Tuesday, October 14, 2014

MyOSProtec.dll Brings Endless Ads and Cause Failure! How to Remove and Stop It?

VilmaTech help remove MyOSProtec.dll

  • What is MyOSProtec.dll?
  • Derivant - PUP.Optional.MyOSProtect.A
  • MyOSProtec.dll’s Payloads
  • MyOSProtec.dll issues
  • Follow steps to remove MyOSProtec.dll and get rid of ads
  • Final
  • Other related posts

What Is MyOSProtec.dll?

According to security company, MyOSProtec.dll does not exclusively belong to certain program or web applications. It is created to help third-party programs that pay it to assist in permanent stay and dodging the automatic removal by installed anti-virus program.

Derivant - PUP.Optional.MyOSProtect.A 

PUP.Optional.MyOSProtect.A is a newly released PUP and it is specifically detected by Malwarebyte in the middle of the surfing online or the installation of certain extensions/program

What Does MyOSProtec.dll Do?

Though MyOSProtec.dll itself is not dangerous (it works simply like a device driver to empower other applications), it could be the blasting fuse that would trigger additional infiltration by virus.

it is a tool to intercept as much traffic as possible:
 the PUP application would build unrestrained co-operations with other promotional tools and the sites owning huge traffic; there’s no filtering work to rule out some spam sites since there are numerous promotional tools to replace MyOSProtec.dll once it is punished or widely deleted by PC users. One should know that bugs can be detected on spam sites and it is the commonly utilized item by virus to start penetration.

it is an application to help push products effectively:
MyOSProtec.dll, as a .dll file, would collect victims’ online whereabouts so that its creator would get to know where to put ads after the application uploading such information through its backdoor program. Being one of the numerous promotional tools, MyOSProtec.dll is not strictly built and so is its backdoor program, which leaves fat chance for infections in the wild to exploit the backdoor and wage infiltration.

MyOSProtec.dll Payloads
  1. MyOSProtec.dll is running as a standard windows process with the logged in user’s account privileges. 
  2. it adds a startup entry to the run registry key to automatically launch without bothering PC users.
  3. it changes the default search engine and home pages in all major web browsers by modifying DNS settings.

Attention Should Be Paid to MyOSProtec.dll

As a freeware, MyOSProtec.dll has to bundle with other applications for propagation. In return, it would drop down additional items on a target machine. Thus it can be foreseeable that more unexpected items will be installed without knowledge to take up limited internal resource and little will be left to ensure full play by the critical parts in a machine. What’s worse, with more and random items installed on a single machine, the probability of encountering incompatibility soars high to contribute to instability.

  • When MyOSProtec.dll is utilized to help with permanent stay for certain program, some parts of the system configuration are modified, which impact the compactness badly. Once loophole is formed thereafter, the target machine will be susceptible to infections in the wild.
  • When MyOSProtec.dll is used in popping up ads, which would keep explorer.exe and dllhost.exe busy so that some vicious item can get through threshold and start the penetration should there be any.

MyOSProtec.dll Issues 
  1. Additional web applications including toolbar, browser hijacker, redirector, PUP and adware will be detected.
  2. The installed third-party program will not be uninstalled with conventional measures.
  3. CPU will be significantly consumed.
  4. The default system configuration will be weakened after the modifications by MyOSProtec.dll.

Follow steps to remove MyOSProtec.dll and get rid of ads 

Step1. remove MyOSProtec.dll's extension from browser settings.

Tools menu >“Manage add-ons” >‘Toolbars and Extensions’> check the creation day of extensions there > remove the ones created on or after when MyOSProtec.dll was spotted >‘Search Providers’ > remove the ones created on or after MyOSProtec.dll was spotted.

Tools menu >“Options” >‘Add-ons’ > check the creation day of extensions by clicking on “More info” > remove the ones created on or after MyOSProtec.dll was spotted >‘plugins’ > remove the ones created on or after MyOSProtec.dll was spotted.

Spanner icon > Tools > extensions > remove the ones created on or after MyOSProtec.dll was spotted.

Menu > Extensions >“Manage Extensions” > remove the ones created on or after MyOSProtec.dll was spotted.

Step2. Unveil all hidden files and folders to remove the ones related to MyOSProtec.dll.

Windows 8
Start screen > open any folder > open Windows Explorer > select View tab > Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
Click open ‘Control Panel’ > search for ‘Folder Options’ > tap View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders' and non-tick 'Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’.

a. navigate to the following directories and remove them.
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyOSProtec\bin\
C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Roaming\MyOSProtec
C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Temp\
C:\Program Files (x86)\MyOSProtec\Dialogs

b. navigate to the following direcoties to remove  every files and folders created on the day when MyOSProtec.dll was firstly detected (according to the creation date).

Step3. Go to Regedit and manage database there to remove the ones related to MyOSProtec.dll.

Windows 8
Move your mouse over lower right screen to get charms bar and type ‘regedit’/‘regedit.exe’, then hit Enter key.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
Access Start menu to select Run; then type ‘regedit’ and hit Enter key.

navigate to the following entries respectively and find and remove suspicious key value started with “Run” and delete accordingly.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run|MyOSProtec(or the related program)

Step4. Search for and remove the items related to MyOSProtec.dll and PUP.Optional.MyOSProtect.A.

Click open random folder and hit on Search icon, type "MyOSProtec.dll" and "PUP.Optional.MyOSProtect.A" respectively in all the search blanks and hit Enter button so as to remove all the detection.

Though it has been made clear that MyOSProtec.dll is not literally a virus, it could bring in additional infections due to its loose structure. There have been many more aggressive promotions nowadays and it is not strange to detect this one. On the occurrence of extra virus, one should remove virus before taking down MyOSProtec.dll as the PUP will be kept being utilized by virus. Thus the PUP will not be removed if other infections are alive. Victims should also be informed that there’s no “all-in-one” to get rid of the PUP as some path could vary from OS, BIOS and structure. 

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Anthony Cook is not a cook, instead he’s a young but also qualified online technician specialized in removing computer virus and resolving error issues. He’s been employed by Global PC Support Center to work in California branch since he finished a six-month internship as a University of California graduate to fully play his strength in this field. Now he leads and trains an elite team to help solve all kinds of computer issues.

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