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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:DotCom Toolbar

Command or file name:srng.exe

Threat type:Toolbars

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

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DotCom Toolbar intrusion method

Usually DotCom Toolbar comes bundled with freeware downloads. During installation you can be offered to change default homepage and search engine to DotCom Toolbar. DotCom Toolbar copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is srng.exe . Then it creates new startup key with name DotCom Toolbar and value srng.exe . You can also find it in your processes list with name srng.exe or DotCom Toolbar. Also, it can create folder with name DotCom Toolbar under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about DotCom Toolbar, please ask below. You can use programs to remove DotCom Toolbar from your browsers below.


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How to remove DotCom Toolbar manually

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

To get rid of DotCom Toolbar, you should:

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

  • bandncin.exe
  • barcin2.exe
  • barncin.exe
  • cinsetup.exe
  • redirect2.exe
  • redirect4.exe
  • redirect5.exe
  • redirect7.exe
  • newname.dat
  • teller2.chk
  • keyboard1.dat
  • toolbar_nieuw14[1].cab
  • redirect7[1].exe
  • easywww2[1].exe
  • ~df201.tmp
  • dotcomtoolbar.asp
  • nav_hot.bmp
  • logo2.gif
  • version[1].txt
  • ~dfaed5.tmp
  • undefined[1].xml
  • ~dfabea.tmp
  • ~dfb524.tmp
  • ~dfc891.tmp
  • ~dfd949.tmp
  • 31331333.dat
  • data.dllredirect2.exe
  • redirect?.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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

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

  • Key: CLSID\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46c1-8345-B72A4567E486}
  • Key: software\¬Ó2\¬Ó2\updatever
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{29dd1ea6-1fda-44a4-b083-c9900547bc48}
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{fc2493d6-a673-49fe-a2ee-efe03e95c27c}
  • Key: software\classes\gorsdn.contextitem
  • Key: software\classes\gorsdn.contextitem\clsid
  • Key: software\classes\gorsdn.contextitem\curver
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{7c479d09-1280-41d2-945f-2377736b8cf7}
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{eaf2ccee-21a1-4203-9f36-4929fd104d43}
  • Key: software\classes\pugi.pugiobj
  • Key: software\classes\pugi.pugiobj\clsid
  • Key: software\classes\pugi.pugiobj\curver
  • Key: software\classes\toolband.hits
  • Key: software\classes\toolband.hits\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\toolband.hits\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\code store database\distribution units\{5f1abcdb-a875-46c1-8345-b72a4567e483}
    \installer

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\moduleusage\c:/windows/downloaded program files/conflict.1/toolbar_nieuw14.dll
    \.owner

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\moduleusage\c:/windows/downloaded program files/toolbar_nieuw14.dll
    \.owner

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\dotcomtoolbardotcomtoolbar
    \displayname

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\dotcomtoolbardotcomtoolbar
    \uninstallstring

    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\gorsdn.contextitem.1
  • Key: software\classes\pugi.pugiobj.1
  • Key: software\classes\toolband.hits.1
  • Key: Pugi.PugiObj.1
  • Key: CLSID\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46c1-8345-B72A4567E486}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46c1-8345-B72A4567E486}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46c1-8345-B72A4567E486}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46c1-8345-B72A4567E486}\TypeLib
  • Key: GoRSDN.ContextItem.1\CLSID
  • Key: GoRSDN.ContextItem\CLSID
  • Key: GoRSDN.ContextItem\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{FC2493D6-A673-49FE-A2EE-EFE03E95C27C}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{FC2493D6-A673-49FE-A2EE-EFE03E95C27C}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{FC2493D6-A673-49FE-A2EE-EFE03E95C27C}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{FC2493D6-A673-49FE-A2EE-EFE03E95C27C}\TypeLib
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\MenuExt\&RSDN Search
    Value: Contexts
  • Key: ToolBand.hits.1
  • Key: ToolBand.hits.1\CLSID
  • Key: ToolBand.hits
  • Key: ToolBand.hits\CLSID
  • Key: ToolBand.hits\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{29DD1EA6-1FDA-44A4-B083-C9900547BC48}
  • Key: CLSID\{29DD1EA6-1FDA-44A4-B083-C9900547BC48}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{29DD1EA6-1FDA-44A4-B083-C9900547BC48}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{29DD1EA6-1FDA-44A4-B083-C9900547BC48}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{29DD1EA6-1FDA-44A4-B083-C9900547BC48}\TypeLib
  • Key: Interface\{EAF2CCEE-21A1-4203-9F36-4929FD104D43}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{EAF2CCEE-21A1-4203-9F36-4929FD104D43}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{EAF2CCEE-21A1-4203-9F36-4929FD104D43}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: Interface\{7C479D09-1280-41D2-945F-2377736B8CF7}
  • Key: Interface\{7C479D09-1280-41D2-945F-2377736B8CF7}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{7C479D09-1280-41D2-945F-2377736B8CF7}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{7C479D09-1280-41D2-945F-2377736B8CF7}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Runonce\DeleteDotComToolbar
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: showcorrupted
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: dotcomtoolbar.asp
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: nav.bmp
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: nav_hot.bmp
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: logo.bmp
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: logo.gif
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: logo2.gif
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: gUpdate
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: version.txt
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: updateVer
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: scope
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
    Value: {5F1ABCDB-A875-46c1-8345-B72A4567E486}
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DotComToolbarDotComToolbar

    Value: DisplayName
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DotComToolbarDotComToolbar

    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: gUpdate
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: NID
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: toolbar_id
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: showcorrupted
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: OpenNew
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: AutoComplete
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: RunSearchAutomatically
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: RunSearchDragAutomatically
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: GoogleWeb
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: ShowFindButtons
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: UpdateAutomatically
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar\Historys1
    Value: porn
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar\Historys1
    Value: dating
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar\Historys1
    Value: adult
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E486}
    \iexplore

    Value: Type
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E486}
    \iexplore

    Value: Count
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E486}
    \iexplore

    Value: Time
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E483}
    \iexplore

    Value: Type
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E483}
    \iexplore

    Value: Count
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E483}
    \iexplore

    Value: Time
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E483}
    \iexplore

    Value: Blocked
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E483}
    \iexplore

    Value: Count
  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E483}
    \iexplore

    Value: Blocked
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\WebBrowser
    Value: {5F1ABCDB-A875-46C1-8345-B72A4567E486}
  • Key: SOFTWARE\DotComToolbar\DotComToolbar
    Value: UpdateBegin
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Search Page
    Data: http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search
    Value: SearchAssistant
    Data: http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Start Page
    Data: http://www.findthewebsiteyouneed.com
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Start Page
    Data: http://www.findthewebsiteyouneed.com/
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Search Page
    Data: http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com/
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Search Bar
    Data: http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com/
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Default_Search_URL
    Data: http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com/
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: SearchAssistant
    Data: http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com/
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search\SearchAssistant Explorer\Main

    Value: Default_Search_URL
    Data: http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com/
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search
    Value: SearchAssistant
    Data: http://searchbar.findthewebsiteyouneed.com/

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 WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall DotCom Toolbar related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for DotCom Toolbar entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If DotCom Toolbar won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find DotCom Toolbar under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with DotCom Toolbar or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to DotCom Toolbar
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find DotCom Toolbar related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove DotCom Toolbar related extensions from your browsers

DotCom Toolbar in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to DotCom Toolbar. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to DotCom Toolbar or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective DotCom Toolbar removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to DotCom Toolbar and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm DotCom Toolbar removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to DotCom Toolbar.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Reset browsers search and homepage settings

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

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 Stronghold AntiMalware.

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 create 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 Stronghold AntiMalware.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with DotCom Toolbar and srng.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Can't get into certain and important areas.

I can't access my classroom with Explorer and I can't access my test with Google. I can get into my class with Google. But it won't let me open my tests.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Smart quick sound plug in

There is a requisting from windows to install file from
c:\Documents and setting\configuracion local\usuario\temp
containig following files imposibble to delete

~DFAED5.tmp
Perflib_Perfdata_7b0
Perflib_Perfdata_9e4

And always this windows resquest a lot of file not there in address selected on window box

plaese help me to removed this continual problem}}thks
Cristian

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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