PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk

Short bio

PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a search hijacker of Russian origin targeting Windows systems.

Symptoms

PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk gains persistance by creating a Run key in the registry and a Scheduled Task.

SearchBand scheduled task

Scheduled Task to run at logon

Users may see this type of warning during install:

PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk installing

and this entry in their list of installed Programs and features:

PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk installed

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk places a search dialog box in the taskbar of an affected Windows system.
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk is typically installed by bundlers.

SearchBand dialog box

SearchBand dialog box

Protection

Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk by using real-time protection.

block PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk

Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk 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: 10/5/18
Scan Time: 9:55 AM
Log File: fc9152da-c873-11e8-9de5-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 3.5.1.2522
Components Version: 1.0.441
Update Package Version: 1.0.7193
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: 238865
Threats Detected: 154
Threats Quarantined: 154
Time Elapsed: 2 min, 41 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.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\YANDEX\SEARCHBAND\APPLICATION\4.6.0.1790\searchbandapp64.exe, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193

Module: 4
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\YANDEX\SEARCHBAND\APPLICATION\4.6.0.1790\searchbandapp64.exe, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\searchband64.dll, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\searchband64.dll, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\speechkitlib64.dll, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193

Registry Key: 6
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TREE\Yandex.Stroka.User.S-1-5-21-{userid}, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\TASKS\{2D4DC59B-C068-4924-B3EB-21740B8CA1FF}, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, HKLM\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS NT\CURRENTVERSION\SCHEDULE\TASKCACHE\LOGON\{2D4DC59B-C068-4924-B3EB-21740B8CA1FF}, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tree\Yandex.Stroka.User.S-1-5-21-{userid}, Quarantined, [5092], [-1],0.0.0
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Tasks\{2D4DC59B-C068-4924-B3EB-21740B8CA1FF}, Quarantined, [5092], [-1],0.0.0
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Schedule\TaskCache\Logon\{2D4DC59B-C068-4924-B3EB-21740B8CA1FF}, Quarantined, [5092], [-1],0.0.0

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|YandexSearchBand, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 19
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-yandex, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-alice, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\simple, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\settings, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\software, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\balloon, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\about, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voice, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\ie8\i, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\ie8, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\YANDEX\SEARCHBAND\APPLICATION, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193

File: 123
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\Yandex.Stroka.User.S-1-5-21-{userid}, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\YANDEX\SEARCHBAND\APPLICATION\4.6.0.1790\searchbandapp64.exe, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\about\config.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\about\vendor-fallback.xml, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\balloon\wakeup.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\balloon\wakeup1.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\balloon\wakeup2.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\balloon\wakeup3.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\balloon\wakeup4.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\balloon\wakeup5.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\settings\1.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\settings\10.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\settings\11.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\settings\2.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\settings\3.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\settings\4.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\settings\default.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\software\answers.data, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\software\description.data, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\software\extrawords.data, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\software\inputs.data, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\software\weights.data, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\afisha.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\auto.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\direct.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\disk.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\img.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\kinopoisk.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\mail.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\maps.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\market.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\metrika.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\money.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\morda.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\music.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\news.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\pogoda.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\radio.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\rasp.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\realty.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\taxi.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\translate.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\tv.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\Favicons\video.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\tablo\defaultThumbs.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voice\incomplete.txt, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-alice\acoustic_model.nnet, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-alice\flags.txt, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-alice\words.txt, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-yandex\acoustic_model.nnet, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-yandex\flags.txt, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-yandex\lda.mat, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\full-yandex\words.txt, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\simple\acoustic_model.nnet, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\simple\flags.txt, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\simple\words.txt, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\branding\voiceactivation\words.json, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\ie8\i\logo.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\ie8\i\progress-tile.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\ie8\index.html, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\05ebde31d097a7cb947e941402987f88.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\09a67bdfb3d6315077ef5bd608586d41.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\0c1ca1fa4ee14fc7d189a6fcc0fee9a0.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\135f8b81c9fe10c0a0abdd714ad2bb88.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\16e2c4c4cae50612e5fed914b6f6bb11.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\18e12bbdd7a3716b43990ee2cb6ac9d1.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\1a402b4c9b17fa169ddbcee02ef3d298.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\354da2a21800375b9f68d0f03e4b7d55.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\365dd4aeeae5279d5cec696951169f4f.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\446208ea1da603f383d8216cd18b54ee.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\45e7c9e1692e4e6df8c2a0d643345732.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\5f6e4fac39fa157b058dfce66ea6d7fa.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\6610a8dc2cfe54de2b19ab4214ead921.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\6e9b93dde9718df37f4e6304b6014ab1.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\7029ca87143ab943537b5eefc95e3785.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\705e136143277c2986432b3617a90ea4.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\7665739267487d44c45b501fc28deffc.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\82914e6e48bde41be1820ae9f01725cb.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\83b9610648bb8e32cc2b3ff26c9fa655.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\843251ab9da9020210c44ec4b6115a57.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\84e614c36b5387bf6811f78cabf97511.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\8aab37c8cce590b49bf63c37ccb9f0d6.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\91c0a7601e9958fef7c3f05a1d5693ca.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\99065624d956ef8a61df41abc594dbb9.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\9d88e20f12a4df66cd3b8b3477c9de95.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\a5205d97098c6aef2da90a934d66c150.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\a7ea87c33b6715a005cc448f3f129244.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\a8c1c69dac3c019bd7016b58dc14ab0e.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\ac587ed0e8ea1139fa0704e707272f44.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\b1c1bfca7034c4201c272afab0794c32.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\b22a7f76af40da6ed9940bbf8c4658e1.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\c6bd8974ea95cd62a4427c3bb283a542.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\c7ebe7cb007f484cedbfb04665012d52.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\ca1c2de513123b9d989dafdb0151172b.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\cb24e221adff8604b5cafba027f67eb2.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\27da3903bb8f8292458cfd3ec9e13caf.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\89207d028c6f4f81b8dde2f26f7c05b9.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\cf982a1997e07c536b52c867148a038f.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\d06f80b701405cb4db73c8745dd67190.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\d34a00b16e3c44485da521109eb36d15.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\d39cf5eced58c4c1c7b686e294282d98.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\d536f62048a877be0c1ab666926a7577.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\d83248271354a95812977167fd606336.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\dc5f0131e9d900956d1c3655e719161c.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\de2a7ef02ba3694da6fffef0d30ae1e1.png, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\e8d9818135c3fe3b010b3036bd0f7cc5.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\f0e108732dad78b133924628871f6bba.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\f9fa33e3d4f5dc6080093b7826005cbb.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\resources\images\fa5d20b33de423cdb2aa0f865f00bd26.svg, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\balloon.css, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\balloon.html, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\balloon.js, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\main.css, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\main.html, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\main.js, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\preview.css, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\preview.html, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\data\preview.js, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\crashreporter64.exe, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\searchband64.dll, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\searchbandcf64.exe, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\speechkitlib64.dll, Quarantined, [5092], [575166],1.0.7193
PUP.Optional.SearchBand.TskLnk, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\TASKS\Yandex.Stroka.User.S-1-5-21-{userid}, Quarantined, [5092], [-1],0.0.0

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 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:

(Yandex LLC) C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\searchbandapp64.exe
HKCU\...\Run: [YandexSearchBand] => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\searchbandapp64.exe [3623928 2018-08-21] (Yandex LLC)
C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Yandex.Stroka.User.S-1-5-21-{userid}
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Yandex
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Голосовой помощник Алиса
C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Users\{username}\Desktop\yandex-alice.exe

Голосовой помощник Алиса (HKLM-x32\...\{8F2A70BE-546D-47A9-BFF1-D4BC8472134B}) (Version: 4.6.0.1790 - Яндекс)
Task: {2D4DC59B-C068-4924-B3EB-21740B8CA1FF} - System32\Tasks\Yandex.Stroka.User.S-1-5-21-{userid} => C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\searchbandapp64.exe [2018-08-21] (Yandex LLC)
() C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Yandex\SearchBand\Application\4.6.0.1790\speechkitlib64.dll

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