LessTabs Removal: Remove LessTabs Forever

Threat indicator: HIGH

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LessTabs

LessTabsClientIE.dll

Adware

Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)



LessTabs

LessTabs intrusion method

LessTabs copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is LessTabsClientIE.dll. Then it creates new startup key with name LessTabs and value LessTabsClientIE.dll. You can also find it in your processes list with name LessTabsClientIE.dll or LessTabs.

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How to remove LessTabs manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with LessTabs, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by LessTabs.

To get rid of LessTabs, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

• cekmkdkefndbeciggfanobcemjnppbbb.crx
• lesstabs@lesstabs.com.xpi
• LessTabsClientIE.dll
• terms-of-service.rtf
• Uninstall.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use LessTabs Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\lesstabs@lesstabs.com\
• %PROGRAMFILES%\LessTabs\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{3178A392-8963-471E-B7A2-969CB58D6496}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{39E6096A-E5CA-483A-A05C-AA967F48FD1C}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{8A2BBD3A-2130-4882-B198-863271F320DE}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{3178A392-8963-471E-B7A2-969CB58D6496}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\LessTabs
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Google\Chrome\Extensions\cekmkdkefndbeciggfanobcemjnppbbb
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\LessTabs

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use LessTabs Removal Tool for safe problem solution.


4. Manually fix browser problems

LessTabs can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option "Reset Browsers" under "Tools" in LessTabs Removal Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to LessTabs before doing this. To reset your browsers manually and restore your homepage perform the following steps:

Internet Explorer

  • If you use Windows XP, click Start, and then click Run. Type the following in the Open box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • If you use Windows 7 or Windows Vista, click Start. Type the following in the Search box without quotes, and press Enter: "inetcpl.cpl"

  • Click the Advanced tab

  • In Reset Internet Explorer settings, click Reset. Click Reset in opened window again.

  • Select Delete personal settings checkbox to remove browsing history, search providers, homepage

  • After Internet Explorer finishes resetting, click Close in the Reset Internet Explorer Settings dialog box

Warning: In case this option will not work use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in LessTabs Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Go to the installation folder of Google Chrome: C:\Users\"your username"\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\User Data.

  • In the User Data folder, look for a file named as Default and rename it to DefaultBackup.

  • Launch Google Chrome and a new clean Default file will be created.

Warning: This option might not work if in Google Chrome you use online synchronization between PCs. In this case use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in LessTabs Removal Tool.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox

  • Go to Help > Troubleshooting Information in menu.

  • Click the Reset Firefox button.

  • After Firefox is done, it will show a window and crreate folder on the desktop. Click Finish.

Warning: This option will also clean all your account passwords for all websites. If you don't want it use free option Reset Browsers under Tools in LessTabs Removal Tool.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with LessTabs and LessTabsClientIE.dll we received earlier:

Problem Summary: less tab add on

less tab extention attached to my browser , uninvited , help remove , Please

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: less tab add on

less tab extention attached to my browser , uninvited , help remove , Please

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Crashing browser due to LessTabsclientIE.dll)

My web browser (IE10) closes frequently when performing job related searches. I work in IT.

The app log records event ID 1000:

Faulting application name: IEXPLORE.EXE, version: 10.0.9200.16537, time stamp: 0x512347f7
Faulting module name: LessTabsClientIE.dll, version: 1.7.1.0, time stamp: 0x517f5564
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000641c
Faulting process id: 0x3dd8
Faulting application start time: 0x01ce7116c4235025
Faulting application path: C:Program Files (x86)Internet ExplorerIEXPLORE.EXE
Faulting module path: C:Program Files (x86)LessTabsIE32LessTabsClientIE.dll
Report Id: 02c636a7-dd0a-11e2-be7a-b8763f881b62
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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