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PUA.FunMoods

PUA.FunMoods

Updated:
November 21, 2016
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Fun Moods Toolbar
Publisher:
Volonet Ltd
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.FunMoods is a potentially unwanted application that makes changes to the browser settings without consent.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 21, 2016 revision 003
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 20, 2017 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 21, 2016 revision 008
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 20, 2017 revision 021
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 23, 2016
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is installed, it creates the following folders:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods
  • %AppData%\Funmoods
  • %AppData%\Funmoods\Funmoods
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\bh
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\searchplugins
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\extensions
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\extensions\staged
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\extensions\staged\ffxtlbr@funmoods.com
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\extensions\staged\ffxtlbr@funmoods.com\content
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\extensions\staged\ffxtlbr@funmoods.com\content\images
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\extensions\staged\ffxtlbr@funmoods.com\content\imgs
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\extensions\staged\ffxtlbr@funmoods.com\content\imgs\flgs
  • %AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\d0u0qtuu.default\extensions\staged\ffxtlbr@funmoods.com\META-INF

Next, the program creates the following files:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\bh\escort.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\escortApp.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\escortEng.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\escorTlbr.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\escortShld.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\FavIcon.ico
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\funmoodssrv.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\uninstall.exe
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Local Settings\Application Data\funmoods-speeddial.crx
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Local Settings\Application Data\funmoods.crx

The program then creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.dskBnd
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.dskBnd\CLSID
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.dskBnd\CurVer
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.dskBnd.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.dskBnd.1\CLSID
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr\CLSID
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr\CurVer
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr.1\CLSID
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoodsApp.appCore
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoodsApp.appCore\CLSID
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoodsApp.appCore\CurVer
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoodsApp.appCore.1
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoodsApp.appCore.1\CLSID
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bbjciahceamgodcoidkjpchnokgfpphh
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\cjpglkicenollcignonpgiafdgfeehoj
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\SearchScopes\{7FACC9F3-0C43-716B-203A-24D179012518}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InternetExplorer\Toolbar
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\funmoods
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Funmoods
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Funmoods\Funmoods
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Funmoods
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Funmoods\Funmoods
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Funmoods\Funmoods\iestrg
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Funmoods\Funmoods\PNU
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-1454471165-854245398-682003330-1003\Software\Funmoods\Funmoods\PNU\base

Next, the program creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\"{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}" = "FunmoodsToolbar"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}\"AppID" = "{4E1E9D45-8BF9-4139-915C-9F83CC3D5921}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}\"InprocServer32" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\escorTlbr.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}\InprocServer32\"ThreadingModel" = "apartment"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}\"ProgID" = "funmoods.dskBnd.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}\"TypeLib" = "{4E1E9D45-8BF9-4139-915C-9F83CC3D5921}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}\"VersionIndependentProgID" ="funmoods.dskBnd"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{1D085C0A-E4F4-4F66-BDBF-4BE51015BFC3}\"1.0" = "funmoodsCmn1.0TypeLibrary"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{1D085C0A-E4F4-4F66-BDBF-4BE51015BFC3}\1.0\0\"win32" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\escortEng.dll\2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{1D085C0A-E4F4-4F66-BDBF-4BE51015BFC3}\1.0\"FLAGS" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{1D085C0A-E4F4-4F66-BDBF-4BE51015BFC3}\1.0\"HELPDIR" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4E1E9D45-8BF9-4139-915C-9F83CC3D5921}\"1.0" = "escorTlbr1.0TypeLibrary"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4E1E9D45-8BF9-4139-915C-9F83CC3D5921}\1.0\0\"win32" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\escorTlbr.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4E1E9D45-8BF9-4139-915C-9F83CC3D5921}\1.0\"FLAGS" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{4E1E9D45-8BF9-4139-915C-9F83CC3D5921}\1.0\"HELPDIR" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{960DF771-CFCB-4E53-A5B5-6EF2BBE6E706}\"1.0" = "esrv1.0TypeLibrary"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{960DF771-CFCB-4E53-A5B5-6EF2BBE6E706}\1.0\0\"win32" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\funmoodssrv.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{960DF771-CFCB-4E53-A5B5-6EF2BBE6E706}\1.0\"FLAGS" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{960DF771-CFCB-4E53-A5B5-6EF2BBE6E706}\1.0\"HELPDIR" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D7EE8177-D51E-4F89-92B6-83EA2EC40800}\"1.0" = "escortApp1.0TypeLibrary"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D7EE8177-D51E-4F89-92B6-83EA2EC40800}\1.0\0\"win32" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22\escortApp.dll"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D7EE8177-D51E-4F89-92B6-83EA2EC40800}\1.0\"FLAGS" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{D7EE8177-D51E-4F89-92B6-83EA2EC40800}\1.0\"HELPDIR" = "C:\PROGRA~1\Funmoods\1.5.23.22"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"funmoods.dskBnd" = "CDskBndObject"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.dskBnd\"CLSID" = "{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.dskBnd\"CurVer" = "funmoods.dskBnd.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"funmoods.dskBnd.1" = "CDskBndObject"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.dskBnd.1\"CLSID" = "{A4C272EC-ED9E-4ACE-A6F2-9558C7F29EF3}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr\="CescrtHlprObject"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr\"CLSID" = "{75EBB0AA-4214-4CB4-90EC-E3E07ECD04F7}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr\"CurVer" = "funmoods.funmoodsHlpr.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"funmoods.funmoodsHlpr.1" = "CescrtHlprObject"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoods.funmoodsHlpr.1\"CLSID" = "{75EBB0AA-4214-4CB4-90EC-E3E07ECD04F7}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"funmoodsApp.appCore" = "appCoreObject"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoodsApp.appCore\"CLSID" = "{A9DB719C-7156-415E-B49D-BAD039DE4F13}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoodsApp.appCore\"CurVer" = "funmoodsApp.appCore.1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"funmoodsApp.appCore.1" = "appCoreObject"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\funmoodsApp.appCore.1\"CLSID" = "{A9DB719C-7156-415E-B49D-BAD039DE4F13}"

The program then performs the following actions:
  • Install the Funmoods Toolbar without consent, which allows the user to record their mouse movements and replay them
  • Set the home page to start.funmoods.com without consent
  • When the Funmoods Toolbar is uninstalled, it does not completely remove itself from the computer and does not revert the broswer's home page settings
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Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
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MANUAL REMOVAL
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1. Performing a full system scan
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2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.