eRightSoft – Super – Bundled with Toolbars & Addons

Background

I was looking for a free Video Converter and tried eRightSoft free version.

I really should not have.

 

Download Page

Here is what the download advisor page looks like:

Image

download

 

Textual

  1. SUPER © setup file installer
    •  Strongly Recommended.
    • WITHOUT any additional 3rd party Bundle Offers, Toolbars or Addons.
  2. SUPER © setup file installer
    • Totally free to download and install.
    • Comes with various Bundle Offers, Toolbars, Addons.

Download Selection

Being on the cheap side, I chose the free version with the Bundled Offers, Toolbars, and AddOns.

 

Installation

 

I tried my best to pay attention and only chose to install the main product.

 

But, to no avail

Upon launching by browsers, I saw that I was being taking to No-No Land.

 

Browser Hijack

HomePage & Search Hijack

My browsers Home Page is being changed to:

  1. newssci.com
  2. simolesr.com/credit

 

newssci.com

sear2

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sear3

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simolesr.com/credit

simolesr-com-credit

 

 

Remediation

To remediate, I downloaded three tools and they are:

  1. Spybot Search & Destroy
  2. MalwareBytes
  3. Unhackme

 

Review

Here is a quick  review:

Both Spybot Search & Destroy and Malwarebytes are tools I have used for a while.  And, I am thankful to both of them.

But, the product that took my day is Unhackme by Dmitry Sokolov.

 

Dmitry Sokolov – Unhackme

Download

Downloaded it from here.

The free version has  a 30-days grace period.

 

Installation

Keep in mind that you have to be an Administrator to run.

mustbeanadministrator

 

Usage

 

Processes

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PUPS

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Browser Plugins

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Explanation:
  1. You pretty much want to stay with the checked entries
  2. Which in our case
    • Fast Search
    • And, another Browser Helper Object

 

Search Settings

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Explanation:
  1. Current Home Page
    • For us:
      • pesonal-spage.com/sen

Terminology

Terminology Meaning
PUPS Potentially unwanted Programs

 

Summary

Learnt a new term, PUPS.

Again, PUPS mean potentially unwanted programs.

And, learnt to Say No and Never Again to eRightSoft Super/Bundled application.

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