Title: SafeSurfing
Type: Spyware

Remove SafeSurfing
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:SafeSurfing severity is 27  (27 / 100)
 
SafeSurfing is a spyware parasite that tracks user web browsing habits and sends gathered data to the www.pops-stop.com server. It modifies essential Windows Firewall settings. SafeSurfing doesn't spread and must be manually installed. Once executed, it downloads and installs several files and alters the registry, so that the threat runs on every Windows startup.

SafeSurfing properties:
• Connects itself to the internet
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Automatic SafeSurfing removal:

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SafeSurfing snapshot:

SafeSurfing manual removal:

Kill processes:
asbltzun.exe, netsync.exe, regsync.exe, richup.exe, installerv3.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\regsync
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\richup
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\rsync
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LowSol.RichEditor
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\LowSol.RichEditor.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Var3.RsyncHlpr.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VBRun.VBRunDLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\VBRun.VBRunDLL.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{16B238D5-80DE-47CE-8F17-B3ECE2C2248D}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{197B8CA4-E215-46DD-8F33-E0544A80E5C4}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F79A2C4B-8776-4ED7-8B2F-4786A4A3500A}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{0A0CB91F-304B-44AD-9460-9C55465163A4}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{32A9D21F-F510-44DC-9EA6-0456EDA04668}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{4562B6F3-DAF8-464E-87B7-5464575F0D6A}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{57CB9B97-9FF9-4C87-88A4-56A867FFC95E}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{DA4B919F-B757-4E32-8D79-DEC5C2704C4B}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{F1AD96E6-E575-44D9-9BBF-F3FDCF06C454}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{00DC9FF2-EA77-49C7-8DEF-722FD81CAB59}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{227D1E33-EAD4-4ACE-BE32-4ACFAAD072DD}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{33ADD70F-53AB-4F97-B4B6-997881820F6D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SafeSurfing
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RichEd
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\RSyncMon
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VBRun
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\netsync
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\regsync
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\richedtr
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\richup
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\rsyncmon
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\vbrundll
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{16B238D5-80DE-47CE-8F17-B3ECE2C2248D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{197B8CA4-E215-46DD-8F33-E0544A80E5C4}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{F79A2C4B-8776-4ED7-8B2F-4786A4A3500A}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\netsync.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\regsync.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RichEditor
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RSyncMon
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\VBRunDLL
Delete files:
asbltzun.exe, netsync.exe, regsync.exe, richup.exe, installerv3.exe, rsyncmon.dll, redtrsha.dll, richedtr.dll, vbrundll.dll, commcos2.dll
Misc:
SafeSurfing may create all listed objects or install only few of them.

Exact file location:
asbltzun.exe,netsync.exe,rsyncmon.dll - C:\Windows or C:\Winnt
other files - C:\Windows\System, C:\Windows\System32 or C:\Winnt\System32

QR code for SafeSurfing removal instructions:

SafeSurfing qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like SafeSurfing are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall SafeSurfing right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2004-03-19 10:00:00
Information updated: 2005-08-04 04:15:14

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