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Adware.Admass

Updated:
February 7, 2007 2:51:28 PM
Type:
Adware
Risk Impact:
High
Systems Affected:
Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 2000
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %System%\tcpservice2.exe
  • %System%\wstart.dll
Next the program creates the following registry keys:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{F6BDB4E5-D6AA-4D1F-8B67-BCB0F2246E21}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\WStart.DLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WStart.WHttpHelper
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WStart.WHttpHelper.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{9896231A-C487-43A5-8369-6EC9B0A96CC0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WSoft
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{9896231A-C487-43A5-8369-6EC9B0A96CC0}

The program also installs the following Browser Help Object, which executes Tcpservice2.exe:
Wstart.dll

When you use Internet Explorer to browse the Internet, the program will contact a Web site and obtain a list of URLs.

Internet Explorer will be redirected to these Web sites.
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