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Adware.ZangoSearch

Adware.ZangoSearch

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Version:
6.8.196.0/6.9.95.0
Publisher:
180solutions inc
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
InstallerShell.exe JadeShadowInstall.exe JadeShadowSetup.exe ZangoInstaller.exe ZangoJadeShado
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Adware.ZangoSearch is an adware program that monitors the contents of Internet browser windows. It opens the Web pages of partner sites when certain keywords are detected in Internet search or shopping browser windows. This program also installs files related to Adware.180Solutions.

Symptoms


Your Symantec product detects the files as Adware.ZangoSearch.

Behavior


This program has to be manually installed or installed as part of other Zango applications.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version October 10, 2017 revision 032
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 04, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version October 11, 2017 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 04, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When Adware.ZangoSearch is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates some of the following files:

    • %ProgramFiles%\ZangoClient\zanu.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\ZangoClient\zanuau.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\ZangoClient\zanu_gdf.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\ZangoClient\zanu_kyf.dat
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\CryptoAPI.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\Display
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\INSTALL.LOG
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\Loading
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\log.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\TvSkin.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\TVTimesInstall.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\TVTimesInstaller.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\UNWISE.EXE
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\Version
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\Welcome
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\ZangoInstaller.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\ZangoTVTimes.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\INSTALL.LOG
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\jade.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\jade.ico
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\jade0.apk
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\JadeShadowInstall.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\JadeShadowInstaller.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\JadeShadowSetup.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\JSReadME.htm
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\UNWISE.EXE
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\ZangoInstaller.exe
    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Zango\Uninstall Zango.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Zango\Zango.com.url
    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\Jade Shadow Readme.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Zango Games\Jade Shadow\Jade Shadow.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Zango TvTimes\My Preference\Startup.xml
    • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Zango TvTimes\My Preference\TVTimesNotify.xml
    • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Zango TvTimes\My Preference\TVTimesPreference
    • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Zango TvTimes\Others\Default
    • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Zango TvTimes\Others\ErrorXml
    • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Zango TvTimes\Others\ErrorXmlBackUp
    • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Zango TvTimes\Others\General
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Jade Shadow.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Desktop\ZangoTVTimes.lnk
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango\Uninstall Zango Instructions.lnk
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango\Zango.com.url
    • %ProgramFiles%\Zango Applications\Zango TV Times\ZangoTVTimes.lnk


      Notes:
    • %Windir% is a variable that refers to the Windows installation folder. By default, this is C:\Windows or C:\Winnt.
    • %UserProfile% is a variable that refers to the current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User> (Windows NT/2000/XP).
    • %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.

  2. Adds the values:

    "zanu" = "%ProgramFiles%\ZangoClient\zanu.exe"
    "Zango TvTimes" = "C:\PROGRA~1\ZANGOA~1\ZANGOT~1\ZANGOT~1.EXE" :auto"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the risk runs every time Windows starts.

  3. Creates the following the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    \Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{21B4ACC4-8874-4AEC-AEAC-F567A249B4D4}

    so that the security risk runs when Internet Explorer starts.

  4. Creates the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib
    \{E5B57AB3-15F8-43A2-ABAC-3E58A9C25818}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Jade Shadow
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Zango TV Times
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\zanu
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\zanu
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\zanu

  5. Modifies the value:

    "LoginSessionDisable" = "1"

    in the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\RAS Autodial\Control

    to prevent the computer from automatically establishing Dial-up connection when the security risk tries to access the Internet.

  6. Monitors the contents of Internet Explorer windows. When certain keywords are detected in Internet search or shopping browser windows, the security risk displays the Web page of a partner site.

  7. Monitors the state of the security risk and can repair it if it is partially removed.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support security risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Uninstall the secuirty risk
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. To update the definitions
To obtain the most recent definitions, start your Symantec program and run LiveUpdate.

2. To uninstall the security risk
This security risk includes an uninstallation applet. In order to uninstall this security risk, complete the following instructions:
  1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel or Start > Control Panel (this varies with the operating system).

  2. In the Control Panel window, double-click Add/Remove Programs.

    Windows Me only: If you do not see the Add/Remove Programs icon, click ...view all Control Panel options.

  3. Click Zango search tool.

    Note:
    You may need to use the scroll bar to view the whole list.

  4. Click Add/Remove, Change/Remove, or Remove (this varies with the operating system). Follow the prompts.

    Note: After running the Add/Remove programs applet, all the files may have been removed. You will want to run a full system scan to ensure that this is the case. However, it is possible that no files will be detected after using Add/Remove programs.

3. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected, and depending on which software version you are using, you may see one or more of the following options:

    Note: This applies only to versions of Norton AntiVirus that support security risk detection. If you are running a version of Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition that supports security risk detection, and security risk detection has been enabled, you will only see a message box that gives the results of the scan. If you have questions in this situation, contact your network administrator.
    • Exclude (Not recommended): If you click this button, it will set the risk so that it is no longer detectable. That is, the antivirus program will keep the security risk on your computer and will no longer detect it to remove from your computer.

    • Ignore or Skip: This option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only. It will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

    • Cancel: This option is new to Norton Antivirus 2005. It is used when Norton Antivirus 2005 has determined that it cannot delete a security risk. This Cancel option tells the scanner to ignore the risk for this scan only, and thus, the risk will be detected again the next time that you run a scan.

      To actually delete the security risk:
      • Click its file name (under the Filename column).
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer. Restart the computer in Normal mode.

    • Delete: This option will attempt to delete the detected files. In some cases, the scanner will not be able to do this.
      • If you see a message, "Delete Failed" (or similar message), manually delete the file.
      • Click the file name of the risk that is under the Filename column.
      • In the Item Information box that displays, write down the full path and file name.
      • Then use Windows Explorer to locate and delete the file.

        If Windows reports that it cannot delete the file, this indicates that the file is in use. In this situation, complete the rest of the instructions on this page, restart the computer in Safe mode, and then delete the file using Windows Explorer. Restart the computer in Normal mode.
Important: If your Symantec antivirus product reports that it cannot delete a detected file, Windows may be using the file. To fix this, run the scan in Safe mode. For instructions, read the document: How to start the computer in Safe Mode . Once you have restarted in Safe mode, run the scan again.

After the files are deleted, restart the computer in Normal mode and proceed with the next section.

Warning messages may be displayed when the computer is restarted, since the risk may not be fully removed at this point. You can ignore these messages and click OK. These messages will not appear when the computer is restarted after the removal instructions have been fully completed. The messages displayed may be similar to the following:

Title: [File path]
Message body: Windows cannot find [file name]. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

4. To delete the value from the registry
Important: 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 subkeys only. Read the document: How to make a backup of the Windows registry .
  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

    Note: If the registry editor fails to open the risk may have modified the registry to prevent access to the registry editor. Security Response has developed a tool to resolve this problem. Download and run this tool, and then continue with the removal.

  3. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  4. In the right pane, delete the values:

    "zanu" = "%ProgramFiles%\ZangoClient\zanu.exe"
    "Zango TvTimes" = ""C:\PROGRA~1\ZANGOA~1\ZANGOT~1\ZANGOT~1.EXE" :auto"

  5. Navigate to and delete the following subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID
    \{0AC49246-419B-4EE0-8917-8818DAAD6A4E}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID
    \{21B4ACC4-8874-4AEC-AEAC-F567A249B4D4}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID
    \{99410CDE-6F16-42ce-9D49-3807F78F0287}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface
    \{2B0ECEAC-F597-4858-A542-D966B49055B9}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface
    \{7B178417-3CDA-444F-94FF-312C0A3A78A8}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface
    \{DDEA2E1D-8555-45E5-AF09-EC9AA4EA27AD}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface
    \{F1F1E775-1B21-454D-8D38-7C16519969E5}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib
    \{5B6689B5-C2D4-4DC7-BFD1-24AC17E5FCDA}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib
    \{68BF4626-D66B-4383-A6AF-62E57E9B6CD4}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib
    \{E5B57AB3-15F8-43A2-ABAC-3E58A9C25818}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ClientAX.ClientInstaller
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ClientAX.ClientInstaller.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ClientAX.RequiredComponent
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ClientAX.RequiredComponent.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ncmyb.SABHO
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\ncmyb.SABHO.1
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Jade Shadow
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Zango TV Times
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows
    \CurrentVersion\Uninstall\zanu
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Code Store Database\Distribution Units\{99410CDE-6F16-42ce-9D49-3807F78F0287}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\zanu
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\zanu

  6. Exit the Registry Editor.

  7. Navigate to the subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\RAS Autodial\Control

  8. In the right pane, set the value:

    "LoginSessionDisable" = "0"

  9. Exit the registry editor.