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Manual Removal Guide for PU.Mindspark.VideoScavenger

January 3rd, 2018
The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "PU.Mindspark.VideoScavenger" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:

  • pups

Description:

PU.Mindspark.VideoScavenger installs a toolbar by Mindspark Interactive Network.

Removal Instructions:

Autorun:

Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.

  • Entries named "VideoScavenger Search Scope Monitor" and pointing to "?<$PROGRAMFILES>\VideoScavenger_??\bar\?.bin\??srchmn.exe*".

Important: There are more autorun entries that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.

  • Products that have a key or property named "VideoScavenger_1ebar Uninstall".

Files:

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.

  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.DynamicBarButton.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.DynamicBarButton", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.FeedManager.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.FeedManager", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.HTMLMenu.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.HTMLMenu", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.HTMLPanel.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.HTMLPanel", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.MultipleButton.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.MultipleButton", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.PseudoTransparentPlugin.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.PseudoTransparentPlugin", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.Radio.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.Radio", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.RadioSettings.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.RadioSettings", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.ScriptButton.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.ScriptButton", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.SettingsPlugin.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.SettingsPlugin", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.SkinLauncher.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.SkinLauncher", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.SkinLauncherSettings.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.SkinLauncherSettings", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.ThirdPartyInstaller.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.ThirdPartyInstaller", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.UrlAlertButton.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.UrlAlertButton", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.XMLSessionPlugin.1", plus associated values.
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "VideoScavenger_1e.XMLSessionPlugin", plus associated values.
  • Delete the registry key "@VideoScavenger_1e.com/Plugin" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MozillaPlugins\".
  • Delete the registry key "{0574BCFE-3611-4AD5-9114-2218C8F1A423}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{0AFB9872-419A-466E-A8DC-10504076DEB3}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{0B5629F3-8E8C-4406-B1AB-25F86AFFB2D9}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{0CF8E2B6-EF06-4153-B56D-174D01508780}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{10f92d9b-690c-423c-a118-9c75637207ac}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{149a544b-9203-49f5-b177-4f62b4b219b4}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{194de045-cc5e-4840-b031-1ca9db98919d}" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\".
  • Delete the registry key "{194de045-cc5e-4840-b031-1ca9db98919d}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\".
  • Delete the registry key "{212f8bcf-00eb-4aa4-832e-b9389caa8b03}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{23119123-0854-469D-807A-171568457991}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{23CA83AE-6D59-4B12-AD20-12C9B4814840}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{23f4cec5-8255-4ea2-876f-f07b2f7cf395}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{28ECA842-8B53-456E-8DDC-772E86E9B396}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{2D8FDA07-6836-475F-8ABB-E6B26B63F864}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{2F3F4ADB-1C1C-4D5E-9FBC-C3AA53596CCC}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{2f3f4adb-1c1c-4d5e-9fbc-c3aa53596ccc}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\".
  • Delete the registry key "{311c61de-a01b-414e-a7c1-68eae31aae8a}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{31EB29B9-27C0-4442-90E7-4C6F731EEFF3}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{33B63E5E-73E3-4ECC-859F-8A185B4DE045}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{33EAE4D4-8B3B-4AAF-80FB-387C05CCDFC8}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{35c636a4-4435-4723-b751-5b62d04ba15b}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{3ECAC16A-A8C3-48C8-85BE-C6002305780C}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{43724E5E-6101-4508-B5D9-A61B481CDE28}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{52695F97-1A52-40A0-AFCD-99D149A1D0B8}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{548E3328-D7EC-4FEE-AD39-3B4EC4A54D7B}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{57dc49cc-5a9f-446c-bcf8-65c52b7060a6}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{57dc49cc-5a9f-446c-bcf8-65c52b7060a6}" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{59446FD8-5B6F-4B16-94BA-E7DCC1804A9B}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{612EB90E-13E5-42B5-8C0A-E30C055DEE21}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{69B14A10-BF3C-49CD-A262-739B83973186}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{6BB55738-B6A7-4114-840D-A2F98B87C33C}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{748FA372-339E-4075-B913-86D0740A1DE9}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{7E651229-9439-4AB7-BE20-7041E6456335}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{807210b2-c03e-4203-a5e0-cb1b3496426b}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{83D2434F-B0F2-4E42-AC6F-FE126786130D}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{88B45DCB-9FBC-4BAF-A4A6-C150E98A9F32}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{8B03E21E-AE2A-4C72-A965-F4538BC7C680}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{908641C3-E57E-4024-8ECF-9A4CA021C179}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{94c801cd-46bf-4b4d-834b-8f0a69bdff24}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{968a2d60-fab7-4bea-bec0-24545c88cc31}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\".
  • Delete the registry key "{9C343FA3-1DDB-4209-9B39-5ACD2FA7A841}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{9ca70986-06bc-49f5-9097-b17cf968af09}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{9F5E1EC6-0C22-4932-B2C4-9C40116F41A4}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{9FBC470B-098B-4953-9082-481D0D3566DC}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{a3c735a6-c9fc-48c4-b1df-37eab7c5cf41}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{a3c735a6-c9fc-48c4-b1df-37eab7c5cf41}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\".
  • Delete the registry key "{a45fb14e-bfa8-48a7-ada6-73e30f50f657}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{A4C7B974-DCBE-4FD1-9E37-997182655A35}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{A52A113A-C61D-49A7-8C53-DEBFCAC59B4F}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{acf7da4c-eeb2-484a-a3a1-303d4054d50c}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{ad0c6fea-e1cd-454a-af7f-6c1d44a176c3}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{B16BA030-AA48-436E-A6E0-47D9AD365D32}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{B6F125AF-6973-4077-8498-0BDEDDD8E5D4}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{B8E823D0-E574-444E-93BD-DDEBFC9831BF}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{bdae34e3-0a1a-45c8-a13b-d25f209e60ab}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\".
  • Delete the registry key "{BE40C362-3DDB-40C0-8C2A-267385081DB3}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{c6549209-1ff1-4a5c-a815-981f64f34b19}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{c6549209-1ff1-4a5c-a815-981f64f34b19}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\".
  • Delete the registry key "{C830E688-5B4A-4B4B-9293-E14996161FC8}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{cca1a3ba-194e-4e75-aff1-41cff3c4e5fe}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{d047fe10-dfe2-45cf-9fbf-966b9e64920f}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{d047fe10-dfe2-45cf-9fbf-966b9e64920f}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\".
  • Delete the registry key "{DA84BB1A-5D7B-45CD-AE39-A82C382BFA73}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{dc27caca-cb20-4b93-b5d7-87224164438f}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{E595391D-3622-4222-AA39-9CF5B49512A9}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{e595391d-3622-4222-aa39-9cf5b49512a9}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\".
  • Delete the registry key "{ef18fe12-f90d-4205-8a09-5426c14395eb}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{F348A713-F310-470B-B6FD-7FAF04D14151}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{f43c37b5-73ad-465d-9774-168be6c56a9a}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{F53C4FFC-1A47-4ECA-B372-014EC02F7301}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{F8AC68F4-81F0-4FE6-BA17-512BAE2DDD88}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{fede4586-5ada-4476-9fe0-f01dcaf20a56}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "VideoScavenger_1e" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\".
  • Delete the registry key "VideoScavenger_1e" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\".
  • Delete the registry key "VideoScavenger_1eService" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\".
  • Delete the registry key "VideoScavenger_1eService" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Services\".
  • Delete the registry key "VideoScavenger_1eService" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet003\Services\".
  • Delete the registry value "{57dc49cc-5a9f-446c-bcf8-65c52b7060a6}" at "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\URLSearchHooks\".
  • Delete the registry value "{acf7da4c-eeb2-484a-a3a1-303d4054d50c}" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\".
  • Delete the registry value "1effxtbr@VideoScavenger_1e.com" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\".

If PU.Mindspark.VideoScavenger uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

There are more registry entries that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,

  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.

There are more files or system entries belonging to this product that <$SPYBOTSD> can remove, but that cannot be easily described in text. Please use <$SPYBOTSD> to make sure <$PRODUCTNAME> gets completely removed.

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