Search Module Plus

Search Module Plus Description

Security experts consider the Search Module Plus browser tool by Gobzoo Ltd. as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) with adware capabilities. The Search Module Plus software is distributed among computer users by bundling the app with free software installers because most users prefer to install software via the 'Express' or 'Typical' option. The Search Module Plus program might change your home page, default search provider, and DNS settings as well as install an add-on and a Browser Helper Object. Additionally, the Search Module Plus adware may insert a registry key in Windows to auto-start with your OS at every system boot-up. Security experts add that Search Module Plus may launch a background service that would enable it to display ads, banners, and pop-ups on all web pages the user visits. You might want to keep in mind that the Search Module Plus program functions as a monetization engine for its developers and it may not provide you with safe online content. Many computer users might want to consider removing all files associated with Search Module Plus by using a trustworthy anti-malware utility.

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Technical Information

File System Details

Search Module Plus creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 \??\C:\Program Files\Common Files\Goobzo\GBUpdate\smw.sys 41,632 d2e37b69fd654b0688374aff627a22c4 3
2 %LOCALAPPDATA%\SearchModule\2.8.9.112\DeskBar.exe 744,960 5aafe7b0b311bd0d00806214d67f8555 2
3 %USERPROFILE%\Configuraci?n local\Datos de programa\DeskBar\dblaunch.exe 316,928 fbf7c635836745735760fb14eb1ce15f 1
4 C:\Program Files\common files\goobzo\gbupdateplus\smu.exe 4235f0a1b73426f6d221e49b8da051ee N/A
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Registry Details

Search Module Plus creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Uninstaller
Search module
Search module plus
Search Module_is1
{D2E9FE6A-7003-42A0-96F6-5569DFC2A3A8}_is1
{DE6791BD-7EAC-4822-B923-B8D6393C6110}_is1
Regexp file mask
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\SearchModule\smhe.js
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\SearchModule\smhe.js
%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\SMW_UpdateTask[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
%WINDIR%\System32\Tasks\SMWUpd
%WINDIR%\Tasks\SMW_UpdateTask[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
Registry key
Software\DeskBar
Software\Google\Chrome\Extensions\jlcgehabolcakkjhgmgpkagpolbjlhfa
Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\DeskBar.exe
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\DeskBar_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\DeskBar_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\SearchModule Plus
SOFTWARE\SearchModule\Info
SOFTWARE\SearchModule\SMUpd
SOFTWARE\SearchModule\Success
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\DeskBar_RASAPI32
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\DeskBar_RASMANCS
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\SearchModule
Directory
%LOCALAPPDATA%\DeskBar
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlcgehabolcakkjhgmgpkagpolbjlhfa
%LOCALAPPDATA%\SearchModule
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\DeskBar
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\jlcgehabolcakkjhgmgpkagpolbjlhfa
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\SearchModule
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\DeskBar

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