Adware.WhiteClick

Short bio

Adware.WhiteClick is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a small family of bundled installers that install PUP.Optional.WhiteClick.

Symptoms

Users may see these screens when Adware.WhiteClick is active:

Whiteclick install

Whiteclick install

Whiteclick install

Type and source of infection

Adware.WhiteClick is usually part of a bundler that also installs other adware and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
Adware.WhiteClick itself installs PUP.Optional.WhiteClick.

Protection

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

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.WhiteClick

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.WhiteClick

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.WhiteClick 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.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:

Malwarebytes
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 1/7/19
Scan Time: 9:13 AM
Log File: 27e2b56c-1254-11e9-85a6-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.6.1.2711
Components Version: 1.0.482
Update Package Version: 1.0.8665
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 236229
Threats Detected: 62
Threats Quarantined: 62
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 56 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: 1
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{489D7C27-8DD5-45BF-96C8-A8C56F5B0554}, Quarantined, [5071], [538662],1.0.8665

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\{489D7C27-8DD5-45BF-96C8-A8C56F5B0554}|DISPLAYNAME, Quarantined, [5071], [538662],1.0.8665

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 10
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\0, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\1, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\2, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\3, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\4, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\5, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\WHITECLICK, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665

File: 50
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\STARTUP\SHORTCUT TO PRIMARY OUTPUT FROM START (ACTIVE).LNK, Quarantined, [5071], [543347],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\WHITECLICK\ACTIVE-SEARCH.ICO, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\afisha.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\auto.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\aw.my.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\bing.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\e.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\facebook.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\horo.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\instagram.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\linkedin.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\my.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\news.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\ok.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\otvet.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\pogoda.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\rev.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\ru.aliexpress.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\sport.mail.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\twitter.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\vk.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\warface.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\warface.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\warthunder.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\warthunder.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\worldoftanks.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\worldoftanks.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\worldofwarships.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\worldofwarships.ru.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Images\youtube.com.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images\add_tab.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images\loupe.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images\question_mark.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System Images\right-arrow.png, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\0\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\1\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\2\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\3\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\4\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Tabs\5\Settings.ini, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\License.rtf, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Newtonsoft.Json.dll, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\Start.exe, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\System.Net.Http.dll, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\WebClient.dll, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\WhiteClick.dll, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
PUP.Optional.WhiteClick, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\WhiteClick\WhiteClick.InstallState, Quarantined, [5071], [538656],1.0.8665
Adware.WhiteClick, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\SETUP.EXE, Quarantined, [2672], [613209],1.0.8665
Adware.WhiteClick, C:\WINDOWS\INSTALLER\9B1D3.MSI, Quarantined, [2672], [556015],1.0.8665

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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