Short bio

Adware.Temonde is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a small family of adware variants that use random file and folder names and are installed by bundlers.

Type and source of infection

Adware.Temonde typically drops one executable file in a random named folder under %ProgramFiles% and a Run key to start that executable for persistence.
Adware.Temonde comes installed by bundlers.


Malwarebytes protects users from Adware.Temonde by using real-time protection.

block Adware.Temonde

Malwarebytes blocks Adware.Temonde


Malwarebytes can detect and remove Adware.Temonde without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. Then click Finish.
  4. Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  5. If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  6. When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  7. Restart your computer when prompted to do so.

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 7/24/18
Scan Time: 9:12 AM
Log File: e2476320-8f10-11e8-a41a-00ffdcc6fdfc.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.374
Update Package Version: 1.0.6035
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 251256
Threats Detected: 2
Threats Quarantined: 2
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 8 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 1
Adware.Temonde, C:\PROGRAM FILES (X86)\KTBKRII8KA\METALROCKBB.EXE, Quarantined, [13756], [542357],1.0.6035

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)



File and foldernames are randomized, but the pattern is simple:

HKCU\...\Run: [T0JDCZCIBNG0WVN] => C:/Program Files/KTBKRII8KA/MetalRockBB.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\KTBKRII8KA\MetalRockBB.exe

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