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Good Memory Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the  Good Memory adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.GoodMemory.

Good Memory is a rogue application. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Variants of the rogue defragmenter:

Create new files:

  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data~%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data~%random%r
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %UserProfile%DesktopGood Memory.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemptmp2.tmp
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsGood Memory
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsGood MemoryGood Memory.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsGood MemoryUninstall Good Memory.lnk

Create/modify registry entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain
    Use FormSuggest: “Yes”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations
    LowRiskFileTypes:”.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;
    .mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;.scr;”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments
    SaveZoneInformation: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    %random%: “%AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe”
    %random%: “%AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload
    CheckExeSignatures: “no”

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.GoodMemory_1-400x269.png

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Adware.Win32.GoodMemory_4-400x269.png

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Adware.Win32.GoodMemory_6-400x219.png

Adware.Win32.GoodMemory_7-400x269.png

How to remove the infection of Good Memory (Adware.Win32.GoodMemory)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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