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Adware.SideBySide

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:45:39 AM
Type:
Adware
Publisher:
sidebysidesearch.com
Risk Impact:
Low
File Names:
sbss.exe
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

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

    • %ProgramFiles%\sbss\sbss.exe
    • %ProgramFiles%\sbss\Stop sbss.lnk
    • %ProgramFiles%\sbss\Uninstall sbss.exe

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

  2. Creates the following registry subkeys:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\sbss
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\sbss

  3. Adds the value:

    "sbss Launcher" =  "%ProgramFiles%\sbss\sbss.exe"

    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

  4. Adds the values:

    "DisplayName" = "sbss"
    "NoModify" = "0x00000001"
    "UninstallString" = "C:\Program Files\sbss\Uninstall sbss.exe"


    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\sbss

  5. Adds the values:

    "InstalledTo" = "C:\Program Files\sbss"
    "LogURL" = "www.sidebysidesearch.com\nextvantage"
    "mQuery" = "0x00000000"
    "mGUID" = "{47A2A948-AB0A-4C20-A89F-6E847EDA7314}"
    "mADCODE" = "2089!ascentive"
    "startupflags" = "0x00000001"
    "InstalledVN" = "0x00002710"


    to the registry subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\sbss

  6. Monitors the user's online activity, sends keyword searches to sidebysidesearch.com, then displays a pop-up window displaying the search results retrieved from sidebysidesearch.com.

  7. Displays pop-up ads.


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