By Domesticus in Browser Hijackers

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Dbgame.info is a search engine that is closely linked to browser hijackers. Dbgame.info uses the same design as Envoyne.info. Basically, these search engines all feature a lazily-designed header image consisting of many geometric shapes in bright colors, a search box on the top-center of the web page, and a long list of malicious links listed in several categories..

Most Computer Users Visiting Dbgame.info Have No Other Choice

Browser hijackers (usually associated with a rootkit) take over users' computers and then force them to visit Dbgame.info repeatedly. This Trojan has several names, including the Google Redirect Virus, or the Google Results Hijacker and the Google redirect hijacker. All of these names simply describe what this malware infection does: changing the top results on any Google search so that they link to Dbgame.info instead of linking to the correct website. Usually, this Trojan infection will be protected with an associated rootkit like the ZeroAccess rootkit or one of the many versions that exist of the TDSS rootkit.

Is Your Web Browser Forcing You to Visit Dbgame.info Repeatedly?

The browser hijackers associated with Dbgame.info are particularly nasty, since they infect your computer on a deep level instead of limiting themselves to affecting your web browser. To deal with Dbgame.info-related malware, ESG security researchers recommend using a reliable anti-malware program with an anti-rootkit tool. If the Trojan causing the Dbgame.info redirects is being protected with one of the rootkits mentioned above, your security software will fail to detect the browser hijacker Trojan until the rootkit is removed with a specialized tool. Make no mistake about it, Dbgame.info redirects are not normal, even if your security application indicates that nothing is wrong. Modern malware can be quite nasty and the criminals that create it will often include measures designed to deal with the defenses put into place by PC security researchers. Malware associated with Dbgame.info will often disable its victims' security programs as part of its infection process.

File System Details

Dbgame.info may create the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. %AllUsersProfile%\{RANDOM CHARACTERS}\*.lnk
2. %AllUsersProfile%\{RANDOM CHARACTERS}\

Registry Details

Dbgame.info may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{RANDOM CHARACTERS}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\"Shell" = "{RANDOM CHARACTERS}.exe"


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