PUP.Optional.Wajam

Short bio

PUP.Optional.Wajam and all associated detection names refer to a type of potentially unwanted program (PUP) that is a browser add-on marketed as a “social search.” It injects new adverts into the websites you visit, making it possible to redirect traffic to potentially malicious sites, as well as collect personal information.

Type and source of infection

PUP.Optional.Wajam is often found detecting one or more parts of another PUP.

Protection

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

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Malwarebytes blocks PUP.Optional.Wajam

Remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.Wajam 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.

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

Associated files:

  • priam_bho.DLL
  • wajam_*.exe
  • wajam.ico
  • SHA256 c4a0e9d6684b1bcae6f1554e25cabbe1775307e8adfb3160b75f8a3c53dbc14c
  • SHA256 e9e3974e589c8f9757928c1cfe8954fc388a41c7a142ba30a2d685a6197cd2b0
  • SHA256 653c41fa8a501546a2382c7da15de2acb400885231a01ae3f10100cfa77d08ec
  • SHA256 727b5ca30c0a0baa35b5ca84ed2431ce7ce776208db638ab2f399e0d30722b97
  • SHA256 f30b08aa4be33a7eb225924a4490af9e2d24b4a558675add5af7c6e3d7d5180d
  • SHA256 7a97f99fc3876308a3315b38a8c61128e9b056a5b72fef55aadd838eef52f9fc
  • SHA256 ac9c1d06a1ad7a77a35d86fb72c484e0831b3a33d019e7165651e4f31d22a7d7
  • SHA256 4d1ff09f71d901f65da0f989761e8f333eb70a703e9461b57e400d5500714144
  • SHA256 b667ca825870cc60c0ecc2f930c1d307de6116753ef32ecdf2bfc8c96c82f2bc
  • SHA256 17aaf8918908a990690fb9181a7e8c8eb7033a818ceffed273bb904919a72fe0

Domains:

  • telecharger-Installer[DOT]com
  • technologiesaintdenis[DOT]com
  • technologierachel[DOT]com
  • technologielaurier[DOT]com
  • technologiecoloniale[DOT]com
  • technologiebernard[DOT]com
  • saintdominiquetechnology[DOT]com
  • InstallationRapideEtGratuite[DOT]com
  • installation-sur-iphone[DOT]com
  • InstallateurdAppsCool[DOT]com

Associated threats

  • PUP.Optional.Wajam.A
  • PUP.Optional.Wajam.PrxySvrRST

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