Trackware.Bazookabar

Trackware.Bazookabar

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Version:
1.0.0.1
Publisher:
Perfect Presence Inc.
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
iserstararcticsbar.dll,bazookabar.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Trackware.BazookaBar is an Internet Explorer toolbar that functions as a search bar and pop-up blocker and claims to monitor user searches and click-throughs. Registration for the program allows an opt-in for advertising-related emails.

Note: Virus definitions dated prior to May 3, 2006 may detect this as Spyware.BazookaBar

Symptoms


One or more files are detected as Trackware.Bazookabar.

Behavior


Trackware.Bazooka bar can be manually installed, or an ActiveX downloader may install it.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 02, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 01, 2015 revision 020
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 27, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 17, 2008 revision 033
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 01, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

When BazookaBar is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates the following files:

    • %ProgramFiles%\BazookaBar\ActiveWin32.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\BazookaBar\Bar.exe (included in installer, detected as Trackware.Bazookabar)
    • %ProgramFiles%\BazookaBar\BazookaBar.exe (installs an uninstaller, the full installer is also named Bazookabar.exe)
    • %ProgramFiles%\BazookaBar\CloseExplorer.exe (closes Explorer and Internet Explorer)
    • %ProgramFiles%\BazookaBar\CloseExploreru.exe (closes Explorer and Internet Explorer)
    • %ProgramFiles%\BazookaBar\RegMfc.exe (sets the registry values)
    • %ProgramFiles%\BazookaBar\userstararticsbar.dll (Internet Explorer Toolbar, detected as Trackware.Bazookabar)

      Note: %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.

  2. Creates the following registry entries:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BazookaBar.BazookaBarBand.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BazookaBar.BazookaBarBand
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7891DA15-428E-11D7-BCC1-00A024831A8C}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{7891DA15-428E-11D7-BCC1-00A024831A8C}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BazookaBar
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{DCB8F6AD-65FD-42BF-B0F8-549FCFE717C0}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{D4242DC5-1AEF-46C1-A09A-9136E5F9871E}


The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection. There is an entry for "BazookaBar" in the Control Panel's uninstall, but its functionality is flawed.
  1. Close Internet Explorer.
  2. Update the definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete the value that was added to the registry.
  5. Delete any remaining files.
For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

1. Close Internet Explorer
Close all Internet Explorer Windows.

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

3. To run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Trackware.Bazookabar, 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 threat 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 threat 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 threat for this scan only, and thus, the threat 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.

    • 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 threat 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.
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 keys only. Read the document, "How to make a backup of the Windows registry ," for instructions.

  1. Click Start > Run.
  2. Type regedit

    Then click OK.

  3. Navigate to and delete the following registry entries:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BazookaBar.BazookaBarBand.1
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\BazookaBar.BazookaBarBand
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{7891DA15-428E-11D7-BCC1-00A024831A8C}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\{7891DA15-428E-11D7-BCC1-00A024831A8C}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\BazookaBar
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{DCB8F6AD-65FD-42BF-B0F8-549FCFE717C0}
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{D4242DC5-1AEF-46C1-A09A-9136E5F9871E}
5. To delete the remaining files

Navigate to and delete the folder %ProgramFiles%\BazookaBar.

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