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Middle Rush is a software usually installed without your knowledge with the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 11/11/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– A polluteware is a software that pollutes storage and/or the Base of registers.
– A toolbar is an additional internet browser bar.
– An Adware is a program that adds other programs without the knowledge of the user.
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It installs a plugin of the browser Google Chrome (G2),
– It installs a program of extension for browser Mozilla Firefox (M2),
– It installs a plugin of the browser Mozilla Firefox (P2),
– It is installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) of internet browser (O2),
– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It installs as a service to be launched each time the system (O23),(SS/SR),
– It installs as a program (O42),
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’,
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45),

O2 – BHO: Middle Rush – {b5bfd1d3-18b6-4fc3-b3f9-162ae3552dbf} . (…) — C:Program FilesMiddle RushExtensionsb5bfd1d3-18b6-4fc3-b3f9-162ae3552dbf.dll
O42 – Logiciel: Middle Rush – (.Middle Rush.) — Middle Rush
O23 – Service: Service Mgr MiddleRush (Service Mgr MiddleRush) . (…) – C:ProgramData48ed1695-d484-472b-bd42-582714ef1368plugincontainer.exe
O43 – CFD: 06/11/2015 – [] D — C:Program FilesMiddle Rush
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallMiddle Rush
HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesService Mgr MiddleRush
HKLMSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{b5bfd1d3-18b6-4fc3-b3f9-162ae3552dbf}
C:Program FilesMiddle RushExtensionsb5bfd1d3-18b6-4fc3-b3f9-162ae3552dbf.dll
HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesService Mgr MiddleRush
HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesUpdate Mgr MiddleRush



Remove Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,

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