Exploit Serialkey.net


Exploit Serialkey.net is the detection name for a group of software components that were installed without user consent as documented in the serialkey.net writeup.


Install without user consent


d3fk32.exe, crda32.exe, winlr32.dll

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Uninstall procedure

Uninstall Exploit Serialkey.net from "Add/Remove Programs" in the Windows® Control Panel. Look for entries called "Home Search Assistent", "Search Extender" and "Shopping Wizard".

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Manual removal

Please follow the instructions below if you would like to remove Exploit Serialkey.net manually. Please notice that you must follow the instructions very carefully and delete everything that is mentioned. In most cases the removal will fail if one single item is not deleted. If Exploit Serialkey.net remains on your system after stepping through the removal instructions, please double-check by stepping through them again.

  1. Start your computer in safe mode.
  2. Start the registry editor. This is done by clicking Start then Run. (The Run dialog will appear.) Type regedit and click OK. (The registry editor will open.)
  3. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Classes \ CLSID \ {4A6D173C-FEB5-A78F-B935-68286B007E44}', if it exists.
  4. Delete 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Explorer \ Browser Helper Objects \ {4A6D173C-FEB5-A78F-B935-68286B007E44}', if it exists.
  5. Browse to the key:
    'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run'
  6. In the right pane, delete the value called 'crda32.exe', if it exists.
  7. Exit the registry editor.
  8. Start Windows Explorer and delete:
    Note: %WinDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows (Windows 95/98/Me/XP) or C:\WINNT (Windows NT/2000).
    Note: %SystemDir% is a variable (?). By default, this is C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me), C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP).
  9. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  10. In Internet Explorer, click Tools -> Internet Options.
  11. Click the Programs tab -> Reset Web Settings.

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