SpecialSavings

SpecialSavings Description

SpecialSavings is a web browser plugin that attempts to offer online shopping savings and deals. Many times SpecialSavings will get in the way with annoying pop-ups and rendering redirects to unwanted sites. The SpecialSavings add-on is not malicious by itself but rather an unwanted extension that may be installed directly from the SpecialSavings.com website or through the installation of bundled software. Either way, once SpecialSavings is loaded it will repeatedly attempt to offer online deals causing for a annoying situation for computer users. Automatic removal of SpecialSavings can be handled with the use of an antispyware application.
Aliases: ADSPY/SuperFish.A [AntiVir] and Trojan.Malware.Win32.xPack.i [ByteHero].

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Technical Information

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File System Details

SpecialSavings creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bfcpnihmbfoaeoakalclfalkdepgiaje 96
2 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\bfcpnihmbfoaeoakalclfalkdepgiaje 95
3 chrome-extension_bfcpnihmbfoaeoakalclfalkdepgiaje_0.localstorage 95
4 %APPDATA%\SpecialSavings 94
5 chrome-extension_bfcpnihmbfoaeoakalclfalkdepgiaje_0.localstorage-journal 94
6 %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Extensions\SpecialSavings@SpecialSavings.com 93
7 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bfcpnihmbfoaeoakalclfalkdepgiaje 93
8 %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\bfcpnihmbfoaeoakalclfalkdepgiaje 92
9 DealFinderSetup.exe 620,792 1203d06c42a49ed753a316bd534c35b9 35
10 %PROGRAMFILES%\SpecialSavings\SpecialSavingsSinged.dll 221,184 d8e638465254e844a0049ac9108fc483 1,251
11 %PROGRAMFILES%\Superfish\Special Savings\SpecialSavings.dll 307,200 4d24bf22483cb058e769d43abe953b6d 1,114

Registry Details

SpecialSavings creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
SOFTWARE\Classes\specialsavings.BackgroundHostObject
SOFTWARE\Classes\specialsavings.BackgroundHostObject.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\specialsavings.Navbar
SOFTWARE\Classes\specialsavings.Navbar.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\SpecialSavings.ScriptHostObject
SOFTWARE\Classes\SpecialSavings.ScriptHostObject.1
SOFTWARE\Classes\specialsavings.Tool
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Approved Extensions, value: {938958E8-355C-49FF-92B0-53C1B87ACEA9}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{026E3C6B-3AAB-41cb-AEE6-8C2ECBDD18E1}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{10F1805F-A2D3-42ea-AF95-963BF283B0C0}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{CA3AEDAD-A22F-4ecc-8ECA-1EDD25188A7A}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{EB8D1551-3F98-468c-8C59-C4A426037065}
Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{938958E8-355C-49FF-92B0-53C1B87ACEA9}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\Chrome\Extensions\bfcpnihmbfoaeoakalclfalkdepgiaje
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{026E3C6B-3AAB-41cb-AEE6-8C2ECBDD18E1}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{66D9E7DE-C456-4b83-8DD9-5E1A54E3A9B2}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{EB8D1551-3F98-468c-8C59-C4A426037065}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Low Rights\ElevationPolicy\{FC6030A4-D460-4798-8CE4-89E7FD86342A}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\DealFinderSetup_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\DealFinderSetup_RASMANCS
specialsavings.Navbar
specialsavings.Navbar.1
SpecialSavings.ScriptHostObject.1
specialsavings.Tool
specialsavings.Tool.1
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
SpecialSavings
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}
{AFFE513B-69AD-4C97-A74F-95AB17C9D42C}
{E0C361C8-1477-45C2-BC83-C1C8C913551F}
{A49B770D-F83D-40D9-9478-C7DA97736004}
{56493971-6146-42C3-BFC3-3E4CBB768777}
{52F4D3D2-195C-4A46-AEE6-ED2D56BDE1C3}
{938958E8-355C-49FF-92B0-53C1B87ACEA9}

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