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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Ezula TopText

Command or file name:prtcct.exe

Threat type:Adware

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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Ezula TopText intrusion method

Ezula TopText installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Ezula TopText). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Ezula TopText copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is prtcct.exe . Then it creates new startup key with name Ezula TopText and value prtcct.exe . You can also find it in your processes list with name prtcct.exe or Ezula TopText. Also, it can create folder with name Ezula TopText under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Ezula TopText, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Ezula TopText from your browsers below.


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How to remove Ezula TopText manually

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

To get rid of Ezula TopText, you should:

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

  • adaware-log 31-07-2003 16-05-19.txt
  • aud-acx1.exe
  • auto-quarantine- 31-07-2003 16-13-34.bck
  • bundles.exe
  • bundles118.exe
  • bundles53.exe
  • engines.dat
  • exactsetup.exe
  • ezstttub.exe
  • ezsys.exe
  • ezula.wif
  • ezula[1].css
  • hwjt.exe
  • inst3.exe
  • misc 2.txt
  • twister.exe
  • ezsb.exe
  • easy mp3 alarm clock.lnk
  • ezinstall[1].exe
  • ezulains[1].exe
  • install adaysdreamss.zip.lnk
  • uninstall adaysdreamss.zip.lnk
  • alarm.exe
  • toptextilookup.exe
  • whcc-elida.exe
  • genun.ez
  • legend.lgn
  • param.ez
  • rwds.rst
  • search.src
  • upgrade.vrn
  • version.vrn
  • arrow1.gif
  • arrow2.gif
  • button_small.gif
  • layer_bottom.gif
  • layer_center.gif
  • layer_top.gif
  • new.gif
  • popup_follow_divider.gif
  • popup_follow_left.gif
  • popup_follow_off.gif
  • popup_follow_on.gif
  • popup_follow_right.gif
  • popup_top.gif
  • popup_top_bottom.gif
  • side_b.gif
  • side_l.gif
  • side_r.gif
  • side_top.gif
  • spacer.gif
  • nnezta388.exe
  • tbeza127q.exe
  • ezinstall.exe
  • ezulains.exe
  • ezulastb.exe
  • oleacc.dll
  • ezstub.dll
  • ezstub.inf
  • ezug.dll
  • ezulaboot.dll
  • ezulaboot.inf
  • ezstubtt.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:

  • %programfiles%\Common Files\easy mp3 alarm clock\
  • %programfiles%\Common Files\toptext ilookup\
  • %profile%\start menu\programs\toptext ilookup\
  • %programfiles%\easy mp3 alarm clock\
  • %programfiles%\ezula\
  • %programfiles%\filesubmit\adaysdreamss.zip\
  • %programfiles%\go!zilla\ezula\
  • %programfiles%\twister\partner\ezstttub.exe\
  • %windows%\start menu\programs\toptext ilookup\
  • %profile%\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\08jaajmj\
  • %profile%\local settings\temporary internet files\content.ie5\yse2nxbu\
  • %programfiles%\Common Files\filesubmit\

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

  • Key: appid\{8a044397-5da2-11d4-b185-0050dab79376}
    Value: @
  • Key: appid\{c0335198-6755-11d4-8a73-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: appid\ezulabootexe.exe
    Value: @
  • Key: appid\ezulabootexe.exe\appid
    Value: @
  • Key: appid\ezulamain.exe
    Value: @
  • Key: appid\ezulamain.exe\appid
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{07f0a536-47ba-11d4-8a6d-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{07f0a542-47ba-11d4-8a6d-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{07f0a544-47ba-11d4-8a6d-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{083fa8f4-84f4-11d4-8a77-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{1823bc4b-a253-4767-9cfc-9aca62a6b136}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{3d7247f1-5db8-11d4-8a72-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{4fd8645f-9b3e-46c1-9727-9837842a84ab}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{58359011-bf36-11d3-99a2-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{58359012-bf36-11d3-99a2-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{7edc96e1-5dd3-11d4-b185-0050dab79376}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{8a044396-5da2-11d4-b185-0050dab79376}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{8a044397-5da2-11d4-b185-0050dab79376}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{8ebb1743-9a2f-11d4-8a7e-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{a041b850-57ad-493f-8fdc-4f1b15c0d16f}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{c0335197-6755-11d4-8a73-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{c0335198-6755-11d4-8a73-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{c03351a3-6755-11d4-8a73-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{c4fee4a6-4b8b-11d4-8a6d-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{ef0372dc-f552-11d3-8528-0050dab79376}
    Value: @
  • Key: clsid\{ezula toptext}
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulaagent.ezulactrlhost\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulaagent.ezulactrlhost\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulaagent.plugprot\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulaagent.plugprot\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulabootexe.installctrl\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulabootexe.installctrl\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulafsearcheng.ezulacode\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulafsearcheng.ezulacode\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulafsearcheng.ezulahash\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulafsearcheng.ezulahash\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulafsearcheng.popupdisplay\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulafsearcheng.popupdisplay\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: ezulamain.trayiconm
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{03022430-abc4-11d0-bde2-00aa00a11953}
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{07f0a542-47ba-11d4-8a6d-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{07f0a544-47ba-11d4-8a6d-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{1823bc4b-a253-4767-9cfc-9aca62a6b136}
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{19dfb2ca-9b27-11d4-b192-0050dab79376}
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{27bc6871-4d5a-11d4-8a6d-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{3d7247f1-5db8-11d4-8a72-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{4fd8645f-9b3e-46c1-9727-9837842a84ab}
    Value: @
  • Key: interface\{58359012-bf36-11d3-99a2-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects
    \{58359010-bf36-11d3-99a2-0050da2ee1be}

    Value: @
  • Key: typelib\{083fa8f4-84f4-11d4-8a77-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: typelib\{8a044396-5da2-11d4-b185-0050dab79376}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\ezmmod
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\appid\ezulabootexe.exe\appid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\appid\ezulamain.exe\appid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{2babd334-5c3f-11d4-b184-0050dab79376}\appid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{3c368c4a-827f-4f25-9c52-371bdf049912}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{3d7247de-5db8-11d4-8a72-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{b1dd8a69-1b96-11d4-b175-0050dab79376}\appid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{c03351a4-6755-11d4-8a73-0050da2ee1be}\appid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{c900b400-cdfe-11d3-976a-00e02913a9e0}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulaagent.ezulactrlhost\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulaagent.ezulactrlhost\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulaagent.ieobject\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulaagent.ieobject\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulaagent.plugprot\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulaagent.plugprot\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulaagent.toolbarband\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulabootexe.installctrl\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulabootexe.installctrl\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.ezulacode\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.ezulacode\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.ezulahash\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.ezulahash\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.ezulasearch\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.ezulasearch\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.popupdisplay\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.popupdisplay\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.resulthelper\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.resulthelper\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.searchhelper\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulafsearcheng.searchhelper\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulamain.ezulasearchpipe\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulamain.ezulasearchpipe\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulamain.trayiconm\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\ezulamain.trayiconm\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{3d7247dd-5db8-11d4-8a72-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\typelib\{3d7247d1-5db8-11d4-8a72-0050da2ee1be}
    Value: @
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\code store database\distribution units\{a041b850-57ad-493f-8fdc-4f1b15c0d16f}

    Value: @
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar\{55910916-8b4e-4c1e-9253-cce296ea71eb}

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects
    \{58359010-bf36-11d3-99a2-0050da2ee1be}

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

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

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

    Value: @
  • Key:
    software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\moduleusage\d:/winnt/downloaded program files/ezstub.dll

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\shareddlls\c:\windows\downloaded program files
    \ezstub.dll

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\shareddlls\c:\winnt\downloaded program files
    \ezstub.dll

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\shareddlls\c:\winnt\downloaded program files
    \ezulaboot.dll

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\shareddlls\d:\winnt\downloaded program files
    \ezstub.dll

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

    Value: @
  • Key: software\web3000.com\w3knet\ezi
    Value: @
  • Key: software\web3000.com\w3knet\installpath
    Value: @
  • Key: software\web3000.com\w3knet\licensed apps
    Value: @
  • Key: software\web3000.com\w3knet\product names
    Value: @
  • Key: software\web3000.com\w3knet\soi
    Value: @

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 Ezula TopText related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Ezula TopText 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 Ezula TopText 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 Ezula TopText 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 Ezula TopText 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 Ezula TopText
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

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

Remove Ezula TopText related extensions from your browsers

Ezula TopText 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 Ezula TopText. 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 Ezula TopText or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Ezula TopText 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 Ezula TopText and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Ezula TopText removal.

Mozilla Firefox

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

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Ezula TopText are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Ezula TopText.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Ezula TopText and prtcct.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: ezula toptext

persistant adds, generally slowing down pc, also causong IE to become non responsive

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Popular pest: gator

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