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Adware.SurfAccuracy

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:45:29 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
www.surfaccuracy.com
Risk Impact:
High
File Names:
Sacc.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


When Adware.SurfAccuracy is executed, it performs the following actions:
  1. Creates the following files:

    • %ProgramFiles%\sacc\sacc.cfg
    • %ProgramFiles%\sacc\sacc.exe

      Note: %ProgramFiles% is a variable that refers to the program files folder. By default, this is C:\Program Files.

  2. Adds the value:

    "SACC" = "%ProgramFiles%\sacc\sacc.exe"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    so that the risk runs every time Windows starts.

  3. Creates the following registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SAcc

  4. Records keywords typed in popular websearch engines like google and sends this information to a server belonging to the surfaccuracy.com domain.

  5. May display advertisements.

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