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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Midnight Oil

Command or file name:unins000.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

Midnight Oil is any applications package which mechanically plays, shows or downloads advertisements to a machine after the software is installed creating a necessity to remove Midnight Oil. Publisizing functions are integrated or cross-packed with applications, which is often designed to note what Wide-Area Network sites a user visit. You can also encounter an variant to pay for "on record" or "permitted" copy to constrain you feel you crave to remove Midnight Oil later. What distinguishes Midnight Oil from other shareware applications is that it is first and foremost publisizing-supported. With Midnight Oil there is no presage that the program is installed and Midnight Oil don't have de-installation routine, so Midnight Oil removal is hard without Midnight Oil removal tool. One more reason to remove Midnight Oil is that it produces commercial such as notification or hotlinks on websites that are not a part of page's coded character set.


Midnight Oil intrusion method

Midnight Oil installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Midnight Oil). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Midnight Oil copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is unins000.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Midnight Oil and value unins000.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name unins000.exe or Midnight Oil. Also, it can create folder with name Midnight Oil under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Midnight Oil, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Midnight Oil from your browsers below.


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How to remove Midnight Oil manually

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

To get rid of Midnight Oil, you should:

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

  • ad468x60.gzf
  • ad468x60_1.gzf
  • midnight oil.txt
  • midnightoil.txt
  • midnight oil help.lnk
  • midnight oil.lnk
  • uninstall midnight oil solitaire.lnk
  • visit solitaire central.lnk
  • ad468x60.url
  • ad468x60_1.url
  • midnightoil.cnt
  • midnightoil.exe
  • midnightoil.hlp
  • midnightoil.ini
  • unins000.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%\midnight oil\
  • %programfiles%\csbb\
  • %profile%\local settings\temp\clrsch\
  • %programfiles%\midnight oil\

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

  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{ebbfe288-bdf0-11d2-bbe5-00609419f467}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\clsid\{ebbfe28a-bdf0-11d2-bbe5-00609419f467}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{ebbfe27b-bdf0-11d2-bbe5-00609419f467}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{ebbfe287-bdf0-11d2-bbe5-00609419f467}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\interface\{ebbfe289-bdf0-11d2-bbe5-00609419f467}
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\netscape starting
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\default server\address
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\default server\port
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\path\0
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\servers\1\address
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\servers\1\port
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\servers\2\address
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\servers\2\port
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\servers\3\address
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\servers\3\port
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\servers\4\address
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\software\aureate\advertising\servers\4\port
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\stub.ciestub
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\stub.ciestub\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\stub.ciestub\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\stub.netscapestop
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\stub.netscapestop.1\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\stub.netscapestop\clsid
    Value: @
  • Key: software\classes\stub.netscapestop\curver
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\run\hool
    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\midnight oil solitaire 3.11_is1
    \displayname

    Value: @
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\midnight oil solitaire 3.11_is1
    \uninstallstring

    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 Midnight Oil related programs from Control Panel

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

Windows XP

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

Remove Midnight Oil related extensions from your browsers

Midnight Oil 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 Midnight Oil. 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 Midnight Oil or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

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

Mozilla Firefox

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

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Midnight Oil 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 Midnight Oil.


Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Midnight Oil and unins000.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: MSN KEY PORT ERROR 80048820

I'm not able to sign in into msn and iam getting this message error 80048820 !! its related to keyports what can i do inorder to resolve these damned problem its really annoying me !!!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: Problem Signing In ( Key Ports ) .. I Can't Solve It !!!!

I have a problem signing in to msn messenger .. it's keyports .. i deleted the program and downloaded a new one trying to solve it , but i couldn't
Please help me please !!!!

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: key ports problem

i cant open my msn

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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