## Manual Removal Guide for MalwareCrush

The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "MalwareCrush" manually.
Use this guide at your own risk; software should usually be better suited to remove malware, since it is able to look deeper.

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Threat Details:

Categories:
• malware

Description:
MalwareCrush claims to be an antispyware solution. If it is installed on the computer it detects some cookies as spyware. In order to fix these problems, the user needs to purchase a licence. The software is (nearly) the same as SpywareQuake and related programs.
Supposed Functionality:
The product claims to be an antispyware solution.
Removal Instructions:

Desktop:

Important: There are more desktop links that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Important: There are more start menu items that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Quicklaunch area:

Important: There are more quicklaunch items that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Autorun:

Important: There are more autorun entries that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Installed Software List:

You can try to uninstall products with the names listed below; for items identified by other properties or to avoid malware getting active again on uninstallation, use Spybot-S&D or RunAlyzer to locate and get rid of these entries.
• Products with a key that includes "MalwareCrush" in its name or properties.

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\<$REGMATCH0>\blacklist.txt".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\<$REGMATCH0>\ref.dat".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\<$REGMATCH0>\uninst.exe".
• The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\<$REGMATCH0>\Lang\English.ini".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If MalwareCrush uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify files!

Important: There are more files that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Folders:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these folders.
• The directory at "<$PROGRAMS>\<$REGMATCH0>".
• The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\<$REGMATCH0>".
• The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\<$REGMATCH0>\Lang".
• The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\<$REGMATCH0>\Logs".
• The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\<$REGMATCH0>\Quarantine".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If MalwareCrush uses rootkit technologies, use our RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.
You will have to use a global search for files without a name specified. Be extra careful, because just the name might not be enough to identify folders!

Registry:

You can use regedit.exe (included in Windows) to locate and delete these registry entries.
• Delete the registry key "{E4D71E45-94E1-A19A-A939-B7D2A756F719}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
• Delete the registry key "{28621188-61C7-4829-A54B-3B73D055E982}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{3544568D-D586-4746-84B9-84C7706AD597}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{4F2A5211-53B6-4C07-9A6D-959BF989528F}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{535841D3-F4E1-4D3A-B506-CBC7F4E14913}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{58035C9E-9A00-42FE-8F38-B380704F8EBA}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{5C6D3658-833B-4E33-8BF4-77C4173770CF}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{6D1595CE-B92A-47C5-9CC3-AE11E5A9AAFA}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{83481BE4-117A-4BB4-87B1-2B14528B64A7}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{878BF64D-DA3B-417C-A957-19662D5331C3}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{8A5B98B5-6CC9-49D4-967C-BB6AAA04E7E4}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{8C55CF0F-FD4A-4B03-9365-906B0BFA86CC}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{B216377D-994C-4555-B44F-35F64D586833}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{C2105722-4ECC-48E8-866A-BF166CA967C4}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{C4585709-B01D-4EE5-9274-3E34EA56E4B8}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{CCCC68A6-7114-423A-B9A5-7110EB925EDD}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{E04407F5-F6B9-495D-A767-4D860E42DBE2}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
• Delete the registry key "{5A4C66FB-4B04-478C-B855-FCA385797DB7}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
If MalwareCrush uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

There are more registry entries that cannot be safely described in simple words. Please use Spybot-S&D to remove them.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
There are more files or system entries belonging to this product that <$SPYBOTSD> can remove, but that cannot be easily described in text. Please use <$SPYBOTSD> to make sure <\$PRODUCTNAME> gets completely removed.