

Adware.NetUtils is Malwarebytes’ detection name a browser hijacker that uses a few methods to redirect your browsers to a site of their choice.

Symptoms

Adware.NetUtils uses drivers and altered browser shortcuts to show their advertisements. The installer is offered for download under false pretenses.

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.NetUtils by blocking the sites to which it redirects.

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Malwarebytes blocks nextlnk24.com

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.NetUtils without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Traces/IOCs

Associated files:

  • %SYSDIR%\Drivers\NETUTILS2016.del
  • %SYSDIR%\NetUtils2016.dll
  • %SYSDIR%\Drivers\NetUtils2016.sys

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