888bar

888bar

Updated:
May 02, 2018
Name:
smitfraud-c.toolbar888
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

888bar is an application that is a toolbar for Internet Explorer providing shortcuts to go to search engines, portals, and gambling Web sites. The software has reportedly been installed on computers without notice or consent and is a potentially unwanted program.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 28, 2015 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 28, 2015 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 20, 2006
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When 888bar is executed, it creates the following files:
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\{3839DF00-0D3F-1033-0729-050001}\888.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\{3839DF00-0D3F-1033-0729-050001}\Uninstall.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\{D8e9df00-0d3f-1033-0729-050001}\system.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\{D8e9df00-0d3f-1033-0729-050001}\Update.exe


Next, the program creates the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{c004dec2-2623-438e-9ca2-c9043ab28508}

It then creates the following registry entries:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\"LuckyToolbar.LuckytoolbarObj.1" = "888bar"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\"LuckyToolbar.LuckytoolbarObj.a\CLSID" = "{c004dec2-2623-438e-9ca2-c9043ab28508}"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c004dec2-2623-438e-9ca2-c9043ab28508}\"ProgID" = "LuckyToolbar.LuckyToolbarObj.1"
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c004dec2-2623-438e-9ca2-c9043ab28508}\"VersionIndependentProgID" = "LuckyToolbar.LuckyToolbarObj."
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c004dec2-2623-438e-9ca2-c9043ab28508}\"InprocServer32" = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\{3839DF00-0D3F-1033-0729-050001}\888.dll"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C6F2214E-0B54-45A9-B90D-7DD4BA45ED0B}\TypeLib\"" = "{569304BA-83ED-4CFF-AC26-BE3E482F7208}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C6F2214E-0B54-45A9-B90D-7DD4BA45ED0B}\TypeLib\"Version" = "1.0"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C6F2214E-0B54-45A9-B90D-7DD4BA45ED0B}\ProxyStubClsid32\"" = "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C6F2214E-0B54-45A9-B90D-7DD4BA45ED0B}\ProxyStubClsid\"" = "{00020424-0000-0000-C000-000000000046}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{C6F2214E-0B54-45A9-B90D-7DD4BA45ED0B}\"" = "ILuckyToolBarObj"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{569304BA-83ED-4CFF-AC26-BE3E482F7208}\1.0\0\win32\"" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\888\ffff13bd_6e379d04.dll"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{569304BA-83ED-4CFF-AC26-BE3E482F7208}\1.0\HELPDIR\"" = "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\888\"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{569304BA-83ED-4CFF-AC26-BE3E482F7208}\1.0\FLAGS\"" = "0"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{569304BA-83ED-4CFF-AC26-BE3E482F7208}\1.0\"" = "888Bar 1.0 Type Library"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\LuckyToolBar.LuckyToolBarObj\CurVer\"" = "LuckyToolBar.LuckyToolBarObj.1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\LuckyToolBar.LuckyToolBarObj\CLSID\"" = "{C004DEC2-2623-438e-9CA2-C9043AB28508}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\LuckyToolBar.LuckyToolBarObj.1\CLSID\"" = "{C004DEC2-2623-438e-9CA2-C9043AB28508}"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\LuckyToolBar.LuckyToolBarObj\"" = "888Bar"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\LuckyToolBar.LuckyToolBarObj.1\"" = "888Bar"
HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1960408961-507921405-725345543-500\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser\"{C004DEC2-2623-438E-9CA2-C9043AB28508}" = "C2 DE 04 C0 23 26 8E 43 9C A2 C9 04 3A B2 85 08"

The program then provides shortcuts to go to search engines, portals, and gambling Web sites.
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