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.

block nextlnk24.com

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 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.

Traces/IOCs

Associated files:

%SYSDIR%\Drivers\NETUTILS2016.del

%SYSDIR%\NetUtils2016.dll

%SYSDIR%\Drivers\NetUtils2016.sys

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