Superfish Removal: Remove Superfish Forever

Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32 (Windows XP, Vista, Seven, 8)


Superfish intrusion method

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

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How to remove Superfish manually?

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Superfish, 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 Superfish.

To get rid of Superfish, you should:

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

• Superfish.dll
• uninstall.exe
• settings.xml

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 Superfish Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

• C:\Program Files\SuperFish

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

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SuperFish\
    Value: InstallLocation
    Data: C:\Program Files\SuperFish
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A69A551A-1AAE-4B67-8C2E-52F8B8A19504}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\SuperfishIEAddon.BHObject
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\SuperfishIEAddon.ExtentionUI
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{A69A551A-1AAE-4B67-8C2E-52F8B8A19504}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{74F475FA-6C75-43BD-AAB9-ECDA6184F600}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{51B4D471-086A-4137-AD28-84EED05088AE}

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 Superfish Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

4. Manually fix browser problems

Superfish can affect your browsers which results in browser redirection or search hijack. We recommend you to use free option "Reset Browsers" under "Tools" in Superfish Removal Tool to reset all the browsers at once. Mention that you need to remove all files and kill all processes belonging to Superfish 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 Superfish 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 Superfish 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 Superfish Removal Tool.

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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

Problem Summary: infected by superfish adware

Showing popup ads from browsers middle and below. Popup blocked. Some js files in pc infected/renamed with superfish. Windowshopper add-on found on IE as disabled. Not found in control panel. Checked with Malwarebytes tool but not worked. Avast AV working.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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