WishBone Toolbar Spyware Profile

WishBone Toolbar is a spyware program disguised as a toolbar add-on for your browser.  It was first discovered on June 26 of 2003.  It is distributed by Wishbone Media from Oklahoma City, OK, and is powered by the website  http://toolbar.wishbone.com.

The WishBone Toolbar is installed manually or by being bundled with other ad-supported software, including other adware and spyware programs.

It has been known to reset your home page, redirect searches, and deliver pop-up ads.  It also collects user data and website info from your computer.  Supposedly, this is to deliver targeted advertising, but it has great potential for abuse by the vendor.

The activity of WishBone Toolbar can seriously slow down your computer’s performance.  It can also potentially cause your Internet browser to freeze or crash.  Any supposed benefits it offers are not worth compromising the functionality of your computer.

If you are infected with this program, you should remove it immediately with ZookaWare PC Cleaner.  While there are other means to remove WishBone Toolbar, ZookaWare PC Cleaner has proven to consistently and completely remove this threat from your computer.

Also Known As:
WishBone
Adware.WishBone Toolbar
WishBone-Toolbar

Adware Type:
Toolbar
Browser Hijacker
Data Miner

Associated Files:
[%SYSTEM%]\minst.dll
[%SYSTEM%]\minst.inf
[%SYSTEM%]\wbm.dll
[%WINDOWS%]\system\minst.dll
[%WINDOWS%]\system\wbm.dll
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appid\{7f6ed58c-ac98-4233-b3b1-3e42762183c9}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\appid\{b0931261-03c3-4bb3-9ce1-22bfda3af445}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{3aa90bc2-58c0-4f4d-a87c-2c6f3d3cd5fe}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{4fd85670-606a-42e9-bba5-2bc63493b677}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{54a80613-6dd4-4bd3-a804-d3aae3b950c9}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{6a1c1772-02b1-476e-a5b4-ec1f54409bd1}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{86f4ad51-ee90-409d-944b-fdb0c939b41c}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{87b1e57c-ff70-4c69-9ce8-57cb8f67aba8}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{b0931261-03c3-4bb3-9ce1-22bfda3af445}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{c331bd6e-06ab-41a0-b95f-d7ca379aceaa}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{da3db988-d1fb-4919-a684-78e6a5358340}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{db2e7bc7-104f-42b5-aae3-921e3057db06}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{eaa87376-c391-494e-9da2-2bd9c798e54f}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\clsid\{f78216e3-1e33-44cf-be3e-cbeb074eac24}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gigel.scriptcallback
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\gigel.scriptcallback.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{08e62c6d-babd-4be9-a015-ecfe9cc76997}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{0dfda3c9-01ba-407e-9640-927c9ea56e1f}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{10b7932b-fced-4b35-b163-8b9685b97ae7}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{358a1bcc-43f9-48c2-b0e3-0dc770fbf9bc}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{40930a0f-68cc-4b81-848a-77a78f85fa7b}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{535dd275-513c-424f-a0be-dea920dba29b}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{54a80613-6dd4-4bd3-a804-d3aae3b950c9}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{98c1c8ef-d513-45cb-8a2a-da15a79ec4ad}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{aeef5ccc-71c7-4053-88a4-6cb87fd4e461}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{b6ce642a-2171-4661-bb46-aed01c2ed9ec}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{c90ef72e-2862-4de8-9d30-392bd3f5884b}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{cc4a4cd1-e441-4a03-941c-e183bce357e7}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{eec6662f-7ce0-4e53-9e08-98f358b50247}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\interface\{f49eea51-e029-46f1-90ca-460198e7ebb6}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\keys.keywords
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\keys.keywords.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\menucontainer.menuholder
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\menucontainer.menuholder.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\menucontainer.regacess
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\menucontainer.regacess.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\menucontainer.websink
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\menucontainer.websink.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\microinstaller.wbminstaller
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\microinstaller.wbminstaller.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{3aa90bc2-58c0-4f4d-a87c-2c6f3d3cd5fe}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{c331bd6e-06ab-41a0-b95f-d7ca379aceaa}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{10cd7efc-7d1a-4599-ab49-9249c714b87c}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{360fff56-cb6b-4a67-915c-1bd9c7712f15}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{b004262d-5762-4daa-a222-3b9a738c83ea}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\typelib\{f54903a4-b2da-4c02-ae72-8fa8373c3804}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbm.atlbrcon
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbm.atlbrcon.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbm.explorerbar
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbm.explorerbar.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbm.webmonitor
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbm.webmonitor.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbmbar.viewsource
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbmbar.viewsource.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbmbar.wbmtoolbar
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbmbar.wbmtoolbar.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbmxpcolors.xpcolors
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\wbmxpcolors.xpcolors.1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\wishbone media
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid\{3aa90bc2-58c0-4f4d-a87c-2c6f3d3cd5fe}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid\{87b1e57c-ff70-4c69-9ce8-57cb8f67aba8}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid\{c331bd6e-06ab-41a0-b95f-d7ca379aceaa}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\active setup\installed components\{3aa90bc2-58c0-4f4d-a87c-2c6f3d3cd5fe}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\code store database\distribution units\{3aa90bc2-58c0-4f4d-a87c-2c6f3d3cd5fe}\contains
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{3aa90bc2-58c0-4f4d-a87c-2c6f3d3cd5fe}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{c331bd6e-06ab-41a0-b95f-d7ca379aceaa}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\setup\optionalcomponents\wbm
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\wbinstaller
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\wbinstaller
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\wishbone media
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\abouturls, wishbone_help=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\internet explorer\toolbar, {87b1e57c-ff70-4c69-9ce8-57cb8f67aba8}=

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One Response

  1. Gill Sanders says:

    I don’t remember installing such a thing…. maybe my little sister installed it. All I know is that is horrible and hard to remove! I hate it!

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