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Adware.MoeMoney

Adware.MoeMoney

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Version:
Not available
Publisher:
EBates
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
EbatesMoeMoneyMaker14.exe EbateMoeMoneyMaker0.exe EbatesMoeMoneyMaker1.exe EbatesMoeMoneyMaker
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.MoeMoney is an adware program that displays advertisements.

Symptoms


Your Symantec program detects Adware.MoeMoney.

Behavior


There are several known programs that bundle Adware.MoeMoney within their installation programs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 25, 2017 revision 021
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 26, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 18, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

This adware requires Wjview.exe, a legitimate Microsoft file, in order to function correctly.

When Adware.MoeMoney is executed, it does the following:
  1. May create some of the following files and folders:

    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Ap350\ebmm350.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Ap350\psid399.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\disp350.exe (Adware.WebRebates)
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe (Adware.MoeMoney)
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker1.exe (Adware.MoeMoney)
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\README.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Da350\<Current User>\42949a6e27dd.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Da350\<Current User>\42bc3fc14716.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Da350\350sh.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Da350\42949a6652.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Sy350\350_0.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Sy350\350_1.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Sy350\350_2.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Html\popo350a_counv.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Html\popo350a_couyv.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Html\popo350a_non.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Html\popo350a_nv.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Html\pref350a.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Html\pref350a_dis.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Html\scri350a.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Html\spec350a_yv.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm.ico
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_button_clickhere.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_button_getcashbck.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_button_no.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_button_submit.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_button_yes.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_clear.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_cou_button_savenow.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_cou_logo_greenbground.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_cou_moe.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_cou_moe_logo.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_hot.ico
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_logo1.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_logo_topmox.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_moe_question.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_moe_reminder.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_moe_top.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_moe_with_cash.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Images\ebmm_spacer.gif
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\log.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\popo350a_counv.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\popo350a_couyv.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\popo350a_non.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\popo350a_nv.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\pref350a.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\pref350a_dis.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\scri350a.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\Sy350\Tp350\spec350a_yv.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker
    • %Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\djebmm350.exe
    • %Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\jkill.exe

      Note:
    • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.
    • %Userprofile% is a variable that refers to the C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User> folder


  2. Adds the values:

    "EbatesMoeMoneyMaker" = "wjview /cp:p "C:\Program Files\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker\System\Code" Main lp: "C:\Program Files
    EbatesMoeMoneyMaker""
    "EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0" = "%Programfiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the adware starts every time Windows starts.

  3. Adds the value:

    "djebmm350.exe" = "%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\djebmm350.exe"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

  4. Adds the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Ebates
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\ins
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\unebmm350
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Uninstall\ebatessvr2.xml

  5. Drops a file named disp350.exe. This file is detected as Adware.WebRebates.

  6. Records Internet browsing habits and sends the collected information to a predetermined Web server.

  7. Downloads and displays advertisements.



Note: Removing this adware component from the computer will likely cause the program that installed it to not function as intended.
  1. Update the virus definitions.
  2. Delete the value that was added to the registry, and then restart the computer.
  3. Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected as Adware.MoeMoney.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Updating the virus definitions
Symantec Security Response fully tests all the virus definitions for quality assurance before they are posted to our servers. There are two ways to obtain the most recent virus definitions:
  • Running LiveUpdate, which is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions: These virus definitions are posted to the LiveUpdate servers once each week (usually on Wednesdays), unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, refer to the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate).
  • Downloading the definitions using the Intelligent Updater: The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are posted on U.S. business days (Monday through Friday). You should download the definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site and manually install them. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, refer to the Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater).

    The Intelligent Updater virus definitions are available: Read "How to update virus definition files using the Intelligent Updater" for detailed instructions.

2. Deleting the value from the registry
WARNING: Symantec strongly recommends that you back up the registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted files. Modify the specified keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.
  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (The Run dialog box appears.)

  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK. (The Registry Editor opens.)

  3. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  4. In the right pane, delete the values:

    "EbatesMoeMoneyMaker" = "wjview /cp:p "C:\Program Files\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker\System\Code" Main lp: "C:\Program Files EbatesMoeMoneyMaker""
    "EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0" = "%Programfiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker0.exe"

  5. Navigate to the key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

  6. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "djebmm350.exe" = "%Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\djebmm350.exe"

  7. Navigate to and delete the following registry keys, if present:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\Ebates
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\ins
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\unebmm350
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Uninstall\ebatessvr2.xml

  8. Exit the Registry Editor.

  9. Delete the following folder:

    %ProgramFiles%\Ebates_MoeMoneyMaker
    %ProgramFiles%\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker

  10. Delete the following files:

    %Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\djebmm350.exe
    %Userprofile%\Local Settings\Temp\jkill.exe

  11. Restart the computer.

3. Scanning for and deleting the infected files
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program and make sure that it is configured to scan all the files.
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. If any files are detected as infected with Adware.MoeMoney, click Delete.
  4. Using Windows Explorer, delete the folder, C:\Program Files\EbatesMoeMoneyMaker.