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Adware.Vanish

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:35:04 AM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
syscm.exe,syscm_update.exe,msiinet.exe,obcbole.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

When Adware.Vanish is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Modifies the default home page and search settings in Internet Explorer.

  2. Adds the value:

    "syscm" = %original file path%

    to the registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  3. Accesses and downloads files from www.vanishonline.com, including executables, possibly to update itself.


    Note: www.vanishonline.com did not appear to be a valid Web address at the time of this analysis.


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