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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:

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

Mansjournaln.info DLL's to remove:

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

Mansjournaln.info processes to kill:

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