The following instructions have been created to help you to get rid of "Rightclick.Pcast" manually.
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Threat Details:

Categories:
  • trojan

Description:
The file connects to the internet and downloads setup.exe. This file is run and installs podcast (or pcast), a program designed for downloading images and movies from newsgroups. The Software is installed without user consent or any EULA shown. When installed, the program is instantly run and begins downloading images and displays them in a browserlike interface. There are entries in the registry, autorun and startup. Further there is a quicklaunch and a desktoplink. The program also changes some firewall settings in order to get unrestricted access to the internet. (This is not as stated on the webpage!). Obviously the name podcast is exploited.
Supposed Functionality:
The file is an installer for pcast.
Removal Instructions:

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:

Please use Spybot-S&D, RunAlyzer or msconfig.exe to remove the following autorun entries.
  • Entries named "pbmini" and pointing to "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\PodcastBar.exe -hide".

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 that have a key or property named "".

Files:

Please use Windows Explorer or another file manager of your choice to locate and delete these files.
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\\.lnk".
  • The file at "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\\ж.lnk".
  • The file at "<$APPDATA>\Podcast\Podcast\channels.xml".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\PodcastBar.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\PodcastBar.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\PodcastBarWeb.dll".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\version.ini".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\cache\setups.exe".
  • The file at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\cache\update.ini".
  • The file at "<$COMMONDESKTOP>\.lnk".
  • The file at "<$SYSDIR>\PodcastBarWeb.dll".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Rightclick.Pcast 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 "<$COMMONPROGRAMS>\".
  • The directory at "<$APPDATA>\Podcast".
  • The directory at "<$APPDATA>\Podcast\Podcast".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini".
  • The directory at "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\cache".
Make sure you set your file manager to display hidden and system files. If Rightclick.Pcast 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 "{51B765C6-C8EB-469B-BD72-C894AC58203A}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\".
  • Delete the registry key "GeneralUpdate.DLL" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{3C38DEE8-BE1A-4DEC-B232-2C78706CC7EA}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • Delete the registry key "{C1764EBE-FE4F-4F55-B826-89A8AA62A7E0}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\".
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "GeneralUpdate.GUpdate", plus associated values.
  • Delete the registry key "{0A3714DC-376E-4BEA-89BB-C9A172964C62}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{2D040683-0244-4F7B-B360-3EC9E25688BB}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{BCCDAB9B-66F9-4142-AB90-651380B46B98}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • Delete the registry key "{EB6FCA5B-CE92-4695-A9D7-8EB1133CAFBE}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\".
  • A key in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ named "Pcast.PodcastBarMini", plus associated values.
  • Delete the registry key "{C02099CC-EB47-4B4F-BC46-72DE6582E1C4}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "{DA9F307B-F113-49E7-ABA9-1BB3BA5C0897}" at "HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\".
  • Delete the registry key "PodcastBar.exe" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\".
  • Delete the registry key "Pcast" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\".
  • Delete the registry key "Podcast" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\".
  • Delete the registry value "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PODCAS~1\PODCAS~1.EXE" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\".
  • Delete the registry value "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\PodcastBar.exe" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\".
  • Delete the registry value "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PODCAS~1\PODCAS~1.EXE" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\".
  • Delete the registry value "<$PROGRAMFILES>\pcast\PodcastbarMini\PodcastBar.exe" at "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\".
If Rightclick.Pcast uses rootkit technologies, use our RegAlyzer, RootAlyzer or our Total Commander anti-rootkit plugins.

Final Words:

If neither Spybot-S&D nor self help did resolve the issue or you would prefer one on one help,
  1. Please read these instructions before requesting assistance,
  2. Then start your own thread in the Malware Removal Forum where a volunteer analyst will advise you as soon as available.