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Danger level 6
Type: Adware

Mansjournaln.info

Mansjournaln.info is not a simple URL even though it might seem to be one at first glance, we can assure you. It has become clear for specialists at pcthreat.com in the blink of an eye that it is a domain which causes redirections to random websites with the commercial content. This happens periodically, but users usually do not see the domain Mansjournaln.info anywhere because a redirection to another page happens very quickly. Since Mansjournaln.info is closely associated with advertisements and pages displaying ads, it has been classified by researchers as an adware server. Generally speaking, its one and only goal is to disseminate advertisements and make sure that users click on them. Luckily, there is a way to put an end to activities it performs on your computer. What you need to do is to go to remove all unknown add-ons, delete the Scheduled Task it creates, and, finally, reset browsers to their default settings. More information about the deletion of this adware helper can be found in the last paragraph of this report, but, of course, users should find out first why the Mansjournaln.info adware helper should be erased before actually going to do that.

Mansjournaln.info shares similarities with Youhomepage.org and Howtonews.ru. Actually, it might be true that they all belong to the same developer because they act almost identically. Both Mansjournaln.info and the mentioned helpers enter computers secretly and then immediately create a task. The Scheduled Task created not only allows them to cause redirections to certain third-party websites, but also enables them to open browsers (it might be true that this will happen with Google Chrome only) automatically with advertisements. For example, users might see a pop-up on http://02yzz.allaff.kaji.gdn/?sov=87987181&hid=fxlrhjhplfnjftpr&v=316G3249FF&rt=1&redid=15432&gsid=444&campaign_id=148&id=XNSX.282514660117-r15432-t444&impid=f1516b72-f2b3-11e6-8a4f-aa1f778d2780 offering to complete a short survey for a chance to win HD Streaming Movies. No matter what kinds of advertisements you are provided with, ignore them all completely and definitely do not take any surveys or provide other details about yourself. This might be a dangerous activity because the information you provide might be recorded and then sold to third parties. On top of that, users risk downloading and installing malicious software on their PCs by clicking on advertisements they see.

Adware helpers generate the pay-per-click revenue for their owners, so it is not at all surprising that they are so prevalent these days. Researchers have decided to find out how they are usually distributed to help users prevent them from entering their PCs ever again. It has been found that the Mansjournaln.info adware helper is usually spread bundled in malicious software installers. It should come bundled with other Russian applications because it seems to be of a Russian origin too. This is one of the most common untrustworthy software distribution ways, but it is definitely not the only one, so users should be cautious. Our security specialists say that people who download tons of free software from file-sharing and similar web pages should be extremely careful because malicious software bundles are waiting for them on such web pages in particular. Users quickly realize that undesirable software has applied changes on their PCs when they start experiencing redirections to websites containing annoying advertisements. In the case of Mansjournaln.info, it, as has already been mentioned in this article, creates a new task in %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks to be able to show the commercial content. The name of the task should be similar to Mansjournaln.info, for example, mansjournaln.info/rifussm. Irritating redirections to dubious websites will happen every day until a user goes to delete the Scheduled Task created.

There are only two removal steps you need to implement to fully remove the Mansjournaln.info adware helper. First, you should go to reset your browsers to undo the changes that have been applied to them and delete all suspicious add-ons. Second, you should go to delete a task created by this adware helper. Follow the manual removal instructions prepared by specialists at pcthret.com to help you, or use an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. Whichever removal method you adopt, double-check that you no longer see ads after following our step-by-step instructions. If it happens that you are still presented with commercials, in the opinion of experienced specialists, it would be best to clean the computer with the help of SpyHunter. Click Download to get it, install it on your PC, launch its scanner, and click Fix Threats once it finishes scanning the computer.

Delete Mansjournaln.info

Reset browsers to their default settings

Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T and then click Internet Options.
  3. Click on the Advanced tab.
  4. Click Reset.
  5. Check the Delete personal settings box.
  6. Click Reset.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser and click on the button in the top-right corner.
  2. Click on the blue question mark icon at the bottom.
  3. Select Troubleshooting information.
  4. Below Give Firefox a tune up, click Refresh Firefox.
  5. In the pop-up confirmation window, click Refresh Firefox one more time.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Tap Alt+F.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Go to the bottom and then click Show advanced settings.
  5. Click Reset settings.
  6. Click on the Reset button.

Delete the scheduled task

  1. Press Win+R.
  2. Type %WINDIR%\System32\Tasks in the field on the Run window and press Enter.
  3. Find the task associated with Mansjournaln.info, right-click on it, and select Delete.
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How to manually remove Mansjournaln.info

Files associated with Mansjournaln.info infection:

ScriptHost.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
VirusRemover.exe
wirtual.exe
upr.exe
systerm32.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
UpdateTask.exe
ContentHost.dll
VideoUsage.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
MAJTuto.exe
Client.exe
PlusMo.exe
openinst.exe
plura_autorun.exe
BitGuard.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
Bind.exe
litefile.bin
optimizer.exe
Toast.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
Win_Updater.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
TorrentStat.exe
Updater.exe
host.exe
dlprotect.exe
fiber.js
DeltaFix.dll
SafeUpdater.exe
Sixth.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
smp2.exe
wabEventSupport16.dll
yContentFilterService.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
windhcpclient.exe
NCdownloader.exe
regCheck.vbs
WombatUpdater.exe
update.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
playsetup.exe
PCProtect.dll
%AppData%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\????????????????
contentagent.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\BrowserProtect
ieplug.dll
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
uninstall_Winservices.exe
MSLSService.exe
Downloader.dll
RGMUpdater.exe
lsdprn.exe
timetasks.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Browser Manager
kometaup.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
IEError.exe
R003.exe
winclient32.exe
mngr.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
uninstaller.exe
CompTmp.exe
brfilterdrv.sys
sv.exe
bi_client.exe
stprss.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
toolserv.exe
BDL.dll
usetting.exe
flashEnhancer.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
TimeTasksSetup.exe
webmakerplus.exe
inspasio.exe
applications.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
safetynut.exe
Autoload.exe
DFService.exe
lmservice.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
PackerV2.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\BrowserProtect
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Browser Manager
dnkt.exe
Seventh.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\pgafcinpmmpklohkojmllohdhomoefph
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default
psupport.dll
safebrowser.exe
PCProtect.exe
NTS.exe
openinstall.exe
UpdateService.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
browsemngr.exe
%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\BrowserProtect
OptimizerMonitor.exe
chrome-links.exe
monitorsvc.exe
update1.dll
ProtectExtension.exe

Mansjournaln.info DLL's to remove:

wabEventSupport16.dll
ALiBaBar.dll
DeltaFix.dll
BDL.dll
PCProtect.dll
ScriptHost.dll
Assistant_x64.dll
psupport.dll
ContentHost.dll
flashEnhancer.dll
ieplug.dll
Downloader.dll
update1.dll

Mansjournaln.info processes to kill:

ReminderFoxUpdater.exe
20dollars2surf.exe
mngr.exe
MAJTuto.exe
BrowserProtect.exe
Win_Updater.exe
clteyghuwphSystem.exe
UpdateTask.exe
uninstall_Winservices.exe
windhcpclient.exe
safebrowser.exe
Seventh.exe
uninstaller.exe
openinst.exe
NTS.exe
Sixth.exe
NCdownloader.exe
Toast.exe
Bind.exe
applications.exe
TimeTasksSetup.exe
VideoUsage.exe
playsetup.exe
webmakerplus.exe
OptimizerMonitor.exe
PlusMo.exe
GoogleUpdate.exe
bi_client.exe
ProtectWindowsManager.exe
dlprotect.exe
inspasio.exe
kometaup.exe
chrome-links.exe
ScreenCapture.exe
SyncPulseManager.exe
stprss.exe
SafeUpdater.exe
safetynut.exe
VirusRemover.exe
DocUnzipUpdt.exe
lsdprn.exe
WombatUpdater.exe
winclient32.exe
PackerV2.exe
wprotectmanager.exe
PCProtect.exe
update.exe
TorrentStat.exe
ProtectExtension.exe
compatibilitychecksvc.exe
RGMUpdater.exe
toolserv.exe
BitGuard.exe
optimizer.exe
AdbFlashIA2.exe
timetasks.exe
lmservice.exe
smp2.exe
systerm32.exe
plura_autorun.exe
AutoUpdater.exe
sv.exe
Updater.exe
LiveUpdate.exe
host.exe
VideoEklenti.exe
openinstall.exe
usetting.exe
browsemngr.exe
wirtual.exe
R003.exe
CompTmp.exe
UpdateService.exe
MSLSService.exe
DFService.exe
upr.exe
dnkt.exe
monitorsvc.exe
Client.exe
IEError.exe
yContentFilterService.exe
contentagent.exe
Autoload.exe
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