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Adware.MemoryMeter

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:38:17 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
Total Velocity
Risk Impact:
Medium
File Names:
MSMGT.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

When you install Aware.MemoryMeter, it displays an End User License Agreemant (EULA) that includes the following text:

"Furthermore, by installing the Software on your computer, you understand that:
(i) certain system non-personally identifiable information, including statistical data, stored on your computer will be made available and transmittable to Total Velocity servers or the servers of affiliated companies of Total Velocity;
(ii) other information available now or in the future including links, services, messages advertisements, cookies and the like may be installed on your computer and;
(iii) Total Velocity may automatically transmit to and install on your computer, Software improvements, corrections, adaptations, conversions to more recent Software versions or any other changes to the Software, with or without giving notice."

If you agree to accept this, Adware.MemoryMeter creates several registry keys to ensure that it is memory-resident, and that it runs each time you start Windows.

These can include the modifications to or the creation of the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MemoryMeter

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\MSMGT

When the program is running, it periodically contacts the Total Velocity servers, looking for updates or further instructions.


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