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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:DropSpam

Command or file name:mdms.exe

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Some DropSpam centrees on attending a person's Internet behavior; this type of DropSpam often tracks the places you visit and things you do on the web, the emails you write and receive, as well as your Instant Messaging (IM) conversations. DropSpam is program that covertly watch your working on your computer, gathering individual information, such as usernames, passwords, account numbers, files, and even driver's license or social security numbers. IE self-actingly displays an installing windows for any ActiveX part that a WWW site installs creating an urgent absolute necessity to execute DropSpam removal with a decent DropSpam removal tool. In corcondance with 2005 study by America Online Company and the National Cyber Security Alliance, 61 percent users interviewed had DropSpam on their computers and that they obligatory to fulfill some DropSpam removal or install some comely DropSpam removal tool. It is preferable to remove DropSpam before it has sneaked some significant data from your computer. Security Stronghold remembers all about DropSpam, DropSpam removal tools and how consumers should remove DropSpam during the operation of DropSpam removal.


DropSpam intrusion method

DropSpam installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (DropSpam). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. DropSpam copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is mdms.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name DropSpam and value mdms.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name mdms.exe or DropSpam. Also, it can create folder with name DropSpam under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about DropSpam, please ask below. You can use programs to remove DropSpam from your browsers below.


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How to remove DropSpam manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with DropSpam, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by DropSpam.

To get rid of DropSpam, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • ansmtp.dll
  • dslifestyle.exe
  • eww.exe
  • ewwie.dll
  • oehk.dll
  • oesrv.exe
  • passworddll.dll
  • dropspam.exe
  • dslife.exe
  • ewwsetup.exe
  • _tix.log
  • ewwotb.dll
  • 11.gif
  • exit.gif
  • help.gif
  • hide.gif
  • hide_over.gif
  • home.gif
  • loademail.htm
  • min.gif
  • noemail.htm
  • oodomimagerollover.js
  • size2.gif
  • dropspamsearch.bin

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %programfiles%\DropSpam\
  • %programfiles%\dslifestyle\
  • %autostart% \drop spam\
  • %programfiles%\dslifestyle\html\
  • %appdata%\microsoft\addins\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: CLSID\{253664FB-EDFC-4AC6-BD69-B322F466AEED}
  • Key: CLSID\{887A577B-406B-48FF-80CB-70752BFCD7B4}
  • Key: Interface\{68B8DCDB-EFA4-420A-BB8A-71B9892A2063}
  • Key: Interface\{1E98666F-6260-42C9-B846-32B20FDEFE7B}
  • Key: Interface\{A5F6C90C-ABE4-4C57-A421-8C5A202AA9F8}
  • Key: Software\DropSpamToolbar
    Value: PopsKilled
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: ANSMTP.OBJ.1
  • Key: ANSMTP.OBJ.1\CLSID
  • Key: ANSMTP.OBJ
  • Key: ANSMTP.OBJ\CLSID
  • Key: ANSMTP.OBJ\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{253664FB-EDFC-4AC6-BD69-B322F466AEED}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{253664FB-EDFC-4AC6-BD69-B322F466AEED}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{253664FB-EDFC-4AC6-BD69-B322F466AEED}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{253664FB-EDFC-4AC6-BD69-B322F466AEED}\TypeLib
  • Key: ANSMTP.MassSender.1
  • Key: ANSMTP.MassSender.1\CLSID
  • Key: ANSMTP.MassSender
  • Key: ANSMTP.MassSender\CLSID
  • Key: ANSMTP.MassSender\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{887A577B-406B-48FF-80CB-70752BFCD7B4}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{887A577B-406B-48FF-80CB-70752BFCD7B4}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{887A577B-406B-48FF-80CB-70752BFCD7B4}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{887A577B-406B-48FF-80CB-70752BFCD7B4}\TypeLib
  • Key: TypeLib\{DE6317F7-6EF0-45C2-88D1-8E09415817F1}\1.0
  • Key: TypeLib\{DE6317F7-6EF0-45C2-88D1-8E09415817F1}\1.0\FLAGS
  • Key: TypeLib\{DE6317F7-6EF0-45C2-88D1-8E09415817F1}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key: TypeLib\{DE6317F7-6EF0-45C2-88D1-8E09415817F1}\1.0\HELPDIR
  • Key: Interface\{68B8DCDB-EFA4-420A-BB8A-71B9892A2063}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{68B8DCDB-EFA4-420A-BB8A-71B9892A2063}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{68B8DCDB-EFA4-420A-BB8A-71B9892A2063}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: Ewwie.Band.1
  • Key: Ewwie.Band.1\CLSID
  • Key: Ewwie.Band
  • Key: Ewwie.Band\CLSID
  • Key: Ewwie.Band\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{2DEA8791-C2B7-48E1-8992-8E8E6A6FE789}
  • Key: CLSID\{2DEA8791-C2B7-48E1-8992-8E8E6A6FE789}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{2DEA8791-C2B7-48E1-8992-8E8E6A6FE789}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{2DEA8791-C2B7-48E1-8992-8E8E6A6FE789}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{2DEA8791-C2B7-48E1-8992-8E8E6A6FE789}\TypeLib
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{B6E649FA-5461-40d7-AB4D-54FC3C8DB767}

    Value: MenuText
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
    \{2DEA8791-C2B7-48E1-8992-8E8E6A6FE789}
  • Key: Interface\{1E98666F-6260-42C9-B846-32B20FDEFE7B}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{1E98666F-6260-42C9-B846-32B20FDEFE7B}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{1E98666F-6260-42C9-B846-32B20FDEFE7B}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: Ewwie.PopCounter.1
  • Key: Ewwie.PopCounter.1\CLSID
  • Key: Ewwie.PopCounter
  • Key: Ewwie.PopCounter\CLSID
  • Key: Ewwie.PopCounter\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{5D50D513-E136-4F9F-B610-C7805E5F2491}
  • Key: CLSID\{5D50D513-E136-4F9F-B610-C7805E5F2491}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{5D50D513-E136-4F9F-B610-C7805E5F2491}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{5D50D513-E136-4F9F-B610-C7805E5F2491}\InprocServer32
    Value: ThreadingModel
  • Key: CLSID\{5D50D513-E136-4F9F-B610-C7805E5F2491}\TypeLib
  • Key: TypeLib\{CC1074C2-0CA2-408E-81F9-CA8AD68D31A9}\1.0
  • Key: TypeLib\{CC1074C2-0CA2-408E-81F9-CA8AD68D31A9}\1.0\FLAGS
  • Key: TypeLib\{CC1074C2-0CA2-408E-81F9-CA8AD68D31A9}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key: TypeLib\{CC1074C2-0CA2-408E-81F9-CA8AD68D31A9}\1.0\HELPDIR
  • Key: Interface\{1FA6A0F9-705D-4C47-B67C-F12D5F171470}
  • Key: Interface\{1FA6A0F9-705D-4C47-B67C-F12D5F171470}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{1FA6A0F9-705D-4C47-B67C-F12D5F171470}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{1FA6A0F9-705D-4C47-B67C-F12D5F171470}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: Interface\{4CD72DDB-061E-4366-8A47-BABDE2DCDBA0}
  • Key: Interface\{4CD72DDB-061E-4366-8A47-BABDE2DCDBA0}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{4CD72DDB-061E-4366-8A47-BABDE2DCDBA0}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{4CD72DDB-061E-4366-8A47-BABDE2DCDBA0}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: CLSID\{3058B2EA-A146-451A-916A-A5DCCE7FA0B7}\TypeLib
  • Key: TypeLib\{8220059C-D959-4F27-B559-179A8C5EFDC1}\1.0
  • Key: TypeLib\{8220059C-D959-4F27-B559-179A8C5EFDC1}\1.0\FLAGS
  • Key: TypeLib\{8220059C-D959-4F27-B559-179A8C5EFDC1}\1.0\0\win32
  • Key: TypeLib\{8220059C-D959-4F27-B559-179A8C5EFDC1}\1.0\HELPDIR
  • Key: Interface\{34DAE02F-AAC8-4A32-A188-7444BCDAE162}
  • Key: Interface\{34DAE02F-AAC8-4A32-A188-7444BCDAE162}\ProxyStubClsid
  • Key: Interface\{34DAE02F-AAC8-4A32-A188-7444BCDAE162}\ProxyStubClsid32
  • Key: Interface\{34DAE02F-AAC8-4A32-A188-7444BCDAE162}\TypeLib
    Value: Version
  • Key: Oehk.OERebar.1
  • Key: Oehk.OERebar.1\CLSID
  • Key: Oehk.OERebar
  • Key: Oehk.OERebar\CLSID
  • Key: Oehk.OERebar\CurVer
  • Key: CLSID\{88B79166-13AB-4D04-AEE8-7AB1CDE75D7E}
    Value: AppID
  • Key: CLSID\{88B79166-13AB-4D04-AEE8-7AB1CDE75D7E}\ProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{88B79166-13AB-4D04-AEE8-7AB1CDE75D7E}\VersionIndependentProgID
  • Key: CLSID\{88B79166-13AB-4D04-AEE8-7AB1CDE75D7E}\LocalServer32
  • Key: CLSID\{88B79166-13AB-4D04-AEE8-7AB1CDE75D7E}\TypeLib
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{B6E649FA-5461-40d7-AB4D-54FC3C8DB767}

    Value: BandCLSID
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{B6E649FA-5461-40d7-AB4D-54FC3C8DB767}

    Value: CLSID
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{B6E649FA-5461-40d7-AB4D-54FC3C8DB767}

    Value: MenuStatusBar
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{B6E649FA-5461-40d7-AB4D-54FC3C8DB767}

    Value: Default Visible
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: InstallDate
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: InstallLocation
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: InstallSource
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: DisplayVersion
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: VersionMajor
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: VersionMinor
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: Publisher
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: HelpLink
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: URLInfoAbout
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: URLUpdateInfo
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: Contact
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: UninstallString
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: InstallDate
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: InstallLocation
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: InstallSource
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: DisplayVersion
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: VersionMajor
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: VersionMinor
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: Publisher
  • Key: Software\DropSpam
    Value: state
  • Key: software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\uninstall\drop spam
    Value: installsource
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Ewwotb.Addin.1
    Value: FriendlyName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins\Ewwotb.Addin.1
    Value: LoadBehavior
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Internet Explorer Toolbar - Dropspam

    Value: DisplayName
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Internet Explorer Toolbar - Dropspam

    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: DisplayName
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: UninstallString
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: InstallDate
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Drop Spam
    Value: DisplayVersion
  • Key:
    Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Lifestyle . DropSpam

    Value: InstallDate
  • Key: Software\DropSpamToolbar
    Value: PopsBlockingEnabled
  • Key: Software\dropspam
    Value: CaptureFolder
  • Key: Software\dropspam
    Value: home
  • Key: Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main
    Value: Start Page
    Data: my.dropspam.com

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.


Uninstall DropSpam related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for DropSpam entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If DropSpam won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.


Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find DropSpam under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with DropSpam or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to DropSpam
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find DropSpam related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove DropSpam related extensions from your browsers

DropSpam in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Spyhunter Remediation Tool to remove unwanted browser extensions related to DropSpam. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Spyhunter Remediation Tool. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to DropSpam or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective DropSpam removal use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to DropSpam and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm DropSpam removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to DropSpam.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like DropSpam are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like DropSpam.


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