PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher

Short bio

PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a rogue scanner. This potentially unwanted program exaggerates or invents problems on users’ computers, which they promise to solve if you buy their software.

Symptoms

Users will see the main GUI of the software and may spot some Scheduled Tasks it uses to gain persistence. The PUP also leaves an entry in the list of installed programs and features.

MalwareCrusher

Malware Crusher GUI

scheduled tasks

Malware Crusher Scheduled Tasks

Malware Crusher installed

Installed Programs and Features entry for Malware Crusher

 

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher is a system optimizer that is often bundled with cracks and keygens, but can also be downloaded from their site.

bundler

Malware Crusher bundled with a crack

website Malware Crusher

Promotion on website for Malware Crusher

Protection

Malwarebytes blocks Malware Crusher with its real-time protection engine.

PUP.Optional.Bundler

Malwarebytes blocks the bundler from installing Malware Crusher and other PUPs

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher 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
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 3/14/18
Scan Time: 8:36 AM
Log File: 5f4f9758-275a-11e8-826b-080027235d76.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Version: 3.3.1.2183
Components Version: 1.0.262
Update Package Version: 1.0.4348
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 243716
Threats Detected: 128
Threats Quarantined: 128
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 55 sec

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

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\mcr.exe, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348

Module: 9
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\x64\SQLite.Interop.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\System.Data.SQLite.DLL, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\TAFactory.IconPack.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\WpfAnimatedGif.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\WPFToolkit.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\mcr.exe, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Newtonsoft.Json.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348

Registry Key: 9
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\FA2268FD-F787-4DD3-B6F1-CA4F706F481E_is1, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\Malware Crusher, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{1575C6A7-75E1-4238-9E8F-9C102A66A42E}, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\PLAIN\{1575C6A7-75E1-4238-9E8F-9C102A66A42E}, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\Malware Crusher_Logon, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{0CDA9845-9797-47D2-9EE2-CF82A77C06C0}, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\LOGON\{0CDA9845-9797-47D2-9EE2-CF82A77C06C0}, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKCU\SOFTWARE\malwarecrusher.com, Quarantined, [14673], [500149],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, HKLM\SOFTWARE\malwarecrusher.com, Quarantined, [14673], [500151],1.0.4348

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 14
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\x64, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\x86, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\PROGRAM FILES\MALWARE CRUSHER, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\MALWARE CRUSHER, Quarantined, [14673], [500147],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MALWARECRUSHER.COM, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\LogBackups, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\smico, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\icon, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Temp, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MALWARECRUSHER.COM, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348

File: 95
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\PROGRAM FILES\MALWARE CRUSHER\UNINS000.DAT, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\x64\SQLite.Interop.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\x86\SQLite.Interop.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\italian_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\7z.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\7z.exe, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Application_icon.png, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\danish_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Dutch_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\english_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\finish_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\French_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\german_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\norwegian_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\portuguese_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\PresentationCore.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\russian_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\spanish_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\swedish_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\System.Data.SQLite.DLL, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\System.Windows.Controls.Input.Toolkit.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\System.Windows.Controls.Layout.Toolkit.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\TAFactory.IconPack.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\unins000.exe, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\unins000.msg, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\WpfAnimatedGif.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\WPFToolkit.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\japanese_iss.ini, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\langs.db, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\mclog.xsl, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\MCPro.ttf, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\mcr.exe, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\mcr.exe.config, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\Newtonsoft.Json.dll, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\Malware Crusher, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\Malware Crusher_Logon, Quarantined, [14673], [500145],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\USERS\PUBLIC\DESKTOP\MALWARE CRUSHER.LNK, Quarantined, [14673], [500148],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\PROGRAMDATA\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\START MENU\PROGRAMS\MALWARE CRUSHER\MALWARE CRUSHER.LNK, Quarantined, [14673], [500147],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Crusher\Buy Malware Crusher.lnk, Quarantined, [14673], [500147],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Crusher\Uninstall Malware Crusher.lnk, Quarantined, [14673], [500147],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\261completedatabase.zip, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\262update.db, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\262update.zip, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\263update.db, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\263update.zip, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\264update.db, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\264update.zip, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\265update.db, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\265update.zip, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\266update.db, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\266update.zip, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\267update.db, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\267update.zip, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\268update.db, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Update\268update.zip, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Browsers.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\ChromeExtentions.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\ChromeFiles.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\ChromeSearch.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\CLSID.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\CompleteDatabase.db, Delete-on-Reboot, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\FileNames.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\FilesPath.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\FirefoxExtentions.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\FirefoxFiles.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\FirefoxSearch.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\FolderNames.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\FoldersPath.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\IEExtension.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\IESearch.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\MalwareDetails.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Md5Hash.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Plugins.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Registry.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\RegistrySetting.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\Services.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\StartupTask.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Definition\URLS.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\QTine.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\icon\082242.ico, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\LogBackups\mcbackup_14032018_082241.bin, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\common_desktop.gif, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\DatabaseUpdate.xml, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Errorlog.txt, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\logbkp.xml, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.MalwareCrusher, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com\Malware Crusher\Result.cb, Quarantined, [14673], [500146],1.0.4348
PUP.Optional.Bundler, C:\USERS\{username}\DESKTOP\MYCOMP.EXE, Quarantined, [134], [500315],1.0.4348
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\1129656\KMS.EXE, Quarantined, [0], [392686],1.0.4348
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\1161765\KMS.EXE, Quarantined, [0], [392686],1.0.4348
Generic.Malware/Suspicious, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\TEMP\1080046\KMS.EXE, Quarantined, [0], [392686],1.0.4348

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)

Add an exclusion

Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.

The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.

To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:

  • Click on the Settings tab in the left pane.
  • Click on the Exclusions tab.
  • Click the Add Exclusion button.
  • Select the exclusion type Exclude a File or Folder and use the Browse button to select the main folder for the software that you wish to keep.
  • Repeat this for any secondary folder(s) that belong to the software.
  • If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, add an exclusion of the type Exclude an application that connects to the Internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.

Traces/IOCs

You may see these entries in FRST logs:

 (MalwareCrusher.com) C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\mcr.exe
 C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Malware Crusher.lnk
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Malware Crusher
 C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Malware Crusher_Logon
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\MalwareCrusher.com
 C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Malware Crusher
 C:\ProgramData\MalwareCrusher.com
 C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher

Malware Crusher (HKLM\...\FA2268FD-F787-4DD3-B6F1-CA4F706F481E_is1) (Version: 1.0.0.44602 - malwarecrusher.com)
Task: {0CDA9845-9797-47D2-9EE2-CF82A77C06C0} - System32\Tasks\Malware Crusher_Logon => C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\mcr.exe [2017-12-27] (MalwareCrusher.com)
Task: {1575C6A7-75E1-4238-9E8F-9C102A66A42E} - System32\Tasks\Malware Crusher => C:\Program Files\Malware Crusher\mcr.exe [2017-12-27] (MalwareCrusher.com)

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