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Palikan detection in Chrome via Malwarebytes


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#1 Whynot2017

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

I have a full license Malwarebytes running daily scans. A month or so ago I got a detection on Palikan in chrome, but it quarantined, so I ignored it. Over the last week the browser would close suddenly, sometimes during the scan, other times not while a scan was running, so i just uninstalled chrome and reinstalled it. Before I reinstalled I ran a MWB scan and it did not detect any problems. Since reinstalling, it sees palikan again.

 

Name: PUP.Optional.Palikan

Location: C:\users\michele\appdata\local\google\chrome\userdata\default\secure preferences

 

Is this a false positive? Should I just go back to ignoring it?

 



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Posted 26 November 2017 - 10:26 AM

Welcome to BC....

 

Look through the list of currently installed programs and uninstall Palikan uninstall or GO_Palikan.

 

Use the programs below to clean, remove malware and to remove adware. I know you have Malwarebytes installed so just post its

scan log after a new scan using the settings below.

 

Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download

 


  • Note: If you have Malwarebytes already installed, you don't need to install it again. Simply start from the next bullet point
  • Once Malwarebytes is installed, launch it and let it update its database. You might have to click on the little arrow by Scan Status in the middle right pane for it to do so
  • Once the database update is complete, click on the Scan tab, then select the Threat Scan button and click on Start Scan
  • Let the scan run, the time required to complete the scan depends of your system and computer specs
  • Once the scan is complete, make sure that the first checkbox at the top is checked (which will automatically check every detected item), then click on the Quarantine Selected button
    • If it asks you to restart your computer to complete the removal, do so
  • Click on Export Summary after the deletion (in the bottom-left corner) and select Copy to Clipboard. Paste the content in your next reply

If you are unable to run a scan using MBAM:

Follow the instructions in the thread below. Make sure to download the MBAR linked in it. Let me know if you're not able to launch it and run a scan.
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/198907-requested-resource-is-in-use-error-unable-to-start-malwarebytes/

 

 

Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop. (compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10)

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.

 

Download and run the FREE online scanner from Free Virus Scan | Online Virus Scan from ESET | ESET

  • Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:
    • Remove found threats
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • Click Start to begin scanning.
  • ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.
  • When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).
  • Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.
  • Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#3 Whynot2017

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 01:52 PM

I didn't see palikan anywhere in my applications list. I did uninstall all my extensions and ran MBAM again.

 

MBAM:

 

Malwarebytes
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 11/26/17
Scan Time: 12:00 PM
Log File: 5adfb24a-d2cb-11e7-b984-4ccc6a6534ce.json
Administrator: Yes
 
-Software Information-
Version: 3.2.2.2029
Components Version: 1.0.212
Update Package Version: 1.0.3350
License: Premium
 
-System Information-
OS: Windows 10 (Build 15063.726)
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: DESKTOP-6SL2C61\Michele
 
-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 408312
Threats Detected: 1
Threats Quarantined: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Time Elapsed: 1 min, 51 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: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
File: 1
PUP.Optional.Palikan, C:\USERS\MICHELE\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\Secure Preferences, Removal Failed, [1712], [455278],1.0.3350
 
Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)
 
 
(end)
 
AWW Cleaner:
 
# AdwCleaner 7.0.4.0 - Logfile created on Sun Nov 26 17:06:07 2017
# Updated on 2017/27/10 by Malwarebytes 
# Database: 11-23-2017.1
# Running on Windows 10 Home (X64)
# Mode: scan
 
***** [ Services ] *****
 
No malicious services found.
 
***** [ Folders ] *****
 
No malicious folders found.
 
***** [ Files ] *****
 
No malicious files found.
 
***** [ DLL ] *****
 
No malicious DLLs found.
 
***** [ WMI ] *****
 
No malicious WMI found.
 
***** [ Shortcuts ] *****
 
No malicious shortcuts found.
 
***** [ Tasks ] *****
 
No malicious tasks found.
 
***** [ Registry ] *****
 
No malicious registry entries found.
 
***** [ Firefox (and derivatives) ] *****
 
No malicious Firefox entries.
 
***** [ Chromium (and derivatives) ] *****
 
No malicious Chromium entries.
 
*************************
 
C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[C0].txt - [1816 B] - [2017/6/24 11:7:59]
C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[S0].txt - [1869 B] - [2017/6/24 11:7:48]
C:/AdwCleaner/AdwCleaner[S1].txt - [1079 B] - [2017/11/10 23:2:28]
 
 
########## EOF - C:\AdwCleaner\AdwCleaner[S2].txt ##########
 
ESET:
 
C:\Users\Michele\Downloads\ccsetup537pro.exe Win32/Bundled.Toolbar.Google.D potentially unsafe application cleaned by deleting
C:\Windows.old\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Temp\_ir_sf_temp_0\CouponPrinterServiceWin32.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.Coupons.AA application cleaned by deleting
C:\Windows.old\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Temp\_ir_sf_temp_0\cpnprt2win32.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.Coupons.AA application cleaned by deleting
C:\Windows.old\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Temp\_ir_sf_temp_0\cpnprt2wswin32.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.Coupons.AA application cleaned by deleting
C:\Windows.old\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Temp\_ir_sf_temp_0\npCouponPrinter.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.Coupons.AA application cleaned by deleting
C:\Windows.old\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Temp\_ir_sf_temp_0\npMozCouponPrinter.dll a variant of Win32/Adware.Coupons.AA application cleaned by deleting
E:\Programs\couponprinter.exe a variant of Win32/Adware.Coupons.AA application cleaned by deleting
 
 


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 03:40 PM

You may be able to remove that one item Malwarebytes found by running Malwarebytes in Safe Mode. Try that.

Please tell what the result of doing that was.

 

After booting back into regular mode...do this:

 

Post the three lists mentioned below using CCleaner.

Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Startups. On that page you will see a list of Windows Startups and at the top tabs for each browser and Scheduled Tasks.

At the bottom right of that page you will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste the list of Windows Startups and Scheduled Tasks into your next

post. Please do that.

 

Open CCleaner and click on Tools. Choose Uninstall. On that page you will see a list of programs installed on your computer and at the bottom right of that page you

will see a button when clicked will allow you to Copy and Paste that list in your next post. Please do that.


“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”

#5 Whynot2017

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 08:23 PM

Safe mode boot still didn't clean the file, but I was able to send it to recycle bin then CC clean with overwrite. MBAM no longer detects it. Thanks for all the help!

 

Startup log

 

Yes HKCU:Run Amazon Music Amazon Services LLC Michele C:\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Amazon Music\Amazon Music.exe
Yes HKCU:Run Amazon Music Helper Amazon Services LLC Michele "C:\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Amazon Music\Amazon Music Helper.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run BlueStacksFriends BlueStack Systems, Inc. Michele C:\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Programs\BlueStacksFriends\BlueStacksFriends.exe --hidden
Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd Michele "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
Yes HKCU:Run MyDriveConnect.exe TomTom Michele C:\Program Files (x86)\MyDrive Connect\TomTom MyDrive Connect.exe -startwithoutDA
Yes HKCU:Run OneDrive Microsoft Corporation Michele "C:\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe" /background
Yes HKCU:Run Steam Valve Corporation Michele "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -silent
Yes HKLM:Run Dropbox Dropbox, Inc. All users "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe" /systemstartup
Yes HKLM:Run iTunesHelper Apple Inc. All users "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
Yes HKLM:Run SecurityHealth Microsoft Corporation All users %ProgramFiles%\Windows Defender\MSASCuiL.exe
Yes Startup Common Install LastPass IE RunOnce.lnk LastPass All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\lpuninstall.exe
 
 
Scheduled log
 
Yes Task CCleanerSkipUAC Piriform Ltd Michele "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner.exe" $(Arg0)
Yes Task DropboxUpdateTaskMachineCore Dropbox, Inc. All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe /c
Yes Task DropboxUpdateTaskMachineUA Dropbox, Inc. All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineCore Google Inc. All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /c
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA Google Inc. All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task OneDrive Standalone Update Task-S-1-5-21-1692814360-1189958733-3413920008-1001 Microsoft Corporation Michele %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe
 
 
Programs
 
3D Builder Microsoft Corporation 10/28/2017 15.0.2911.0 All users
7-Zip 16.04 (x64) Igor Pavlov 8/24/2017 4.75 MB 16.04 All users
Age of Empires III Microsoft Game Studios 11/4/2017 1.35 GB 1.00.0000 All users
Alarms & Clock Microsoft Corporation 10/6/2017 10.1709.2621.0 All users
Amazon Music Amazon Services LLC 9/25/2017 6.0.1.1166 Michele
App Installer Microsoft Corporation 11/14/2017 1.0.12894.0 All users
Apple Application Support (32-bit) Apple Inc. 11/10/2017 171 MB 6.1 All users
Apple Application Support (64-bit) Apple Inc. 11/10/2017 192 MB 6.1 All users
Apple Mobile Device Support Apple Inc. 11/10/2017 40.7 MB 11.0.1.2 All users
Apple Software Update Apple Inc. 10/25/2017 8.07 MB 2.4.8.1 All users
BlueStacks 3 BlueStack Systems, Inc. 9/18/2017 1.29 GB 3.7.44.1625 All users
BlueStacksFriends 11.0.2 (only current user) BlueStack Systems, Inc. 10/8/2017 139 MB 11.0.2 Michele
Bonjour Apple Inc. 11/10/2017 3.28 MB 3.1.0.1 All users
Bubble Witch 3 Saga king.com 11/21/2017 4.0.3.0 All users
Calculator Microsoft Corporation 10/10/2017 10.1709.2703.0 All users
Camera Microsoft Corporation 10/24/2017 2017.921.10.0 All users
Candy Crush Soda Saga king.com 11/8/2017 1.101.900.0 All users
Canon Inkjet Print Utility Canon Inc. 8/13/2017 2.6.0.5 All users
CCleaner Piriform 11/26/2017 5.37 All users
Dolby Digital Live Pack Creative Technology Limited 8/12/2017 3.61 MB 3.03 All users
Dropbox Dropbox, Inc. 11/25/2017 199 MB 39.4.49 All users
Feedback Hub Microsoft Corporation 10/19/2017 1.1708.2831.0 All users
Foxit Reader Foxit Software Inc. 10/17/2017 166 MB 8.3.2.25013 All users
Google Chrome Google Inc. 11/25/2017 353 MB 62.0.3202.94 All users
Groove Music Microsoft Corporation 11/17/2017 10.17085.22311.0 All users
IrfanView 4.44 (64-bit) Irfan Skiljan 8/12/2017 10.0 MB 4.44 All users
iTunes Apple Inc. 11/10/2017 538 MB 12.7.1.14 All users
Keeper - Password Manager & Secure File Storage Keeper Security Inc 9/28/2017 11.0.1.0 All users
LastPass (uninstall only) LastPass 8/12/2017 167 MB All users
LastPass: Free Password Manager LastPass 10/5/2017 4.1.45.0 All users
Mail and Calendar Microsoft Corporation 11/18/2017 17.8700.40675.0 All users
Malwarebytes version 3.2.2.2029 Malwarebytes 9/27/2017 214 MB 3.2.2.2029 All users
Maps Microsoft Corporation 10/18/2017 5.1708.2764.0 All users
March of Empires: War of Lords Gameloft. 10/18/2017 2.8.0.10 All users
Messaging Microsoft Corporation 8/10/2017 3.26.24002.0 All users
Microsoft Office 365 - en-us Microsoft Corporation 11/25/2017 1.18 GB 16.0.8625.2127 All users
Microsoft OneDrive Microsoft Corporation 11/7/2017 100 MB 17.3.7076.1026 Michele
Microsoft Solitaire Collection Microsoft Studios 11/22/2017 3.18.11201.0 All users
Microsoft Sticky Notes Microsoft Corporation 8/10/2017 1.8.0.0 All users
Microsoft Store Microsoft Corporation 11/10/2017 11710.1001.27.0 All users
Minecraft Microsoft Studios 11/21/2017 1.2.552.0 All users
Mixed Reality Viewer Microsoft Corporation 9/28/2017 2.1709.8012.0 All users
Movies & TV Microsoft Corporation 10/18/2017 10.17092.13511.0 All users
Mozilla Firefox 57.0 (x64 en-US) Mozilla 11/26/2017 140 MB 57.0 All users
Mozilla Maintenance Service Mozilla 10/14/2017 278 KB 56.0.1 All users
My Office Microsoft Corporation 11/22/2017 17.8809.7600.0 All users
News Microsoft Corporation 8/30/2017 4.21.2212.0 All users
OneNote Microsoft Corporation 11/18/2017 17.8730.20741.0 All users
Paid Wi-Fi & Cellular Microsoft Corporation 9/19/2017 2.1709.2484.0 All users
Paint 3D Microsoft Corporation 11/7/2017 3.1710.30027.0 All users
People Microsoft Corporation 11/1/2017 10.2.2791.0 All users
Photos Microsoft Corporation 11/10/2017 2017.39091.16340.0 All users
ShopTracker 1.1.30 Nielsen 11/25/2017 3.89 MB 1.1.30 All users
SketchBook Autodesk Inc. 10/31/2017 1.7.0.0 All users
Skype Skype 11/12/2017 12.8.487.0 All users
Steam Valve Corporation 8/24/2017 2.10.91.91 All users
Store Experience Host Microsoft Corporation 11/10/2017 11710.1710.30001.0 All users
Tips Microsoft Corporation 10/31/2017 5.12.2691.0 All users
TomTom MyDrive Connect 4.1.6.3253 TomTom 9/30/2017 76.3 MB 4.1.6.3253 All users
Twitter Twitter Inc. 8/10/2017 5.8.1.0 All users
Visual Studio C++ 10.0 Runtime TomTom International B.V. 8/12/2017 2.29 MB 10.0.0 All users
VLC media player VideoLAN 8/12/2017 123 MB 2.2.5.1 All users
Voice Recorder Microsoft Corporation 10/10/2017 10.1709.2703.0 All users
Wallet Microsoft Corporation 8/10/2017 1.0.16328.0 All users
Weather Microsoft Corporation 8/31/2017 4.21.2212.0 All users
Xbox Microsoft Corporation 11/14/2017 34.35.13001.0 All users
Xbox Game bar Microsoft Corporation 11/7/2017 1.22.30001.0 All users
Xbox Game Speech Window Microsoft Corporation 8/10/2017 1.14.2002.0 All users
Xbox Identity Provider Microsoft Corporation 8/10/2017 11.29.23003.0 All users
 
 


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Posted 26 November 2017 - 09:43 PM

I don't see anything malicious. The below should lessen boot time and use less memory.

 

Uninstall Candy Crush Soda Saga king.com 11/8/2017 1.101.900.0 All users

 

Disable these Tasks: Use CCleaner by clicking on each item and choosing Disable on the right.

Yes Task DropboxUpdateTaskMachineCore Dropbox, Inc. All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe /c
Yes Task DropboxUpdateTaskMachineUA Dropbox, Inc. All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Update\DropboxUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task GoogleUpdateTaskMachineUA Google Inc. All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Update\GoogleUpdate.exe /ua /installsource scheduler
Yes Task OneDrive Standalone Update Task-S-1-5-21-1692814360-1189958733-3413920008-1001 Microsoft Corporation Michele %localappdata%\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDriveStandaloneUpdater.exe
 
Suggest Disabling these Startups: Use CCleaner by clicking on each item and choosing Disable on the right.
Yes HKCU:Run Amazon Music Amazon Services LLC Michele C:\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Amazon Music\Amazon Music.exe
Yes HKCU:Run Amazon Music Helper Amazon Services LLC Michele "C:\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Amazon Music\Amazon Music Helper.exe"
Yes HKCU:Run BlueStacksFriends BlueStack Systems, Inc. Michele C:\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Programs\BlueStacksFriends\BlueStacksFriends.exe --hidden
Yes HKCU:Run CCleaner Monitoring Piriform Ltd Michele "C:\Program Files\CCleaner\CCleaner64.exe" /MONITOR
Yes HKCU:Run MyDriveConnect.exe TomTom Michele C:\Program Files (x86)\MyDrive Connect\TomTom MyDrive Connect.exe -startwithoutDA
Yes HKCU:Run OneDrive Microsoft Corporation Michele "C:\Users\Michele\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\OneDrive.exe" /background
Yes HKCU:Run Steam Valve Corporation Michele "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steam.exe" -silent
Yes HKLM:Run Dropbox Dropbox, Inc. All users "C:\Program Files (x86)\Dropbox\Client\Dropbox.exe" /systemstartup
Yes HKLM:Run iTunesHelper Apple Inc. All users "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
Yes Startup Common Install LastPass IE RunOnce.lnk LastPass All users C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\lpuninstall.exe
 
You can easily reenable any Startup or Task if you find one or more is too much of a hassle being disabled.
 

“Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded and the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics...you are all stardust.”Lawrence M. Krauss
A 1792 U.S. penny, designed in part by Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, reads “Liberty Parent of Science & Industry.”




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