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Adware.MessStopper

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:05 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
http://www.fightpopups.net
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Varies.
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

When Adware.MessStopper runs, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates the C:\Program Files\Common Files\SYS folder and drops following files:
    • check.txt
    • status.txt
    • instant.reg

  2. Adds the value:

    "SystemB" = "[PATH TO THE ADWARE]"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the Adware.MessStopper runs when you start Windows.

  3. Starts the messenger service in Microsoft Windows.

    Note: Messenger is a service in Windows that transmits message data between clients and servers. It is not part of Windows Messenger.

  4. Displays pop-up windows.


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