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PUA.MagnoPlayer

PUA.MagnoPlayer

Updated:
June 23, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
MagnoPlayer
Version:
2.1.2.13
Publisher:
Softforce LLC
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.MagnoPlayer is a potentially unwanted application that claims to be a media player but redirects the user to third-party websites.

Note: Virus definitions dated June 23, 2015 or earlier detect this threat as MagnoPlayer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 01, 2015 revision 002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 01, 2015 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 01, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
The application must be manually installed.

Once executed, the application creates the following files:
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\MagnoPlayer\Uninstall MagnoPlayer.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Abhinav\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStore\WF4UQ1TH\www.magnoplayer[1].xml

The application creates and populates the following folder:
  • %ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer

The application then creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\".divx" = "mgp.divx"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\".flv" = "mgp.flv"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\".mkv" = "mgp.mkv"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.3gp" = "mgp media file (.3gp)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.3gp\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.3gp\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.3gp\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.3gp\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.aac" = "mgp media file (.aac)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.aac\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.aac\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.aac\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.aac\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.aif" = "mgp media file (.aif)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.aif\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.aif\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.aif\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.aif\shell\Play\"command" =""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.avi" = "mgp media file (.avi)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.avi\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.avi\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.avi\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.avi\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.divx" = "mgp media file (.divx)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.divx\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.divx\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.divx\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.divx\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.flv" = "mgp media file (.flv)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.flv\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.flv\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.flv\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.flv\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.mkv" = "mgp media file (.mkv)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mkv\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mkv\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mkv\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mkv\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.mov" = "mgp media file (.mov)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mov\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mov\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mov\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mov\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.mp3" = "mgp media file (.mp3)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mp3\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mp3\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mp3\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mp3\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.mp4" = "mgp media file (.mp4)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mp4\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mp4\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mp4\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mp4\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.mpeg" = "mgp media file (.mpeg)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mpeg\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mpeg\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mpeg\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mpeg\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.mpg" = "mgp media file (.mpg)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mpg\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mpg\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mpg\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.mpg\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.wav" = "mgp media file (.wav)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wav\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wav\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wav\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wav\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.wma" = "mgp media file (.wma)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wma\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wma\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wma\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wma\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\"mgp.wmv" = "mgp media file (.wmv)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wmv\"DefaultIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wmv\"shell" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wmv\shell\"Play" = "Play"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\mgp.wmv\shell\Play\"command" = ""%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe" /m "%1""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MagnoPlayer\"DisplayName" = "MagnoPlayer"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MagnoPlayer\"UninstallString" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\uninstall.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MagnoPlayer\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\icon.ico"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MagnoPlayer\"DisplayVersion" = "v2.1.2.13"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MagnoPlayer\"Publisher" = "SoftForce LLC"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MagnoPlayer\"EstimatedSize" = "8075"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer\"InstallDir" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MagnoPlayer\"MagnoPlayer" = "%ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayer.exe"

The application creates multiple entries under the following registry subkey:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\MagnoPlayer.exe

The application creates a service with the following properties:
  • Service name: MagnoPlayerUpdaterService
  • Display name: MagnoPlayer Updater Service
  • Image path: %ProgramFiles%\MagnoPlayer\MagnoPlayerUpdaterService.exe
  • Description: MagnoPlayer Updater Service
  • Startup type: Automatic

It then creates the following registry subkey to register itself as a service:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MagnoPlayerUpdaterService

The application claims to be a media player but when the user clicks on the "Play" button they are redirected to third-party websites.

You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

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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Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


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FOR BUSINESS USERS
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Identifying and submitting suspect files
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Removal Tool

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How to reduce the risk of infection
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MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


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.