Trackware.IEMenuExt

Trackware.IEMenuExt

Updated:
February 13, 2007
Publisher:
www.effectivebrand.com
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
tbextn.dll IEMenuExtension.exe tbIsra.dll
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior


Trackware.IEMenuExt is a toolbar that sends information on URLs visited to predetermined Web sites.

Symptoms


Your Symantec Product detects the files as Trackware.IEMenuExt.

Behavior


This Trackware can be manually installed.

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 December 23, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 29, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

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

    • %ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\tbextn.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\INSTALL.LOG
    • %ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\logo.ico
    • %ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\toolbar.cfg
    • %ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\UNWISE.EXE
    • %ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\TBlogin.users.EffectiveBrand.com.
    • %ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\rss\rss_html_template.html
    • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Israel_Radio Toolbar for internet expo\How To Uninstall.lnk
    • %UserProfile%\Administrator\Start Menu\Programs\Israel_Radio Toolbar for internet expo\Israel_Radio Toolbar for internet expo.lnk
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\INSTALL.LOG
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\LocalSettings.txt
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\rss\http___www_globes_co_il_WebService_Rss_RssFeeder_asmx_FeederNode_iID=942.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\rss\http___www_haaretz_com_hasen_objects_pages_enewsRss_jhtml.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\rss\http___www_haaretz_com_hasen_objects_pages_enewsRss_jhtml_structured.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\rss\http___www_jpost_com_servlet_Satellite_pagename=JPost_P_Ext_RSS_RSS&cid=1123495333346.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\rss\http___www_jpost_com_servlet_Satellite_pagename=JPost_P_Ext_RSS_RSS&cid=1123495333346_structured.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\rss\http___www_ynet_co_il_Integration_StoryRss3254_xml.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\rss\http___www_ynet_co_il_Integration_StoryRss3254_xml_structured.xml
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\tbIsra.dll
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\toolbar.cfg
    • %ProgramFiles%\Israel_Radio\UNWISE.EXE

      Notes:
    • %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 current user's profile folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\[CURRENT USER] (Windows NT/2000/XP).

  2. Creates the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6B95678D-30A4-4FF8-A72F-4208340C1F7F}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IE Menu Extension toolbar
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IEMenuExtension
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4B8ACD00-2E8E-4D8F-883B-25BAA3502643}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Israel_Radio Toolbar for internet expo
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Israel_Radio
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IEMenuExtension
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Israel_Radio
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4B8ACD00-2E8E-4D8F-883B-25BAA3502643}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{6BF52A52-394A-11D3-B153-00C04F79FAA6}

  3. Adds the following clean registry subkeys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Tasks
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Player\Tasks\NowPlaying
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences\ProxySettings
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Health
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Health\{E9592F69-1361-4128-92B9-2B4367FA9BE2}

    Note: These subkeys may also be associated with legitimate software.

  4. Adds the values:

    "{6B95678D-30A4-4FF8-A72F-4208340C1F7F}" = "IE Menu Extension toolbar"
    "{4b8acd00-2e8e-4d8f-883b-25baa3502643} =  "Israel_Radio Toolbar for internet expo"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

  5. Adds the values:

    "{6B95678D-30A4-4FF8-A72F-4208340C1F7F}" = "[RANDOM HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]"
    "{4B8ACD00-2E8E-4D8F-883B-25BAA3502643}" = "[RANDOM HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser

  6. Adds the values:

    "{44BE0690-5429-47f0-85BB-3FFD8020233E}" = "44BE0690542947f085BB3FFD8020233E"
    "{4B8ACD00-2E8E-4D8F-883B-25BAA3502643}" = "[RANDOM HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

  7. Adds the value:

    "IE Menu Extension toolbar" = "rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\tbextn.dll" DllShowTB"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that Trackware.IEMenuExt runs every time Windows starts.

  8. Monitors activity and reports URLs visited to predetermined Web sites.



The following instructions pertain to all Symantec antivirus products that support Security Risk detection.
  1. Update the definitions.
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. Delete any values that were added to the registry.
  4. Delete the remaining files.
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 run the scan
  1. Start your Symantec antivirus program, and then run a full system scan.
  2. If any files are detected as Trackware.IEMenuExt 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.


3. 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 keys (if they exist):

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{6B95678D-30A4-4FF8-A72F-4208340C1F7F}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\IE Menu Extension toolbar
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IEMenuExtension
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IEMenuExtension
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{4B8ACD00-2E8E-4D8F-883B-25BAA3502643}
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Israel_Radio Toolbar for internet expo
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Israel_Radio
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Israel_Radio
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{4B8ACD00-2E8E-4D8F-883B-25BAA3502643}
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{6BF52A52-394A-11D3-B153-00C04F79FAA6}

  4. Navigate to the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  5. In the right pane, delete the value:

    "IE Menu Extension toolbar" = "rundll32.exe "%ProgramFiles%\IEMenuExtension\tbextn.dll" DllShowTB"

  6. Navigate to the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

  7. In the right pane, delete the values:

    "{6B95678D-30A4-4FF8-A72F-4208340C1F7F}" = "IE Menu Extension toolbar"
    "{4b8acd00-2e8e-4d8f-883b-25baa3502643} =  "Israel_Radio Toolbar for internet expo"

  8. Navigate to the following subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser

  9. In the right pane, delete the values:

    "{6B95678D-30A4-4FF8-A72F-4208340C1F7F}" = "[RANDOM HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]"
    "{4B8ACD00-2E8E-4D8F-883B-25BAA3502643}" = "[RANDOM HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]"

  10. Navigate to the following subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar

  11. In the right pane, delete the values:

    "{44BE0690-5429-47f0-85BB-3FFD8020233E}" = "44BE0690542947f085BB3FFD8020233E"
    "{4B8ACD00-2E8E-4D8F-883B-25BAA3502643}" = "[RANDOM HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]"

  12. Exit the Registry Editor.
    4. To delete the remaining files

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


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